Craven District Council

Craven District Council

Roads, highways and pavements

Information on Roads, highways and pavements in the Craven District.

Roads maintenance

The maintenance and repair of road surfaces and the co-ordination of third-party work which effects roads, such as utility companies, property developers and private citizens is co-ordinated by North Yorkshire County Council.

If you want to report a pothole or have some other road maintenance issue, please contact North Yorkshire County Council, see their website page North Yorkshire County Council - Roads Maintenance.

North Yorkshire County Council also has responsibility for the maintenance of pavements within the area. They should provide advice on reporting dangerous pavements and what to do in the event of an accident resulting from trip hazards (holes, uneven paving slabs etc.) on the pavement.

The majority of grass verges adjacent to roads are within the public highway. North Yorkshire County Council is required to keep these safe and unobstructed.

Information on this service is provided by North Yorkshire County Council. 

Temporary road closures

Craven District Council has the power to make temporary road closure orders to facilitate local (non-sporting) events, e.g. gala processions, and Christmas markets.

Please use these documents to apply to Craven District Council for this type of temporary road closure:

For sporting or large scale events e.g. the Olympic Torch Relay, Tour de France, the County Council has power to make temporary road closure orders.


Notification of road closures, diversions and possible traffic disruption as a result of road works that are underway or programmed to take place within the area. Under the New Roads and Street works Act 1991: s112 the County Council are obliged to publish a register of road adoptions and road works, which is available for public inspection.

Information on this service is provided by North Yorkshire County Council.

Road gritting

Gritting of primary and secondary roads is done by North Yorkshire County Council when weather conditions may prove hazardous (i.e. freezing temperatures).

North Yorkshire County Council may also provide grit bins for public use on roads and pavements in potentially dangerous areas.