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Flooded Darfield Home-Owners Get Funding

Wednesday November 16 2011




FLOOD defences will be offered to 75 homes in Darfield that were flooded in 2007 thanks to a £320,000 grant from the Environment Agency.

The homes on Doncaster Road, Riverside Close, Cliff Road and Church View - all near the Darfield bridge - will be offered a range of precautionary measures like door guards and air brick covers to better protect their properties.

Aidan Kerr, Head of Investment and Funding at the Environment Agency, said:
  “Flooding can have a devastating effect on people’s homes and possessions. This funding will help people to reduce and, in some cases, prevent any damage caused to their homes and possessions.”

The affected residents are invited to an exhibition at the Army Cadet Hut, Cliff Road, Darfield on November 28, where they can take a look at what's on offer.

Were you affected by the floods? Write your comments and share your experiences in the box below.

* Picture by Wendy Rawson, flooded Lang Avenue *



* Picture by Wendy Rawson, flooded Lang Avenue *



* Picture by Wendy Rawson, flooded Lang Avenue *



* Picture by Dave Audin, 2007 floods near Asda *



* Pic by Dave Audin, 2007 floods near Asda *



* Picture by Julie Popplewell, Wombwell Lane floods 2007 *



* Picture submitted by Julie Popplewell, 2007 floods, Cortonwood. *



* Picture submitted by Julie Popplewell, Pit Lane, Wombwell in 2007 *



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Reply Posted by Wendylibby on Wednesday November 16 2011 at 12:27
while having to live in conditions like this, my mum ending up with Pseudomonas on both lungs which kills of parts of her lungs, caused by living in her home with stagnant water 

Reply Posted by Hannah_88115 on Wednesday November 16 2011 at 12:44
Why just homes in darfield? They were people affected everywhere.

Reply Posted by shadun on Wednesday November 16 2011 at 20:24
our home was effected by the 2007 floods! we had sandbags at both the front and rear door but the water came in under the floor through the gas pipe entrance!! how will door guards prevent that! the money would be much better spent on making the bankings higher on the side of the river where it broke its banks initially to prevent 5ft of water entering our homes!! resident of cliff road

Reply Posted by Wendylibby on Monday November 21 2011 at 18:31
my mum dad n sister was affect see pics above, they were given sand bag but look at the level of the water...... lol what i want to no is.......why only darfield 

Reply Posted by Jenny on Monday November 21 2011 at 18:37
Pleased to hear Darfield got some funding but what about other areas who were affected like Bolton-on-Dearne?  We got our sand bags the day after the flood and ended up having to live in caravans for six months!

Reply Posted by Swildings on Monday November 21 2011 at 19:47
I live in low valley and spent 9 month living in rented accommodation due to 2007 floods. Door guards & sand bags would not have made any difference to my property due to the volume of water & speed it came in. Funds would be better spent else where!!

Reply Posted by Wattoo1971 on Friday December 9 2011 at 17:41
My house was flooded at Darfield in 2077. Not sure how door guards and air brick covers will help with 5 ft of water bombarding your home. But hey ho will give it a try.