Motorists

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  • Abandoned vehicles

    An abandoned vehicle is one that has been discarded by its owner. In the first instance you should contact your district or borough council to report an abandoned vehicle.


  • Car parking fines

    In most cases, off-street and on-street car parking penalties are the responsibility of your local Borough or District Council.


  • Car parks

    The District and Borough councils of Warwickshire operate car parks in and around the town centres


  • Coleshill parkway

    Coleshill Parkway is served by direct half-hourly train services to Birmingham New Street in around 18 minutes, Leicester in 40 minutes and London in around 2 hours. Local bus services also interchange at Coleshill Parkway providing connections to and from Birmingham International Airport & National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in around 18 minutes, and into most other local conurbations.


  • Blue Badge (disabled parking)

    The Blue Badge scheme is a European scheme which gives parking concessions in the UK and Europe to people with severe mobility problems. It allows badge holders to park closer than other members of the public to their destinations.


  • Disabled parking bay

    How to apply for an advisory disabled parking bay.


  • Drains, ditches, hedges and trees

    Details on the services we provide concerning drains, ditches, hedges and trees – including how to report a fault online.


  • E roads and unclassified country roads

    Information on Unclassified County Roads (UCRs) – also known as E roads – along with details of way markers, green lanes and contact details for queries about repairs or issues.


  • Grass verge cutting

    Grass verge cutting is carried out to ensure that vegetation does not restrict visibility for the highway user and to provide a refuge for pedestrians.


  • HGV Limits and routing

    A downloadable map showing the most suitable routes around Warwickshire, the main industrial areas, refuelling stops, parking areas and services stations, all of which are suitable for heavy goods traffic. Also showing height and weight restrictions, and approximate speed camera locations.


  • Highway insurance claim

    Information on our duties as an authority, how the law applies to you if you suffer an accident, and what to do if you decide to make a claim.


  • Highway search enquiries

    We are the authority for highways for the districts and boroughs within Warwickshire and hold information about the status and extents of the highway (excluding trunk roads and motorways).


  • Minibus and passenger vehicles – training and assessment

    Warwickshire road safety education can provide driver training and assessment for those vehicles which can be driven using a normal full car licence (except tail lift minibuses which require MiDAS – Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme – training and assessment).


  • Motorbike and scooter training

    Training courses for motorcycle and scooter riders who ride in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire or Worcestershire.


  • Organising an event on the highway

    The highway is a road or street, verge, footway or pavement, public footpath or bridleway that is the responsibility of Warwickshire County Council as the highway authority.


  • Park and ride in Warwickshire

    Park and ride locations include Coleshill parkway, Stratford, Warwick Parkway. This page includes links to various park and ride initiatives across the county.


  • Private road protection

    Details about and how to apply for private road access marking.


  • Provision of traffic regulation orders

    The legal document that creates a local traffic rule which requires road users to obey certain conditions (e.g. one-way systems, speed limits and weight limits).


  • Report highway problems

    When contacting us please describe the nature and location of the highway fault in as much detail as possible. It is useful to leave your contact details should one of our inspectors need to clarify the exact location of a fault.


  • Report a pothole

    Details on the types of potholes, and how to report them online.


  • Report street lighting faults

    When contacting us please describe the nature, column number and location of the fault in as much detail as possible. For location please include town, road name and the house or property nearest to the light.


  • Resident parking schemes

    Links to information in districts and boroughs of Warwickshire, relating to resident parking schemes.


  • Road markings

    The Highway Code contains up to date information on all road markings. There are two main types of road markings – advisory and mandatory. You can report faulty or worn road markings online.


  • Road safety advice

    A useful list of road safety advice links.


  • Road signs

    All signs and road markings in Warwickshire on the public highway must be authorised by us as the highway authority.


  • Speed awareness workshops

    Some motorists detected exceeding 30mph and 40mph speed limits (within a certain criteria) in Warwickshire are being given the choice of attending an educational course called the ‘Speed Awareness Workshop’.


  • Stratford Park and Ride

    Free parking, buses every 10-15 minutes, direct to Stratford Town Centre with fully site secure CCTV and supervisors on site.


  • Surface dressing

    The £2 million resurfacing programme involves more than 350 sites and includes all categories of road from ‘A’ roads to residential cul-de-sacs. The programme is due to be completed by September.


  • Temporary road closure

    We can authorise a road to be closed to allow road works to take place or to ensure safety at a sporting or social event. District and Borough councils can also authorise closures for street parties and fairs (etc). The Police can close roads for public safety reasons.


  • Temporary structures licence on the highway

    To put a temporary structure – scaffolding, hoarding and cranes/access arms – on a public road, you need a licence from the local authority.


  • Tourism signs

    Information about who controls tourism signs within Warwickshire, including contact details for queries.


  • Vehicle loan scheme

    ‘Wheels to Work’, ‘Workwise’ and ‘On Your Bike’ are three projects managed by Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Partnership, through the Connexions scheme.


  • Weighbridges

    Public weighbridge locations, fees, dimensions, capacity and opening times.


  • Winter road maintenance

    We grit 46% of our 3820 kilometre (2368 mile) highway network. All roads cannot be treated due to budget, gritting vehicle size and mobilisation time.


  • Workplace travel plans

    A travel plan is typically a package of practical measures to encourage and enable staff to choose alternatives to single-occupancy car-use, and promote greener, cleaner travel choices.

Motorists was last updated on December 10, 2013.