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Drain cover is clasping

Reported in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 10:25, Mon 16 December 2019

Sent to TfL 5 minutes later. TfL ref: FMS1890260.

The drain cover is clasping causing a danger to cyclist and also causing massive vibrations to neighbouring buildings when the buses drive past. The buses are literarily taking off on one side, which also can’t be good for the suspension either.

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  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team and we will update on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 17:04, Mon 16 December 2019

  • So they came a fixed the drains, thank you. However, they only repaired two and there are three drains. By not fixing the 3rd drain the issue will return again.

    Please arrange to fix third drain before the other two collapse again.

    Posted anonymously at 16:37, Wed 18 December 2019

  • Whatever work was done on one or two of the drains at the junction between Camberwell New Road and Vassall Road has not fixed the wider drainage issue of water not draining away after any light or heavy rainfall by the bus stop on Camberwell New Road northbound. This is causing flooding making conditions dangerous for traffic, cyclists and pedestrians. Something is causing a blockage to the drain either because of a collapse or something else. The flooding is nothing new and has been ongoing for at least 6 months.

    Posted anonymously at 12:53, Sun 22 December 2019

  • Unfortunately we have not been able to fix this within the timescale that we originally told you. This is in progress and we hope to have it fixed soon. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact customer services on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 06:46, Thursday 30 January 2020

  • So the repair has already failed. Two people came to repair it, I told them the problem and they still didn't fix it and it has failed after 3 days of the repair! This is such a waste of time and a lot money.

    Posted anonymously at 13:54, Sunday 9 February 2020

  • This is now not safe! I've already seen a cyclist wobbling to avoid the hole and nearly hitting a car. It's only a matter of time until someone is seriously hurt.

    Posted anonymously at 11:10, Tuesday 11 February 2020

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