A mineshaft which collapsed in Egremont in November will be capped today, 7th January.
Nine homes were evacuated following the collapse which saw a drilling rig disappear into a 25 metre hole.
The householders were forced to live in temporary accommodation for five weeks as Copeland Borough Council, who own the land, made the area safe.
The residents were allowed to go back home just before Christmas.
Once the mine is capped the area will then be landscaped.
One couple who lived on Howbank Road in Egremont have decided not to move back into their house, as they feel it's no longer safe.
They are currently in the process of moving their belongings from their former house to their new home in Maryport.
More than 200 tonnes of grout have been used to fill the hole that appeared behind Howbank Road in Egremont on 14th November.
Contractors Forkers will be back at the site on Monday (7th January) to put in place a permanent cap.
The work should be finished by 18th January, before work begins to landscape the area and reinstate the fields and gardens damaged when the hole appeared.
Copeland Borough Council who own the land say the grout column should stabilise the hole and keep the homes near the hole safe.
Those living in the nine homes affected were allowed back home on 21st December although some have chosen not to return.
It's been almost six weeks since an old mine shaft collapsed in Egremont, forcing nine families to move out of their homes.
The homes on Howbank Road had to be evacuated after a drilling rig being used to cap a mine with concrete, fell around 50 feet into the shaft on 14th November.
Some families managed to make it back home in time for the festive period, however some have decided not to return at all.
Nine families who have been forced to leave their homes because an old mine shaft collapsed are spending the weekend in temporary accommodation.
They were evacuated on Wednesday, November 14th, when a 25 metre crater appeared in Egremont.
Efforts to stabilise the area are still on going.
A ninth home has been evacuated on Howbank Road in Egremont, after a drilling rig being used to cap a mine with concrete, fell around 50 feet into the shaft on 14th November.
The latest home had to be evacuated because the slippage of the ground surrounding the houses has increased.
Copeland Council say they are continuing to advise residents, for their own safety, not to return to their homes.
The council couldn't specify when residents would be allowed to return to their homes, but say they are exploring potential access arrangements for next week.
Residents in Egremont in West Cumbria are unable to return to their homes after the partial collapse of an old mine. It was being capped with concrete when a drilling rig fell in, creating a 25 metre hole.
ITV Border's reporter Samantha Parker has been there and has sent this report:
Copeland council have said that anyone with any concerns about the collapsed mine shaft in Egremont should call: 0845 054 8600.
They say they are working with specialist engineers to investigate the cause of the collapse and determine the next steps.
They say they will be regularly be providing updates on the situation.