Action call as waters rise again in Ravel Close, Stamford

Flooding near homes in Ravel Close, Stamford
Flooding near homes in Ravel Close, Stamford
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Residents have called on a developer to fix a pumping station near their homes after garages and gardens flooded for a second time.

Bill and Sue Christie, of Ravel Close, Stamford, expected the worst when news of Monday’s storms came through.

Their garden flooded after heavy rain in August after a nearby pumping station failed. And on Monday morning they awoke once again to find their garden and shed underwater.

After the flooding in August the Christies called on developer Bloor Homes, which manages the pumping station, to fix the problem. But they heard nothing back and were distraught to see the waters rise again.

Son Gavin spent Monday morning on the phone to Bloor. He said: “We put stuff back in the garage after the first time because we didn’t think it would happen again.

“The last letter I sent to Bloor was a month ago asking what had been put in place to make sure it wouldn’t happen.

“We have had no real feedback.”

The fire brigade were called to deal with the floods on Monday, as they were in August.

The Christies’ neighbours Caroline Russon and Cheryl Smith also saw their garage flood.

Caroline said: “No-one came out to us before and we are still waiting for them to get back to us.

“It takes a long time to sort out and everything has a cost attached to it.”

Bloor Homes engineers were in Ravel Close on Tuesday to assess the problem.

A spokesman said: “We are undertaking a full investigation into the matter which will enable us to address the situation and decide how to move forward.”