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Road repair near manhole 'sinking' badly.

Reported in the Manhole category by Nigel Gibbon at 22:26, Fri 10 August 2018

Sent to East Sussex County Council 4 minutes later

In Sutton Place about 20 yards from bus shelter there is a patch of the road that has a utility cover. There has been a road repair in the past but the section of repair is now 'sinking' badly and as one drives across it there is substantially more than a thump to the cars suspension. It is slowly getting deeper.

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    Posted by East Sussex County Council at 16:26, Tue 4 September 2018

  • My worry is that the sinking area cannot easily be avoided. It is getting worse and I have no doubt that the immediately adjacent 'manhole' will lead to very much worse problems unless sorted.

    Posted by Nigel Gibbon at 09:35, Sat 8 September 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • People are now driving 'around' the sunken bits. At least it won't be me that drops into a big sink hole - I know where it is.

    Posted by Nigel Gibbon at 17:03, Sat 6 October 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Council tell me that they have 'inspected' the issue and in 'their' opinion there is no danger perceived or pending. Well, good luck with that.

    Posted by Nigel Gibbon at 22:34, Sat 3 November 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I have received an email from local council informing me that the hole has allegedly been inspected and it is felt that no action need be taken. It is now such a ridge that drivers are treating the 'ridge' like a sleeping policeman and slowing down to pass over it. It is so good to know our council tax is so well spent.

    Posted by Nigel Gibbon at 23:17, Sat 1 December 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

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