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Disturbed sleep due to street lighting

Reported via iOS in the Street lighting category by Cllr Norman MacRae at 19:44, Monday 3 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 1 minute later

Address - 12 The Oaks, Carterton

I am submitting this complaint on behalf of Mr and Mrs Short in my capacity as District Councillor for this area?

The attached photograph clearly demonstrates the unacceptable issue your lamp is causing. Nobody should sleep disturbed by the inappropriate and inconsiderate action of others! I would also question the positioning of lamppost 22 - Mr and Mrs Short advise that this lamppost is actually on their land. I take it the necessary consents are in place and that you at the appropriate rent?

Here are details of the issue as described by Mr and Mrs Short.

“Lamppost 4 shines into the main bedroom and makes a loud buzzing noise whenever it is on. Lamppost 22 is a much bigger issue. It was installed after we had moved in and is within our property boundary- we were never sure as to why as the street was already very well lit. As you will hopefully see from the attached pictures, it is touchable from the bedroom and is genuinely as close to our house as it can be. We really need something to change as the light that shines in is ridiculous- can the lamp be switched off or the light be directed out of the bedroom?”

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  • The lamp that is buzzing has a fault and simply needs the ballast replacing. Cost of part less than £10

    The lamp shining through the window either needs a new lantern fitting with a sharper cut off (LED) or a screening plate fitting like that in the attached image.

    If the lamp is indeed on the residents garden they could fit the plate themselves.... The mere suggestion of this will usually prompt the LA in to action.

    Alternatively column keys can be purchased online for a few quid, the resident could then use the cutout to isolate the column.

    Incidentally if the column is on private land, are the council actually responsible for this column? Lots of estates built around this time have a portion of the road and lighting infrastructure unadopted.

    Posted anonymously at 20:49, Monday 3 February 2020

  • Can we have a response from OCC please - all we have this far is the DIY advice from an anonymous contributor?

    Posted by Cllr Norman MacRae at 22:37, Friday 7 February 2020

  • Thanks for using Fix My Street to record your problem. We are happy to report that your issue has now been addressed. If this is not the case and there is still an issue please report this via a NEW fix my street report. Thank you

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:56, Thursday 20 February 2020

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