Yesterday Denny Garden wrote to the Lighting PFI Team in Lambeth about the status of the non-functioning lights in the Street and Crescent. Here was the response:
Thank you for your enquiry .
The new Heritage lights have been installed by Lambeth Lighting services under Private Finance initiative in which 80% of all street lights in Lambeth are to be replaced.
The next stage is for EDF to dig the pavement near lamp columns and carry out cable connections to new lamp columns and disconnections to the old lamp columns.
EDF had a number of streets where disconnections and reconnections are being carried out at present . Since April 2008
The new controls on digging of the pavements have come into place and EDF are only allowed a limited number of roads within Lambeth where they can carry out works at any one time and works require strict adherence to opening and closing notices for Pavements.This has slowed down the progress of connections to new lamp columns however this has also meant that the holes in the street are open for shorter period giving less cause for concern from the residents.
At present I do not have a date for the start of works by EDF in Denny Street but it is anticipated that all works should be completed within next two months