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Maintenance and repair of walls or fences in a state of disrepair where there is a risk to public safety. This includes highway retaining walls and walls providing a safety barrier.

Generally, the walls and fences that surround property and fields are erected and maintained by the land owner.

These are erected to provide security, privacy and to mark boundaries between different landowners. If you want to report a wall or fence in a state of disrepair please complete an online report form or contact us.

However, if you think the wall is dangerous please contact the Building Control team immediately using one of the numbers available on the right.

The Engineering Services team will maintain and repair:

  • walls supporting the structure of the highway - these are called Highway Retaining Walls.
  • walls retaining land that has been excavated in cutting to form a highway parapet wall on bridges.
  • walls providing a safety barrier for example a steep drop at the other side of the wall.


Contact details

Office hours 9am - 5pm
01438 242264

Out of office hours
01438 314963

Engineering Services
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242431