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Half of Bostock Road has no street lights at all

Reported in the Street lighting category anonymously at 18:05, Tue 3 December 2019 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council 4 minutes later


Half the length of Bostock Road has no working street lights. From number 1 upto the cross roads. Please help ASAP as this is right next to the Carswell school, so is dangerous for children leaving after school club.

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  • Thank you for your report, we have requested our contractor attend within 24 hours to make safe. We will therefore close this fix my street report as fixed. 00363465

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted anonymously at 13:37, Wed 4 December 2019

  • The lights along this stretch of Bostock Rd are still out - and have been now for 48 hours at least. It has not been fixed.

    Posted anonymously at 16:56, Wed 4 December 2019

  • Please fix asap. 6.30pm Wednesday and not resolved

    Posted anonymously at 18:34, Wed 4 December 2019

  • Friday 5.30pm. The lights are still out. It is very difficult and dangerous to walk or cycle down the road at present. Please fix asap.

    Posted anonymously at 17:35, Fri 6 December 2019

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    Posted anonymously at 11:40, Thu 19 December 2019

  • 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 11:41, Thu 19 December 2019

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