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Loose manhole cover again TFL reference 14873354

Reported via mobile in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 18:47, Thu 19 November 2020

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2396386.

With regards to email from TFL below, from Andrew Clapham, it is with great frustration that I’m having to report to you that the manhole cover has lasted about 7 months as it has come loose, again. This after the second time repairing in 18 months...

Can this be sorted as a matter of urgency and for all the reasons highlighted previous times (hazardous for road users, immense noise and nuisance this causes to surrounding residents etc.) We urge for repairs this time to not take months before it’s done, which it shouldn’t as TFL now knows exactly who should fix it and where it is. And we also urge that the repair is done in such way that it will last longer before it become loose again.

Awaiting a speedy repair. ————— Ref: 14873354

30 March 2020

Dear Ms Lay

Thank you for your letter and email of 11 March and 18 March, respectively, about the rattling manhole cover on Old Kent Road.

I appreciate the time you've taken to contact us.

I’m sorry for the delay in replying to your correspondence and for the time it has taken to repair the manhole cover. We appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

I’m pleased to confirm we repaired the manhole cover on 25 March.

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  • Your report has been investigated by our team and this is not owned by Transport for London which means that we are not able to resolve the issue. We have contacted the owner to ask them to make the repairs. Should you need anything else or have any questions please contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: not TfL’s responsibility

    Posted by TfL at 11:15, Fri 20 November 2020

  • Hi,

    Could you please provide details of who is responsible for this manhole as previously it took 18 months for this to be repaired and all correspondence was via TFL, which isn’t helpful in trying to get this resolved in a more solid way as TFL keeps on saying it’s not owned by them, neither is it Southwark Council, Thames Water and and of the large energy companies as this has already been established during the time it took to repair the manhole cover twice before. As local residents we should be able to have this information as per the Freedom of Information Act.

    Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 17:35, Tue 24 November 2020

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