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Up to 15 consecutive streetlights not working - some for 1 year, others for 18 months+ Growing issue of streetlights not working at this location: There were half a dozen streetlights not working after the accident at the roundabout on 1/1/18 (aftermath pictured below); t for over a year (which it is understood today have a long-term power issue). This had been previously reported here had already been 9 further streetlights not working at this location to Sutton Council. Currently there are now 15 streetlights not working at this location.

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 17:33, Sunday 10 March 2019

Sent to Sutton Borough Council 1 minute later

Up to 15 consecutive streetlights not working - some for 1 year, others for 18 months+ Growing issue of streetlights not working at this location: There were half a dozen streetlights not working after the accident at the roundabout on 1/1/18 (aftermath pictured below); t for over a year (which it is understood today have a long-term power issue). This had been previously reported here had already been 9 further streetlights not working at this location to Sutton Council. Currently there are now 15 streetlights not working at this location.

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  • Thank you for raising this. I have followed up with the Council for you and asked for urgent attention.

    All the best,

    Elliot Colburn Prospective MP for Carshalton and Wallington

    Posted by Elliot Colburn at 10:49, Monday 11 March 2019

  • One or two lights were re-activated a few months ago, but several that were damaged or smashed into removed after the crash on 1/1/18 have not been replaced. Moreover the original 9 (nine) consecutive lights that were not working for the last 14 months have not been repaired and I understand that Sutton Council have given up on doing anything about it as they cannot understand the wiring of them.

    There is also a sophisticated CCTV system with WiFi capabilities that, I understand, does not work in conjunction with the failure of the streetlights.

    Why this is all the more important is because there is a diversion of all southbound traffic at this roundabout due to Tramlink works shutting off the Ampere Way southbound with a complicated diversion - in the dark - along Beddington Farm Road.

    One of the very few lights still working is that illuminating a directional sign for traffic to go southbound on Ampere Way - which is the one thing that it cannot do!

    Desmond FitzGerald

    Posted anonymously at 22:27, Sunday 7 April 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thanks Desmond - I've had this update from the Council, so I understand some works are still continuing, but I've asked to be kept updated and I will chase.

    All the best,

    Elliot Colburn

    Dear Cllr Colburn,

    Thank you for your enquiry regarding the lighting in the vicinity of the junction of Ampere Way/CoomberWay/Beddington Farm Road..

    We have two known lighting issues in this area: -The lighting in the vicinity of the roundabout at the junction of Ampere Way and Coomber Way has had significant power supply problems leading to numerous lighting assets being out of action, This has now been largely resolved but we jus need to take undertake further cabling works to restore 4 lighting units in to operation. - At the the roundabout at the junction of Coomber Way and Beddington Lane a major electrical supply pillar was recently completely destroyed in a road traffic accident, leading to approximately twelve lights being out in Coomber Way. The existing position of the supply pillar is too vulnerable to further impact damage, so we need to undertake a major piece of work to alter the power supply to bring these units back in to lighting.

    We are unaware of any specific issues in Beddington Farm Road but will arrange for the road to be inspected during the hours of darkness to make sure that's the case.

    Kind regards

    Paul Dillon Senior Professional Engineer (Lighting)

    Posted by Elliot Colburn at 15:40, Monday 8 April 2019

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