All 3 street lights in Dove House Close are out tonight
Reported in the Street lighting category by Paul Kirkley at 23:24, Fri 14 June 2019
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
First noticed this evening (14th June) on return at 11pm
Thank you for your report, we have requested our contractor attend within 24 hours to make safe. We will therefore close this fix my street report as fixed.
State changed to: Fixed
Posted anonymously at 15:54, Mon 17 June 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 11:15, Thu 27 June 2019
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.