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2 Street lights out since February

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 22:12, Wednesday 7 August 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later

These 2 street lights have been broken since February 2019, they are on a sharp bend with parked cars. I was advised this was a duplicate request when I first reported in April but they are still not fixed . Please check your records , this is still an ongoing issue and 2 lights need fixing one on each side of the road .

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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 anonymously at 08:49, Thursday 8 August 2019

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