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Loose manhole cover causing problems

Reported in the Loose / Raised/Sunken category by Alison Clarke at 20:54, Tuesday 14 January 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 2 minutes later. ref: 1937908.

Very loud clanging noise each time a vehicle drives over loose manhole cover, on this busy road. So loud it is interrupting my sleep, even with window closed. Has been fixed once last summer.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 20:55, Tuesday 14 January 2020

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:17, Tuesday 11 February 2020

  • I have twice reported this problem. No action has been taken. When the warmer weather comes, we will not be able to open bedroom windows at night, as it will be impossible to sleep due to the 'clanking' noise each time a vehicle drives over the loose drain cover.

    Posted by Alison Clarke at 08:13, Wednesday 11 March 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Pin location is slightly in the wrong position. Its on the left side of the road between Woodpecker Way and Orchard Way quite close to where the central refuge is. Currently it is marked by a cone. I can appreciate the distress it causes neighbouring residents - I have been on the pavement next to it when a car caused it to clang and I was terrified by the noise. This manhole was installed as part of the contractor works for the new development so surely they should correct it.

    Posted anonymously at 20:16, Wednesday 11 March 2020

  • Thank you for contacting the County Council regarding the manhole cover. The developer is aware of the issue and has informed the site inspector that the works will be carried out once road space has been granted.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:31, Tuesday 17 March 2020

  • Unfortunately, this issue still isn't fixed.

    Posted by Alison Clarke at 08:56, Wednesday 8 April 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Thank you for contacting the County Council regarding the manhole cover. The works are still to be carried out, due to the virus the contractor had to close down and will look to resubmit an application for road space once the lockdown has been removed.

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 15:56, Tuesday 14 April 2020

  • I first reported this on 14 January. No action has been taken. Thankfully, the loose cover has a cone over it, so people do not drive over it, as it is very noisy when a vehicle does.

    Posted by Alison Clarke at 09:59, Wednesday 6 May 2020
    Still open, via questionnaire

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