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Manhole cover on Burdett road is rocking

Reported via mobile in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 01:19, Friday 14 January 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3239389.

Hello, the manhole cover which sits towards the centre of the road across from Spice Hut makes a rocking or “clink-clonk” sound as cars go over it. It is marked as number 422 with red paint. Because it is a very busy road it goes on all through the night and the placement on the road makes it very hard for cars to avoid it. I have contacted the council but they said it is TFL territory. I would say it’s been going on about 6 months, I didn’t think it was fixable and have just been using ear plugs but after googling it I found out loose manhole covers can be an easy fix with rope/rubber so it would be much appreciated if you could try something like that to stop the clink clonk noise. Thanks in advance

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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 10:02, Friday 14 January 2022

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