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24 inch pothole

Reported in the Road and Pavement Issues category anonymously at 20:43, Saturday 12 January 2019

Sent to Bromley Council 1 minute later

A large part of the pavement has not been tarmacked where a tree had possibly been. On the 12/01/19 at 18:05 my right foot went into the deep hole twisting my right ankle causing me to fall. I have injured my left knee, right ankle, right elbow and left hand. I have a witness that I will contact if necessary to prove my accident. My right sleeve on my Berghaus coat has damage and a hole. My Timberland boots have deep marks. Please get this hole filled before anyone else, particularly anyone old hurts themselves. Then please advise me on how to claim for compensation. I will continue to take more photos of my injuries as I expect more bruising tomorrow.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: http://www.bromley.gov.uk/ fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 20:48, Saturday 12 January 2019

  • We have investigated this report and have made contact with the report originator to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 21:37, Monday 14 January 2019

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:48, Tuesday 15 January 2019

  • My injuries to my knee and ankle are still painful despite being prescribed strong anti inflammatory drugs. My ankle has swelling the size of half of a golf ball. I still have a sharp stabbing pain in my knee. Apparently I have internal bruising. I’m trying to keep active but my movement isn’t good.

    While your email response was quick, the pavement is exactly in the same state as it was 6 days ago with the exception of a plastic barrier around it. It’s a terrible situation that the council are spending huge amounts of money altering the West Wickham pool junction that really doesn’t need changing yet you won’t use the funds in better areas such as pavements.

    I have received your claim form. I won’t be returning it until I am better. My doctor has asked me to return if I have no improvement approximately 2 weeks from the accident.

    Posted anonymously at 12:14, Friday 18 January 2019

  • We are sorry that this work has not yet been completed. We are working with our Tree Team in an effort to resolve this issue.

    Posted anonymously at 14:56, Friday 25 January 2019

  • A month and a half later, the empty tree pit remains and two cones have become a permanent fixture on the street. Is there any danger of something happening here, preferably a new tree being planted. We all await with bated breath.

    Posted anonymously at 22:26, Thursday 28 March 2019

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