Local community saves Thetford Garden Centre from flooding
It was all hands to the pump. literally, at Thetford Garden Centre on the eve of Christmas Eve.
Torrential downpours caused flooding in the car park and into the garden centre. In the Eastern Daily Press they reported that owner Lucy Nixon took to facebook for help after all the emergency services were busy elsewhere. "I was at home and the general manager sent me a video at about 7pm last night and it just got rapidly worse. The team were continuously sweeping the water away trying to keep it from going into the store.
“We were phoning anyone and everyone, insurance companies, fire bridge, anyone who might have a pump, but everyone was out dealing with incidents elsewhere.
“I put the post on the forum and after that people kept turning up to help, which was amazing.
On Christmas Eve the centre was able to say thank you to all who had helped as they were able to open as normal for the last shopping day before Christmas:
"THANK YOU to the amazing people of Thetford and near-by and the huge efforts of our team - you arrived in droves and we’ve gone from A to B in no time - the pumps will be running overnight and we WILL BE OPEN tomorrow! - Last day for Lime Kiln Kitchen for awhile before it closes under tier 4 regulations so we weren’t going to miss that! We are so touched by everyone’s generosity tonight - especially on Christmas eve eve."