REPAIR work in Mapplewell is set to begin next weekend after defects were identified in work first completed two years ago.

Extensive works to Mapplewell village centre were carried out in the autumn and winter of 2018, with some defects now emerging which require highway repair work - this is at no cost to the council as responsibility falls to the developer.

Work will begin on Sunday, October 18, for a period of up to six weeks - closures will be made to Spark Lane and Greenside on Sundays only.

Work will continue during the week but without road closures, though there will be work on the footway.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: “These works did cause some disruption to local businesses and residents when they were carried out in 2018, so it is regrettable that further remedial works are now required.

“However the overall result of the scheme is an improved local street scene.

“The defects identified might not be obvious to members of the public, but it’s important they are put right now, by the developer, before the situation worsens and without burden falling onto local taxpayers.

“I’d like to offer assurance to everyone that we will work with the developer and contractor to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.”