Work on Exmouth beach sink hole set to begin

PUBLISHED: 13:47 27 August 2015

Members of EDDC's Streetscene team investigating the sink hole on Exmouth beach

Members of EDDC's Streetscene team investigating the sink hole on Exmouth beach

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Work on a section of Exmouth beach where a sink hole has appeared several times in the last two months is set to begin on Friday, August 28.

The two-metre-wide hole near Orcombe Point usually opens up following a spell of heavy rain.

Following a tip off from a member of the public, East Devon District Council (EDDC) engineers discovered a South West Water (SWW) pipe deep under the sand.

Work will begin on the Exmouth Beach sink hole on Friday, August 28, as contractors working on behalf of SWW start digging down under the sand to a pipe which has possibly been blocked.

Contractors are hoping to be able to reach the pipe and resolve the problem.

Nick Christo, East Devon District Council’s StreetScene Area Manager West, said: “We are working with the tides, so digging will start as early as possible in the morning. We’re very confident we can resolve this problem and open up that area of the beach again for everyone to enjoy.”

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