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Broken manhole cover - DANGEROUS!

Reported via desktop in the Manhole & drain cover damage category anonymously at 18:19, Thursday

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3618956.

This had been a problem for a number of months but it has become significantly worse in the last couple of weeks. The edge of the manhole cover has crumbled away leaving the manhole casing dislodged (See pictures)

Unfortunately I didn't get a picture but today I witnessed a cyclist fall as his wheel collided with the raised edge of the manhole. She was luckly unharmed but had there been a stream of traffic the incident would have been much worse.

UI have aso see cars and scooters swerve towards the pavement to avoid the grate.

This has been reported before and there is an open incident from March with no action taken and the request removed. Something must be done about this urgently before there is a fatality. Please take these reports seriously

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  • Thank you for this report. We will review the details and carry out an inspection of the site if required.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 18:20, Thursday

  • We've looked into this report and decided the issue doesn't need immediate attention.

    There are future works identified in this area and we have included this issue to be resolved at the same time.

    We've closed this report. To find out what we do and how we make these decisions, please visit https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ fmsroads02

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Systems Team at 09:57, Friday

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.