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Lights out

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

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  • 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, Fri 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, Fri 18 January 2019

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