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Resurfacing damaged water meter cover

Reported via desktop in the Pavements category by Cllr Eric de la Harpe at 19:03, Wednesday 24 February 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

A resident reported this to me but I took the photos:

"Ref: Footway Slurry Surfacing – Shepherd Gardens OX14 5PR I’m sure by now that you are aware of the entirely unsatisfactory slurry surfacing of Shepherd Gardens. I would like to add my own comments to those of others. · The first attempt occurred on the 6 & 7 February when the temperature was below 0°C, the minimum temperature for slurry work is 10°C. · The preparation work did not remove vegetation from the pavement surface, only from the edges. · The new surface was extremely uneven, did not cover the pavement edges and due to the low temperature the slurry remained soft. · The County Council attempted to correct the bad workmanship on 14 & 15 February when a second layer of slurry was applied at a temperature of 9°C. · Unfortunately this only exacerbated the poor workmanship: the surface remains extremely uneven, in some instances water meter casings have been damaged, several water meter inspection lids are now in hollows below the pavement surface and the surface itself is already showing signs of cracking. · The warning cones and tapes were removed early on Tuesday 16 February to indicate that vehicles could drive on the new surface. This was irresponsible of the contractors as the new surface was still soft. I am particularly annoyed that this led to a vehicle driving onto the new surface outside my house and leaving deep gouges on the new surface. · I have recorded “Poor” on the OCC Highways Maintenance questionnaire and reported the above-mentioned points to OCC Highways Maintenance by telephone on 17 February."

Council ref: ENQ21888553

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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 19:04, Wednesday 24 February 2021

  • This report has been closed. However the issue was passed to the relevant team for remedial works.

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 15:48, Wednesday 17 March 2021

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