Care home residents evacuated due to flood risk

Nottinghamshire County Council said it is organsising for 25 residents at Hazelford Ferry Care Home in Bleasby to move to alternative care homes due to the high risk of flooding in the area.

The move is in response to reports that indicate water levels along the River Trent are likely to rise in the next 24 hours.

The 25 residents are being moved temporarily to care homes in Edwinstowe, Southwell, Newark, Collingham and Boughton this afternoon. Three residents are staying with family.

The safety of residents at the home is paramount so due to the high risk of flooding we are assisting the home to move them temporarily to alternative homes in the Newark and Sherwood area.

– David Hamilton, Service Director for Personal Care and Support at Nottinghamshire County Council

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