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Neighbours voice their frustration over Top Valley pathway that ‘floods like a lake’

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Residents and parents at a Nottingham primary school are becoming increasingly frustrated at a path that fills with water and makes it almost impossible to walk through. A path that surrounds Westglade Primary School in Top Valley has been described as a ‘lake’ during winter months and heavy rainfall, causing issues for pedestrians who use it.

Rab Purmanan, 45, a deputy nurse who lives opposite the ‘flooded’ area, says it gets so bad sometimes he can’t use his car. He said: “When it gets really bad I can’t use my car as the water goes on to my driveway and can get quite high, so I have to stay inside.

“I avoid the worst parts and it’s worse when it rains heavily. Something needs to be done, an improved drainage system or something, it doesn’t make sense.”

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Sophie Harrison, 48, of Bakewell Drive, who works from home, says the water can get so bad it becomes a ‘lake’. She added: “The water flows down the road and creates a lake on the road. It’s worse for people who live right outside it. It gets worse in the winter. I usually tend to go the other way to avoid.”

The flooding issues have also caused problems for children who attend the primary school in Syke Road. A mum from Whitworth Rise, who asked not to be named, said her son comes home with wet and muddy shoes most days.

She added: “It’s really infuriating, he has to use the path as it takes him directly home. I have to clean the shoes all the time, it’s worse when there is heavy rain. For parents of the primary school, I can understand it’s why it would be frustrating. It’s really poor and something needs to be done.”

Addressing the issues, a Nottingham City Council spokesperson said: “We’re aware of these issues which we believe are down to a gully getting blocked. Work is scheduled to take place within the next few weeks to replace the gully and also to put some retaining slabs in place to prevent soil washing down a grass bank and blocking the gullies.”

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