We aim to ensure that the highway (i.e. roads, pavements, and local footpaths) are kept clear and safe at all times. If you see any potholes or other road defects, or if you notice any broken street lighting you can report this to us by calling 0113 222 4407 Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00.
If you want to report potholes and road defects online you can use the report a highways problem form which can be accessed in the do it online section in the right hand column of this page. Street lighting issues can also be reported in this way using the street lighting defect form.
As well as potholes and street lighting, you can also contact us using the box below if you have concerns about any of the following:
- walls and fencing, if a road or footway is in danger of breaking up because of a wall collapsing;
- paving stones and ironworks theft;
- street furniture, including: street name plates, bollards, pedestrian guard-rails, highway seats, traffic signs and equipment, and lighting columns.
- traffic lights; if lights are out of order, or if damage has occurred to traffic lights, through, for example, vandalism or an accident. Traffic light defects can also be reported by contacting email@example.com or calling the Highways helpline on 0113 222 4407.
See our related page below about reporting flooding.
Obstructions on roads or pavements
Roadworks, skips, scaffolding, hoardings, advertising boards and building materials that block the road or pavement are all considered to be causing an obstruction. If trees or branches hang over the road or pavement they are also an obstruction.
If you want to report an obstruction on a road or pavement you can ring the Highways helpline on 0113 222 4407 Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00, or complete the contact us form below.
If obstructions on roads or pavements are not cleared after we have made reasonable requests for this to be done, we will prosecute the offenders.