The number of utility staff on site of the Belgrave Road landslip has increased considerably over the last two days.
As well as round the clock monitoring from Island Roads, Southern Water, as well as gas and electricity suppliers are now on site, seemingly posed to take action if necessary.
No compulsory evacuations
There has been much talk about residents being evacuated from the area, but Isle of Wight council were able to confirm today (Wednesday) that there have been no compulsory evacuations in either Belgrave Road, Marine Parade or Esplanade Road. One resident has decided to leave, but only on advice given.
A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight council told OnTheWight,
“There have been no compulsory evacuations of any properties – I understand the occupant of the property referred to in the quote [of the council’s press release] took the decision to leave following our advice based on the assessment provided by Island Roads.”