Garden Nursery Flooded For A 5th Time In A Year
12:44pm 21st December 2012
(Updated 2:08pm 21st December 2012)
Flooding has caused total devastation at a garden nursery in Winfrith for the 5th time this year.
Matt Cook's parent's own the Hanging Garden's Nursery - and he's outraged by the lack of help he's received from local authorities which he thinks should be doing more.
Matt who's taken time off from his own business to deal with the flooding says it couldn't have come at a worse time.
His father is in hospital and is due to come out tomorrow.
Matt’s parents have been offered alternative accommodation by Purbeck District Council but he says they’ve had to turn it down as they have animals at the nursery they need to attend to.
Frances West, General Manager, Public Health & Housing Services at Purbeck District Council said:
“Purbeck District Council is very concerned about the problems that Mrs Cook and her family are experiencing and are able to provide temporary accommodation and advice.
“When the District Council was first contacted by Mrs Cook yesterday, we offered her temporary accommodation, however she was able to stay with a family member last night. We have offered her accommodation again for tonight and have asked her to contact us again if she needs accommodation over the Christmas period.
“The Council’s Environmental Health Officer has spoken to Mrs Cook this morning regarding her septic tank. As Mrs Cook owns the septic tank, he advised her to contact the company that recently helped her with it regarding its emptying and any remedial work. Understandably, this is a very stressful time for Mrs Cook and her family and we hope that matters are resolved as quickly as possible so that she is able to return to her home.”