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Councillors help clear thick mud that was trapping elderly people in their properties after flooding in Burton Joyce

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Two councillors yesterday mucked in to help dig residents in Burton Joyce out of their properties after they became blocked in by thick mud.

The elderly residents on Nottingham Road were left trapped by the sludge which had collected outside their properties following the recent floods.

Councillors Sam Smith and Michael Adams quickly sprung into action to help prevent a repeat of an incident where the same residents had been reportedly left housebound for 10 days when mud gathered during floods back in November.

Cllr Sam Smith gets stick in with mud removal work (IMAGE: Twitter @TrentValleyCllr)
PICTURED” Councillor Michael Adams helps clear mud on Nottingham Road (IMAGE: Twitter @TrentValleyCllr)

The councillors for Trent Valley were joined by Gedling Borough Council teams who also took part in the clear-up operation on Nottingham Road.

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Councillor Smith said: “We’ve been helping clear elderly residents drives on Nottingham Road which have been blocked by thick mud left from the floods.

“These residents were housebound for 10 days when this happened in November and we didn’t want that to happen again.

He added: “We’re really grateful to Gedling Borough Council for their help.”

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