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A Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) problem has been found

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 14:48, Tuesday 12 October 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3058008.

On 3rd October a member of public reported a noisy manhole in bus lane on A10 outside of Princess May Primary School. This manhole cover is loose in it's slot meaning that everytime a bus drives over it, it makes a sound like a gunshot. As I live just right next to this manhole cover you can imagine that this is very annoying as I am woken up by it very early in the morning and prevented from sleeping very late at night!

I'm sure you receive a lot of emails of a similar nature but I would really appreciate it if the problem could be looked into as the solution should be very simple (it would save me from going and sorting it myself which I'm sure you'd rather I didn't do!).

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  • 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 13:31, Wednesday 13 October 2021

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