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3 street lights failed

Reported in the Street lighting category by Prof. Glenn Patrick at 23:10, Thu 14 September 2017

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later

I reported three street failures on 10th January 2017 and was told at that time "We have logged this as a fault and asked our interim contractor to attend and check if the units have supply. This will be done within the next 48 hours". Now 8 months later they are still not fixed! Furthermore, the report has since been removed from Fixmystreet. The lights are located on the Denchworth Road just past the aircraft memorial as you head across Grove Airfield. Their numbers are 43 and 44 on the left hand side and 45 on the right hand side. As I pointed out last time, this road is used by many pupils cycling to the King Alfred school sites and it is very dangerous in the winter months for these lights to be out of action. Can you please urgently give this the attention it deserves so that we do not enter another winter with these failures? The photos attached show the location and the one taken at 10pm night gives you an idea of how dark it is. Many thanks.

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  • Ref: 337280 Thank you for your report, we have attended these units twice and on both occasions found there to be no fault. I have logged this as a 24hr today for our contractor to attend and check supply to all 3 units and if supply is ok to repair as required.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:35, Fri 15 September 2017

  • Thank you for this reply. However, I do not understand why your findings were not communicated back to me? What is the point of fixmystreet if you do not update the reporter with the findings so they can get respond? I pass these three street lights often and they have never worked since January. I suspect your contractor (or interim contractor) looked at the wrong lights. Only the other day, I came across a van from Southern Electric looking for lights in Denchworth Road... but did not realise they were in the wrong part (Grove going to Denchworth) rather than the other part (going into Wantage). I have supplied the lamp numbers so this should really not be an issue this time.

    Posted by Prof. Glenn Patrick at 11:36, Fri 15 September 2017

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