Streetlight not working outside 24 Westminster Way
Reported via mobile in the Street lighting category anonymously at 14:33, Fri 5 November 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Streetlight not working for a few days - area very dark
Council ref: 3106557
Asset ID: 010703
Column number: 006
Ref:00393646 Thank you for your report, this has been logged on our management system for repair, our contractors will aim to have this repaired within 7 working days. If it is found to be a supply fault this will be passed to the local DNO operator to attend.
State changed to: Action scheduled
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:36, Fri 5 November 2021
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: not the council's responsibility
Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:05, Tue 7 December 2021
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