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Rocking and noisy manhole

Reported via mobile in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 18:51, Tue 18 April 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4457770.

Hello, this manhole drives people nuts. It’s been so loud for the last week or two. Thusands of cars drive over it every day and it is very loud as some of cars are putting more pressure. It is just next to Southend Lane bus stop, Bromley Road. Please send someone to fix it asap as it makes life miserable. I have a video, if you are interested.

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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 07:07, Fri 21 April 2023

  • It looks, it's been repaired. Thank you very much! I appreciate a quick action.

    Posted anonymously at 08:51, Sat 22 April 2023

  • Hello, I know a team came in the night and they were drilling. They removed a temporary solution and now a manhole is bouncing again. I am not sure, if there will be another fix. But still the same- loud and banging every time a car is driving over it (most cars). :-(

    Posted anonymously at 08:40, Tue 25 April 2023

  • A manhole is the same- making lots of noise. Any updates and plans to fix it? Thanks.

    Posted anonymously at 09:20, Fri 12 May 2023

  • Hello, please act on it. Still not fixed properly. They put a tarmac around it but it didn’t help at all. It is the same loud or even worse! It is banging a lot, often cars are going one by one over it. Yesterday I was walking back home and a big lorry drove over it- the noise was unbearable.

    Posted anonymously at 19:49, Wed 17 May 2023

  • Hi! I’m afraid the problem continues, despite any remedial works undertaken. It no exaggeration to say that it sounds like a gun-shot whenever a vehicle rolls over it at any moderate speed. It is scary for pedestrians and residents, and surely can’t be good for the iron ware!!

    Posted anonymously at 18:23, Fri 19 May 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, Sat 20 May 2023

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