Light is off for months
Reported via mobile in the Street lighting category anonymously at 19:42, Mon 1 November 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
The street light outside the block of flats (roughly outside of flat #9) has been out of order for several months. As there is no streetlight on the other side road , this part of street is super dark and feel unsafe. Unable to see anything once get dark, almost fall once as hit on an obstacle. Very dangerous for residents. Neighbors reported a similar problem back to August on this web, but this particular one is still out of order. Please kindly look into this.
Council ref: 3098425
Asset ID: 048987
Column number: 001
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 by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:59, Tue 2 November 2021
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