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Manhole rocking lid - Still not fixed

Reported via desktop in the Road surface category anonymously at 10:48, Wednesday 15 March 2023

Sent to Buckinghamshire Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4315600.

The manhole cover (which was new after Gigaclear has done some work) is loose and rocking. It is located on Nash Road outside 31A Nash Road. Every time a car drives over it, it rocks about and produces a loud noise from its up/down movement. It is potentially unsafe.

I have previously reported this issue on 20 February. I received an email from Simon Scullion <> on 21 February stating that "I have reported this chamber with a rocking lid to the utility company and they will action a response to this cover as soon as possible." The manhole cover was painted in green with the word "Remove" but the paint has now worn off. Nothing has been done to fix it. Can you please advise?


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  • This has been passed to the local area technician to investigate the enquiry/issue regarding a pothole/road surface.

    During winter months we receive a very high number of reports regarding potholes or a poor road surface, it's easy to assume that potholes are formed due to roads being poorly maintained but that is not usually the case. There are many factors that can cause potholes, particularly during the winter months when water seeps in through cracks in the road surface, collecting underneath and when the water freezes, it expands and forces up the road surface in through cracks in the road surface.

    Our priority is always the safety of road users, so in some cases during busy periods a permanent repair is not always possible immediately. However, temporary repairs are a way to ensure the area is safe until such times as we can return to make a permanent repair.

    Posted by Buckinghamshire Council at 10:48, Wednesday 15 March 2023

  • Hi The issue is still not yet fixed, and I no further update on action has been received since 15 March. The rocking lid seems to produce an increasing louder noise over time as vehicles drive pass it. The loud noise is very unpleasant and disrupting to the residents and the cover is potentially unsafe. Can you please provide an update on what action will be taken soon please? Thanks

    Posted anonymously at 09:58, Monday 27 March 2023

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