Unstable pothole cover on main road opp Moreton Lane.
Reported in the Road surface category by Colin Stone at 12:28, Mon 14 May 2018
Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later
Following recent laying of cable via this pothole by BT/Open Reach engineers, their metal cover has become loose and unstable causing terrible constant noise day and night.
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Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 12:30, Mon 14 May 2018
My earlier report should have read 'manhole' NOT pothole - oops!
Posted by Colin Stone at 12:41, Mon 14 May 2018
Since posting my original report on May 14, I have received no response and the unstable manhole cover has become worse. It is now dangerous to cyclists and the constant noise every time a vehicle passes over has got even louder - Day and Night. it is unbearable!! Please respond>
Posted by Colin Stone at 10:41, Tue 22 May 2018
Still a problem very noise
Posted anonymously at 11:05, Tue 29 May 2018
So here we are, now over 2 weeks since my original report and still no response from BCC. The noise and danger to cyclists has become worse, especially over the Bank Holiday weekend when I was awoken in the early hours by a loud double banging sounding like someone knocking on my front door! It really is that bad! PLEASE RESPOND.
Posted by Colin Stone at 12:16, Tue 29 May 2018
It is now THREE WEEKS since my report and still no response from Bucks County Council! What is going on?
Posted by Colin Stone at 12:25, Mon 4 June 2018
Since the problem has not been fixed and BCC have not even been in touch, my experience is very bad!
Posted by Colin Stone at 13:05, Mon 11 June 2018
Still open, via questionnaire
THIS IS NOT A POT HOLE ISSUE! 5 weeks in and BCC have still not responded to the original report. The double man hole cover shown on the map is seriously unstable, very loose, is a danger to cyclists and EXTREMELY NOISY day and night. Can something be done before the noise drives us all completely mad?
Posted by Colin Stone at 13:15, Mon 11 June 2018
Still open, via questionnaire, 10:25, Tue 10 July 2018
This still hasnt been dealt with. It is a BT manhole cover. I have asked BT to lift and turn the manhole cover 180 degrees and they cannot do this without an order. Please ask BT. Please.
Posted anonymously at 11:06, Wed 11 July 2018
BCC Transport for Bucks have told me that "the cover will be attended to as part of our works" but the road works in Bishopstone have now finished! Open Reach tell me that their 'second line team' have been briefed to carry out repairs on August 15 and the contractors are 'Carline Telent'. Neither BCC or Open Reach had any knowledge of the various reports on the FixMyStreet web site! HELP!!
Posted by Colin Stone at 17:03, Tue 7 August 2018
Still open, via questionnaire
Still open, via questionnaire, 11:06, Mon 10 September 2018
It is quite unbelievable that BCC - TfB have done absolutely nothing since May and as a result, the loose and dangerous manhole cover in Bishopstone has become even more of a hazard and the noise is unbearable! In view of this lack of support, I shall be cancelling my Council Tax monthly payments until some action is taken. Colin Stone
Posted by Colin Stone at 11:29, Mon 10 September 2018
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