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Loose man hole covers outside Aldi Bicester Road

Reported in the Pothole category anonymously at 22:43, Thu 17 October 2019

Received by Buckinghamshire County Council moments later

There are several loose man hole covers that bang loudly everytime a car drives over them....making it difficult to sleep due to the noise. This is an ongoing issue that only ever gets rectified for the short term ie only for several months before it needs to be reported again. Outside lane / middle lane of the Bicester Road going towards Broadfields.

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    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 22:45, Thu 17 October 2019

  • Thank you for your report.

    This has been added to our programme of works. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be carried out, we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.

    Please be assured this is on our list of works to be carried out, we will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of our Highways Inspection Policy which can be accessed via the link below;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 11:26, Tue 22 October 2019

  • Please can I have an update on this as when cars drive over the man hole cover it bangs so loudly it makes it impossible to sleep....so much so I have had to invest in earplugs. Also I am very concerned that it might cause a serious accident. I have reported this several times over the last few years and it only ever seems to stay fixed for a few months at a time before I have to report it again. Why cant this just he fixed properly?

    Posted anonymously at 13:07, Thu 26 December 2019

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by Buckinghamshire County Council at 14:14, Tuesday 7 January 2020

  • State changed to: Open

    Updated by Buckinghamshire County Council at 14:16, Tuesday 7 January 2020

  • This problem is getting worse and worse. The noise that is being generated is totally and utterly unacceptable. This is a residential area and residents cannot sleep or rest in their own homes because of the sheer level of noise this is generating. The area around the manhole cover is sunken so much the cover is actually moving up and down when a vehicle drives over it and it is going to cause a serious accident unless this gets sorted out asap. This is the third time in recent years that this had been reported and I am at a loss as to why this cant be fixed properly? If the manhole cover is not needed why not just tarmac over it?

    Posted anonymously at 14:59, Sunday 19 January 2020

  • Thank you for your report.

    This has been added to our programme of works. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with a timescale for this work to be carried out, we work on a priority based risk matrix in line with our Highway Inspection Policy and therefore programme times can change due to priority based working.

    Please be assured this is on our list of works to be carried out, we will continue to monitor all defects to ensure the safety of our residents as part of our Highways Inspection Policy which can be accessed via the link below;
    www.buckscc.gov.uk/highwaysinspectionpolicy
    Regards
    Transport for Buckinghamshire

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Buckinghamshire County Council at 12:49, Wednesday 29 January 2020

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