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Report a Street Lighting Issue

Streetlights are important for community safety, so we want to keep them working.

If you spot a fault with a street light such as an unlit lamp at night or one which is lit during the day in your neighbourhood it is important you let us know. You can report the issue via our online form which is quick and easy.

Before you Start

What information will I need to provide?

Please have the following information to hand when reporting a fault.

  • name of the District or Borough
  • road name
  • the number of the light usually on the light column if available
  • details of the type of fault with the light
  • please also leave your name and telephone number and email address so that we can contact you to clarify the location if we cannot find it
  • your personal data may be shared with our contractors if necessary to resolve your enquiry - read more information about what we do with personal data
  • you can also upload an image of the light to help us identify the correct one

Turning street lights off to save energy

Please be aware that the council is running an Energy Saving Initiative involving the switch off of 2 out of 3 street lights in certain residential areas and some street lights may be turned off for this reason.

Not all street lights are the responsibility of Worcestershire County Council

Some street lights are maintained by the Highways Agency, District Councils or Private Landlords. If you cannot find a specific street light on our map then this will mean Worcestershire County Council do not maintain that light.

Please Note:-This option should only be used for reporting electrical issues. Issues caused by overgrown trees or shrubbery can be reported via the link: Report a fault caused by overgrown trees or shrubbery

Report an electrical street lighting issue

Report an overgrown tree or shrubbery street lighting issue

Emergency Reporting

Street lighting emergencies are only situations where there is either electrical or structural danger. This could be as a result of a Road Traffic Collision (RTC)

If you are reporting a damaged streetlight it may be dangerous, especially if any wiring can be seen. You should not attempt to help by covering up or touching the wires but, if necessary, you should warn children to keep away.

If this happens outside of office hours and you feel there is a genuine emergency, please contact the police.