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Lights out

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 04:11, Wednesday 16 January 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

Lights out on roundabout park hill, london road, holloway road..

Bollards numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,

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  • Thank you for your report, we have requested our contractor attend and check for supply

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:44, Wednesday 16 January 2019

  • SUPPLY FAULT - Passed to District Network Operator (Energy Supplier)

    When our street lighting contractor previously attended site it was confirmed that there was a fault with the electricity supply to lights 1-3 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; these are outside of the local authority control and subject to a separate regulatory framework overseen by ofgem.

    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 14:41, Tuesday 22 January 2019

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