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Lighting of lamp posts not working

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 08:39, Tue 4 February 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 2 minutes later

Bicester, path adj to Skimmingdish Lane cycle path to rear of Du ford Close 3 lights out DC02, DC03 & DC04. Also adjacent to these, on cycle path 19 is off and 18 off at night but was on at 8.30 am thismorning This equates to a lot of lights out making the area very dark where runners and dog walkers go. People are very vulnerable now as there have been known to be drug users and homeless sleeping nearby. Please mark this as urgent before there is an incident

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  • Ref:00366980 Thank you for your report, OCC are now responding to out of lights within the contracted timescales of attending site within 7 working days for repairs. If there is a cable fault this will be passed to the Electricity company to repair and will take longer, it will depend on the resources which the District Service Operator has. Thank you

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:25, Tue 4 February 2020

  • Additional report added unit 18 Skimmingdish Lane Cycle path day burner. 00366987

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:33, Tue 4 February 2020

  • Ref 366980

    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: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:43, Thu 30 July 2020

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