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Drain below road surface

Reported via mobile in the Road Defect category by dan marsh at 19:46, Sunday 29 January 2023

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later

High street near street light 70H4 This drain is about 2 inches below the road surface, dangerous for cyclists. This needs a new drain cover and bringing to to the correct level.

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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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 19:46, Sunday 29 January 2023

  • We have investigated this report and believe no further action is required at this time. The issue may be below our investigatory levels or may no longer be present. If this problem persists, please provide further comments to the report.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:27, Monday 30 January 2023

  • It’s dangerous and sinking

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by dan marsh at 13:09, Monday 30 January 2023

  • LBB, this clearly needs immediate attention and works carried out.

    From the photo, it is evident that the drain is below the road surface. There are also extremely large cracks forming on both sides of the drain which appear to be heading in a circular outline as if it is forming a sinkhole.

    Please also bear in mind this road is the only one that provides access for police vehicles in / out of the only operational police station in the borough. If a large sinkhole were to make the road unusable then LBB's residents and businesses would extremely suffer having to wait for officers to respond to calls from Croydon instead of Bromley.

    If this road was to collapse and people were to be killed or seriously injuried, I would imagine that LBB will be facing very large law suits and very damaging public enquiries considering this has been reported to LBB and closed as NFA.

    LBB has a statutory duty under The Highways Act to maintain and keep the roads safe for it's residents and on this occasion and quite frankly across most of the borough LBB is currently failing as the roads are falling to pieces across the borough and when it is reported to LBB it seems like potluck whether they will bother to fix it or not.

    Please remember that people live and work in LBB and have a right to be and feel safe whilst they do so. They also have a right to drive on LBB's roads and not have their vehicles damaged / become involved in RTCs due to the roads being in such a poor state.

    Posted anonymously at 15:26, Wednesday 1 February 2023

  • 4182988

    Posted by dan marsh at 09:19, Monday 6 February 2023

  • This issue is still outstanding. Please chase up your contractors.

    Posted anonymously at 21:25, Monday 6 February 2023

  • Thank you for your update. This has been passed to our Minor Works Safety team to investigate further.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:45, Tuesday 14 February 2023

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 20:21, Sunday 26 February 2023

  • Nothing done! Grill needs replacing and resurfacing

    Posted by Dan Watson-marsh at 20:46, Sunday

  • Nothing done! Grill needs replacing and resurfacing

    Posted by Dan Watson-marsh at 11:27, Monday
    Still open, via questionnaire

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