Fears over sinkholes in cracked Jersey Farm road

PUBLISHED: 18:00 26 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:30 01 October 2015

Residents in Villiars Crescent, St Albans, are very concerned that a sink hole might appear

Residents in Villiars Crescent, St Albans, are very concerned that a sink hole might appear

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Fears are mounting about a sinkhole appearing in a local road following a series of cracks and holes.

Villiars Crescent in St Albans is in a poor state of repairVilliars Crescent in St Albans is in a poor state of repair

Many parts of Villiers Crescent in Jersey Farm have fallen apart over the last few months and nearby homeowners are becoming increasingly concerned.

Despite the efforts of county council contractors Ringway to cover the cracks one resident, Hannah Mills, maintains it isn’t making a difference.

She said: “The council dump a spade of Tarmac in it and then leave it. A few days later it sinks again and the process is repeated.

“Myself and many other residents reckon a sinkhole is getting ready to appear as the entire road sinks whenever we have heavy rain and the floor is spongy to stand on.”

Cracks and holes are appearing on a regular basis and many are getting bigger. Hannah said that the sides of the road were even ‘lifting up’.

She added: “Nearly every single drain along this road has sunk. The council come along and shovel Tarmac over it like nothing has happened and leave it. There are some serious issues in this road.”

The county council have said an investigation and remedial repairs are planned for October.

Kevin Carrol, Ringway divisional manager, said: “We are aware of the potholes and recent worry over a sinkhole in Villiers Crescent and have carried out repairs to the potholes and sinkhole to make them safe.”


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