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Noisy manhole cover

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 16:54, Fri 14 May 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2726494.

Every time a car goes by, the manhole makes such a loud clanging noise. This happens every few seconds but is hard to predict when it will happen - as a result, I am starting to feel anxious and cannot sleep at night. At first, it did not make that noise. Slowly but surely it started getting louder in the last 2 months. Right now it is the loudest it has ever been. I think the concrete around the manhole cover is starting to wear away, which means it is not holding it in place properly

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  • Hi I understand that people don't want to where masks in public transport but I am in 259 more than half don't where mask I take the bus from seven sister to Edmondon at 18:52 .

    Posted anonymously at 18:55, Sun 30 May 2021

  • Hi, I want to say that everything the original reporter said is entirely true. The manhole cover is making a very loud noise pretty much non-stop, and while this might sound trivial, I can assure you it's far from trivial to the people who live nearby. I can agree with the original reporter's statement about the effect of this endless, unendurable noise. It's making a serious negative impact on our quality of life, and I would say that it is now a genuine health and safety issue, which really should be dealt with as a matter of urgency. Given that that's the case, I'm very concerned that the original report has now been outstanding for over two weeks. Please, please do everything you can to get this problem solved. I am not exaggerating when I say this is about protecting the mental health of everyone in earshot of this.

    Posted anonymously at 16:16, Tue 1 June 2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This has been investigated and we have now referred it to our contractors. If it is confirmed as a safety issue it will be made safe within two hours. If the manhole cover is owned by us, we will carry out a permanent repair at a later date. If it is owned by another company this will be passed to them for a permanent repair. Should you need anything else or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    Please also be aware that, all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, the fault will be fixed within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 23:07, Tue 1 June 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, Wed 30 June 2021

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.