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Extremely loud manhole cover

Reported via mobile in the Manhole Cover - Damaged (rocking or noisy) category anonymously at 08:26, Monday 23 October 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS5126226.

The manhole cover outside 51 Harleyford Rd SE11 5AX is now making an unbearable, extremely LOUD noise. Workmen made the problem worse last week while attempting to fix it and now the noise is unacceptable. Its so loud that the residents cannot sleep during the night which causes anxiety and stress. PLEASE fix the cover permanantly as the one outside 49 was fixed previously ASAP. It is causing too much distress.

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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 13:10, Monday 23 October 2023

  • The noise from the manhole cover outside 51 Harleyford Rd SE11 has escalated and is unbearable, it is affecting my mental health. It is definitely the responsibility of TFL and this has been confirmed in the past through emails, hence the previous failed attempt by TFL to fix it last week. The noise is unacceptable and my MP has been contacted. Please resolve this problem as urgent.

    Posted anonymously at 21:56, Wednesday 25 October 2023

  • Roadworks starting at 2330hrs - just after residents have gone to bed, woken up by the flashing lights on the maintenance truck which is just sitting there before the other nosier vehicles arrive. This is the third time in the last two weeks that work has commenced at this hour with no warning from TFL to the local residents

    Posted anonymously at 23:48, Wednesday 15 November 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 21 November 2023

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