Attachments to street lighting columns licence

How to apply to attach seasonal decorations, banners and hanging baskets to street light columns on or over a public road, pavement or verge.

The application must be submitted a minimum of 10 weeks prior to installation. Suffolk County Council reviews its fees on an annual basis. Please make sure you read through the application form to understand the current fees and conditions before you apply as these fees are generally non-refundable.

Before you apply

Your application may be rejected if the proposed site is considered to be potentially dangerous to the public.

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

Contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 if you want to apply for a licence on a trunk road.

How to apply

Download and complete the application form (Word, 150KB).

Send completed forms to or by post to:

Suffolk County Council
Licensing and Enforcement Team
Phoenix House
3 Goddard Road

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

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