Brighton noisy manhole problem solved

A householder whose life was being blighted by a noisy manhole cover has thanked The Argus for solving the problem.

The wonky cover and eroding road surface in Eastern Road, Brighton, had remained unfixed for months because no one knew who was responsible for it.

Householders say their sleep is being disturbed as vehicles pass over the grid, making a noise like a gunshot.

But after the story appeared in The Argus last week, Brighton and Hove City Council confirmed it should be repaired by the end of the week.

Camilla Markowiak, 47, of College Road, Brighton, said: “I just want to thank The Argus for running the story about the manhole cover, and I would like to think that me reporting it to your paper has helped.”

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3:12pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Hovite says...

Please enter your jokes below please
Please enter your jokes below please Hovite

3:27pm Wed 23 Jan 13

saraman says...

Hovite wrote:
Please enter your jokes below please
Surely it's not PC to say ''manhole cover'' these days. It should be ''personhole''. Equal rights and all that.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Please enter your jokes below please[/p][/quote]Surely it's not PC to say ''manhole cover'' these days. It should be ''personhole''. Equal rights and all that. saraman

3:33pm Wed 23 Jan 13

saraman says...

Can always tell Hovite when we are bored due to lack of meaningful Albion news. We start reading general news.
Can always tell Hovite when we are bored due to lack of meaningful Albion news. We start reading general news. saraman

3:38pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Uncle_Meat says...

Perhaps the Argus could cover a story about the number of drains that are still blocked from the amount of grit dumped on the roads 3 years ago. Southern Water have told multiple times over the years but have refused to clear them.
Perhaps the Argus could cover a story about the number of drains that are still blocked from the amount of grit dumped on the roads 3 years ago. Southern Water have told multiple times over the years but have refused to clear them. Uncle_Meat

3:44pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Hovite says...

saraman wrote:
Can always tell Hovite when we are bored due to lack of meaningful Albion news. We start reading general news.
Off to a good clean start on the humour front saraman.

Yep I thought I would venture somewhere else, it's a bit dull in the other room. Needed a breath of fresh air and stretch my legs.
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Can always tell Hovite when we are bored due to lack of meaningful Albion news. We start reading general news.[/p][/quote]Off to a good clean start on the humour front saraman. Yep I thought I would venture somewhere else, it's a bit dull in the other room. Needed a breath of fresh air and stretch my legs. Hovite

3:44pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Crystal Ball says...

How often does the average man have a noisy hole problem?
How often does the average man have a noisy hole problem? Crystal Ball

3:49pm Wed 23 Jan 13

saraman says...

Hovite wrote:
saraman wrote: Can always tell Hovite when we are bored due to lack of meaningful Albion news. We start reading general news.
Off to a good clean start on the humour front saraman. Yep I thought I would venture somewhere else, it's a bit dull in the other room. Needed a breath of fresh air and stretch my legs.
Haha, you slay me Hovite. We shouldn't get to many interruptions on this thread.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: Can always tell Hovite when we are bored due to lack of meaningful Albion news. We start reading general news.[/p][/quote]Off to a good clean start on the humour front saraman. Yep I thought I would venture somewhere else, it's a bit dull in the other room. Needed a breath of fresh air and stretch my legs.[/p][/quote]Haha, you slay me Hovite. We shouldn't get to many interruptions on this thread. saraman

3:51pm Wed 23 Jan 13

mimseycal says...

It is sad indeed when authorities need the glaring light of publicity before they will address issues that affect their residents but not themselves.

Well done the Argus!
It is sad indeed when authorities need the glaring light of publicity before they will address issues that affect their residents but not themselves. Well done the Argus! mimseycal

4:27pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

saraman wrote:
Hovite wrote:
Please enter your jokes below please
Surely it's not PC to say ''manhole cover'' these days. It should be ''personhole''. Equal rights and all that.
I am pro feminist, and I say it should be Womanhole.......yes?
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Please enter your jokes below please[/p][/quote]Surely it's not PC to say ''manhole cover'' these days. It should be ''personhole''. Equal rights and all that.[/p][/quote]I am pro feminist, and I say it should be Womanhole.......yes? Hoarder12345444

5:15pm Wed 23 Jan 13

saraman says...

Hoarder12345444 wrote:
saraman wrote:
Hovite wrote: Please enter your jokes below please
Surely it's not PC to say ''manhole cover'' these days. It should be ''personhole''. Equal rights and all that.
I am pro feminist, and I say it should be Womanhole.......yes?
Careful Hoarder.
[quote][p][bold]Hoarder12345444[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: Please enter your jokes below please[/p][/quote]Surely it's not PC to say ''manhole cover'' these days. It should be ''personhole''. Equal rights and all that.[/p][/quote]I am pro feminist, and I say it should be Womanhole.......yes?[/p][/quote]Careful Hoarder. saraman

5:26pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Hovite says...

According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered.

A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate.

After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!!
According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!! Hovite

5:38pm Wed 23 Jan 13

saraman says...

Hovite wrote:
According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!!
Well, that was mighty interesting. Where did you pick that up, Wikipedia? Never realised that you are such a scholar (and a gent I might add) Hovite.
[quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!![/p][/quote]Well, that was mighty interesting. Where did you pick that up, Wikipedia? Never realised that you are such a scholar (and a gent I might add) Hovite. saraman

5:51pm Wed 23 Jan 13

dawind says...

saraman wrote:
Hovite wrote:
According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!!
Well, that was mighty interesting. Where did you pick that up, Wikipedia? Never realised that you are such a scholar (and a gent I might add) Hovite.
Oi....enough of this...get a room please!
;-)
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!![/p][/quote]Well, that was mighty interesting. Where did you pick that up, Wikipedia? Never realised that you are such a scholar (and a gent I might add) Hovite.[/p][/quote]Oi....enough of this...get a room please! ;-) dawind

6:07pm Wed 23 Jan 13

saraman says...

dawind wrote:
saraman wrote:
Hovite wrote: According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!!
Well, that was mighty interesting. Where did you pick that up, Wikipedia? Never realised that you are such a scholar (and a gent I might add) Hovite.
Oi....enough of this...get a room please! ;-)
What room? Sounds like a TV prog.
[quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!![/p][/quote]Well, that was mighty interesting. Where did you pick that up, Wikipedia? Never realised that you are such a scholar (and a gent I might add) Hovite.[/p][/quote]Oi....enough of this...get a room please! ;-)[/p][/quote]What room? Sounds like a TV prog. saraman

7:45pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Dr Pork says...

Speaking as a professional assassin I was quite gutted to hear this news.
I'd always had this spot down as the ideal location for carrying out late night shootings, given the fact that residents would naturally attribute the crack of my pistol to this bothersome manhole cover. Now I have nothing to disguise the sound of my nocturnal slayings and shall be forced to take my business elsewhere or switch to the much less reliable garrote.
Speaking as a professional assassin I was quite gutted to hear this news. I'd always had this spot down as the ideal location for carrying out late night shootings, given the fact that residents would naturally attribute the crack of my pistol to this bothersome manhole cover. Now I have nothing to disguise the sound of my nocturnal slayings and shall be forced to take my business elsewhere or switch to the much less reliable garrote. Dr Pork

8:08pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Hovite says...

saraman wrote:
dawind wrote:
saraman wrote:
Hovite wrote: According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!!
Well, that was mighty interesting. Where did you pick that up, Wikipedia? Never realised that you are such a scholar (and a gent I might add) Hovite.
Oi....enough of this...get a room please! ;-)
What room? Sounds like a TV prog.
Yep Wiki, key search term; manhole cover, just in case you thought I had this sad bit of general knowledge, well I have now ;o)
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hovite[/bold] wrote: According to urban legend, a manhole cover was accidentally launched from its shaft during an underground nuclear test in the 1950s, at great enough speed to achieve escape velocity. The myth is based on a real incident during the Operation Plumbbob nuclear tests, where a 900 kg steel plate cap was blasted off the test shaft at an unknown velocity, and appears as a blur on a single frame of film of the test; it was never recovered. A calculation before the event gave a predicted speed of six times Earth escape velocity, but the calculation is not likely to have been accurate. After the event, Dr. Robert R. Brownlee described the best estimate of the cover's speed from the photographic evidence as "going like a bat out of hell!![/p][/quote]Well, that was mighty interesting. Where did you pick that up, Wikipedia? Never realised that you are such a scholar (and a gent I might add) Hovite.[/p][/quote]Oi....enough of this...get a room please! ;-)[/p][/quote]What room? Sounds like a TV prog.[/p][/quote]Yep Wiki, key search term; manhole cover, just in case you thought I had this sad bit of general knowledge, well I have now ;o) Hovite

11:24pm Wed 23 Jan 13

imnotpc says...

Crystal Ball wrote:
How often does the average man have a noisy hole problem?
well it is Brighton so not really your average 'man' lol definately a few things stuck up manshole hahahahaha
[quote][p][bold]Crystal Ball[/bold] wrote: How often does the average man have a noisy hole problem?[/p][/quote]well it is Brighton so not really your average 'man' lol definately a few things stuck up manshole hahahahaha imnotpc

7:19am Thu 24 Jan 13

worthingite says...

My word it is a slow news day
My word it is a slow news day worthingite

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