residents call for action over long-running flooding problems
of a flood-prone road in Burnham-On-Sea have this week called
for action to resolve the long-running problems.
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.
Clive Hansard, pictured, and his wife Lorraine are among those
who are unhappy.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "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
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."
and Highbridge County Councillor John Woodman told Burnham-On-Sea.com
he was unaware of the problem, but would be happy to advise the
residents if the county council can help.