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Street Name Plates

Section 64 of the Town Improvement Clauses Act, 1847, places a duty on all local authorities to ensure that street names are displayed clearly. This is to enable the efficient functioning of the Postal and Emergency Services as well as for the convenience and safety of the general public.

Nameplates should be positioned at principal junctions so they are easily readable by both pedestrians and drivers.

In the case of new developments the developer will erect the initial nameplates prior to the development being occupied. Once the nameplates have been installed to our specifications we will then adopt and maintain these nameplates, therefore it is essential that our specifications are adhered to.

Please refer to Guidance on Street Naming and Numbering in Eden (PDF: 133Kb / 16 pages)

How do I report a damaged street name plate?

If you find a street name plate that is damaged or is covered in graffiti please let us know. You can do this online by completing the graffiti, vandalism and fly posting report form.

For further information:

  • Contact: Contracts Team, Mansion House, Penrith, CA11 7YG 
  • Emailcontracts@eden.gov.uk 
  • Telephone: 01768 817817
Castle Drive - Street Name Plate

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