Reported via desktop in the Road Defect category anonymously at 20:04, Friday 9 June 2023
Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4653227.
Update as of 09/06/2023 to the ongoing situation. Following repair to the pothole itself further “partial attention” has now been given to the adjacent problems caused by the pothole. It was explained that to avoid the pothole vehicles were driving onto the paving / dropped kerb / block work drive, causing these surfaces to be driven downward. Parked vehicles on the opposite side of the road, particularly at night, left larger vehicles a limited choice of Pothole or Paving. Since the pothole repair an inspection was made and the above problem area was marked with 4 white right angles and a cross on the dropped kerb piece. I assume a photograph was also taken. I mention above that “partial attention” has been given to the area adjacent to the pothole today and the latest photos show the results of that “attention”. The photos show :- The marked area of block paving driveway is left untouched leaving a ‘bowl shaped dip’ where rainwater will gather and seep into the joints. In winter this will no doubt freeze, expand, thaw, leaving an increase in joint gap size – a typical “pothole creation”, but on the drive itself. The two comparable photos of the kerb line from the roadside show the dropped kerb section (on the left) has been raised to meet the level of the next section. Although the resulting joint level of these two sections now appears to be lower than originally installed. The photos also show that 3 blocks in the “gutter line” of the road appear to have been raised today. Disappearance of the line of the small “step-up” from road to kerb stone level shows this This has created an obstruction which will now direct rainwater into the ‘bowl shaped dip’ on the drive. Completion of the work required will be appreciated
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 20:04, Friday 9 June 2023
It looks unprofessional as well and needs attention.
Posted anonymously at 05:23, Saturday 10 June 2023
Our contractor has been notified to take the appropriate action.
Posted by Bromley Council at 15:17, Tuesday 13 June 2023
Yet another visit by someone taking even more photos. White spray paint markings still very visible but still no action.
Posted anonymously at 13:51, Saturday 8 July 2023
Still open, via questionnaire
Still open, via questionnaire, 14:08, Saturday 5 August 2023
In response to an email for an update from Fix MY Street I can only repeat that the situation remains incomplete. To illustrate my earlier concerns about water gathering in the now sunken area of the block paving driveway I have attached a photo taken after a short shower. Heavier rain leaves larger amounts.
It demonstrates how water gathers which, in winter, will freeze and thaw and cause further expansion of the block joints.
The second photo attached reiterates the matter of the adjacent "gutter line" blocks having been slightly raised at the time of the pothole repair. Thus restricting the flow of rainwater along the gutter.
Completion of this outstanding problem before winter will be much appreciated.
Posted anonymously at 14:42, Saturday 5 August 2023
The order for this repair has been raised with the Council’s contractor and remains outstanding within their planned schedule of works. Please continue to bear with us. We anticipate an early resolution to this report from this point in time.
Posted by Bromley Council at 12:04, Tuesday 8 August 2023
We appreciate your patience whilst these repairs are arranged.
Posted by Bromley Council at 10:17, Tuesday
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