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Loose Drain or Manhole Cover

Reported via desktop in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 14:41, Wed 10 May 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4537690.

Drain or man hole cover dangerously loose. Can hear cars driving over it making a loud banging, clanging noise and suspect it may become dislodged and cause damage or an accident.

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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 19:13, Thu 11 May 2023

  • Hello, the manhole cover is constantly being driven over with a loud clanging noise day and night. Not only is this dangerous and seeing car swerve to avoid it, it is loud and disturbing.

    When will this be investigated?


    Posted anonymously at 19:32, Tue 16 May 2023

  • I have made a video of the noise the drain makes at 23.00 and throughout the night. Unfortunately am unable to upload the clip. If this was a neighbour making this noise at night, it would be deemed as a nuisance and unacceptable. This has been an issue before and was fixed very quickly. It seems these days nothing gets done.

    Please report back with information about the apparent investigation, not…..

    Posted anonymously at 23:19, Wed 31 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, Fri 9 June 2023

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