Residents’ fears over more flooding

FLOODING FEARS ... pictured with the temporary flood defences in Durham Drive, Fellgate, are Couns Linda Hemmer and Steve Harrison.Inset, the same stretch of road under flood.

FLOODING FEARS ... pictured with the temporary flood defences in Durham Drive, Fellgate, are Couns Linda Hemmer and Steve Harrison.Inset, the same stretch of road under flood.

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WORRIED residents are demanding action to prevent more flooding on a South Tyneside estate.

People on the Fellgate Estate in Jarrow have been repeatedly hit by flooding in recent years, with water running off a nearby farmer’s field into their homes.

Flood signs on Durham Drive, Fellgate
Flood signs on Durham Drive, Fellgate

But while South Tyneside Council is still preparing a major study into surface water problems across the borough, residents of Fellgate say they live in constant fear of flooding.

 

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