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Council uses boats to deliver supplies to stranded residents in Girton

Newark and Sherwood District Council have taken to using boats to reach residents stranded in the cut off village of Girton, north of Newark.

Emergency services have been working this evening to reach residents in the village of Girton after it became cut off by flooding.

A spokesperson said at 4:16 pm on Saturday 6 June:

‘We are still out and about in the district, responding to requests for support.

‘We are currently in Girton delivering urgent supplies via boat to those completely cut off. If you need any help or support, please call us on 01636 650 000.’

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There is a flood warning in place:

‘River levels remain high at the Torksey river gauge as a result of Storm Henk.

‘Consequently, flooding is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are access roads and properties in Girton. The A1133 and High Street has flooded, which has isolated the village.’

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