Cost of living support

Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.

Street Fixtures

Find out who is responsible for the street fixtures on our streets


  • What street fixtures we manage
  • Information about the Culver Street & Head Street bollards and when they are down
  • What street fixtures Essex County Council manage

Our Fixtures:

We are responsible for maintaining these fixtures on Colchester's streets:  

  • Street/Road name plates 

  • Litter bins  

  • Dog Waste bins  

  • Benches and seats on the pavement 

  • Heritage bollards, for example the Borough shield sign 

  • Signs for pedestrians 

Culver Street & Head Street Bollards

We also manage the Culver Street and Head Street bollards. These are short posts preventing traffic from entering a road. These roads will be closed when the bollards are up. These are the times at which we put them up:  

  • On Mondays – Thursdays the bollards will go up at 11:00am and we will put them down at 4:00pm.  

  • On Fridays – Saturdays the bollards will go up at 10:00am and we will put them down at 5:00pm.   

If you need to report a problem with the bollards then contact the Community Zone Team for the Town Centre on 07833 925492, or you can email   

Other Fixtures: 

The fixtures of which we don't maintain are managed by Essex County Council. They are:  

  • Street Lighting 

  • Traffic Signs  

  • Bollards including lit up boards 

  • Pedestrian guard rails  

  • Public rights of way signs  

  • Directional signs and posts 

  • Traffic signals  

  • Belisha beacons 

To contact Essex County Council about any of the above issue please visit the Essex County Council Website here