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Manhole cover loose

Reported via desktop in the Manhole category anonymously at 16:18, Thursday 4 February 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

Manhole cover loose and bangs every time vehicle runs over it

Council ref: ENQ21886456

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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 16:19, Thursday 4 February 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I can confirm that the gullies have recently been attended and confirmed to be clear. No issues with the gullies has been reported.
    During heavy rain the mains storm drains may become overwhelmed, Once the mains are full no further water can be drained away, and can sometimes cause water to surcharge back up the gully causing puddles to form around the gully or drain.
    Once it stops raining the storm main will slowly drain away meaning the current puddle will also drain away.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:11, Friday 5 February 2021

  • Apologies - You may receive a response to this that was meant to be regarding a drainage issue elsewhere! Please ignore this.

    Regarding this cover: The area is going to be programmed into our work schedule to re-bed. Thank you for your patience.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 15:14, Friday 5 February 2021

  • Manhole cover still loose and getting worse by the day, yesterday I saw a cyclist have a near miss when she rode over it and it tipped to one side pushing here into the the traffic, very dangerous and should be fixed ASAP!

    Posted anonymously at 05:21, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:40, Thursday 4 March 2021

  • Noisy noisy noisy

    Posted anonymously at 11:57, Friday 12 March 2021

  • Placing tarmac over manhole cover is not a satisfactory remedy as the cover still bounces and bangs every time a vehicle passes over it. Thames Water should be instructed to carry out a proper repair as soon as possible.

    Posted anonymously at 08:06, Tuesday 16 March 2021

  • Very disgusted with the council response. last friday 4 council employees came in two trucks and spread one bag of tarmac on top of manhole cover. within a few hours the tarmac spread all over the road and hardly any left on manhole cover. by monday it was back to noisy state. despite contacting the councillors for our area, nothing is being done. the issue was initially reported on 4th february. very disappointed. making a complain to local mp anneliese dodds soon.

    Posted anonymously at 22:45, Thursday 18 March 2021

  • What the hell, this is incredibly annoying, it bags really really loudly and makes a horrible noise, it makes me jump!

    Posted anonymously at 16:11, Friday 19 March 2021

  • Same tactics again today as per last Friday, someone came and yet spread another bit of tarmac over the manhole cover and driven off. This issue has been raised since 4th February, that is over 6 weeks ago and yet nothing properly done to resolve the actual problem. WHY? that is disgusting and so annoying, that tax payers funds are getting wasted like water. SHAME on local council and politicians..

    Posted anonymously at 19:16, Friday 19 March 2021

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:02, Friday 2 April 2021

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