Self service – reporting problems in your street this winter

As the weather becomes truly autumnal, we thought we would remind people how to report any pavement defects and trip hazards to the council.

You can use to report any issues directly to the council. If there is an out of hours emergency, the Council’s out-of-hours emergency helpline (020 7926 1000) number can be used outside of the working day to report urgent defects. They will dispatch a contractor to visit the site and make safe if necessary. If the cover belongs to a utility company the council will notify the relevant utility company and they will become responsible for effecting a permanent repair.

Going forward, the reducing number of staff employed by the Council as a result of significant cuts to our budget @ by the Tory Government makes it important for residents to self-serve reporting any highway defects whenever possible either on our helpline or at

Nominate your street!

Lambeth Council’s street improvements team is inviting each ward to nominate three roads and three pavements we would like to be resurfaced, as part of our manifesto pledge in 2014 to repave 130 miles of road and pavement.

So, we’d like to hear from you! Does your road need an upgrade? Let us know so that we can organise a walkabout to each road nominated. 

A number of streets have already been improved. Currently, Lovelace Road’s pavements are being repaved – we look forward to the work being completed!

Does your road or pavement need resurfacing?

Your Thurlow Park councillors are submitting a list of roads and pavements we would like to see resurfaced as part of our £12.5 million commitment to improving roads across Lambeth in our manifesto in May 2014.

If you think your road should be included in our submission, please get in touch! Feel free to send pictures or just a description of where and why you think your street needs improving.

And remember, if there is a pothole or areas of uneven footpath, these can be repaired on an ongoing basis, even if your road is not selected by officers for resurfacing this time round.

Let us know on: @thurlowlabour on Twitter or via email to, or