Ongoing flooding has left the owners of a charity shop with a sinking feeling.
Sharon Kerr-Hoggart and husband David Hoggart, who set up Little Hope charity shop on Barnsley Road in South Elmsall to raise money for schools in Kenya, have been flooded six times in the last year.
They say their complaints have been batted back and forth by Wakefield Council and Yorkshire Water and the matter has yet to be resolved.
In the meantime they have had to throw out hundreds of pounds worth of water damaged donations, including books, CDs, chests of drawers and a sofa.
Water pours into the shop through a back door on Cambridge Street following heavy downpours.
It seems to be a matter of poor surface water drainage to Yorkshire Water, who have discounted any problem with the sewage system.
But Wakefield Council say the gullies, which are checked each time flooding is reported, are clear.
However, Ian Thomson, service director for planning, transportation and highways, told the Yorkshire Evening Post there are plans in the pipeline to replace the gully pots.
Sharon said: “Over the past 12 months we have been getting surface water coming up through the floor.
“We have complained and complained and nothing has been done about it.
“Last week water was up to my husband’s knees – about one foot deep – in the back of the shop.
“He spent hours bailing out the water. We are having to lift things up and place them on pallets.”