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Manhole with cover removed at side of road - would be fatal if someone fell into it

Reported anonymously at 21:18, Sunday 24 March 2019

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council and Vale of White Horse District Council 2 minutes later

The manhole which has had the cover removed is on the verge at the side of the road (south side) on the route of the footpath that goes from one side of the road to the other. In the dark it would be invisible as there is no street lighting.

Council ref: ENQ19829978

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 21:20, Sunday 24 March 2019

  • Thank you for your report. We have inspected the location and was unable to locate this defect on this occasion. Can you possibly advise us of any landmarks that could help locate this manhole?

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 14:24, Tuesday 9 April 2019

  • The manhole is exactly as shown on the map. If following the footpath from one side of the road to the other you cannot miss it. It is about 3m from the side of the road on the left hand side when travelling towards Swindon. It is still uncovered - and it is still dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 20:20, Tuesday 9 April 2019

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