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Giant Beacon hole described as 'nightmare' by resident

Giant Beacon hole described as 'nightmare' by resident

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:49am 11th March 2020. (Updated at 4:12pm 11th March 2020)

A resident who has been affected by a hole which has appeared near Camborne has described the ordeal as a nightmare. 

It opened up in a garden in Beacon and exposed a suspected mine feature.

The collapse happened on Pendarves Street and the area around the hole has been closed of.

Hole - Sam Hall
The giant hole in Beacon - Sam Hall


Sam Hall, who lives nearby, says the hole is getting bigger which has become and increasing concern for all those affected.

“Due to the high winds a few weeks back, a large tree in my neighbours garden started to tilt over. A few days later you could see the earth moving away from under the tree, this caused it to be cut down to try and stop it hitting a power line.

"Since then we have woken up to the hole getting bigger and bigger every day, some days as much as a few meters. At the moment it’s just a waiting game to see how big it’s going to get, and when something is going to be done to cap it off.

"Not only are sewage and power cables now on show, the movement and weight of the falling earth has now caused one sewage line to break apart.

"Something has to be done soon about it, having to do school runs with a new born baby and the council speaking about closing the access off to the house it’s all just becoming a nightmare."

Sam Hall

Giant hole in Beacon - Sam Hall
Giant hole in Beacon - Sam Hall


Cornwall Council has said that regular inspections are being undertaken and are reviewing the condition of the collapse. 

"A suspected mine feature has opened up in a private garden near to a private unsurfaced lane to the rear of 39 Pendarves St and 1 Bekelege Drive, Beacon, Camborne. 

"The private lane behind numbers 39-53 Pendarves Street has also been closed as a precaution due to the close proximity. 

"Fencing has been put up by the owner of the property affected, and additional fencing by Cormac on behalf of Cornwall Council as an outer boundary as a standard public protection method, to prevent accidental access to the feature. 

"Regular inspections are being undertaken to ensure the fencing is correctly positioned, and to review the condition of the collapse. 

"Cornwall Council and the private owner are liaising with utility service providers including South West Water who have apparatus exposed due to the collapse and through PHP to contact the owner of the mineral rights for them to arrange the necessary repairs."

Cornwall Council

Hole - Sam Hall
Giant hole in Beacon - Sam Hall
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