Update: Sewer collapses and rips open heart-shaped hole in Chaddesley Glen in Sandbanks

Bournemouth Echo: Road in Canford Cliffs closed after large hole appears Road in Canford Cliffs closed after large hole appears

RESIDENTS of a Sandbanks road were shocked to find a three foot hole ripped open the road after a sewer collapsed.

The gaping hole on Chaddesley Glen appeared this morning and is around four foot wide and four and a half foot deep.

Engineers from Wessex Water were on the scene investigating why the hole had appeared and if the sewer had collapsed.

A spokesperson for Wessex Water has now confirmed that a sewer has collapsed beneath the road.

The Borough of Poole council closed the road after reports of the hole so engineers could assess the damage.

This comes after trees were ripped down by the wind two nights earlier.

Chaddesley Glen residents Trish and John Adams were assessing the damage on their road. Mrs Adams said: “I just can’t believe the force of the weather the last few days.

“The sea has been so powerful – I’ve never seen it so horrendous."

The Borough of Poole has closed Chaddesley Glen to traffic near Little Fosters.

Residents are able to gain access to their homes however there is no through access to the road off Haven Road.

The road is likely to be closed until the middle of next week.

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1:25pm Fri 7 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

Wheres a traveller when you need one?
Wheres a traveller when you need one? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 17

1:48pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Townee says...

Council officials are looking into it as usual. How long does it take to fill a hole in and put a bit of Tarmac on it?
Council officials are looking into it as usual. How long does it take to fill a hole in and put a bit of Tarmac on it? Townee
  • Score: -1

3:25pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

I love holes that shape.
I love holes that shape. Franks Tank
  • Score: 5

3:29pm Fri 7 Feb 14

tbpoole says...

Townee wrote:
Council officials are looking into it as usual. How long does it take to fill a hole in and put a bit of Tarmac on it?
Numpty. If the sewer has collapsed what good will filling in the Tarmac do? And it is Wessex water looking into the cause.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Council officials are looking into it as usual. How long does it take to fill a hole in and put a bit of Tarmac on it?[/p][/quote]Numpty. If the sewer has collapsed what good will filling in the Tarmac do? And it is Wessex water looking into the cause. tbpoole
  • Score: 22

3:44pm Fri 7 Feb 14

drJones says...

tbpoole wrote:
Townee wrote:
Council officials are looking into it as usual. How long does it take to fill a hole in and put a bit of Tarmac on it?
Numpty. If the sewer has collapsed what good will filling in the Tarmac do? And it is Wessex water looking into the cause.
why does tbpoole get a negative for his comment? Hes right, if the sewer has collapsed that needs fixing before back filling it! numpty i agree!
[quote][p][bold]tbpoole[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Council officials are looking into it as usual. How long does it take to fill a hole in and put a bit of Tarmac on it?[/p][/quote]Numpty. If the sewer has collapsed what good will filling in the Tarmac do? And it is Wessex water looking into the cause.[/p][/quote]why does tbpoole get a negative for his comment? Hes right, if the sewer has collapsed that needs fixing before back filling it! numpty i agree! drJones
  • Score: 15

3:58pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Hessenford says...

Fill it in quick before Tesco builds a new store in there.
Fill it in quick before Tesco builds a new store in there. Hessenford
  • Score: 14

4:08pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Derf says...

They're probably more shocked anyone dared to let S**t flow under their feet!
They're probably more shocked anyone dared to let S**t flow under their feet! Derf
  • Score: 5

4:39pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Old Colonial says...

Just how far inland does 'Sandbanks' stretch?
Just how far inland does 'Sandbanks' stretch? Old Colonial
  • Score: 15

4:49pm Fri 7 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

That's what happens when you eat too many truffles and caviar.
That's what happens when you eat too many truffles and caviar. BIGTONE
  • Score: 6

5:11pm Fri 7 Feb 14

O'Reilly says...

Must be an early Valentine ....
Must be an early Valentine .... O'Reilly
  • Score: 8

5:37pm Fri 7 Feb 14

LordLilliput says...

Loving the 'hands on head' pose of horror from the woman.. Whilst he's clearly thinking it's all a big laugh!

Nice one Echo :-)
Loving the 'hands on head' pose of horror from the woman.. Whilst he's clearly thinking it's all a big laugh! Nice one Echo :-) LordLilliput
  • Score: 8

6:52pm Fri 7 Feb 14

ashleycross says...

Old Colonial wrote:
Just how far inland does 'Sandbanks' stretch?
Quite, this is Canford Cliffs not Sandbanks. Sandbanks is a peninsular at the end of the isthmus joining it to the mainland.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: Just how far inland does 'Sandbanks' stretch?[/p][/quote]Quite, this is Canford Cliffs not Sandbanks. Sandbanks is a peninsular at the end of the isthmus joining it to the mainland. ashleycross
  • Score: 14

7:14pm Fri 7 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Post the hole on eBay
George can bid on it
make a good hiding place for his fags and drugs
while he's looking for a job
Post the hole on eBay George can bid on it make a good hiding place for his fags and drugs while he's looking for a job nickynoodah
  • Score: -10

7:51pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Hobad1 says...

Jeez. They need to get on this quick, as in the first paragraph it was only 3 foot wide, but in the second paragraph it had grown to 4 foot. Give it a day and it would have swallowed up the whole world, according to the Echo.
Jeez. They need to get on this quick, as in the first paragraph it was only 3 foot wide, but in the second paragraph it had grown to 4 foot. Give it a day and it would have swallowed up the whole world, according to the Echo. Hobad1
  • Score: 10

9:44pm Fri 7 Feb 14

KLH says...

It is Carr shaped...
It is Carr shaped... KLH
  • Score: 6

11:03pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

Just an observation....Sandb
anks has some of the most expensive properties in Poole (with huge council tax bills) yet some of the worst roads.

Those ruts and pot holes create havoc with Chelsea Tractors and Bentleys.
Just an observation....Sandb anks has some of the most expensive properties in Poole (with huge council tax bills) yet some of the worst roads. Those ruts and pot holes create havoc with Chelsea Tractors and Bentleys. Yankee1
  • Score: 4

9:46am Sat 8 Feb 14

ashleycross says...

The property developers must be crying in their champagne over this one.
The property developers must be crying in their champagne over this one. ashleycross
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Franks Tank says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Just an observation....Sandb

anks has some of the most expensive properties in Poole (with huge council tax bills) yet some of the worst roads.

Those ruts and pot holes create havoc with Chelsea Tractors and Bentleys.
Seen the state of Panorama Road recently?
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Just an observation....Sandb anks has some of the most expensive properties in Poole (with huge council tax bills) yet some of the worst roads. Those ruts and pot holes create havoc with Chelsea Tractors and Bentleys.[/p][/quote]Seen the state of Panorama Road recently? Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

11:21pm Sun 9 Feb 14

nermal says...

It's NOT IN SANDBANKS! For goodness sake, Echo, you should know better. I can almost forgive the national papers given they are based nowhere near her but you have NO excuse. And 'peninsula' the noun does not have an R on the end. 'Peninsular' is an adjective likening something to a peninsula.
It's NOT IN SANDBANKS! For goodness sake, Echo, you should know better. I can almost forgive the national papers given they are based nowhere near her but you have NO excuse. And 'peninsula' the noun does not have an R on the end. 'Peninsular' is an adjective likening something to a peninsula. nermal
  • Score: 1

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