The parish council owns the majority of the street lamps in Pitstone, with the exception of those along the Marsworth Road (which are owned and managed by Buckinghamshire Council) and those within the Castlemead, Croudace, Nicholas King HOmes and Bellway estates.
For the lights that we maintain, we employ the services of a street light contractor (Lamps & Tubes Illuminations Ltd) to rectify any faults that arise. Volunteer ‘Street Light Champions’ patrol the streets once a month during the evenings to identify any lights not illuminating and once a month during the day to identify any lamps that don’t turn off. However, we can’t visit every street every day, so your eyes and ears are valuable resources to us and we would be grateful if you could report any faults you see to the parish clerk. It is more cost effective to get the contractor to repair a whole batch of lights, rather than just one, so there may be a delay whilst other faults are identified or whilst a whole village patrol is conducted to identify any other lamps that need attention. If you would be happy to join our team of ‘Champions’ and check the lights in your street, we would be delighted to hear from you (please email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The street lights within Castlemead remain the responsibility of Taylor Wimpey. However, you are welcome to report any faults to the parish clerk and we can pass the information to them.
Faults to the lighting along Marsworth Road or on the roundabout should be reported to Transport for Bucks, part of Buckinghamshire Council, via their portal. Link here: https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport/reporting-highways-problem/
From time-to-time we receive requests from residents for additional columns or for columns to be removed. Such enquiries will be fully investigated and discussed with all neighbouring properties as well, and the costs/benefits assessed by a full council meeting.
The parish council has been moving towards more energy efficient LED lighting, with most roads now converted except Cheddington Road and Vicarage Road. These lamps are more economical and provide additional environmental benefits with no loss of luminosity efficiency for residents.
Please find attached our Street Lighting Policy for more detailed information.