Somerset County Council

Report unnecessary road signs


We have promised to remove unnecessary road clutter, such as signs, lines on the road, bollards and railings.

  • Do you know of any road signs, lines, bollards or railings that are no longer needed? For example, where a school has closed, but there is still a school warning sign for motorists.

  • Are there road signs that you believe are unnecessary and clutter the environment?

  • Or, is a sign displayed on a post when it could be sited on a street light column?

If so, we would like to hear from you. You can report unnecessary road signs using the 'report now' button below.

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  • tell us what sort of sign it is, for example, a cattle crossing sign

  • tell us where the sign is, with a brief description, to help us find it - for example, 'on the A38 opposite the turning for Silver Street'

  • give the reason you believe it should be removed

  • tell us which Somerset district it is in (Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane or West Somerset)

We will look at all the suggestions we receive in line with the relevant laws and regulations and, where appropriate. we will remove the sign. 

Please understand that while we are grateful for your suggestions, we cannot enter into individual correspondence about these submissions, and our decision is final.

Depending on the number of submissions we receive, it could take 12 months to remove a sign, so please be patient.

Depending on the type and location of the sign and whether it runs on an electricity supply will affect how much it costs to remove the sign. 

General information
Signs are grouped into 4 categories

  • Regulatory signs - signs with red circles

  • Warning signs - mostly triangular

  • Direction signs - mostly rectangular, destinations and map type or finger arm signs that show directions to specific locations

  • Information signs - mostly rectangular

We provide signs to give information to road users which is essential for keeping our roads safe and helping us use the roads correctly. Because of safety implications, signs have to be carefully regulated and must comply with all relevant laws and regulations.  


Contact: Roads and Transport Team
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Opening Hours: Monday 8am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

If there is an urgent problem outside these hours and it is a risk to public safety please phone the police on 101.

If you need to visit a highway area office you can find the address of your local office here.

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