Butchers back in business after village flood

Marie Wells outside Wells Butchers in Burton Fleming.
Marie Wells outside Wells Butchers in Burton Fleming.

BUSINESS as usual for a butchers which was forced to close for two-months following flooding in Burton Fleming.

Wells Butchers, Thwing Road, in Burton Fleming shut up shop on Christmas Eve after flood waters hit the village costing the business around £10,000.

The back rooms were covered by a few inches of water, however the rest of the shop escaped flooding and fridges were lifted out to safety.

Marie Wells of Wells Butchers told the Free Press a lot of stock was moved to the branch in Hunmanby, however because butchers still had to be paid along with staff costs and loss of earnings the business has suffered.

She said: “The main problem at the moment are the drains. We are still having problems with drainage.

“If it had happened the week before we would have had to shut down because of all the Christmas orders.

“It is going to be all hands on deck really. We have been going there all week and just cleaning everything down and there is the whole shop to restock, but we are looking forward to getting back in the shop.

“We are still on tenterhooks at the moment because we have had a lot of rain and it is still seeping through the sandbags. Who knows it could happen again, but we will be more prepared next time.”

Wells Butchers is set to reopen on Monday February 18.