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All streetlights are out on the Avon Way roundabout

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 09:38, Sunday 26 July 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

All the streetlights are out on the Avon Way roundabout plus other lights neighbouring them. the roundabout and immediate area is almost completely unlit making this dangerous for everyone.. Last night for many hours, several cars were driving dangerously and drifting round the roundabout til 1.30 a.m. you can check with Police. It happens OFTEN. Previously reported lights have not been fixed even though they were reported many months ago. Why? Why do we not have lighting? Why is no progress ever made? All lights out , all...

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  • SUPPLY FAULT - Passed to District Network Operator (Energy Supplier) - 00371406

    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 11:59, Tuesday 28 July 2020

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