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Line of street lights ‘out’ along Reading Road between Mill Lane and Tesco Island. Also one light out between Farm Road and Newtown Road.

Reported via mobile in the Street lighting category anonymously at 00:25, Tue 17 November 2020

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Been so for weeks now. Latter item lights a pedestrian crossing si of safety concern

Asset ID: 031771

Column number: 045

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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.

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:26, Tue 17 November 2020

  • So that would apply to the row of lights. But what about the single lamp that is out over the pedestrian crossing between Farm Road and Newtown Road? That one has been out before now.

    Posted anonymously at 11:09, Tue 17 November 2020

  • Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter; State changed to: Fixed, 00:30, Tue 15 December 2020

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