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Residents at Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham are being supported by emergency services and RSPCA

Residents left living in their home’s top floor for days are being supported with food and medication.

Residents at Carlton Ferry Lane in Collingham who choose to remain in their properties despite flooding are set to receive supplies today.

The emergency services rescued a woman and her two children from Carlton Ferry Lane on Friday (January 5). However, resident Valerie Clarke chose to remain in her property to look after her animals – but was forced to stay on the top floor of her house for three days because of the water.

Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham
Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham

“The water is gone from the house now but we have got no heating, just a Dyson heater.

“The emergency services have been brilliant, they are coming down today (January 8) to bring food and medication.”

RSPCA will be delivering food for animals tomorrow (January 9).

Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham
Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham

“We cleared the living room, and took the floor up, luckily we had tiles underneath so we got a bit of normal life until insurance comes to do the rest of the house,” added Valerie.

Carlton Ferry Lane collapsed for the second time in two years on October 23, 2023, and left residents stranded during the Storm Babet floods. That issue returned again last week as the road still hasn't been repaired.

Residents have been using a back road, Northcroft Lane, to access the village. However, they are now stuck in their homes once again with the lane now also flooded due to rising water levels caused by Storm Henk.

Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham
Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham

The River Trent and The Fleet have both flooded again due to the water levels.

The road remains closed for at least the next five to seven days until the water clears out.

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