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Street furniture

Street furniture found on our roads and pavements are items like street lights, traffic lights, street nameplates, public seats/benches, traffic and direction signs, guard rails, bollards.

All other street furniture and street lighting and LED lighting

Street furniture is an essential element to our environment and serves a fundamental purpose of keeping Bedford Borough a safe and enjoyable place to visit.

Report damaged street furniture

Report damaged street furniture 

Or, contact the Highways Helpdesk on 01234 718003.

Report a damaged street nameplate

Report a damaged street nameplate here. Please include the following information:

  • The location/name of the street nameplate
  • The Parish in which the street is located
  • Your name and contact details
  • The nature of the damage to the street nameplate

Report damaged street nameplate 

Or, contact the Highways Helpdesk on 01234 718003.

Once reported, an officer will inspect the site to verify the problem. Following a decision to replace the street nameplate, the process may take up to three weeks to complete. Unfortunately, the service only has a limited budget, and the replacement of street nameplates may need to be prioritised in terms of greatest need.

Please remember that if the problem is not reported to us, we will not know about it and the street nameplate will not be replaced.

Highways Helpdesk
Customer Service Centre
2 Horne Lane
MK40 1RA

Rural parishes

Rural parishes purchase their own public seats/benches. Some parishes will maintain furniture as well as bins. You may contact them in the first instance. Alternatively contact the Highways Helpdesk.

Advertising on street furniture

Any advertising sign fixed to lampposts and other street 'furniture' may be illegal. Generally these are removed by the Council’. The Council will only allow black on yellow signs to be erected in approved locations on the highway.