Damaged street nameplates

Last Updated: 17 May 2023

We are responsible for street nameplates in the district. We have to make sure that all street nameplates are in good condition and readable. This is so that organisations like the post office and the emergency services can do their work efficiently and so people can find their way around easily. It is illegal to remove, damage or put notices or stickers on or near a street nameplate.

We don't deal with damaged road signs, like speed limit signs, these should be reported to Cumbria Highways online fault reporting service. Alternatively, you can call the Cumbria Highways hotline: 0300 303 2992.

When filling in the form below you will need to let us know the exact location of the nameplate. If it's in a town or village we'll need the postcode, street name and number of the nearest house. In a rural area, the road or area name, name of the nearest farm or house or any significant landmarks.

Please note that we are currently only able to carry out minor repairs to existing signs, any requests for replacement signs will need to submitted after the 1 April 2023.

Report a damaged street name plate

The street nameplate in the picture is not in its proper place, it's faded and hard to read and has a sticker on it. If you see a street nameplate in this sort of condition, you should report it.

Damaged street nameplate