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Manhole cover loose. Can't get any sleep ,the road is busy and this noise is unacceptable. Not a big deal on the greater scheme of things but it's a big deal for me

Reported in the Roads/highways category by Barry Cook at 16:06, Fri 26 January 2018

Sent to Essex County Council 4 minutes later

The cover is at junction of Cloes lane and Flatford drive in the road. This is a very busy road and traffic is constant day or night. The manhole cover is rocking on it's seating and peace is impossible as it sounds like a gunshot every time a vehicle passes over. I cannot sleep at night due to the noise, if not remedied this will eventually cause the road surface to collapse and cost more time and money to fix. As I have stated it's only a small matter but it's a major problem for me on a personal level,I hope you will take a look at the problem soon. Many thanks

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  • Not fixed yet and it's getting worse, The constant clattering is depriving the whole household of sleep , keep going to answer the front door thinking it's the door knocker. Trying to watch Tv is pointless due to the noise. When the cover finally fails and causes an accident I will be sure to tell the newspapers. And if it isn't fixed soon it will cost more time and money than a simple inspection and re seating.

    Posted by Barry Cook at 18:11, Fri 23 February 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • No result yet,according to the ECC website it is due for an inspection, take this with a pinch of salt as further down the road a large puddle and potholes is marked as due for inspection, no action needed or has been fixed depending on which marker you click on.

    Posted by Barry Cook at 19:22, Fri 23 March 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still not fixed, I could maybe understand it if they were busy fixing potholes but sadly they get bigger by the day.

    Posted by Barry Cook at 19:35, Fri 20 April 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:24, Fri 18 May 2018

  • Poor reaction. No one interested.

    Posted by Barry Cook at 14:53, Sat 16 June 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Finally some guys sprayed red paint on the manhole cover, on my travels around my area I noticed several more marked the same. Luckily when some others turned up to start working they started with my manhole. It's fixed now , they replaced the whole's still noisy but not as bad as it was. I emailed my MP about the problem originally,he didn't reply thought.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Barry Cook at 23:21, Sat 14 July 2018

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