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Residents report ‘dangerous’ hole in a West Bridgford pavement

The hole is the result of a damaged BT inspection cover and as been in place for at least two weeks.

A resident told us:

‘There is a large and dangerous hole in a British Telecom man hole cover on the pavement in front of homes on Radcliffe Road in West Bridgford.

‘The hole is 7 inches x 13 inches and is 30 inches deep

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‘This was reported to British Telecom over two weeks ago. They came and put a plastic barrier around it the same day. Nothing has been done since.

‘We have to keep putting the barrier up as people keep kicking it over.

‘This morning again the cover has been moved. I have replaced it.’

‘I have seen parents with push chairs having to walk in to the road. It is next to a bus stop used by local elderly residents.’

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The hole certainly looks dangerous to passersby particularly if it becomes exposed and the barrier gets removed.

Gary Wood, Head of Highways and Transport at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “We were made aware of the hole on Radcliffe Road in West Bridgford on 22 November and our highways inspector visited the site and found the problem to be a broken BT Inspection Cover.

“At this time BT had already placed a barrier around the hole, however it appears that this has now gone missing. We have been in touch with BT and they will be sending someone out to make the site safe as soon as possible.”

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