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Conservation street light outside 37 Totteridge Lane

Reported via mobile in the Street light not working category anonymously at 18:09, Wednesday 17 April 2024

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5866865.

A conservation lamppost has been badly damaged, possibly having been hit by heavy vehicle. It is in a dangerous condition because live wires are exposed and easily accessible. Urgent attention is required.

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Updates

  • The Street Lighting Team aim to repair all faulty lighting within 20 working days, however, there may be some circumstances that this time for repairs is be extended. For example, if it is an electricity supply fault, this will be passed to the local electricity network operator to attend and rectify as we cannot work on their network, in these cases we will update you to let you know it is an electricity supply fault.

    We are experiencing a system issue at the moment which is stopping us from providing updates on lighting issues, please be assured all street lighting defects are being inspected and fixed but until we have resolved the updates issue you may see the light fixed without receiving any updates.

    We know that faulty lighting is very important to our residents, and we take all reported issues very seriously. In the latter part of 2023, we recruited night scouts to review all of the 40,000 lighting assets we maintain in Buckinghamshire, the information from this review and all customer reported issues are now being addressed and will be resolved as soon as possible.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 18:09, Wednesday 17 April 2024

  • Update

    We have attended the site and have carried out a full assessment on the lighting column, 95% of lighting reports are repaired on the first visit, as they are generally more minor issues such as replacing the bulb. Unfortunately, there are occasions when further work is required.

    This assessment highlighted that there is a fault with the electrical supply and further investigation is required by the local electricity network operator, we have forwarded the details to them. We cannot work on their network, and we also have no control over the electricity supplier service levels, which tend to be up to 90 working days.

    Once the electricity supplier has contacted us to advise the supply fault has been resolved, we will then check that the issue is fixed and will update this report.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:40, Thursday 18 April 2024

  • Update.

    We have attended the site and have carried out a full assessment on the lighting column. 95% of lighting reports are repaired on the first visit, as they are generally more minor issues such as replacing the bulb. Unfortunately, there are occasions when further work is required:

    Full column replacement, Lantern / bracket replacements and/or Specialist parts
    It is not economically viable for us to order and replace these items in isolation, we package works together and schedule them in by area. This means that in some cases the work will not be completed for up to 90 working days and we apologise for this, but it is essential to keep costs low and utilise the workforce in the most cost effective way.

    Vegetation clearance
    We will always try to remove vegetation which is blocking a street light or traffic signal on the first visit, but there are occasions when it is not safe for our operators to do so and specialist equipment such as a cherry picker and/or traffic management is required. This must all be scheduled in to ensure we are not disrupting other roads in the area; we aim to carry out this work within 90 working days.

    Further electrical investigation required
    If the initial inspection highlights there is an electricity supply fault, this will be passed to the local electricity network operator to attend and rectify, as we cannot work on their network, we are bound in these cases by the electricity supplier service levels, which tend to be again 90 working days.

    Please be assured we do have the job in hand, it just might take a little longer than normal, but we will update you when the work has been completed.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:25, Monday 22 April 2024

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