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Uneven and loose paving slabs

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 14:45, Wed 7 January 2015

Sent to Southampton City Council 5 minutes later

The paving slabs outside Kutis and what used to be Scoozi are improperly laid and loose. Several are tipping up and causing trip hazards. The slabs have been loose since they were installed, but are now getting even worse. There may be other loose slabs in the street.

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  • Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This request is now being actioned.

    Posted by Actionline@southampton.gov.uk at 10:13, Mon 12 January 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:21, Wed 4 February 2015

  • Slabs are still loose and people are still tripping over them. Sue the contractor SCC!

    Posted anonymously at 18:21, Wed 4 February 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 01:01, Thu 5 March 2015

  • Still not fixed and still tripping people up daily.

    Posted anonymously at 01:01, Thu 5 March 2015

  • Thank you for providing an update. A job has been raised for these works to be carried out with haste.

    Posted by Actionline@southampton.gov.uk at 17:01, Sun 8 March 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 06:51, Thu 2 April 2015

  • Problem remains just the same, and people are still tripping over the uneven paving slabs. Will the council ever take action?

    Posted anonymously at 06:51, Thu 2 April 2015

  • Thank you for your update. I have checked with the inspector but unfortunately the slabs are not raised at intervention levels for an immediate job to be raised.

    Posted by Actionline@southampton.gov.uk at 10:34, Thu 2 April 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:45, Tue 5 May 2015

  • Situation is deteriorating. Paving slabs are now cracking owing to loss of support.

    Posted anonymously at 15:45, Tue 5 May 2015

  • Thank you for your update. I have checked with the inspector but unfortunately the slabs are not raised at intervention levels for an immediate job to be raised. If you feel the situation has severely worsened, I am happy to arrange for an inspector to re-visit the site.

    Posted by Actionline@southampton.gov.uk at 11:26, Fri 8 May 2015

  • I've now checked the height of the slabs which are wobbling and the attached photo shows clearly that they now exceed 24mm - a 10p coin is 24mm across. This now falls into your action guidelines and proper reinstatement of the pavement is required - please don't just do the usual botching job.

    The whole area in front of Kutis has been improperly laid and needs to be pulled up and reset in mortar. Why was the contractor allowed to get away with this substandard job?

    Posted by Paul Wood at 15:48, Tue 12 May 2015

  • Hello,

    Thank you for your update.

    I can confirm that these slabs were re-inspected on the 1st May and a job order has been raised (Job 283839 ) to be actioned as soon as possible. The job should be finished by the end of the month.

    Posted by Actionline@southampton.gov.uk at 11:27, Thu 14 May 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:34, Sat 20 June 2015

  • It's hard to believe this but the council inspected the site, came along and fixed just one of the loose flags. The rest, alongside the one previously highlighted, have been ignored. The fundamental problem - the poor quality work done when installing the whole section of paving - remains.
    The incremental cost of repairing the other slabs must be almost noting compared to the cost of inspecting and mobilising for the single slab repaired. How our money is wasted.

    Posted anonymously at 14:34, Sat 20 June 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:54, Sat 18 July 2015

  • Concil responded that other loose slabs did not reach the repair criteria.

    Posted anonymously at 16:54, Sat 18 July 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 19:07, Sat 15 August 2015

  • Council claim to be taking action to stop parking on the pavement, which they claim is causing the problem. None seen so far.

    Posted anonymously at 19:07, Sat 15 August 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:00, Sun 11 October 2015

  • The pavement is getting worse in places. The fill is disappearing under the paving slabs outside Scoosi and Kutis. Depth now exceeds Council repair criteria.

    Posted anonymously at 09:00, Sun 11 October 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:14, Sun 8 November 2015

  • The broken slab problem outside Kutis continues without intervention. This is supposed to be a premier visitor location in Southampton. It looks like nobody cares.

    Posted anonymously at 14:14, Sun 8 November 2015

  • Hi anonymous updater!

    I am a journalist in Southampton and have also noticed that this is a huge issue in the area. Would love to hear back from you with your thoughts.

    Tiffany

    Email:tiffanylmsankey@gmail.com twitter:tiffanysankey_

    Posted by Tiffany Sankey at 23:55, Sat 14 November 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:41, Sun 6 December 2015

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:31, Tue 12 January 2016

  • Nil progress. If anything, more slabs are now loose as their bedding washes away.

    Posted anonymously at 11:31, Tue 12 January 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:45, Tue 9 February 2016

  • Still no progress; the area of deteriorated paving is getting worse. The heavy rain is flowing in through the open paving slabs and washing away the sand bedding under the slabs. The area is becoming dangerous.

    Posted anonymously at 15:45, Tue 9 February 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 16:37, Tue 8 March 2016

  • No progress - it just gets worse by the month as the poor foundation continues to wash out form under the slabs.

    Posted anonymously at 16:37, Tue 8 March 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:19, Tue 5 April 2016

  • No progress. And this is supposed to be a prime recreational area.

    Posted anonymously at 18:19, Tue 5 April 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:31, Tue 3 May 2016

  • Council in denial over underlying causes of failure

    Posted anonymously at 22:31, Tue 3 May 2016

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 23:26, Tue 31 May 2016

  • Council not interested in adressing underlying problem.

    Posted anonymously at 23:26, Tue 31 May 2016

  • Nil progress. Council has no interest.

    Posted anonymously at 07:57, Wed 29 June 2016

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