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Collapsed Carlton Ferry Lane left unfixed in Collingham leaves residents unable to reach the village after the River Trent and The Fleet floods block Northcroft Lane





Residents are trapped in their homes for a third time after flooding – after a council failed to repair a road which collapsed during Storm Babet.

Carlton Ferry Lane, in Collingham, collapsed for the second time in two years on October 23, 2023, and left residents stranded during the Storm Babet floods — but Nottinghamshire County Council is yet to fix the road and the matter has become a problem again this week.

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.

Road collapsed on Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham
Road collapsed on Carlton Ferry Lane, Collingham

Northcroft Lane is located on lower land and the road is uneven, which causes it to flood easily and makes it impassable for residents.

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

The Fleet flood has affected Northcroft Lane while rising levels of the River Trent affected Carlton Ferry Lane.

Resident Valerie Clarke said: “It is annoying that we are blocked once again.

“I can’t even drive through the back road because if the water gets to the engine it will damage it and I will be stranded on a one-lane road, it is not worth it.”

The water has not affected the residents’ properties this time.

Floods affected the country road in February 2021 and caused the first collapse, which left the residents stranded at home for three weeks at the time.

They said it took the county council six months to repair the road and yet it still collapsed again last year.

“It is the third time that this has happened and the road has still collapsed and nothing has been done about it,” Valerie added.

“People came here to look at it but they haven’t said or done anything.

“I don’t they even know what they want to do with it, they might not do anything until winter is past because it will just collapse again once water comes up.”

Nottinghamshire County Council has been approached for comment.



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