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Lack of street lighting

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 08:48, Wednesday 21 August 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

In the evenings this section of path/road is quite dangerious to people walking. This is due to lack of street lighting, Speeding cars and over grown trees often forcing you to walk around onto the road

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  • Unfortunately Oxfordshire County Council does not have any funds available at this time to install additional lighting as our street lighting budget is used for the energy, cost and maintenance of our existing street lights.

    However if the Parish Council were prepared to fund the initial installation /servicing costs and pay a commuted sum (this is an upfront sum to cover future maintenance costs) we would be prepared to take on future energy and maintenance costs for that lighting as long as it is installed on the public highway and to our specification.

    In rural areas new lighting will only be provided in consultation with the local councils. A test will be whether it is necessary (for road safety or security reasons), affordable and sustainable

    It may also be worth contacting Thames Valley Police to see if they would be prepared to fund the initial installation and servicing costs if this area is known as an accident ‘hotspot’ or if it is an anti-social behaviour area.

    Please accept our apologies that we cannot assist any further at this time.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:05, Wednesday 21 August 2019

  • So can we enquire as to when the street lights already in place down majors road will be working?

    Posted anonymously at 14:48, Wednesday 21 August 2019

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