Social media information and standards
If you want to make a complaint, you must use our formal complaints procedure. If you speak to a member of our team on social media regarding a new or existing complaint, they will signpost you to this information.
Borough / city / district councils
If your enquiry or comment relates to the following topics, you should contact your local borough/city/district council (this list does not cover all issues that are dealt with by district councils):
- Council tax
- Business rates
- Dog fouling
- Pest control
- Street cleaning (waste and dry leaves)
- Waste collection (bins and recycling boxes)
We are governed by strict procurement rules and will not respond to posts of a commercial nature. Find out more about selling to the council.
If you want to report an issue with a pothole, street light, public right of way, overgrown plants, flooding etc. the best way to do this is through our online reporting tool. Your report will be allocated a reference number, with which you can add updates and track progress made on the issue.
Politicians / media
If you are a politician or work for the media, please contact our communications team directly. You can write to them at email@example.com or call on 01452 427554 (if the matter is an emergency and you are calling out of hours, please ring 07747 898064).
We are often unable to consider complaints related to parking because there are other review or appeal processes in place. You can direct complaints to our parking team.
As outlined in the National Code of Conduct for Communications in local government, we cannot engage on issues of party politics.
If you see inappropriate behaviour by people using the roads, please report it to the Road Safety Community Hub.
Some roadworks are the council’s responsibility. Some, however, are the responsibility of other organisations.
- Roadworks on motorways and some major roads are managed by National Highways.
- Roadworks are sometimes arranged by utility companies (gas, water, electricity etc). We liaise with these companies, to help keep disruption to a minimum, but complaints about these works would need to be directed to the utility company directly. You can check who is working in your area you can find a map here on One Network.
- To report a problem on our roads, please go to our report it page or for urgent highways issues please call 08000 5145414. Please do not report highway problems through social media.
We do not have large teams monitoring our social media channels, so if your contact is about a serious, urgent or personal matter, you should get in touch with the relevant council department. If you call customer services on 01452 425000, they will be able to connect you.
If you have concerns about the safety of a vulnerable adult, social media is not the right place to report it. Please contact Adult Social Care.
If you have concerns about the safety of a child, social media is not the right place to report it. Please contact Children's Social Care.
We reserve the right to change this information at any time.