WODC carpark off Black Bourton Road Carterton
Reported in the Street lighting category by Andrew Wilson at 18:50, Tuesday 4 February 2020
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 5 minutes later
I first reported this as detailed below. Today 04/02/2020 this has been 'signed off as fixed'. This is not true, hence I have reposted it along with the updates: WODC carpark off Black Bourton Road Reported at 18:32, Sun 10 November 2019
Lamp post number 5 at the back of the Outlet shop/Formerly Somerfield/ Kwik Save is not functioning
UPDATES Ref: 00361753 Thank you for your report, OCC are now responding to out of lights within the contracted timescales of attending site within 7 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: Action scheduled
Posted anonymously at 10:07, Tue 12 November 2019
A month further on and during the darkest month of the year this carpark remains mainly in the dark.
Posted by Andrew Wilson at 19:51, Sun 8 December 2019 Still open, via questionnaire
Unfortunately, we are experiencing a backlog with our street light reports, this is causing a delay for the contractors to come out. I apologise for the inconvenience this is causing. OCC
4 Months further on and still nothing has been done. Except for the lie that it is rectified posted today 4th February 2020? I have details of the full FixMyStreet exchange if required.
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 11:36, Wednesday 5 February 2020
The original report November 2019. After a long wait 'Local District Network Operator' were labelled as responsible. However now into March 2020....The only progress is a label on the now long defunct lamppost!
Posted by Andrew Wilson at 19:07, Tuesday 3 March 2020
Still open, via questionnaire
Still open, via questionnaire, 20:26, Tuesday 31 March 2020
6 months, still not done. However this time it will be because nobody goes out in the dark.
Posted by Andrew Wilson at 20:41, Tuesday 28 April 2020
Still open, via questionnaire
Still open, via questionnaire, 21:21, Tuesday 26 May 2020
Posted by Andrew Wilson at 21:23, Tuesday 26 May 2020
Eventually this problem, first reported in November 2019. Has been rectified in late September 2020
State changed to: Fixed
Posted by Andrew Wilson at 16:14, Thursday 8 October 2020
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.