Streetworks by utility companies and developers

Defective reinstatements

Anyone carrying out work in the highway must leave the surface in good order.

Some defects are often obvious straight away and are quickly put right, but sometimes they take longer to become apparent (e.g. when a trench in the road sinks). 

If any faults in the highway are seen by a Council officer, they will be reported and they will arrange for them to be fixed.

If you see any defective reinstatements such as a sunken trench in the road, you can report it to us at

Please remember to tell us exactly what you have seen and where you saw it (e.g. the house number it is outside of and the street name) so that we can easily find it.

We will then investigate the problem and try to fix it as soon as possible.