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Street lamp cut down and stump left

Reported in the Street lighting category by Prof. Glenn Patrick at 15:19, Thu 29 June 2017

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

A few weeks ago I observed Southern Electric cut down and remove a street lamp that was next to the footpath by the green at Churchward Close. As you will see from the photos, the stump of the lamp post and associated electrical supply has been just left covered with high-vis tape. Not only is this dangerous, but it is unsightly. Why has this street light been removed in this manner? If this is a permanent removal, can it please be arranged to remove the remaining post asap. Many thanks.

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  • Ref: 00334912
    Thank you for your report, this column was found to be dangerous and therefore cut down to make safe. This will be replaced when we have the resources and funds to do so, our current policy is for our contractor to attend electrical & structural emergencies as a priority; these will be attended within a 24hr period which occurred in this case. It is on our management system for a replacement unit.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:02, Mon 3 July 2017
    Moderated by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:16, Thu 19 October 2017

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