It’s an offence to block a public road and you may be fined if you cause an obstruction. The council has no authority over privately owned roads or private property.
To report an obstruction that poses an immediate danger to the public – like a fallen tree that is blocking a public road - please phone:
- 0151 606 2004 - Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
- 0151 647 7810 - Outside of these hours
Report vehicles causing an obstruction
Vehicles that are causing an obstruction should be reported to Merseyside Police.
Vehicles that are abandoned should be reported using the antisocial behaviour reporting form on the Merseyside Police website.
Reporting road obstructions
- report overhanging trees or shrubs that are causing an obstruction on a road or pavement
- report A-boards, shop displays or pavement cafes causing an obstruction
- report vehicles being sold or repaired on the highway as a business
Report a problem with an advertising trailer on a road
If an advertising trailer is causing a danger to highway safety or obstructing the use of the highway, please contact the police. Otherwise, you can use the enforcement complaint form to report a problem with an advertising trailer on the highway.
Apply for permission to build a car crossing - update, December 2018
You must apply for permission to build a vehicle crossing with a dropped kerb outside your house. You may also need planning permission. Any unauthorised crossings may be removed and you could be billed for the cost of the work.
Wirral Council will be appointing a contractor to build the vehicle crossings in December 2018, applications from residents who require Wirral Council to construct a crossing can be made online or by contacting Street Scene on 606 2004 from January 2019.
Please keep referring to this page for updates and accept our apologies for the delay and thank you for your understanding and patience.