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Potholes

Reported via mobile in the Road Defect category anonymously at 12:49, Fri 23 December 2022 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4054968.

Two potholes in road, opposite 156 Pickhurst Lane, need repairing please.

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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 12:49, Fri 23 December 2022

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:31, Thu 5 January 2023

  • Not sure why this has been marked as fixed, the holes are still there - please repair.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 11:39, Sat 28 January 2023

  • We are sorry that this work has not yet been completed. We are working with our Minor Works contractor in an effort to resolve this issue.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:55, Wed 1 February 2023

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:05, Tue 14 February 2023

  • Due to the recent poor weather this reinstatement has failed and been planned out to be redone at a later date.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 08:42, Wed 29 March 2023

  • Seriously? This has been open since 23 December and nothing has happened - this whole section of Pickhurst Lane is crumbling and full of holes. You say this will be repaired at a ‘later date’, considering this was reported over 90 days ago, don’t you think you and your contractor should be ashamed of yourselves at the inaction??

    Posted anonymously at 19:30, Thu 30 March 2023

  • A suggestion for Bromley Council: Seeing as these mythical contractors of whom you speak seem reluctant to do any work, maybe you could reapportion some of the £2.5 million you've made from yellow box fines over just the past 12 months, and offer that to them: it might hurry them up a bit? Or use just a tiny fraction of the huge increase in council tax you've imposed on everyone in the borough? You have the means to pay, we know that. So there's clearly an endemic failing within the council in terms of putting the necessary motions in place to get these serious road hazards fixed. In any case, this has all been screen grabbed and will be used as evidence when the inevitable serious accident happens due to Bromley Council's abject dereliction of duty. Such incidents are preventable with the appropriate remedial action; you are consistently failing to take that action. Nobody wants there to be an accident (this is why we keep reporting these issues to you - and being ignored!) - but it's inevitable now, as there are countless hazardous potholes throughout the borough, which are being left to worsen for months and months - and so It's going to be important to have all of the dates and information to hand, to prove negligence on the part of the council when needed. I hope this record of neglect can also be used by motorists to cross-charge the council for any damage to vehicles caused by potholes. I'll be sharing this on the appropriate local forums and social media groups so that it can be used for any claims against the council.

    Posted anonymously at 23:40, Tue 25 April 2023

  • Thank you for your further comments regarding this issue. Bromley are aware of the significant volume of works raised and outstanding with our contractor and we are continuing to monitor and liaise with them over this outstanding schedule of works. Our Officers are not able to give precise timeframes to individual jobs at this moment but are continuing to undertake regular safety inspections and check any reported issues. We will continue to work with our contractor to ensure that all outstanding jobs are addressed as quickly as they are able.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:53, Wed 26 April 2023

  • Bromley Council, please advise how we can get a specific update on this, rather than just copy-and-paste template responses, which we know are being rolled out as a delaying tactic. Do we need to submit a freedom of information request to find out which contractors you use and what timescales have been discussed / set in place? This has gone on for way too long now and it needs to be escalated: you need to provide some transparency in terms of timescales because residents aren't willing to put up with this any longer.

    Posted anonymously at 14:23, Thu 27 April 2023

  • More info here for anyone that wants to follow it up: the council uses JB Riney as a contractor - you can contact them for an update via enquiries@jbriney.co.uk. And if you want to make a formal complaint and / or register your concerns with the council re this pothole and others in the area, you can do so by emailing csc@bromley.gov.uk. They have to respond within five days. The more people that contact them, the more chance we have of getting these issues fixed. Sadly, it looks like people power / pressure is the only route left now: the fact we pay millions in council tax on top of all the funding they've been granted from government to fix these issues is having no effect.

    Posted anonymously at 15:19, Thu 27 April 2023

  • Thank you for your further comments regarding this issue. Bromley are aware of the significant volume of works raised and outstanding with our contractor and we are continuing to monitor and liaise with them over this outstanding schedule of works. Our Officers are not able to give precise timeframes to individual jobs at this moment but are continuing to undertake regular safety inspections and check any reported issues. We will continue to work with our contractor to ensure that all outstanding jobs are addressed as quickly as they are able.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:39, Thu 4 May 2023

  • Stop posting these copy/paste responses; we know by now that this isn't going to get repaired. This report is five months old. Five months! You should be really ashamed of yourselves. Just a matter of time now until the council is publicly outed for its failings.

    Posted anonymously at 15:38, Thu 4 May 2023

  • Yep - the tipping point has been reached. People will wait and trust and hope for a limited amount of time....and that time is up. Bromley Council: bring it on!

    Posted anonymously at 15:39, Thu 4 May 2023

  • Has this been fixed?

    Posted anonymously at 21:18, Tue 6 June 2023

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:50, Thu 15 June 2023

  • The order for this repair has been raised with the Council's contractor and remains outstanding within their planned schedule of works.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:40, Tue 11 July 2023

  • The order for this repair has been raised with the Council's contractor and remains outstanding within their planned schedule of works.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:32, Thu 14 September 2023

  • The order for this repair has been raised with the Council's contractor and remains outstanding within their planned schedule of works.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 12:34, Thu 28 September 2023

  • Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 13:53, Tue 7 November 2023

  • The issue has been re-attended and additional works completed. If the issue re-occurs please re-report via: https://fix.bromley.gov.uk

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:03, Tue 14 November 2023

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