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Collapse of the Allotment Wall

CPC would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the collapse of the dry-stone retaining wall which runs alongside the allotments, following the prolonged spell of wet weather.

Published: January 22, 2024

white and gray brick wall

CPC would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the collapse of the dry-stone retaining wall which runs alongside the allotments, following the prolonged spell of wet weather.

The Parish Council had already instructed a structural engineer to manage the maintenance of the wall before it collapsed. As you can appreciate this meant that the process suddenly developed into a much more urgent situation.

A temporary solution to the problem has now been implemented with the removal of a large section of the wall and scraping back the earth behind to prevent any further collapse. This has enabled WNC Highways to re-open the footpath and removed the need for the set of traffic lights, which were installed by them to make the area safe for both vehicles and pedestrians. The rest of the wall will need to be monitored to make sure that there is no danger of any more of it collapsing.

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