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.
Thank you for contacting Oxfordshire County Council Street lighting, unfortunately we are currently only available to respond to emergency situations which may have an impact on the health and safety of members of the public, these will be dealt with within a 24 hour period.
Reported faults will continue to be registered on our management system and these will be tackled in coming months.
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, Monday
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, Tuesday
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