Information about street cleaning, street works by utility companies, alley gating and bus shelters.

Street cleaning

The council is responsible for keeping the streets clean and free of litter. We:

  • clean town centres at least once a day.
  • clean other roads according to need from daily to monthly.
  • back up litter picking with mechanical pavement and road sweeping.
  • arrange removal of accumulations of rubbish from council land.
  • empty litter bins according to need.
  • help with your locally organised clean-ups.

Street works by utility companies

  • Utility companies have a statutory right to undertake streetworks for installation and repairs.
  • They are responsible for the correct signing and guarding of their works.
  • They must restore the street to its original condition within two years of completion, or three years if the excavation was over 1.5 metres deep.
  • A courtesy board tells you the company name and their telephone number to contact if you have anything to report or request.

Roadworks - Find out where street works are happening

Notice periods for streetworks

  • Works duration of 11 or more working days = 3 months advance notice
  • Works duration of 4 to 10 working days = 10 working days notice
  • Works duration of up to 3 working days = 3 working days notice
  • Emergency or urgent works = notice within 2 hours of starting work in the highway

Temporary traffic lights

  • Streetworks and roadworks with temporary traffic lights have a courtesy board placed by the developer which is carrying out the works.
  • The board tells you the company name and their telephone number to contact if you have anything to report or request.

Alley gating

Alley gating is a crime prevention method which involves erecting steel, self locking gates to the ends of alleyways and passages that are the responsibility of the homeowners who live around them.

Bus shelters

Metro are responsible for the bus shelters in Kirklees.