Having abandond the area they had dug up on London Road more than two months ago, Cadent Gas returned this week to sort out the mess they had left outside the Bubble Room.
Councillor Craig Browne, who has been chasing the company for two months to sort the problem out, said "Whilst I was in the village earlier, I took the opportunity to speak to the site foreman, who explained that the issue had been caused when the gas pipes were relaid back in 2003.
"At the time, the adjacent water pipe was compromised as a result of the works, leading to an unseen egress of water underground. Over the intervening 19 years, the water has washed away the earth and this led to a sink hole appearing."
Cadent Gas have assured Councillor Browne that will return next week to carry out the necessary repairs to the water pipe.
Councillor Craig Browne added "A further team will then come to backfill and resurface the road, with all works due for completion by Friday 5th August."