by Iain Roberts on 17 May, 2016
Gatley residents are fed up after United Utilities went back on a commitment to fix a noisy manhole cover, more than TWO MONTHS after it was first reported.
The manhole cover is on the main Gatley Road by the station. Every day thousands of cars and lorries drive over it and it clacks loudly with every one.
Local resident Andrea Hollinshead said “We hear it every day at every time we’re in the house. At bedtime everything else is quiet and from the minute we go to bed that is all we hear until we go to sleep and from six o’clock on the morning we hear it again. I’ve not had a full night’s sleep since March.”
Cheadle and Gatley councillor Iain Roberts said “United Utilities originally said they would do a temporary fix and then repair it properly on May 16th. There was no temporary fix and we’re now told that it won’t be repaired until June 16th – and that’s if UU don’t put it back again. There are at least forty flats and houses near enough to hear the noise and for UU to just leave it for this long is unacceptable.”
Iain is calling on United Utilities to fix the manhole cover immediately.
“Even if they fixed it tomorrow, it would still be later than they had promised,” he said.