Flooding fears after residents denied defence equipment
FEARS have been raised by residents in a Gloucester street after they still have not received vital flood protection.
After flooding in the area in 2007, residents of Shakespeare Avenue, Podsmead, were promised various measures, including equipment to stop water coming under doors.
But after writing to contractor Flood Emergency Service, several residents have been told their protection will not be installed.
Ellen Drake and neighbours had letters from the company, based in Northampton, claiming it has installed all the equipment it was paid for.
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Mrs Drake said: "Some of the people around the corner have had it done, why haven't we had it?
"I don't see why it should be different for different people."
And will heavy rain falling over the past few weeks, she added: "We are worried about flooding now."
In the letter to residents, flood protection adviser Roger Wolens said: "Unfortunately, this situation is beyond our control as we have delivered all of the orders that have been approved and paid-for by Gloucester City Council."
But a council spokesman said the letter was misleading as they did not pay for services through the company in question, and urged residents to get in touch.
She said: "There are grants of up to £500 available, particularly to those who were flooded in 2007.
"We would urge the resident to get in touch with us by calling 01452 396 396."