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Man hole cover on Rushey Green is damaged, rocking and very noisy

Reported via mobile in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 10:52, Saturday 7 January 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4097485.

The man hole lid in the bus lane outside Eric Lindsay Music shop on Rushey Green is very damaged, and is being supported by large rocks.

Whenever a bus goes over it (every 30 seconds) it makes a noise like a gun shot and this continues all day long (night bus route).

The noise can be heard as far away as Bradgate Road and Felday Road.

This is very damaged and needs replacing.

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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 08:59, Monday 9 January 2023

  • Hello -- the area around the cover appears to be filled in now somewhat, though the cover itself is still making a loud noise when busses go over it, and the area still looks severely damaged.

    Please can you update as to weather this is being replaced, or if the work that has been done is all that will be done? Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 10:25, Wednesday 11 January 2023

  • It looks as if this has been filled in around the drain but has now been eroded again. And the drain is still making a lot of banging sounds when driven over.

    Posted anonymously at 11:29, Wednesday 11 January 2023

  • The noise is getting LOUDER, and I cannot have my windows open because the sound scares the life out of my dog, and I also cannot SLEEP as night busses travel over the grate every 15 seconds!

    Please replace the damaged cover as a matter of urgency, this is a community nightmare now.

    Posted anonymously at 10:14, Wednesday 18 January 2023

  • This manhole cover needs fixing asap, it had a temp repair which has not worked.

    Posted anonymously at 10:36, Wednesday 18 January 2023

  • 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, Tuesday 7 February 2023

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