Dear Bexley Borough Council,
I would like to know the criteria used by Bexley Council to
identify and repair pavements specifically the criteria used to identify a pavement hazard as dangerous or which would be
considered actionable by the courts.
Furthermore I would like to know when Bexley Council last inspected the pavement in royal Oak road, and in particular the section adjacent to No. 79 royal oak road.
Our reference: 228733
Freedom of Information Act 2000
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Identifying pavement hazards and the last inspection of Royal Oak road
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Dear Gary Cook,
In response to you email requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act I am able to provide the following:
Walked safety inspections are undertaken twice annually.
Courts do not consider a specific criteria as actionable with any court
cases being judged on individual merit according to circumstances.
Intervention levels used for footway defects is shown below-
o Trip hazards 18mm or less – no action.
o 19mm – 24mm inclusive – up to 90 day completion.
o 25mm and above – one hour emergency response.
Royal Oak Road was last inspected for safety on 12 February 2013.
I trust the above has provided the required information.
Central Area Team Manager
Public Realm Management
London Borough of Bexley
020 8303 7777