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Moulton resident is fed-up with inaction over flooding on her front drive in West Cob Gate



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A woman has been left frustrated by more than three years of inaction over flooding in her front drive.

Eileen Jones, who lives on West Cob Gate in Moulton, has been unable to walk down her driveway during spells of bad weather due to a blocked drain.

She has raised the issue on numerous occasions with county councillors such as Rob Gibson - but a lack of work has left her worrying every time it rains.

Eileen Jones has been left frustrated by flooding at her West Cobgate home (57271926)
Eileen Jones has been left frustrated by flooding at her West Cobgate home (57271926)

Heavy downpours over the Jubilee weekend resulted in the most recent flooding in her driveway, which she shares with her next door neighbour.

“I’ve been getting on to the council for a long, long time,” Mrs Jones said

“They put a new drain in. They came the other week and set the gullies up, but it needs flushing out. You don’t need a degree to know that unless the drains are clear, they won’t clear.

Flooding in the front garden (57271920)
Flooding in the front garden (57271920)

“It really is a problem, and I wouldn’t have thought it was beyond the capabilities of them to get something done about it.”

Mrs Jones’ driveway was constructed with an incline, meaning water does drain away from her home and towards the road.

However, blockage problems in a drain where both meet means water collects at the entrance - and has even flowed through into her neighbour’s front garden.

Eileen Jones has been left frustrated by flooding at her West Cobgate home (57271923)
Eileen Jones has been left frustrated by flooding at her West Cobgate home (57271923)

“Literally, we can’t get out when it’s wet. We don’t really like to take the car down, because it’s quite deep and on an incline,” Mrs Jones added.

“There’s also the fact that the drain never clears, so it’s contaminated water.

“I just want it brought to everybody’s attention. I don’t want all this hassle - I just want an easy life.

A blocked drain outside Mrs Jones' home (57271932)
A blocked drain outside Mrs Jones' home (57271932)

“Nobody wants to do anything about it.”

Mrs Jones also fears the water will damage her newly-constructed fence.

A Lincolnshire County Council spokesman said: “Investigations have been carried out and are continuing. The next stage is to repair a broken pipe on the drainage system just in East Cob Gate, West Cob Gate drainage flows this way.

“When that has been repaired it may mean the issue is resolved but we will continue with the investigation cleaning and tracing the system to its outfall.

“We don’t yet have a date for this part of the repair to the area but as soon as we do we will let all affected residents know directly.”

An Anglian Water spokesman said the body does not own any assets in the location.



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