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This is not a repair but a bodgeup

Reported via desktop in the Damaged pavement category anonymously at 21:50, Monday 13 September 2021

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 2999102.

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The slab still moves and raises the tarmac and now there are other holes appearing around it, a right bodge job like a few other tarmac'd repair bodge jobs down the street, in-fact the pathing all down the street are in a terrible state Broken slabs uneven and moving, holes appearing. When are these going to sorted properly we all pay enough to the council.

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  • This case is currently being investigated.

    Further updates will follow.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 08:15, Tuesday 14 September 2021

  • Looks like a temporary holding repair to me, I would expect a permanent repair to follow. Maybe not walking around the streets in slippers would make the paths seem better!

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 11:41, Tuesday 14 September 2021

  • And what would you know, there has been other so called temporary holding down in the street at least three to four months ago and still not repaired …here’s a thing why not do the job properly to begin with instead of doing it twice or is this greed so as to get paid twice. But this isn’t holding down it still moves. What is this stupid comment about slippers just goes to show you couldn’t give a sh***.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 14:28, Tuesday 14 September 2021

  • For whoever made the comment about it looking like a temporary job how long will it be before a proper job is done as the other ones down the street have been there for months…just throwing it out there wouldn’t it have been cheaper to have done a proper nod on repairs to begin with seems like an excuse to get more money. And what are you talking about walking the streets in slippers…what planet you on.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 15:26, Tuesday 14 September 2021

  • Haha I know a lot more than you do! It is the most cost effective way to make the footway safer from trips in the immediacy. Also slippers (the ones you photographed in your picture) are thin soled so you will feel every crack and minor imperfection in the slabs, Slabs that have been down over 50 years are never going to billiard table smooth. Maybe you'd prefer a soulless tarmac throughout and no pink/red slabs at all?

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 12:08, Thursday 16 September 2021

  • Prat I only wore those slippers at the time to go to the waste bins and decided to take the video, I don’t walk around the street in them for gods sake. And you have no idea what I know and that bodge job hasn’t stopped the trip hazard and you sitting in the office making all sorts of excuses don’t help, I have lived here for 34 years and the street pavements were good and as you say the amount of time they’ve been down perhaps they should replaced. As over time the ground does move and causes these issue and if you think you know more than me perhaps you should know that. Trouble is the immediacy you say turns into Permanent. Yeah maybe the whole lot should be tarmac as it’ll look better and safer than these slabs now and then you’ll have even less to do.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 14:23, Thursday 16 September 2021

  • A repair like that costs under £25, a large scale repair costs several hundred pounds to do. If it makes it safer, (which you claim it hasn't) then i am happy with the Council saving a few hundred pounds where they can, might mean the bins get emptied on time!

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 17:37, Thursday 16 September 2021

  • The bins have not been collected this week at all so what your saying is again crap and more excuses. And the amount of money the council gets from all of us to maintain the streets is not being used so what excuse have you for that.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 20:16, Thursday 16 September 2021

  • What all £5 a year that goes from your council tax to maintenance? I'd say you've had your value and more!! They've not done any repairs outside my house for years maybe I should ask them for my £5 back hahahaha

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 01:11, Friday 17 September 2021

  • This case has been referred to the Council’s contractor and will be completed within the Council’s contractual service level arrangements.

    We will update the case once it has been completed.

    Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by London Borough of Bexley at 12:00, Tuesday

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