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24 hour manhole cover loose dangerous / loud smashing noises

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 10:09, Fri 7 January 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3222305.

There is currently an extremely loud smashing manhole cover on the pedestrian crossing at this location. The manhole cover has a large gap down one side which for a motorcycle / cyclist or pedestrian using the crossing would trap a wheel or foot and likely cause a dangerous accident on the busy highway. in addistion to this the noise can be heard streets away as the manhole cover smashing and is bouncing out of its setting by vehicles passing over 24 hours a day. This part of the highway between wappimg lane and garnet street has continuing ongoing persistant issues with numerous manhole covers - this is both dangerous nad a threat to the publics mental health. As one issue is investigated another occurs making the issue constant and ongoing/ Isit not time for TFL to review this throughly and repsonded to the whole problem of manhole covers on this part of the highway rather than wait for the public to make individual constant complaints - It is now time to make a permanent solution to this? The issue will again be raised with the Mayor Tower Hamlets / Local councillers and Ward Panels as the ongoing threat to safety and mental health of the local community needs to come to an end as a result of issues aloong this part of the Highway

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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 15:11, Fri 7 January 2022

  • The broken manhole needs to be fixed. The sound is non-stopping and annoying. There is a big hole between the cover and the road which makes it hazardous for cars and pedestrians.

    Posted anonymously at 12:40, Sun 9 January 2022

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    Non stop smashing noise cannot sleep and mentally drained i have reported this for the last 6months to both tfl and towerhamlets Council and police have been involved as my mentally health has been unstable due to lack of sleep specifically from this noise.

    Posted anonymously at 01:43, Mon 10 January 2022

  • Huge hole between manhole and road!! Safety hazard

    Posted anonymously at 21:02, Mon 10 January 2022

  • Big hole next to manhole.

    Posted anonymously at 22:07, Mon 10 January 2022

  • 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, Sat 5 February 2022

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