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Streetlights not working

Reported via desktop in the Street lighting category anonymously at 11:42, Saturday 28 August 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Non functioning streetlights no's 1, H21,H22, H23 and possibly more, on the footpath around the area of the bridge over the stream, between Mallards Way and footpath to Hawksmead. There are many large trees in the area, making it extremely dark, threatening and dangerous at night. I noticed this on Thursday 26th August 2021.

Council ref: 2964062

Asset ID: 078866

Column number: 001

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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 10:53, Tuesday 31 August 2021

  • Street lights still not working - date is now 12/09/21

    Posted anonymously at 22:23, Sunday 12 September 2021

  • This was first reported on August 28 and is still not repaired. Please tell us the name of the LDNO so that we can organise some communication with them. Thank you, Ian Bartlett

    Posted anonymously at 13:19, Monday 13 September 2021

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