Attachments to street lighting columns

How to apply to attach seasonal decorations, banners and hanging baskets to street light columns.

You'll need a licence before you attach or hang anything onto a streetlight column on or over a public highway maintained by us whether temporary or permanent:

  • banner
  • flowering basket
  • seasonal decorations
  • Neighbourhood Watch, No cold calling zone or other authorised signage.
  • Public sector CCTV
  • any other attachment

The application fee for a licence will be £100 from 1 September 2020.

How to apply

The application must be submitted a minimum of 10 weeks prior to installation.

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You'll need to:

  • arrange structural testing by a certified independent testing company to ensure the streetlight can accommodate the additional windage and weight.
  • informed us via before any tests are carried out.

The results of the testing must accompany your application.

Download and complete a:

Additional form(s)

Download and complete a:

Send all completed forms relevant to the application to

Or post to:

Suffolk County Council
Licensing and Enforcement
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road

If you choose to send by post, we recommend you keep copies of the documents. We cannot be held responsible for any applications which are lost in the post.

Email or contact 0345 606 6171 if you require any assistance.