On 17 January, I reported a number of defects at the above carpark in Hounslow (1194358). I received the following response on 20 January:
“The car parks are inspected on a weekly basis.
The inspection for School Road car park prior to your service request was on Wednesday 11th January 2012. We are aware of the surface defects.
As you may know, the car park is currently being used as the access point for the extension / redevelopment of the primary school. This has entailed very large 12 wheeled and articulated lorries using the car park on a regular basis whilst the groundwork, foundations and initial building materials and plant deliveries were carried out.
This has been a fundamental cause of the potholes appearing. According to the builders this phase of heavy vehicle movement through the car park should finish within the next 2 to 3 weeks.
It is planned that once this heavy and damaging traffic has reduced, the necessary repairs will be carried out to the surface and the displaced kerb stones re-laid (subject to budget approval).
The road that the car park exits into at the rear of the shops is private property and its maintenance is not a Council responsibility.”
I used the carpark last Saturday and saw the following:
The first of the above pictures is especially bad. It is located at the entrance to the carpark.
In terms of why the defects remain (or are worse), I can only assume that the heavy vehicle movement has not yet ended or that it has ended but no budget approval has been received.
Whatever the explanation, the amount of defects in this carpark is unacceptable.