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The light as you go up the steps from the Kine Croft to go out into Croft Road is still not working. A note on it says it is due to the electricity supply. This light has been out of action for more than 6 months. Would it be possible to chase up the contractors who are supposed to be fixing it.

Reported via desktop in the Street lighting category anonymously at 16:21, Wed 15 December 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

The light as you go up the steps from the Kine Croft to Croft Road, has been out of action for over six months. There is a note on it to say it is due to the elctricity supply. Would it be be possible to chase up the contractors who are supposed to be fixing it. Thank you very much.

Council ref: 3182271

Asset ID: 058672

Column number: KS1

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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.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 09:10, Mon 20 December 2021

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