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New sewer in place as sinkhole works leap ahead

PUBLISHED: 14:29 09 August 2019 | UPDATED: 08:28 18 August 2019

Works are progressing on repairs to the sinkhole in SHeringham's High Street. This was the scene on August 9, 2019. Picture: Stuart Anderson

Works are progressing on repairs to the sinkhole in SHeringham's High Street. This was the scene on August 9, 2019. Picture: Stuart Anderson

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The void created by a sinkhole in Sheringham's High Street is finally being backfilled by Anglian Water workers, with traders and town leaders looking forward to an end to the saga.

Works are progressing on repairs to the sinkhole in SHeringham's High Street. This was the scene on August 9, 2019. Picture: Stuart AndersonWorks are progressing on repairs to the sinkhole in SHeringham's High Street. This was the scene on August 9, 2019. Picture: Stuart Anderson

Deputy mayor Liz Withington said the works were moving "with leaps and bounds" with a main 1,000-metre sewer and manhole now in place.

She said the reinstatement of a further 300-metre sewer and water mains would be completed "as the appropriate levels are reached". The sinkhole has been causing disruption since it appeared on May 25, but Norfolk County Council hopes the road will reopen to vehicles by August 30.

Sheringham is celebrating its carnival week this week, and the sinkhole meant the route for the parade had to be changed.

Mrs Withington said: "This weekend there is still much to look forward to with the torchlight procession and fireworks Sunday night as the grand finale.

Works are progressing on repairs to the sinkhole in SHeringham's High Street. This was the scene on August 9, 2019. Picture: Stuart AndersonWorks are progressing on repairs to the sinkhole in SHeringham's High Street. This was the scene on August 9, 2019. Picture: Stuart Anderson

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

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