A BARROW town centre road that recently closed several time in the past five months has reopened again.

High Street was closed in May after the partial collapse of the former registry office amid concerns for the safety of pedestrians and motorists.

After reopening several times, the road's inconsistent opening times seem to have come to an end.

In July, a Cumbria County Council spokeswoman said: "A section of High Street was closed for a suspected subsidence.

"This will be investigated and resolved as soon as possible."

The road originally closed early this year due to debris from the Abbey Road building spilling into High Street at the rear when part of its roof collapsed.

Owner of the building Jack Cooksey applied to council bosses for planning permission to demolish it, with working finishing in July.

He feared for the safety of the building, saying he was 'terrified' someone would be killed by falling debris, saying previously: “There’s a very high risk of it collapsing; it could happen at any time."

The owner said he has not yet decided what to do with the plot following the demolition of the building.

But he has vowed to ‘invest in the development’ with input from the Barrow community after saying his priority was ensuring the safety of the public.

The county council also announced parts of Brighton Street and Warwick Street will be closed for two weeks to repair a collapsed sewer.