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Street lights not working

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 20:57, Wed 3 October 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

4 street lights from left side of School entrance to the out door sports pitches not working ,This was first reported in January of this year & have never been fixed.

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  • 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.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:32, Thu 4 October 2018

  • The attached street light map you have given does not go up as far as the Carterton community Collage where the lights are.

    Posted anonymously at 16:19, Thu 4 October 2018

  • Checked this evening Street lights not working are. Number's 41. 43. 44. 45.

    Posted anonymously at 20:57, Thu 4 October 2018

  • Thank you for confirming, we have requested our contractor attend and check supply.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:30, Fri 5 October 2018

  • Street light 41 is now working.

    Posted anonymously at 09:56, Tue 9 October 2018

  • When our street lighting contractor (Amey Street Lighting) attended the site it was confirmed that it was a fault with the electricity supply to that lights rather than within the lights themselves, this fault has been reported to the Local District Network Operator (LDNO) by ourselves.

    In much the same way as a typical household, Oxfordshire County Council is responsible only for the street light, but not for the electrical infrastructure outside of its own asset, the cabling serving street lights is provided and maintained by the LDNO, which for this region is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN). These are outside of the local authority control and subject to a separate regulatory framework overseen by ofgem.

    Any power failure due to cable/supply fault is outside the control of Oxfordshire County Council and must be dealt with by the local electricity supply company and Oxfordshire County Council’s contractor is not permitted in any way to interfere with or try to repair electricity supply faults, as they would be in breach of the statutory safety regulations if they tried to do so.

    Once the electricity supply company advises Oxfordshire County Council the fault is rectified we will confirm this within our regular inspection programme to ensure that the light as a whole is in working order.

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:14, Tue 9 October 2018

  • Street lights no,s 41. 43. & 45 are now working ! Just needs 44 to be fixed.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 20:39, Sun 21 October 2018

  • Street light 44 still not working

    Posted anonymously at 15:16, Mon 18 February 2019

  • Ref: 350774 Thank you for reporting this outage for an Electrical asset maintained by Oxfordshire County Council. Reports of this kind are vital to assist us in keeping the County in light.

    We have logged your report on our asset management system and we hope to get this repaired as soon as possible. Oxfordshire County Council have recently appointed new term maintenance contractors to manage our electrical highway assets within Oxfordshire, however they are currently dealing with a small backlog of outstanding faults from the transition from the old contractor to the new. Our aim is to get as many faults as possible rectified, however this will be based on an area approach. Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this asset is out of operation.

    Kind regards The Electrical – Lighting Team

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:42, Tue 19 February 2019

  • Ref 350774 - Thanks for using Fix My Street to record your problem. We are happy to report that your issue has now been addressed. If this is not the case and there is still an issue please report this via a NEW fix my street report. Thank you

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:53, Tue 28 May 2019

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