From what you have said, there appear to be two different issues here. Firstly, if you have exposed electrical wiring (and any other electrical faults), it is urgent that you engage an electrical contractor to rectify these safety defects. Indeed, you have a legal obligation to make the installations safe as soon as reasonably possible.
With regards to the lighting, if you have a range of blown lamps (as well as electrical faults), it seems likely that nobody has been undertaking a proper bulk lamp replacement, cleaning and inspection program at regular intervals. A preventive maintenance cycle is key to efficiently managing any large portfolio of public lighting as both lumen depreciation (eg decay in light output) and lamp failure rates are non-linear. Both lamp lumen depreciation and lamp failure rates tend to accelerate in later life making it much more economical to get in first and change the lamps in bulk.
Council should probably seek quotes for a bulk lamp replacement program covering the full portfolio of lighting. However, you might first want to consider the overall condition, age and efficiency of the luminaires themselves. It is costly to send a large EWP to maintain lighting (particularly for sports fields). It may be best to just replace the luminaires with modern LEDs with smart controls if the current ones are particularly aged and/or in poor condition.
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