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No street lighting

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 17:12, Fri 28 December 2018

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

No street lighting on majors road between just passed meadows road (at ancient stone monument to Watchfield) and Queens close.

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  • Please let me know if this is an issue with existng units, otherwise

    Unfortunately Oxfordshire County Council does not have any funds available at this time to install additional lighting as our street lighting budget is used for the energy, cost and maintenance of our existing street lights.

    However if the Parish Council were prepared to fund the initial installation /servicing costs and pay a commuted sum (this is an upfront sum to cover future maintenance costs) we would be prepared to take on future energy and maintenance costs for that lighting as long as it is installed on the public highway and to our specification.

    In rural areas new lighting will only be provided in consultation with the local councils. A test will be whether it is necessary (for road safety or security reasons), affordable and sustainable

    It may also be worth contacting Thames Valley Police to see if they would be prepared to fund the initial installation and servicing costs if this area is known as an accident ‘hotspot’ or if it is an anti-social behaviour area.

    Please accept our apologies that we cannot assist any further at this time.

    Posted anonymously at 09:23, Mon 31 December 2018

  • Can you let me know what the addition Council tax received from the 16 new houses is being used for please. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 07:48, Wednesday 24 April 2019

  • Thank you for your report, the council tax would be for the existing Street Lighting in the estate and Watchfield. Also rubbish collections, street maintenance, energy etc. Please feel free to contact OCC from the website regarding this for a further explanation, we can only offer opinions based on the lighting budget we have allocated and unfortunately have no expertise in Council tax banding

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted anonymously at 11:36, Wednesday 24 April 2019

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