Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 21:49, Fri 7 December 2018
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Lights out going to the subway into southern Bypass making it very dark and dangerous. Has already been reported but nothing has been done! These lights have been out for months
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.
The street lighting was replaced due to the columns coming to the end of their structural life and required replacing; Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) policy is to use the newest technology available to help reduce energy and maintenance costs, which includes LED lighting.
The streetlights were changed one for one with the white light LED units, these units are designed to direct the light onto the road which helps reduce unwanted and obtrusive light. Comparing the light footprint of the old lights and the new, there is typically the same amount if not more light on the road, but not as much light reaching residents’ gardens and front doors.
I can fully appreciate the concerns raised by yourself and fellow residents, but due to increasing energy prices and reduced budgets this is now the equipment specified by OCC.
State changed to: Investigating
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:48, Tue 11 December 2018
I been passing this place tonight, I been wondering why the streets lights not working there, they seems to be forgotten. Both sides of subway Southern Bypass Road (A34) are dark. The issue actually starts from A34 southbound, exit to Yarnell's Road (where is lamp no.1) to N Hinksey Lane (where is lamp 21), all along A34 - for pedestrians - MOST of them not working! Please, could you look at the issue?
Posted anonymously at 02:26, Friday 18 January 2019
Thank you for your report, we are aware of an issue with these lights and we are currently awaiting traffic managment to enable these to be repaired
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:16, Friday 18 January 2019
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