2. Street name plates
The Council, as Highway Authority, has a duty to ensure that street name plates are provided and fitted in suitable positions on every highway within the Oldham Borough.
The Council is also responsible for the repair and maintenance of these street name plates on highways that are maintained at the public expense. Maintenance may become necessary, either due to accidental damage, vandalism or normal wear and tear.
In the case of a new development the road or street is named and has a street nameplate erected by the Developer or Builder to the Council's specification. Upon satisfactory completion by the Developer, the Council adopts the Street as a highway, maintainable at public expense, and accepts future responsibility for maintaining and replacing the street's nameplates.
For unadopted streets the responsibility for providing and maintaining street name plates will usually lie with the residents.