Garden wall wrecked near to crumpled bus shelter
- Credit: Ben Hardy
Hundreds of pounds worth of damage has been caused to a homeowner's front wall a few doors down from where a delivery van recently flattened a bus shelter.
The shelter in Old Catton continues to block the pavement in Lodge Lane after an Asda driver reversed into the structure in January.
A spokeswoman for Old Catton Parish Council confirmed a new bus shelter is due to be installed this week with the damaged shelter due to be removed as well.
And now further damage has been caused nearby as 70-year-old Sally Tillotson had her garden wall knocked down.
The repair is set to cost her an eye-watering £1,800.
Mrs Tillotson said: "We do have a lot of delivery drivers come along the curbs and grass verges.
"The wall must have been damaged during the night as I opened my curtains on the Monday morning to see the damage.
"It was a shock but there has been damage in the past.
- 1 Everything you need to know about the Sweet Briar Road closure
- 2 Norwich cocktail bar and restaurant relaunches with new name and menu
- 3 Sewage seeps through floorboards and blocks sinks in apartment block
- 4 Supporters' fears that Spurs game at Carrow Road may turn nasty
- 5 Why NR3 is being dubbed the 'new Shoreditch'
- 6 Two men charged in connection with Class A drug dealing in Norwich
- 7 Huge 'magazine worthy' bungalow near Norwich is back up for sale for £1.1m
- 8 Finishing touches added to new Tesco store in city centre
- 9 Fashion boutique to shut with FOUR MONTH closing down sale
- 10 Jailed in Norfolk: Drug dealer and man who raped teenage girl
"I used to live on the corner and a car came from the Spixworth Road direction, misjudged it and went into the front of the house.
"The problem is there ought to be speedbumps along here. People race down to the traffic lights."
Asda apologised for being responsible for the damaged bus shelter but a spokesman for the company said he was not aware of any walls being hit.
The damaged bus shelter is still blocking the pavement.
William Houldsworth, 81, who lives next to the shelter said: "Parents with pushchairs and wheelchair users are obstructed and can't get past it.
"The pavement is raised so it is difficult to get past it and people are having to step into the road.
"There are two schools in the area so there are a lot of people going backwards and forwards along that pavement with their children."
Buses travelling towards Spixworth from the city are currently stopping further along Lodge Lane instead.
Jody Mastoras, 42, who lives opposite the shelter, said: "It is an eyesore at the moment. It has been hit before and it will keep getting hit."