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Lights around park not working and not enough lighting

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 21:37, Sat 9 September 2017

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

There appears to have been one light removed and others are not working around the park on Shakespeare Drive park. I feel there was already insufficient lighting, especially on the corner leading to Welland Croft which is very dark. The park is now dangerous to walk through at night.

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  • Thank you for your report, can you advise if the lights you are referring to are in the park itself, if they are then these are not owned/maintained by Oxfordshire County Council and would need to be reported to the landowner direct. Unfortunately we do not hold records of private lights. If it is not within the park please advise, using the attached map, the street light number(s) you are referring to.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:48, Mon 11 September 2017

  • You appear to have uploaded a map of the danger field on Shakespeare Drive, not the recreational park. The park backs on to The Shakespeare public house. Is the recreational park owned privately or by the council?

    Posted anonymously at 11:52, Mon 11 September 2017

  • Thank you for confirming, please advise if it is the lights around the park or again inside. If inside this could be the responsibility of the District or Town Council.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:13, Mon 11 September 2017

  • I am informed that the street lights along the pathway which goes around the Shakespeare Drive park (behind the Shakespeare pub) are still not working at night. I am told that this area is attracting recreation drug use in the evening. DL

    Posted by David Lydiat at 10:11, Sunday 20 May 2018

  • Thank you for your report, to enable us to log the fault to the correct unit can you please advise using the attached map the street light number you are referring to. If the unit is not on the map this would not be owned/maintained by Oxfordshire County Council and would need to be reported to the developer/landowner direct. Unfortunately we do not keep records of private lights.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:20, Monday 21 May 2018

  • M19, M20 and M24 were not working this weekend when I went through the park.

    There also needs to be more lighting after M19 towards Welland Croft as this corner is especially dark.

    Posted anonymously at 13:02, Monday 21 May 2018

  • As stated above M19 (picture attached), M20 and M24 are the faulty light numbers. Please also see this picture attached of a broken light which is along the path from M19. Will this be removed completely? DL

    Posted by David Lydiat at 12:38, Friday 25 May 2018

  • 1 year since my report and nothing has been done about this situation. The opposite side of the park had new lights installed but this side of the park remains in complete darkness. Still dangerous and something should be done about it, especially now the evenings are darker earlier.

    Posted by Hannah Hatfield at 19:15, Monday 22 October 2018

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