Street light not working
Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 20:28, Tuesday 28 January 2020
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later
Street light on corner of queen street/cumberford not working, very dangerous in dark. Road particularly busy due to roadworks nearby. Needs to be fixed, it has already been reported but for some reason not yet repaired?
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 anonymously at 13:37, Wednesday 29 January 2020
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