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Unsecured manhole cover

Reported in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 11:41, Tuesday 10 March 2020

Sent to TfL 4 minutes later. TfL ref: FMS2052224.

There is an unsecured manhole cover on Upper Richmond Road. The manhole is located next to a pedestrian island just outside 256 Upper Richmond Road, just outside Ellie Hair & Beauty and Putney Arts Theatre - see photos. As vehicles drive over the cover - which is constant given the busyness of the road - it makes a VERY loud clanging noise.

My flat is situated just opposite this cover and so as a resident this causes a great deal of disruption, especially at nighttime when trying to sleep.

Also, stepping on the cover makes it wobble and it’s possible a pedestrian could lose their balance, particularly if it happened to be raining.

If the cover could be properly secured it would be a huge help for both the safety of residents as well as ensuring the road is not too loud at night.

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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 11:59, Tuesday 10 March 2020

  • Your report has been investigated and we have reported this to our contractors. If this confirmed as a safety issue it will be made safe within two hours. If owned by us we will carry out a permanent repair. If owned by others this will be passed to them for a permanent repair. Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. 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 09:51, Tuesday 24 March 2020

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