Back to all reports

Drain cover has lifted during heavy rainfall and fallen off the drain, leaving the hole exposed.

Reported in the Loose / Raised/Sunken category anonymously at 14:38, Sat 6 June 2020

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2144583.

During heavy rainfall, water pressure has lifted the drain cover. the cover has fallen away from the drain, leaving it open. this is on a pavement so there is a danger that a person could fall down the drain.

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • 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 Highways at 14:38, Sat 6 June 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry. A works order has been raised this will be undertaken within the next 6 months. On most occasions, we are completing defects sooner. ). Can you please contact us again if the defect gets any worse so our officers can re-inspect, preferably attaching a photograph (where it is safe for you to take one)

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 15:22, Tue 9 June 2020

  • This issue with the drain was first raised back in May 19 ref:1624596. Under the circumstances as it has already been over a year surely this matter should be addressed with immendiate effect; not in 6 months as is currently been reported.

    Posted anonymously at 08:50, Tue 16 June 2020

Provide an update

Your information will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy

Next: Tell us about you

or No personal details will be stored, and you will not receive updates about this report.

Your update

Tell us about you

Do you have a FixMyStreet password?