Collapsed sewer works close village road prompting school bus route change

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WORKS to fix a collapsed sewer have forced a Swineshead street to close and county education bosses say it will affect bus routes for pupils heading back to school this week.

South Street is currently closed while Anglian Water fixes a sewer which collapsed in June.

The work, which began on August 21, will affect pupils living in Swineshead who travel to Thomas Cowley High School in Donington and Kirton Middlecott School on the 5436 operated by Sleafordian, S116S operated by Cropleys or 5381 operated by May Gurney.

All other school buses are unaffected.

Transportation manager Anita Ruffle said: “These three school bus services aren’t able to use their normal route, as South Street in Swineshead is closed owing to a collapsed sewer.

“Children who would normally board the bus in Bullen’s Lane or High Green should now make their way to the stop at the Market Place/Church in Swineshead instead to catch their bus.”

This arrangement is expected to be in place for the rest of this week.