St Alban's Sinkhole: Part 2

St Alban's Sinkhole: Part 2 - Terrafirma explore the possible causes of the recent #StAlbans #Sinkhole for a recent @BBC3CR #Radio #Interview.

Early on the 6th November a ‘sinkhole’ appeared adjacent to a block of flats in a residential area of St Albans. Early reports of the collapse noted an approximately 6 metre wide hole located next to an exterior wall of an apartment building at Cedar Court. 

Another Ripon Sinkhole

Another sinkhole opens up in the UK’s sinkhole capital

This week (21st August 2018) yet another sinkhole (1,2) opened formed in an alley-way just off Ripon’s main high street as the Yorkshire town continues to live up to its name. The event led to the evacuation of a nearby supermarket as emergency services assessed and cordoned off the area.

Shaft swallows car park in St. Ives, Cornwall

Late on Saturday 28th April, a 40ft deep and 3ft wide hole opened in a car park in Garth-An-Creet, St. Ives, Cornwall. Local emergency services were called to assess the scene and undertake work to prevent the hole from widening and affecting nearby properties. Subsequent investigation by Terrafirma concludes the hole was created by the collapse of a disused mine shaft.

Merthyr Tydfil Sinkhole Opens Up on New Build Development

A sinkhole reported on 02/04/18 has appeared in Merthyr Tydfil within a new build site, Cwrt Aneurin Bevan. The sinkhole which is reportedly 20 ft (6m) deep has resulted in local residents losing access to their new homes.

Sinkhole Appears in Rugby Pitch in Swansea

A sinkhole which is said to have collapsed on the 14th February 2018 appeared in the corner of one of the Morriston RFC rugby pitches in Heol Gwernen, Cwmrhydyceirw.