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Gpo cover, corner of sandalwood house

Reported via desktop in the Manhole covers category anonymously at 18:48, Wednesday 16 March 2022

Sent to London Borough of Bexley less than a minute later. Report ref: 3394063.

This GPO cover, identified by this number, 'JA W GPO 67 No. 4,' is sticking out of the pavement by more than 2 cm all the way round. I witnessed a pedestrian, a 70 year old lady, trip and fall flat on her face. She cut her lip and grazed her knee. She was bleeding and very shaken. It took myself and a young man in a van to assist her to get up. She needed to sit on a wall for a while before she was able to walk again. She could have broken a hip. There are many visually impaired pedestrians with white sticks, elderly members of the community using zimmers and mums with pushchairs, who walk up and down this pavement. I think this has been sticking out like this for sometime. I am going to report it to the council as well. Thank you.

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  • Someone came along to place a large white cross on the GPO cover and I was excited because that signalled to me that the cross was an identifying mark for contractors to carry out the work, however that was some time ago, no one has come to do the work and the white cross has been washed away by heavy rains. Am going to have to chase the council because it is still a hazard.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 21:48, Wednesday 13 April 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 07:40, Thursday 14 April 2022

  • Please take care everyone. The BT cover is still protruding dangerously. It’s a hazard to pavement users. Someone did mark it with a large white cross, probably to identify it as a problem to be fixed, but no one ever came to fix it. Furthermore, the painted white cross has been mostly washed away by the very heavy rain we had a few weeks ago.

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 23:14, Wednesday 11 May 2022
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 08:06, Thursday 9 June 2022

  • Terrific news! It has been fixed. The gap has been fixed with tarmac and the cover now lies completely flush with the rest of the pavement. It’s now the smoothest cover in the street. Well done and thank you Bexley Council (or whoever fixed it).

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 08:06, Thursday 9 June 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 09:39, Thursday 9 June 2022

  • Terrific news! It has been fixed. The gap has been fixed with tarmac and the cover now lies completely flush with the rest of the pavement. It’s now the smoothest cover in the street. Well done and thank you Bexley Council (or whoever fixed it).

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 09:39, Thursday 9 June 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 10:41, Thursday 9 June 2022

  • Terrific news! It has been fixed. The gap has been fixed with tarmac and the cover now lies completely flush with the rest of the pavement. It’s now the smoothest cover in the street. Well done and thank you Bexley Council (or whoever fixed it).

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 10:41, Thursday 9 June 2022

  • State changed to: In progress

    Updated by London Borough of Bexley at 11:05, Thursday 9 June 2022

  • Terrific news! It has been fixed. The gap has been fixed with tarmac and the cover now lies completely flush with the rest of the pavement. It’s now the smoothest cover in the street. Well done and thank you Bexley Council (or whoever fixed it).

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously by a non-staff user at 11:05, Thursday 9 June 2022

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