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New Road - Manhole cover in middle of road - on approach to roundabout

Reported in the Road surface category anonymously at 16:40, Wed 4 September 2019

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Please can this cover be inspected - the surrounding concrete is breaking up and causes the lid to bang when vehicles drive over it - this is very annoying for residents who are kept awake through the night. Please inspect and repair Thank you,

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    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 16:45, Wed 4 September 2019

  • Thank you for your report.
    We have inspected the defect in line with our Highway Safety Inspection Policy, and the defect does not currently meet the criteria for immediate intervention. This enquiry is now closed, but details of the defect will remain on our system and will continue to be inspected in line with our policy. Further updates will not be given on this enquiry.
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:23, Wed 18 September 2019

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:23, Wed 18 September 2019

  • Would you please urgently reconsider your decision not to secure the lose metal manhole cover along this busy stretch of road as the banging is getting progressively worse when cars & lorries drive over it. As residents we are entitled to a decent nights sleep! Thank you.

    Posted anonymously at 19:54, Wed 23 October 2019

  • I live in Little Park and we are woken up by the sound of traffic driving over this cover. It is definitely getting worse and is really annoying as just about every car hits it. It may not be unsafe as yet, but for all the surrounding residents it is not acceptable.

    Posted anonymously at 08:13, Fri 25 October 2019

  • Could you please provide an update as to when the manhole cover is scheduled to be securely fixed to stop the banging. It was first reported to you on 4th September,2019.

    Posted anonymously at 21:11, Fri 8 November 2019

  • Are you sure the Highways Agency is inspecting the correct metal manhole cover?? If they would stand on the pavement outside 'Risborough Tyres' on this busy stretch of road for a short while, it would soon become obvious that the metal cover is banging loudly because it is lose ( not necessarily because of the concrete breaking up ) Pls. take some action !

    Posted anonymously at 19:41, Tue 19 November 2019

  • This needs to be addressed ASAP. When it is driven over the whole manhole sinks this includes the metal surround that the covers fit in. This is not just a noisy cover it is the complete unit sinking then springing back.

    Posted anonymously at 13:39, Thu 21 November 2019

  • Can you urgently provide an update as to when the manhole cover issue will be dealt with. This is worsening day by day and passed the point of annoyance !!!

    Posted anonymously at 18:08, Thu 5 December 2019

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire Council at 17:00, Tuesday 7 January 2020

  • With reference to yet another phone call to your Highways Agency Dept. some days ago to escalate the resolution of our complaint, would you pls. now have the courtesy to provide us with a date as to when you will secure the manhole cover. I would like a response by return as the situation is now unbearable!

    Posted anonymously at 19:49, Friday 17 January 2020

  • We have contacted you separately regarding this, and this enquiry is now closed.
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 11:32, Friday 31 January 2020

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