UPDATE - Thursday 23 May
Our contractors have now completed the clean up operation and the B6034 Ollerton Road has now been reopened. We would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding over the last six days as we appreciate this has been an inconvenience for residents, businesses and visitors.
UPDATE - Wednesday 22 May
Our contractors have successfully cleared the Asbestos along a section of the B6034 Ollerton Road. As a result, the road closure in place from Lime Tree Avenue to the roundabout at Budby will be lifted at 5pm this evening (Wednesday).
The contractors will return at 8am tomorrow morning (Thursday) to clear the section from Worksop to Lime Tree Avenue. Staffed road closures will be in place to prevent access from the Sparken Hill end of the road to Lime Tree Avenue whilst the contractors continue their clean-up operation on the road and verges. We would ask that drivers do not use the road during this time and abide by the remaining road closures.
We thank you for your patience once again.
UPDATE – Tuesday 21 May
The Health & Safety Executive have now signed off on the clean-up plan for removing the fly tipped Asbestos from the Ollerton Road B6034. Our contractors will start tomorrow morning (Wednesday) from 8am, initially working down from Carburton Crossroads to the roundabout at Budby. This is a complex operation and will require the use of a contamination unit and the contractors dousing the road and verges as they go.
The road closures will be staffed to prevent access whilst the contractors work in the road and we would politely ask drivers to avoid the area and abide by the road closures. We are hopeful that the stretch of road from Budby to Carburton will be re-opened by the end of Wednesday. We will update our website and social media channels as the clean-up progresses.
We appreciate that the road closure is an inconvenience and we would like to thank residents and businesses for their patience.
Updated 20 May 2019
A serious incident of fly-tipping took place last week along a four-mile stretch of Ollerton Road (B6034) where a significant number of bags of asbestos were dumped on the roadside.
In the interest of public safety, following an initial examination of the bags by a specialist asbestos removal company and acting on advice from the Health and Safety Executive, we immediately took the decision to close the road from the top of Sparken Hill, Worksop to the junction of Netherfield Lane near Budby. This road closure is likely to continue until Friday 24th May and possibly beyond.
This type of asbestos has most likely been removed from an industrial building and can be extremely dangerous if disturbed and the fibres released. As such, the removal of asbestos must be undertaken by specialist companies to minimise the risk of exposure.
The Council has appointed a specialist removal contractor who has already put plans in place to remove the dumped asbestos from the road as soon as possible.
We believe that the bags of asbestos have been thrown from a moving vehicle travelling out of Worksop and, as the bags have come into contact with the ground, some of them have burst open, scattering the contents onto the verge side and the road.
This is an extremely complex operation and will take many hours of specialist work and cost thousands of pounds to fully clean up.
We cannot stress how serious an incident this is and we advise residents and visitors to avoid this section of Ollerton Road until further notice and not to approach, touch or try to remove any of the waste that has been fly-tipped.
This is an extremely serious incident and we are horrified at what has taken place. There is no excuse or justification for a fly-tip of this nature and the people responsible have shown a complete disregard for the public’s health.
We apologise to the residents and businesses who have been affected by this road closure. However, we must act in the best interest of the publics’ health and minimise the risk of pedestrians and drivers coming into contact with this asbestos.
We are also appealing to the public and businesses, who may have information about this serious incident to contact Bassetlaw District Council’s Environmental Health Team.
If you are concerned about the effects of this fly-tip or believe you may have come into contact with asbestos, information is available on the Health and Safety Executive website www.hse.gov.uk or by contacting your local GP.
A serious incident of fly-tipping has taken place on the B6034 Ollerton Road where a number of bags of asbestos have been dumped on the roadside. Due to the type of asbestos involved and the serious nature of this incident, the Health and Safety Executive have been notified and we have been instructed to seek an immediate road closure until further notice.
Recovery of the asbestos by specialist contractors will take place as soon as possible and we advise residents and visitors to avoid Ollerton Road from the top of Sparken Hill, Worksop to the junction of Netherfield Lane near Budby. Alternative routes are via the A614 and the A57.
We are also appealing to anyone who may have information about this serious incident to contact Bassetlaw District Council at bit.ly/2JrCXsO
The map shows the road closure in red and diversion in green.
Last Updated on Thursday, May 23, 2019