Flood Hambledon villagers say that they’re keeping positive

BLOWN OVER The tree down in Park Lane, Cowplain
BLOWN OVER The tree down in Park Lane, Cowplain
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FLOOD-HIT villagers are remaining positive despite facing nearly two weeks of constant rain.

Residents in Hambledon have been forced to park outside the village as all but one road have now been closed off. A number of different agencies are working on the village to keep flooding to a minimum but yesterday’s bad weather saw water levels rise again.

Despite the weather and lack of access, the community is staying positive.

Mik Norman, chairman of Hambledon Parish Council, said: ‘We’ve been faced with flood for around 12 days now but everyone is working hard to try and sort it.

‘We have people from the county council, the parish council, the fire service, Hampshire Constabulary and the Environment Agency.

‘But everyone has been working great together and the public have been understanding most of the time.’

The one way into the village is strictly for emergency services and tankers. There will be a bus using the route also for elderly people and school children.