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 abandoned or causing an obstruction should be reported to Merseyside Police:
Reporting road and pavement obstructions
You can tell the council about things that are blocking a road or pavement. This includes overhanging tree branches and shop signs and displays.
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
We have now resumed the installation of vehicle crossings if you need to drive across a pavement to get from your home to a road.