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Broken Manhole Cover outside rear of Tesco Express, West Road

Reported via mobile in the Carriageway category anonymously at 14:15, Fri 14 January 2022

Sent to Cheshire East Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3240741.

Hello, I reported a broken manhole cover at the rear of the Tesco Express on West Road (A34) on 2nd Jan 22. I had previously reported it in Dec 21. It is still insecure, possibly dangerous as it bangs each time a vehicle hits it. The noise all day and night is depressing and constant as scores of vehicles hit it every hour. Can it be properly secured, once and for all please?

Many Thanks

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  • Thank you for contacting Cheshire East Highways. We have logged your enquiry and passed it to a member of our team. We will assess your enquiry within 20 working days.

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 14:15, Fri 14 January 2022

  • The problem is still ongoing. The manhole cover makes a terrific banging noise each time a vehicle is driven over it. The council contacted me yesterday to report they were aware of the issue and would send someone out to fix it.

    Posted anonymously at 15:18, Fri 11 February 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • We are pleased to confirm that work is now complete, and your report has been closed.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by Cheshire East Council at 08:33, Mon 14 February 2022

  • The problem seems endless. The 3 manhole covers seem to take turns breaking loose and banging away as vehicles hit them. I cannot fault the enthusiasm by Highways and the Utility Companies in trying to lock them down but it simply does not seem to work. Listening to the noise at 3 AM is very depressing. Can they not be fixed once and for all please?

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 17:30, Fri 11 March 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The issue with the manhole covers seems to be insurmountable. We hope that the problem is resolved one day.

    Posted anonymously at 22:08, Fri 8 April 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • It is not clear whether the issue of defective manhole covers is the responsibility of the Utility Companies or the Council. Neither body seems able, or is prepared to take ownership of this ongoing noise pollution for nearby residents and any possible danger it might represent to road users.

    Posted anonymously at 00:15, Sat 7 May 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 13:43, Mon 6 June 2022

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