APPLEY SINKHOLE GROWS TO 8FT WIDE AND 10FT DEEP

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A sinkhole in Ryde has now grown to approximately 8ft in diameter as officials continue to look into the matter.

It’s been just over a week since the sinkhole appeared on a popular footpath at Appley, as first reported by Island Echo. A man suffered minor injuries when his leg unexpectedly fell into the void whilst out on a walk.

Heras fencing has now been erected around the area to prevent Islanders falling into the hole, which has grown significantly. A point of interest plinth is now at risk of falling into the 10ft deep cavity.

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The Isle of Wight Council previously said that remedial work would get underway as quickly as possible.

The cause is currently unknown.

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Theresa Davies
Theresa Davies
1 month ago

Someone wants to get off the island badly!!

Gottcha
Gottcha
Reply to  Theresa Davies
1 month ago

Put the floater in the hole and tarmac over

Donald
Donald
1 month ago

Obviously poor work done originally when back filling !! Unless it was for the solent train tunnel… a fumes escape hole !!

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

The Back Draw of a new volcano…

Truth
Truth
1 month ago

I don’t know about you, but I have this sinking feeling….

Wasp Star
Wasp Star
1 month ago

It really says officials are looking into it.
The oldies are still the best.

Cynical Cathy
Cynical Cathy
Reply to  Wasp Star
1 month ago

The oldies are the oldest…

Dog.Pawl
Dog.Pawl
1 month ago

Perhaps it will be filled in time for the Summer holiday season, so we can welcome the visitors, or, at least their wallets contents, to fill the coffers of the seaside businesses along the Esplanade.

Best hope so, otherwise the unemployed and sick will have to rely on their benefits to survive this season..

Danny-Gaul
Danny-Gaul
Reply to  Dog.Pawl
1 month ago

DP fear not it will be repaired as certain persons have a vested interest in ensuring Ryde seafront is filled to the max to aid their ‘other income’ stream, with all the rich ‘pickings’ now available to such.

Would be nice is we were all on a level playing field in a similar line of work, as this has been a hard year for those honest business owners. NOT an issue for those ‘in the know’ though.

No small wonder Ryde is being built to over capacity, the greed of ‘some’ is beyond bounds.

Tony Roe
Tony Roe
1 month ago

Perhaps they could fill it in with the floating bridge

Last edited 1 month ago by Tony Roe
Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
1 month ago

From what little i know about sink holes, the majority are caused by water erosion underground removing the soil till the top surface falls into the void.

Truth
Truth
Reply to  Oldbutalive
1 month ago

Yet, houses are still built on flood plains throughout the country…

Just Sayin’
Just Sayin’
1 month ago

Apparently the What3Words for this coordinate is what, the and fuck.

JHVF
JHVF
1 month ago

What part of ‘as quickly as poss – – – – – – – – etc,

anon
anon
1 month ago

By the time the council get around to doing something about it the whole of Ryde will be in the sink hole. Perhaps that wouldn’t be such a bad thing.

Tim C
Tim C
1 month ago

Just another average Isle of Wight pot hole.

Old school.
Old school.
1 month ago

I thought that was meant to be in county halls finances.

taressem
taressem
1 month ago

The Island authorities used to be undecided, now, they are not so sure.

David
David
1 month ago

So let me get this straight, a large sink hole has opened up and officials are ‘looking into it’…

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