Replacement street light
Reported via mobile in the Street lighting category anonymously at 21:38, Thursday 11 February 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
The street light outside 35 Blenheim Close Didcot was recently removed due to a gas leak. Please could you advise of a lead time for replacement as the road is now extremely dark at night without it.
Asset ID: 075118
Column number: 004
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 09:52, Friday 12 February 2021
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