Published: November 28, 2012
Burnham residents call for action over long-running flooding problems

Residents of a flood-prone road in Burnham-On-Sea have this week called for action to resolve the long-running problems.

Sycamore Close, off Maple Drive, was this week again left under several inches of water following heavy rain, and residents want Somerset County Council to sort out the matter.

Resident Clive Hansard, pictured, and his wife Lorraine are among those who are unhappy.

He told "Each time we have heavy rainfall the whole street gets inundated with water. The drains just can't take the water away and some elderly residents are trapped in their homes because the footpaths are covered."

"The water creates damp in the homes. It has been a problem here for many years which is too long and it needs to be sorted out."

"The council don't want to take responsibility and are blaming the Holiday Village but it's the council's pipes and drains that are causing the problems."

Burnham and Highbridge County Councillor John Woodman told he was unaware of the problem, but would be happy to advise the residents if the county council can help.


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