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Vehicle damage caused by uneven road surface

Reported in the Potholes category by Ian Malcolm at 17:14, Wed 10 October 2018

Sent to Edinburgh City Council less than a minute later

Turning, southbound, from Liberton Road onto Gilmerton Road the rough surface caused a GPS unit to be dislodged from a manufacturer-supplied mount on my bike (photo 1). The unit fell on the road. The unit (photo 2) was subsequently run over and damaged by a car. I wish to claim the cost of a replacement unit. The current replacement cost is £449.99 (see en-GB/ GB/ p/ 75226).

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  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:31, Wed 7 November 2018

  • Slow response to claim for damage.

    Posted by Ian Malcolm at 21:33, Wed 5 December 2018
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still no response.

    Posted by Ian Malcolm at 09:27, Thursday 3 January 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • I eventually got a response from the council, after emailing the chief executive. They seemed to wash their hands of the matter and passed the buck to their claim handlers. With such a complete lack of interest (or in modern parlance "ownership") in the problem, it's no wonder the roads are not getting fixed.

    Posted by Ian Malcolm at 10:00, Thursday 31 January 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • At long last a - negative - response from the council.

    Posted by Ian Malcolm at 12:09, Thursday 28 February 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

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