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Reoccuring pothold poorly repaired is causing house vibrations to approximately 6 properties when bus wheel hits pothole and there are approximtely 840 busses per week

Reported in the Potholes category by Lucia Braithwaite at 21:01, Sun 16 July 2017

Sent to Hillingdon Borough Council 4 minutes later

This pothole has been repaired by the council recently and has opened up again. Visually it doesn't look that severe, but those living near are affected by house vibrations, windows not closing properly, cracks in walls due to over 800 busses and other heavy traffic passing every week and hitting the pothole with their heavy wheels. This road is too narrow for such heavy vehicle using it constantly and the council has ignored emails, letters, and continual phone calls. All emails were conveniently passed on to London Transport who answered each one and stressed that they have been given permission for busses to use this route by the council, so its the council responsibility to put roads in order. Exact location is outside 114 Grosvenor Crescent Hillingdon UB109EX. Many thanks Lucia Braithwaite

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  • Thank you Lucia, I have emailed officers requesting this to be repaired asap.

    If I can assist you in any further matters please email me: wbridges@hillingdon.gov.uk

    Posted by Cllr. Wayne Bridges at 21:23, Sun 16 July 2017

  • This has been incredibly effective and I thank you for it. The pothole was first addressed quite some time back after months and months of phone calls and letters and visits to the council. Not long after the first repair it started cracking again. The impact on properties is horrendous as we have over 840 busses per week passing, and if there are cars parked on either side of the road every bus and heavy vehicle hits the pothole causing house vibrations and damage to properties. I and other neighbours don't think the road is wide enough and able to accommodate such large heavy vehicles. At this stage pothole has been repaired, but due to the heavy constant traffic rads still shake, sealant in windows is getting constantly repaired, and cracks are appearing in walls. Neighbours have complained that windows don't close as they should though are reasonably new. London Transport at least answered all my letters which the council conveniently passed on to them, but as they explained, they were given permission by the council to use the route. Thank you again for your update. L.B.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Lucia Braithwaite at 21:51, Sun 13 August 2017

  • I have no idea why the pothole repairs do not last. This particular one outside 114 Grosvenor crescent has had repairs twice and is starting to open up again. This does not look dangerous, but the problem is when a car is parked outside 114 Grosvenor crescent where there's a bus stop and of course 137 directly opposite is always parked outside their house as they don't have a drive, the busses passing hit the pothole with their heavy wheels causing house vibrations. I am unwell and need to rest during the day as have mobility problems (2 knee surgeries and soon to have hip surgery) but if I lay in my bedroom the bed shakes and the floor vibrates and with over 840 busses passing this in time is damaging to my property and others around me. I am sick and tired of replastering, and no longer intend to, but would like this addressed with a visit from the appropriate authorities so that they can see for themselves and asses the damage. Hillingdon council have ignored my emails, and passed them on to London for transport who have answered all correspondence but say that the council have given them permission to use this street. Even the staff at the council have mentioned when I have phoned them, that Grosvenor Crescent is residential and should not have such heavy vehicles using this narrow road. I was here before the busses and chose my location carefully prior to purchase as I had a small child. Now in retirement i want to enjoy my home, but unfortunately its only on Sundays with no busses passing that you see the difference. This is now a nightmare. Perhaps resurface the road between Denecroft and Woodcroft as its this stretch where the busses are hurtling along at high speeds. Lucia Braithwaite

    State changed to: Open

    Posted by Lucia Braithwaite at 10:50, Wed 20 December 2017

  • Neighbour has pointed out to me a couple of days ago that there is also a pothole opening up again opposite her house which is 133 Grosvenor Crescent. 137 is directly opposite 114 so pothole outside 133 is visible from my bedroom window. (both had been repaired quite recently but have opened up again) As suggested in previous email, perhaps resurface the road in Grosvenor between Denecroft and Woodcroft as road resurfacing has been done with good results in all surrounding streets, Sutton court Rd, Burleigh Rd., Ryefield,Ave., Windsor Ave., and Granville Rd., Busses enter Grosvenor Crescent from Windsor Avenue and by the time they get to the stretch between Denecroft and Woodcroft, they are in full speed causing house vibrations due to wheels hitting the potholes. Then they slow down to enter Leybourne Rd, Constant house vibrations cause damage to property with cracking in walls, windows not closing properly and other issues, this is serious, and should be addressed.

    Posted by Lucia Braithwaite at 12:28, Tuesday 2 January 2018

  • Hello, thank you for the recent pothole repairs (the one outside 114 repaired 3rd time in around 12 months) and one opposite 110. Unfortunately outside 114 is opening up again and as before when the bus wheels hit the pothole it causes house vibrations to 114, 116, 137 (directly opposite 114) and 139. The repair outside house number 110 is not affected. The one directly outside 114 keeps cracking and sinking and considering it has been repaired so often is concerning. Surrounding streets have had roads tarmacked and they look absolutely stunning. Perhaps Grosvenor Crescent (especially stretch between Denecroft and Woodcroft) could be addressed as it has busses passing between 9 a.m. - 4.45pm mon - sat, 10 busses per hour. Tarmacking may solve the problems. After recent repair of pothole directly outside 114, I was absolutely elated, and told everyone there is no reason for me to go on the market, as I have lived here since 1986/7 and now its back again, the house vibrations felt especially upper front bedroom, lounge underneath and hallway. Houses are too close to the road, busses are much too heavy to use that route, speed much too high, and our properties are badly affected. Please give this some consideration, due to the fact that every repair outside 114 has not lasted a month. Regards Lucia Braithwaite

    Posted by Lucia Braithwaite at 11:10, Wednesday 28 February 2018

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