Flood concerns in Wrington

RESIDENTS in Wrington are concerned about future flood damage in the village and have called for an investigation to determine how it can be prevented.

RESIDENTS in Wrington are concerned about future flood damage in the village and have called for an investigation to determine how it can be prevented.

North Somerset Councillor, Deborah Yamanaka, says work needs to be done to safeguard against the type of flooding villagers suffered last month.

She said: "If houses are prone to flooding it will be difficult to get insurance. Residents need to know if nothing can be done to prevent it in the future so they can then make preparations."

On July 26 heavy rain fell on the village and a number of houses were flooded due to a stream overflowing.


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The water ran down Rickyard Road and on to Silver Street before reaching Garstons Close and The Glebe.

According to Cllr Yamanaka, five houses in Garstons Close were affected by the water as well as four in The Glebe, one in Silver Street and some in South Meadows.

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Wrington also experienced flooding in 1999 and 2003.

A North Somerset Council officer is investigating the causes of the flooding but said they do not know when they will have a conclusion.

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