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The street lights along the road is not working

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 01:06, Sat 27 July 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

The street lights along the right side of the square are not working, so it's very dark. I think it's been about 3 days since they went out.

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  • 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: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 11:57, Mon 29 July 2019

  • Hello, the lights are not working for over a week, it is unacceptable and we are exposed to increase risk of trips, slips and falls, also increase risk of theft and public disorder.

    Oxford city council needs to ensure the safety of the residents by providing street lights. They need to chase the electric company in resolving the issue or install temporary street lights

    Posted anonymously at 22:24, Sun 4 August 2019

  • These streetlights have now been off for 11 nights. This is completely unacceptable. This leaves people at increased risk including crime. I’m scared to even have my windows open because it’s so dark and you can’t see literally anything. What are we paying our council tax for if we can’t even feel safe in our own homes.

    Posted anonymously at 22:39, Sun 4 August 2019

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