Fences and barriers within the highway may:
- encourage pedestrians or cyclists to cross the road at a particular point of safety.
- guard against falls.
- help prevent vehicles from colliding with roadside obstructions, large drops or watercourses.
- prevent access onto paths by motorcycles and cars.
- protect the public from exposed work areas or temporary hazards.
Boundary fences or hedges are usually the responsibility of the adjacent landowner.
Report a damaged fence or barrier online
Please use the map below to report damaged fences or barriers. Please read the guidance below and then choose 'continue' to get started.
To report a fence or barrier in a dangerous condition, causing an immediate safety hazard, please telephone 0300 1234 222 (24 hour service). Please provide details of the location.