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This section of road had a previous repair where a deep large pot hole has emerged, which is of potential for a nasty puncture or wheel damage to vehicles. Needs urgent repair to be carried out as is a danger to pedestrians especially when crossing the road in the dark hours.

Reported via desktop in the Road Defect category anonymously at 14:03, Thu 9 February 2023 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4217938.

Pot hole has worsened and would say has been contributed by the daily heavy oversize red and black Sivyer Transport Ltd Trucks seen by residents, 3 - 4 times a day entering from London Road using Highland Road as a rat run short cut into Shortlands. There are several blind spot bends along Highland Road which is not suited for these vehicles which at times drive at speed and is only a matter of time before there is either a serious vehicle collision or a member of public is seriously injured. Please can the company be contacted of these concerns and to seize using Highland Road as a cut through to Shortlands. Along Highland Road there are several dips noticed in tarmac which can only guess is caused by the heavy trucks driving along. Hopefully in the future the roads will suffer less damage and repairs carried out most soonest. Many thanks.

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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: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:04, Thu 9 February 2023

  • Further works are necessary to resolve the issue and have been scheduled for action.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:28, Mon 13 February 2023

  • Please bear with us. We are currently working closely with our Minor Works contractor and appropriate works should be completed soon.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:54, Tue 7 March 2023

  • Please can an update be provided as still deep dangerous potholes visible.An accident awaiting to happen!!!

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:59, Mon 13 March 2023

  • Thank you for your update, these works remain outstanding with our Minor Works contractor and we have asked them to complete works as soon as possible.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:43, Tue 14 March 2023

  • We are now approaching towards another month of pot holes still not repaired and condition worsening on a daily basis.Does there have to be a member of the public to be injured before these are eventually repaired Bromley Council?Please see attached recent photographs and absorb that this needs fixing immediately please.The poor road conditions continue to be monitored!

    Posted anonymously at 12:48, Thu 23 March 2023

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

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:34, Mon 27 March 2023

  • Still to date on Tuesday 11th April 2023, pot holes remain unattended and neglected condition worsening.Bromley Council, please advise of a completion date so not having to report this same old issue again, again and again!Public safety is paramount surely?!

    Posted anonymously at 18:44, Tue 11 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 20:51, Tue 11 April 2023

  • This is simply not acceptable. Problem first reported in early February and it's May now - 3 months in the two pot hole have got bigger and deeper. Plenty of children cross the road as school is opposite. It is an accident waiting to happen as any car could easily loose control when it falls into the pothole. Please update us asap. Loose debris all around it.

    Posted anonymously at 15:02, Fri 5 May 2023

  • Hello...Status is incorrect showing In Progress. Recent photographs attached confirms there has been no progress since the defect was logged some months ago!Mr Mayor, Bromley Council...this is a big let down to the tax payers and sub standard public service.Ample opportunties to fill these potholes.Hopefully local MP will be aware of this!This is most dissappointing to have to still report the same pot holes defects months down the line!No doubt this won't be the last reporting.More to come again!!!

    Posted anonymously at 18:08, Tue 9 May 2023

  • I just went past this and it is really really deep with steep wall. Depth of it is at least 5cm I believe, couldnt take a photo because I was driving. It’s ridiculous that it’s not fixed yet when people first reported it in February. Council I am sure will be getting compensation costs for all broken wheels/alloys/suspension/tyres/people tripping and worst case injuring themselves. at least put a sign that there is a massively deep pothole there for all non locals who I am sure hit it without realising.

    Posted anonymously at 19:40, Tue 9 May 2023

  • Hear hear observant member of the public.I echo your concerns the potential of damage to vehicles and of personal injuries in the waiting.It doesn't help that Highland Road is being used as a rat run during the day by over sized HGV's and skip lorries as a cut through to Shortlands.The poor street lamps do not illuminate the deep pot holes in the dark hours.Really hope no one has an accident and ends up in A&E when hazards could all be avoided by having the pot holes filled correctly and sooner rather than later into another month!These should be highlighted with fluorescent paint and road work barriers of hazard to warn vehicle users and pedestrians meanwhile.

    Posted anonymously at 20:17, Tue 9 May 2023

  • Bromley council can you tell us why this has not been fixed since February and even more worrying since you updated in April that your contractor has been notified to take action. If we don't see this resolved this week urgently, I will be escalating to my councillors, on twitter and my local MP.

    Posted anonymously at 20:46, Tue 9 May 2023

  • Pothole is over 10cm deep and cars are on driving on the other side of the road to avoid it - direct risk of collision with traffic from the other direction.

    Posted anonymously at 09:02, Wed 10 May 2023

  • This is now around 8inches deep meaning a car could ground itself. Thus this has become extremely dangerous and potentially very expensive for the Council

    Posted anonymously at 17:34, Wed 10 May 2023

  • Appropriate action has been taken to resolve the issue.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Bromley Council at 11:08, Wed 17 May 2023

  • These potholes have to get much worse before can get any better!Three months later since defect logged!

    Posted anonymously at 15:23, Wed 17 May 2023

  • Finally! These aged dangerous potholes have been filled and accidents, injuries risk lessened! Repair must of taken no less than 20 minutes to do!Work completed around 15th May 2023. Just the rest of the pot holes in and around London to be worked on now!

    Posted anonymously at 15:30, Wed 17 May 2023

  • There is still a huge amount of debris left from the deep potholes in the junction of Highland Road and Beckenham Lane. These should be cleared - there are large chunks of stone/ tarmac still there. Finally the delay in completing a basic stick on plaster job of filling the two potholes has led to significant detoriation of the adjacent area and dents are beginning to appear there. Will be copying this incident to Shortlands and Bromley councillors on Facebook.

    Posted anonymously at 16:11, Wed 17 May 2023

  • The issue has been re-attended and additional works completed. If the issue re-occurs please re-report via:

    Posted by Bromley Council at 16:39, Friday 12 January 2024

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