High street Wheatley light number 15
Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 10:22, Saturday 22 February 2020
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 3 minutes later
Checked the website but not sure if this is the same one already reported @ house number 83. This is light number 15 and helps light up ally way going to Farm Close road.
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 13:20, Monday 24 February 2020
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