Misery for Stourport families stuck in sewage flooding

WAITING FOR HELP: Grandmother Ann Nunn at Broach Road Caravan Park.

WAITING FOR HELP: Grandmother Ann Nunn at Broach Road Caravan Park. Buy this photo

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BLOCKED drains at a Stourport caravan park are causing misery to its residents who have been wading through water and sewage for two weeks.

Ann Nunn, of Broach Road Caravan Park, said that the blockage has flooded half of the site and has prevented residents from using their toilets.

A Severn Trent Water spokeswoman apologised for the problem but their "priority has to be to help people whose properties have been flooded" and that the water would go down as river levels subsided.

Mrs Nunn, 53, said: "The river has gone down and we're still flooded. This is completely and utterly out of order. We know there's a blockage, it's not the first time we've had this. It took two weeks for them to find last year.

"We need a voice to say come on now, we're humans as well, we need a little bit of help here. I don't think in this day and age, you should be left like this, after this long."

Mrs Nunn said that residents can see paper, rubbish and sewage "bubbling" out of two drains at the entrance to the site.

Nine families have been affected at Broach Road, including Mrs Nunn's four children and four grandchildren, one of which is just two weeks old.

She added: "My grandchildren are off school. They are playing in it in their wellies and we keep having to call them away as its contaminated."

Mrs Nunn said they had used countless bottles of bleach to clean wellies to stop infection.

She added that she could not sit in her kitchen as the smell from the toilet and the drains was "disgusting".

The Severn Trent Water spokeswoman said: "We’re sorry that the people of Broach Road in Stourport-on-Severn are having problems with their drains at the moment.

"The problem is that the rivers in the area are at a very high level following the huge amount of rain we’ve had over the past few weeks. This has meant that the sewers are full of water, along with the whole drainage system, and this will take a while to go down.

“We’re working very hard to get things back to normal, but our priority has to be to help people whose properties have been flooded. We’d like to thank the people at the caravan park and the surrounding area for their patience at this difficult time.”

Mrs Nunn added: "If anyone had been flooded they'd be top priority, but who has been flooded in this area? When we get flooded we just have to wait until they’re ready. That's not right.

"We don't think they're acting quick enough, they should take more responsibility."

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10:28am Thu 20 Feb 14

BQ says...

She says "If anyone had been flooded they'd be top priority, but who has been flooded in this area?" - Severn Trent doesn't just serve Stourport, it serves a large area!

There are people much worse off from this flooding, so she should be patient and wait her turn. Severn Trent must be extremely busy now that the flooding is subsiding.
She says "If anyone had been flooded they'd be top priority, but who has been flooded in this area?" - Severn Trent doesn't just serve Stourport, it serves a large area! There are people much worse off from this flooding, so she should be patient and wait her turn. Severn Trent must be extremely busy now that the flooding is subsiding. BQ
  • Score: 12

10:37am Thu 20 Feb 14

Bcfc1186 says...

Surely the saving grace of living in a caravan is you can go elsewhere temporarily?!
Surely the saving grace of living in a caravan is you can go elsewhere temporarily?! Bcfc1186
  • Score: 16

10:43am Thu 20 Feb 14

BQ says...

Bcfc1186 - All of the car parks they usually pull up on are flooded!
Bcfc1186 - All of the car parks they usually pull up on are flooded! BQ
  • Score: 4

11:13am Thu 20 Feb 14

gypsyman1 says...

now was there any need for that,
now was there any need for that, gypsyman1
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Thu 20 Feb 14

gypsyman1 says...

just goes to show we cant even have a say and are expected to live like dogs
just goes to show we cant even have a say and are expected to live like dogs gypsyman1
  • Score: -5

4:14pm Thu 20 Feb 14

1downsie says...

Could the council help them to move their caravans somewhere else and let them have some portable toilets etc until the problem is sorted?
Could the council help them to move their caravans somewhere else and let them have some portable toilets etc until the problem is sorted? 1downsie
  • Score: 7

5:28pm Thu 20 Feb 14

gypsyman1 says...

1downsie wrote:
Could the council help them to move their caravans somewhere else and let them have some portable toilets etc until the problem is sorted?
oh i dont think the settled folk of stourport would aprove of that as its us who needs help
[quote][p][bold]1downsie[/bold] wrote: Could the council help them to move their caravans somewhere else and let them have some portable toilets etc until the problem is sorted?[/p][/quote]oh i dont think the settled folk of stourport would aprove of that as its us who needs help gypsyman1
  • Score: -19

5:01pm Fri 21 Feb 14

gypsyman1 says...

thumbs down aint going to make us go away lol
thumbs down aint going to make us go away lol gypsyman1
  • Score: -3

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