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Massive pothole, incredibly dangerous.

Reported in the Road defect category anonymously at 20:15, Thu 28 December 2017

Sent to Bromley Council 4 minutes later

I was riding my solo motorcycle home, Christmas Eve at approx 2230hrs, bearing in mind it is an unlit Road, at approximately 40mph when I struck this pothole. I was incredibly lucky to stay on my bike. The force of the impact forced my pannier (hard built-in luggage compartment) to pop open as I went along the road. I am concerned it may have weakened the latch/lock on the pannier lid. I note that on my ride home today the pot hole is still there, unprotected and no attempt at a temporary fix. I hope that the apparent lack of action does not result in a life threatening or life changing injury to anybody. I spoke to someone when I stopped to take the photograph today and he said it has been ongoing for quite some time. I would like to think that the local authority would not leave such a sizeable pothole without any apparent consideration for the safety of road users.

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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 20:25, Thu 28 December 2017

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:09, Fri 29 December 2017

  • The temporary fill put in place has already, rather unsurprisingly, disintegrated. This hole is dangerous and requires an urgent permanent repair. Throwing some bitmac down it will not suffice. If there are any injuries caused by this defect I am willing to provide witness statements to the involved party.

    Posted anonymously at 14:29, Wednesday 3 January 2018

  • 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 15:30, Thursday 4 January 2018

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:46, Friday 26 January 2018

  • Temp fix was deployed but this has since broken up again.

    Posted anonymously at 19:46, Friday 26 January 2018

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 21:49, Monday 29 January 2018

  • 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 21:27, Tuesday 30 January 2018

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