Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Flood-hit residents to meet officials

RESIDENTS of a flood-hit street in Watlington will have a chance to air their concerns at a meeting with Environment Agency and council officials.

The Goggs, a cul-de-sac, was flooded for weeks from early February after a stream behind the houses burst its banks and some residents had to evacuate their homes.

A report prepared by parish councillor Tony Williamson, who lives in the street, said: “Four houses — two in The Goggs and two adjacent with postal addresses in Britwell Road — were flooded on the night of February 7.

“Water came down from the field between 15 and 22 Britwell Road in the early hours of the morning. The worst affected was 13 Britwell Road, where the occupants came downstairs to find a foot of water on the ground floor.

“Floor tiles, floor screeds and a wooden floor had to be removed with a metre of plaster on all walls. Seventeen humidifier machines were in constant use until the end of April.”

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