PERSISTENT flooding under a bridge is “extremely dangerous”, according to a parish council clerk.

The underpass on the A303 (C29) became flooded during the recent bad weather.

Overton Parish Council clerk Laura Harley told the latest parish meeting: “It’s extremely dangerous.”

She pointed out that Hampshire County Council is currently carrying out work on the C29 as part of Operation Resilience, but added: “It seems it would be more important to deal with the flooding under the bridge.”

Cllr Brian Langer said the problem was long-term, adding: “This has been going on for years.”

He described the response from Hampshire County Council after reporting the problem as “pathetic”.