Streetlight not working outside 2 Van Diemans Road, Thame
Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 11:14, Monday 11 March 2019
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later
A resident has reported to us that the streetlight outside 2 Van Diemans Road, Thame is not working. The resident is disabled and the poor light is causing them problems.
Ref: 351334 Thank you for reporting this outage for an Electrical asset maintained by Oxfordshire County Council. Reports of this kind are vital to assist us in keeping the County in light.
We have logged your report on our asset management system and we hope to get this repaired as soon as possible. Oxfordshire County Council have recently appointed new term maintenance contractors to manage our electrical highway assets within Oxfordshire, however they are currently dealing with a small backlog of outstanding faults from the transition from the old contractor to the new. Our aim is to get as many faults as possible rectified, however this will be based on an area approach. Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this asset is out of operation.
Kind regards The Electrical – Lighting Team
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:05, Monday 11 March 2019
This street light is still not fixed.
Posted anonymously at 14:22, Friday 5 April 2019
Posted anonymously at 14:25, Monday 8 April 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 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; 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 15:40, Monday 8 April 2019
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