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Residents at Carlton Ferry Lane feel disappointed by Nottinghamshire County Council as the road is left unrepaired for





Residents say they are living a nightmare after a collapsed road was left unrepaired for over six months.

The road at Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham collapsed for the second time in two years on October 23, 2023, and left residents stranded during the Storm Babet floods.

In January this year, due to rising water levels on the River Trent and The Fleet caused by Storm Henk, residents were stranded in their homes for a third time since the road first collapsed due to floods.

Carlton Ferry Road, Collingham, which still hasn't been repaired after collapsing in the flooding last year.
Carlton Ferry Road, Collingham, which still hasn't been repaired after collapsing in the flooding last year.

Since January, residents are said not to have been contacted or supported by Nottinghamshire County Council.

The alternative route for the past months has been a back road, Northcroft Lane, which can damage the vehicles and add extra minutes to the journey.

Valerie Clarke said: “This has been a nightmare, a road that used to take us two minutes to get to the centre of the village now takes us nearly ten minutes.

“The postman won’t come down, I had to go to the main depot in Newark because the rural postman stopped coming here.

“We are being treated very poorly as no one has been down to see us.

“It would've been nice to get some support, especially with all the flooding, it has been one thing happening after the other.”

Carlton Ferry Road, Collingham, which still hasn't been repaired after collapsing in the flooding last year.
Carlton Ferry Road, Collingham, which still hasn't been repaired after collapsing in the flooding last year.
Carlton Ferry Road, Collingham, which still closed after last year's flooding.
Carlton Ferry Road, Collingham, which still closed after last year's flooding.
Road collapsed on Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham
Road collapsed on Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham

Valerie said the rural postman used to deliver post down to Carlton Ferry Lane, however, despite having been to the main hub in Newark, the residents still have to collect their posts from the hub in Collingham.

A resident of the house next door, Brenda Sawle, said: “We are not very happy. Something should have been done sooner and better, when if first happened, otherwise it wouldn't have happened again.

“Three months ago I called an ambulance and they were quick getting here but it took them about eight to 10 minutes longer to leave than they usually would.

“This is very inconvenient, I haven't had any post since it happened for the first in October.

“The other road is not doing the car good, the road’s very bumpy, no one has been down to cut the edges, and the grass is nearly three feet high.”

The residents have also contacted the county council regarding the size of the hedges, which are overgrowing onto the street and affecting traffic on the road.

Gary Wood, head of highways at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “A section of Carlton Ferry Lane near Collingham was washed away during the extreme rain-fall events experienced this winter.

“Due to the road’s proximity to the River Trent and the ongoing flood water, our teams were unable to access the site to survey the extent of the damage for a number of months until mid-April.

“Surveys have now been completed and detailed designs are being worked up to reconstruct the road.

“We plan to have teams on site to commence repairs this summer and will provide more details, including the expected duration of the works, once the designs are finalised.”



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