A large puddle that takes over the busy pavement outside a bustling city pub will finally be fixed after causing a nuisance for decades.

The pool, which fills every time it rains heavily, swallows up the walkway outside the Artichoke in Magdalen Road, causing an obstruction to pedestrians.

Labour city councillor Julie Brociek-Coulton said there had been an issue with the puddle outside the watering hole for the best part of three decades.

Norwich Evening News: Cllr Julie Brociek-Coulton with the recurring puddle in Magdalen Road, NorwichCllr Julie Brociek-Coulton with the recurring puddle in Magdalen Road, Norwich (Image: Julie Brociek-Coulton)

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"It's been going on a long while," she said.

"When the new houses were built on the opposite side of the road, behind the old city wall, it was said Section 106 money would sort it then. But it was never done."

The work is funded by a portion of Cllr Brociek-Coulton's £11,000 Highways budget.

She added that while works take place, deep potholes along Magdalen Road will also be filled ensuring the safety of those using the contraflow cycling lane into Magdalen Street.

She added: "I was told the work would begin at Easter, so I imagine the work will be done over the next couple of weeks."