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Chesterton Road - Jesus Lock Zebra Crossing

Reported in the Street lighting category by Richard Taylor at 02:49, Mon 14 September 2009

Sent to Cambridgeshire County Council less than a minute later

One of the floodlights which is supposed to illuminate the zebra crossing on Chesterton Road (between Jesus Lock bridge and Carlyle Road) is again not working. The light spends periods on, periods off, and periods flickering. The near-by streetlight, number 14, is also out.

I reported this problem in July. report/ 64774 The floodlight was working properly for a period in August but is now broken again. The streetlight has been out for much longer and has never been fixed.

I would like to suggest this crossing, which is an accident blackspot, is properly illuminated before the winter and more people use it during the hours of darkness.

I have written an article on these and related problems; this is available at: 1679

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  • I have received the following update:

    Thank you for your email regarding the faulty lights on Chesterton Road, Cambridge. I have raised a works order for CC14 (ref: LA242054) and passed onto our contractors to rectify. However, with the other light at the zebra crossing could you please confirm which side of the road is the light situated on? Please can you confirm if it is on either the Carlysle Road side or the lock side. Once I have this information I can raise an order for the fault to be rectified.

    I have replied to say the light is on the river-side of the crossing. To the right as you walk accross the crossing towards the river .

    Posted by Richard Taylor at 14:18, Mon 14 September 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 03:12, Mon 12 October 2009

  • This problem still has not been fixed.

    Posted by Richard Taylor at 03:36, Mon 9 November 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 03:36, Mon 9 November 2009

  • I raised this at the North Area Committee on the 12th of November.

    County Councillor Kevin Wilkins agreed to take the matter up.

    Posted by Richard Taylor at 01:07, Wed 18 November 2009

  • I have received an update from the council:

    Dear Mr Taylor,

    I am pleased to inform you that our engineers have been out today and
    repaired the light that you reported which is number CCC18. I apologise
    for the delay and any inconvenience this may have caused.



    Shirley Thwaites

    Supervisor Street Lighting Call Centre

    Posted by Richard Taylor at 12:25, Wed 18 November 2009

  • Despite the assurance from the council, which clearly referred to this fault, the problem has not been fixed.

    I have made a video illustrating the it is available via: 1679 watch?v=5nEsAKbY0Ds

    Posted by Richard Taylor at 02:26, Thu 19 November 2009

  • Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Richard Taylor at 09:44, Mon 7 December 2009

  • Questionnaire filled in by problem reporter; State changed to: Fixed, 09:44, Mon 7 December 2009

  • This problem has recurred again.

    It has been reported; I've got a detailed update in the comments on my website at: 1679

    Posted by Richard Taylor at 01:06, Thu 3 February 2011

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