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Street light number 5 has been out all eeek in rutters close and its very dark

Reported via mobile in the Street lighting category anonymously at 21:44, Thu 8 October 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Street light number 5 is not working in rutters close and is very dark.

Asset ID: 034606

Column number: 003

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  • 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: Action scheduled

    Posted anonymously at 14:02, Fri 9 October 2020

  • One street light for approx 12 houses connected at one end to an alley, its VERY dark and dangerous. When can this be fixed, this light is a regular problem.

    Posted anonymously at 08:50, Saturday 27 February 2021

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