It is an offence to obstruct the free passage of the highway. Obstructions are objects which have been unlawfully placed on or which overhang the highway.
Such obstructions are given by examples below:
Encroachments are where ownership of areas of the highway has been unlawfully assumed.
If a person without lawful authority or excuse in any way willfully obstructs the free passage along a highway, they are guilty of an offence. In such cases the Highway Authority has legal powers to enforce their removal.
To report a highway obstruction please use our Road Maintenance Online Report Form
Please Note Any Car Parking Issues should be initially directed to the South Wales Police Force and may be contacted on 01685 722541.