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Unsafe manhole a few yards past layby

Reported via desktop in the Manhole category by Christopher Ralph Neal at 19:23, Friday 2 July 2021

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

2 adjacent sets of manholes marked vodaphone. Bix to Nettlebed carriageway. On the set nearer to centre of road the concrete support for the cover is failing and causing the lid to tilt noisily and at risk of collapse. Suggest urgent safety inspection. One of this group had been repaired within the last 12 months or so. Whether the repair has failed of it is a fresh failure I do not know.

Council ref: ENQ21899544

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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 19:24, Friday 2 July 2021

  • This has become much worse. Suggest that it is inspected ASAP. Thank you

    Posted anonymously at 19:23, Monday 12 July 2021

  • I suggest that someone investigate this with the utmost urgency: it seems to get worse every day and if it fails it could cause major damage to a vehicle travelling over it. There could be a serious accident here in the next few days.

    Posted anonymously at 23:03, Tuesday 13 July 2021

  • Thank you for your report. I have been informed these were fixed. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 16:49, Tuesday 31 August 2021

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