Pavement repair query

G Cook made this Freedom of Information request to Bexley Borough Council

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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.

Yours faithfully,
Gary Cook

Tony Hughes, Bexley Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 228733


Dear Sir
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 31 May
2013 concerning
Identifying pavement hazards and the last inspection of Royal Oak road
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Saunders, Dave, Bexley Borough Council

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.


Yours sincerely.


Dave Saunders

Central Area Team Manager

Public Realm Management

London Borough of Bexley

020 8303 7777

Ext. 4514



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