Several street lights not working
Reported via mobile in the Other Lighting Issue category anonymously at 22:31, Wed 14 September 2022
Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later
Nearly all of fairacres street lights not working
Council ref: 3826268
Asset ID: 011
Unit type: Light
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 11:02, Fri 16 September 2022
Street lights the length of fairacres and Ernest roads still not fixed. Very dark and dangerous!
Posted anonymously at 16:56, Wednesday 4 January 2023
State changed to: In progress
Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 10:33, Thursday 12 January 2023
State changed to: Fixed
Updated by Oxfordshire County Council at 06:02, Saturday 14 January 2023
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