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Streetlights D40 to D26 are not functioning

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 08:38, Fri 9 November 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Streetlights on the public footpath running alongside the Loop Meadow are non-functional. This has been the case for approximately 2 weeks. The issue starts at streetligh D40 adjacent to Cow Lane and continues until at least D26 where a footpath spur turns towards Bowmont Water and the leisure centre.

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  • 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: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:01, Fri 9 November 2018

  • 20.11.2018. These lights have been out of action since 15th October, and still have yet to be repaired. As it is now dark before 7am and after 4pm this is a major health & safety issue compounded by the uneven footpath.

    Posted anonymously at 14:15, Tue 20 November 2018

  • This is being chased with Scottish and Southern Energy, along with otheroutstanding faults to be repaired

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:47, Tue 20 November 2018

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