There is no-one better placed to promptly know when a street light has gone out than the residents of that road.
Would you be willing to look at the lamp posts along your street and drop us an email/phone call at the start of each month to let us know of any problems? This task was previously undertaken by a single volunteer, who has had to step down from the role, but it would be a much less onerous task if we can establish a ‘champion’ for each road. It would just involve walking along the street once a month during the dark to identify any lamps not illuminating or flashing, and once during the daytime to identify any lamps stuck on 24hrs. The parish council can then arrange with our contractor for any issues to be swiftly resolved, or notify BCC/Taylor Wimpey of any problems affecting their stock.
If you can help, please make contact with the parish clerk on 01296 660791 or firstname.lastname@example.org.