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Even bigger and more dangerous potholes

Reported via mobile in the Road Defect category anonymously at 17:36, Monday 15 April 2024 using FixMyStreet Pro

Sent to Bromley Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5856570.

Since previously reported nothing has yet been done to address the numerous, large and dangerous potholes that have developed here. They are now bigger and deeper and even more treacherous for road users as cars are serving to the other side of the narrow lane to avoid hitting them and damaging their cars. Our MOTs ensure our cars are road worthy but Bromley roads are not car worthy.

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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 17:37, Monday 15 April 2024

  • We are continuing to investigate and working to resolve this report

    Posted by Bromley Council at 14:02, Monday 22 April 2024

  • Incredibly dangerous and large pot holes that have been there for far too long! Fix them now! I have to go on the other side of the road to avoid them. This whole road needs resurfacing urgently! We pay road tax for what?

    Posted anonymously at 08:08, Tuesday 23 April 2024

  • The contractors are to commence repairs asap.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 22:11, Wednesday 24 April 2024

  • The contractors are to commence repairs asap.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 22:11, Wednesday 24 April 2024

  • Nothing has been done about this and there are now craters, so you have stop in the road in order to avoid hitting a huge hole. Road surface has collapsed, cavern around a drain, then damaged road surface that extends many metres. It isn't just one area that needs fixing but a whole stretch.

    Posted anonymously at 13:19, Thursday 16 May 2024

  • Scheduled repairs to be completed next week under proposed road closure.

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:46, Monday 20 May 2024

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

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:47, Monday 20 May 2024

  • There are numerous potholes along both sides of Shire Lane but the longest/biggest/most dangerous are in the stretch about 200 yards west of North End Lane (heading from Green Street Green towards Leaves Green) where the side of the road has collapsed, and similar about 100 yards further on with dangerous potholes/collapsed drains

    Posted anonymously at 19:58, Tuesday 21 May 2024

  • On 20th May it was stated that works were scheduled for ”next week”. No sign of anything happening yet. Please update.

    Posted anonymously at 14:12, Wednesday 29 May 2024

  • It looks as if a small stretch of the collapsed left hand side of the road 200 yards or so past north end road has been repaired, but not the largest and most damaged part, and no advance warning or any sign of the road being closed for extensive repairs. I genuinely don't understand why Bromley Council can't explicitly state when this scheduled for, surely your crew/contractors must schedule such work days, if not weeks, in advance given the backload of repairs they face ?

    Posted anonymously at 12:21, Friday 31 May 2024

  • Bromley council obviously monitor this site (occasionally) because they (occasionally) update it.

    Having advised (see above) that road works to address the serious pothole problems were scheduled for week commencing 27th May, when they did not take place why did the council not provide an update ?

    Does the council a) simply identify where there are problems, possibly with a priority marking, and then allow the contractors to decide when to schedule the work, or b) does the council also schedule when it should be done ? I assume it is a), but in either event why can't the schedulers advise this website, in advance, of the SPECIFIC day it is scheduled for, with an updated schedule if it slips, rather than simply complete silence ?

    Posted anonymously at 20:31, Wednesday 5 June 2024

  • 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 20:56, Wednesday 5 June 2024

  • There was a bloke (hopefully a Bromley council employee/contractor identifying near future work) spray painting white marks around some of the Shire Lane potholes this afternoon, but only a few of them, and not the worst/biggest ones ? Bottom line - I wouldn't hold your breath for any proper fix.

    Posted anonymously at 17:06, Tuesday 18 June 2024

  • There was a bloke (hopefully a Bromley council employee/contractor identifying near future work) spray painting white marks around some of the Shire Lane potholes this afternoon, but only a few of them, and not the worst/biggest ones ? Bottom line - I wouldn't hold your breath for any proper fix.

    Posted anonymously at 17:14, Tuesday 18 June 2024

  • Last Friday the road was closed (for gas works) from the roundabout at the junction of Heathfield road and Westerham road all the way down the hill to the roundabout at the junction of Downe road and Leaves Green road (and may still be today). If the council had got its act together that would have been a perfect time to have temporarily closed Shire Lane and fixed all the long outstanding pothole/drain collapsing/road collapsing problems there, but left hand/right hand and they didn't

    Posted anonymously at 10:23, Monday 24 June 2024

  • There has clearly been a partial fix to some of the pothole/drain collapse/roadside collapse problems long reported under this reference, and a number of others, but, given that the road was apparently closed for a time to allow this to happen, why oh why did the repair crew not do a total repair job ? I'm not suggesting retarmac the whole of Shire Lane, although there are issues along almost the whole length, but at least fix all the major serious issues on both sides of the road rather than just some of them; the council thinking behind just doing a partial fix is beyond me, especially given the wait time involved in undertaking these repairs

    Posted anonymously at 17:41, Saturday 29 June 2024

  • FixMyStreet is designed to enable residents to alert Bromley Council to issues within the borough and provide updates as to the resolution of those issues. While Bromley Council respects the right of residents to express their opinions, FixMyStreet is not intended as a forum for such. Any specific issues street issues regarding the location can be reported to Bromley via https://fix.bromley.gov.uk

    Posted by Bromley Council at 10:05, Wednesday 3 July 2024

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