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Intermitted Flashing Street light opposite Poynings

Reported in the Street light intermittent category anonymously at 14:45, Sunday 9 August 2020

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

I am experiencing poor radio MW interference after dusk which disappears with daylight. Because of the uncomfortable temperature last night my good lady wife decided to sleep in the front bedroom. She was awoken by a flashing light. Thinking it might be an ambulance she looked out. She saw the street light flashing irregularly. I believe that it might also be the source of the radio interference.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 14:45, Sunday 9 August 2020

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 07:54, Monday 10 August 2020

  • Thank you for your report, the repair of this defect is now in progress.
    We will continue to update you by email when your report reaches key stages.
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:16, Tuesday 18 August 2020

  • Our street lighting crew have attended the fault and found that either the equipment is damaged beyond repair or has reached the end of its serviceable life.
    A works order has been raised to replace the asset and this has been placed in a programme of works which will be completed as soon as possible.
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 13:48, Tuesday 18 August 2020

  • Two visits were necessary. Visit one identified the problem light and switched it off thus disabling the ‘flashing’. Visit two has just taken place to to rectify the problem by replacing the faulty part (s). The main issue was identifying the problem light. I supplied my address code and indicated the light in question was opposite my house ‘Poynings’. Fortunately I was around at visit one. The address code (See opposite) pointed the team to another light. It was only when I pointed out my house name that the team were able to attend the faulty light. The same happened on the second visit. BUT it would appear that address code alone does NOT Supply sufficiently accurate data to pinpoint such problems. The teams listened to my advice patiently and all ended well. LESSON - repair teams need the best possible instruction re problem location to minimise delay and attending the wrong light in this instance.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 07:49, Saturday 26 September 2020

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