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Estate’s flooding is second time this year

A FLOODING nightmare has returned to haunt people living on a Flint estate for the second time this year.

The latest incident happened on Sunday morning when torrential rain left a huge lake in the back gardens of Fifth Avenue.

Water from Flint High School’s playing fields poured into the gardens as an inch of rain fell in just one hour.

Desperate residents struggled to dig a channel behind the properties for the water to flow into the nearest manhole.

Fifth Avenue has been blighted by flooding for more than 30 years.

The Chronicle highlighted the residents’ plight back in August.

Water comes through the foundations and floorboards of up to 10 homes in Fifth Avenue, causing mould and damp.

Trelawny councillor Trefor Howorth claims landscape changes relating to when the town’s high rise flats were built are the cause of the problem.

Cllr Howorth says water wasn’t going into the intended drainage system from the sloping school field which backs on to Fifth Avenue.

He’s angered by the latest incident which he says needs to be stopped by Flintshire County Council.

Cllr Howorth said: “The council ignored my letter and failed to take any action to alleviate the problem.

“I’ve written to the chief highways and transportation engineer to request an on-site meeting within seven days.”

Flintshire’s head of engineering services Charles Hughes said: “We’ve conducted investigations and are aware of residents’ concerns.

“We’re considering the options available to address the problems the residents have reported.”

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