Aston Abbots resident writes comedy about 72-day sinkhole repair

Trevor Hall, a resident of the village has written an Ebook cataloguing the trials and tribulations of a repair team who attempt to fix the sinkhole.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:12 am
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 10:14 am
The sinkhole in question

The Sinkhole appeared about two and a half months ago in the village.

The road was closed off by the Council and was left for 72 days.

Aston Abbots resident Trevor kept residents informed about the progress of the repair of the sinkhole with an amusing newsletter and a local blog.

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"On The Origins of Faeces"

Trevor said: "It all started with a sinkhole appearing in the road directly outside our house which was put down to a collapsed sewer.

"The resultant site that the maintenance team fenced off for the repair was just a few metres from our property and it also meant that one the main roads through the village had to be closed for a period of 72 days.

"Whilst the repair work was being undertaken, I took to keeping the villagers informed of the progress by posting information on a local blog and newsletter.

"To lift spirits in these difficult times, I introduced some humour that most residents appreciated."

You can read the Ebook by clicking here. Trevor has set up a just giving page now to raise money for Comic Relief, where people who donate can download the PDF Ebook of the hilarious report of the Council's failure to fill in the sink hole in the village.

You can visit the just giving page here.By the way, the publication is called “The Origin of Faeces” (or, for the full title, “On the Origin of Faeces by Means of Digging Big Holes”).

He continued: "The repair was finally completed a few days ago and I have now included all the blogs in the attached publication which has been placed online in the public domain.

"In the hope of achieving something positive from the incident, I have also created a JustGiving page in aid of Comic Relief and hope people will make a donation if they enjoy what I have written.

"Thanks go to all the maintenance workers who, through the trials and tribulations of the freezing weather and the challenges of an unforgiving geology, managed to repair the collapsed sewer and provided the inspiration for this short publication."