Street lights not working
Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 11:54, Thu 8 August 2019
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later
Street lights No. 66/67/68 not working - just before The Black Prince pub (on that side of the road, near pedestrian crossing.
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.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:18, Thu 8 August 2019
Street lights still not fixed Friday 8th August 2019 at 11.38pm by the black prince pub and the beacons at the crossing are not working either very dark and very unsafe.
Posted anonymously at 23:40, Fri 9 August 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.
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 12:25, Mon 12 August 2019
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