Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
Is there an online record / log somewhere for street lights that have been repaired? I am interested in street lights marked as repaired from Jan 2018 onwards in the CH41/CH42 and CH43 postcode areas.
Dear Mr Heelis
Further to your recent Freedom of Information request, we apologise for
the delay in providing you with a response. Your query asked:
“Is there an online record / log somewhere for street lights that have
been repaired? I am interested in street lights marked as repaired from
Jan 2018 onwards in the CH41/CH42 and CH43 postcode areas.”
In response, Wirral Council does not have a definitive log of all repaired
street lights. We have attached two spreadsheets showing the locations
where we have attended reported defective street lighting but this
spreadsheet does not record when/if the defects have been repaired. It is
estimated that to determine which ones have been repaired will involve a
considerable amount of time to manually cross reference each record and is
likely to exceed the 18.5 hours limit set by the FOI legislation.
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