Street jights not working
Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 18:12, Sun 19 January 2020
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later
All street lights in springfield road kidlington are not working again
This is also affecting Edinburgh Drive and possibly neighbouring streets.
Posted anonymously at 10:16, Mon 20 January 2020
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: Investigating
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:26, Thu 23 January 2020
Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter
State changed to: Fixed
Posted anonymously at 18:35, Sun 16 February 2020
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