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Dangerous pavement defect - Whitechapel Rd E1 1DB

Reported in the Pavement Defect (uneven surface / cracked paving slab) category anonymously at 09:37, Thursday 30 April 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2101191.

There are small holes in the pavement. Underneath the pavement is some old glass, which is above the front of our basement.

The glass has crumbled through, and the holes are becoming larger. Slabs have been laid down in the past (not by us). These have now come off (some still remain). Under the slabs, the holes are forming in the concrete. One such hole has reached a size of six inches in the past, and TFL have filled it a few times.

This section of pavement needs fixing once and for all. We are fearful of someone falling 10 feet down into the basement, and there is now water ingress form ate least 3 sites below this section of pavement into our basement.

Please see to this urgently!!

Location: 253 Whitechapel Rd, Shadwell, London E1 1DB, UK

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  • Your report has been investigated and we were not able to find any defects or issues at this location. This could be because the issue has already been resolved. However if the issue remains, please can you either resubmit your report with some more information and a photo or you can contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234 or by using this web form https://tfl.gov.uk/ help-and-contact/ contact-us-about-streets-and-other-road-issues

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by TfL at 17:14, Friday 1 May 2020

  • We have now noticed that the pavement is moving up and down as we step on it.

    THE IRONWORK SUPPOTING THE PAVEMENT FROM UNDERNEATH IS WEAK AND OLD!!

    SOMEONE MAY FALL THOROUGH AND BREAK THEIR LEGS!1

    WE ARE AN SEESNTIAL SERVICE AND OPEN. MANY PEOPLE ARE WALKINGACCROSS THIS PAVEMENT TO ENTER OUR SHOP EACH DAY.

    This defect has not been investigated properly.

    I was in the premises working at the time. Why did the investigating officer not come and speak to me?

    Please revisit during bunsiness hours (Mon - Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9-5:30. Friday 9th May Bank Holiday 9am to 9pm.

    Please speak to Purav Patel or Charlie Singh

    Posted anonymously at 13:49, Thursday 7 May 2020

  • Since the last post on 07/05/20 the problem has worsened, there are now sections of broken glass also in the building basement there are two petal prongs sticking out from the wall directly underneath . As yet no one has contacted us either by calling or email. I would appreciate somebody coming and seeing the problem with us.

    Posted anonymously at 16:45, Thursday 21 May 2020

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