London Road will need to be closed for around two weeks to enable a sinkhole to be repaired. However, measures will be taken to ensure the May Fair parade can proceed down the centre of the village on Saturday, 19th May.
The 4ft deep hole, which opened up just outside of the Waitrose car park on Thursday, 10th May, is believed to have been caused by a collapsed sewer. However, investigations will continue over the course of the weekend.
Councillor Craig Browne has spoken to Dave Wilson, United Utilities Site Manager, this morning and he confirmed that they are 99% certain that the cause is a sewer collapse.
Cllr Browne said "Unfortunately, there will need to be a complete closure of London Road, in both directions, from the entrance to the Waitrose car park, back up to the junction with Heyes Lane and his initial estimate is that this road closure will need to be in place for two weeks.
"I have made the contractors aware of the May Fair Parade on Saturday and they have said that they will open the Wienholts' side of the road for pedestrian and light vehicle access to allow the parade to go ahead."