Several lights out in the area
Reported via mobile in the Street lighting category anonymously at 10:51, Tue 30 November 2021
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
The crossing at the traffic lights on Westminster way is in darkness. This makes it very dangerous, when in a car it is impossible to see anyone crossing the road as you turn in from under the bridge in west way. I have had a near miss when a person has been crossing. It’s not a very nice place to walk as it is very dark until you get further up the road. It is dark by 5 these days so it is a serious problem, an accident waiting to happen as cars do come around that corner very fast when the lights are on green.
Council ref: 3151063
Asset ID: 038992
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 11:19, Tue 30 November 2021
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