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Relief as town's sinkhole woes are almost over

PUBLISHED: 12:39 07 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:25 07 August 2019

Anglia Water's remote-controlled compactor, which is in action at the site of the Sheringham sinkhole. Picture: Anglian Water

Anglia Water's remote-controlled compactor, which is in action at the site of the Sheringham sinkhole. Picture: Anglian Water

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The end is finally in sight for repair works on Sheringham's sinkhole.

The sinkhole, which was caused by a collapsed sewer and damaged water mains beneath the High Street, has caused disruption in the seaside town since it appeared on May 25.

But now Anglia Water say the road should finally be re-opened to vehicles by the end of the month.

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A spokesman from the water authority said: "The repairs to the collapsed sewer and water mains are in the final stages in Sheringham High Street.

"We are hoping to have the pipework repairs completed by August 18 and to have the hole backfilled by August 26 which will then allow us to hand back the High Street to the local Highways department for them to have the road surface reinstated and the road opened for the August 30.

"Once again, we would like to thank the local residents and businesses for their cooperation and patience while we have been completing the works.

"We will continue to keep everyone updated on the progress of theses final stages."

MORE: Sinkhole appears in the middle of seaside town's High Street

Since the sinkhole appeared, several businesses have put tables and chairs onto the High Street, which remains open to pedestrians. The success of this has led to renewed called for pedestrianisation of the thoroughfare, but the town council said it was against the idea.

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