Cumbria County Council's Highways team manage most problems with roads, pavements and highways.

We will deal with most street care cleaning, sweeping and litter issues. We also manage many of the car parks in our district.

Road and pavement problems

Report a problem about roads and pavements online to Cumbria County Council's Highways team.

or call the Highways hotline: 0300 303 2992.

Cumbria County Council's Highways team will deal with issues like:

  • potholes and road defects
  • road drainage and flooding
  • street lighting
  • road signs and  traffic lights
  • grass verges and overhanging trees or hedges.

They also deal with all Windermere Ferry enquiries.

Winter roads and gritting

Cumbria County council grit and clear all roads and pavements except the M6 and the A590 trunk road.

Cumbria County Council's winter maintenance service.

Road spillages

Report any spillages causing immediate danger to people to the emergency services. Call 999. 

Cumbria County Council will deal with road spillages causing a hazard to traffic or the environment.

Road works closures and diversions

Cumbria County Council can close roads or divert traffic, for work on the road or for special events.

Cumbria County Council road closures and diversions includes mapping showing latest information on road works and diversions.