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Manhole noise again

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 14:32, Wednesday 27 January 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2504829.

The manhole cover is making the loud noise again. I feel in lockdown this should be fixed properly whilst this road is 'technically' less busy.

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  • 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 at a later date. 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

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    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 18:55, Thursday 28 January 2021

  • Still an issue please sort ASAP!

    Posted anonymously at 19:22, Monday 1 February 2021

  • This problem is becoming much worse and even noisier. The cover appears to be completely loose now because more of the surrounding tarmac has disappeared and because of its location on a busy main road it clatters loudly whenever nearly every vehicle drives over it.

    Posted anonymously at 10:23, Thursday 4 February 2021

  • The action scheduled for your report should now have been completed as detailed in your previous response. On some occasions it does take a little longer than scheduled. If you have any further queries on this, please either create a new report or contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 05:32, Friday 26 February 2021

  • This manhole cover was fixed a few weeks ago and was not making noise anymore. However, at 2am this morning, road maintenance workers started working on this. Instead of securing it, they have actually broken it It is now noisier than it was previously!!! This is wholly unacceptable.

    Posted anonymously at 08:12, Wednesday 3 March 2021

  • In a plot twist that none of us were expecting, this manhole cover was actually broken by maintenance workers at 2am (3/3/21). This had been fixed on the 11th Feb. It is now so loud and making it impossible to work and sleep. This needs to be addressed immediately, please.

    Posted anonymously at 08:46, Wednesday 3 March 2021

  • This is back again making more and more noise! We are expected to work from home by the government. I have clients commenting on the large bang with every car going over it. We can't get to sleep at night. Please can you fix properly. Maybe Mr Khan could reach out to Rishi Sunak and beg for some money! When are you going to do a proper fix Mr Khan

    Posted anonymously at 11:15, Wednesday 3 March 2021

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