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Very noisy loose manhole cover

Reported via mobile in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 19:30, Tue 2 May 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4510127.

Loose manhole cover opposite Holy Trinity Church between 81/83 and 79 Trinity Road, on the left side of the road going away from Tooting Bec towards Clapham Junction. This is the third time it will need fixing, in the last couple of years. When Trinity Road was resurfaced that stopped the problem for much longer. It started about 3 weeks ago and it has gotten worse quite quickly. It is also much louder. It needs a permanent fix, please! It is very difficult to sleep/work from home etc. The constant flow of traffic, means that there is no break from the noise.

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  • The noise may be coming from the grid next to the manhole outside 81/83 near to 79 Trinity Road. There is also a very loose manhole as you come out of the BP garage on Trinity Road. In fact the section from Holy Trinity Church all the way to Tooting Common is full of loose manhole covers. Particularly noisy ones are by Tooting Bec Station and at the edge of the Common. Please could permanent fixes occur at those manholes. Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 04:12, Thu 4 May 2023

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This will now be investigated by our team and we will aim to update on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency, we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 11:19, Fri 5 May 2023

  • 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 15:20, Wed 10 May 2023

  • Loose manhole cover - this hasn’t not been attended to yet. Nearly a month since reporting the issue. Please could this be permanently fixed as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 10:00, Tue 30 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, Thu 8 June 2023

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