Reported via iOS in the Street lighting category anonymously at 21:54, Mon 1 November 2021
Sent to National Highways and Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
One light not working and one removed for building works and not replaced. This has created a very diary area where the bus stops and makes crossing the road from the isolated bus stop more dangerous
Council ref: 3098605
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 09:53, Wed 3 November 2021
Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding subway lighting
The responsibility for this issue as stated by Oxford County Council is the District Network Operator. Therefore National Highways are not abie to instruct a repair. As stated by Oxford they've asked for a repair to take place.
Posted by National Highways at 16:07, Wed 3 November 2021
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