A Norfolk Broads chippy fears that the ongoing flooding issues in the county may force them to close within the next six months.

Nippy Chippy, a fish and chip shop in Potter Heigham, have had to close their doors due to flood water. 

They posted a message on Facebook saying: "Once again the flooding has hit us but far worse than it has before we have tried to battle it so we can be open for you all but we are terribly sorry that there is no more we can do."

Eastern Daily Press: The shop is planning to reopen tomorrowThe shop is planning to reopen tomorrow (Image: Contributed)

The Bridge Road restaurant has been battling against flooding for months, with manager Liam Chipperfield estimating they have lost up to 21 days of business since October. 

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He said: "Our fryers, the range as we call it, is quite an old system, and back when these systems were put in they were designed as underfloor extraction rather than overhead.

Eastern Daily Press: The business has been badly impacted by floodingThe business has been badly impacted by flooding (Image: Nippy Chippy On The Broads)

"The system just fills with water and we’re unable to turn anything on. The pans can’t be on without extraction because it would be a fire hazard." 

Mr Chipperfield has attended local meetings surrounding the flooding, such as the recent one held by MP Duncan Baker, but fears businesses won't survive.

Eastern Daily Press: The chippy has lost an estimated 21 days of business due to floodingThe chippy has lost an estimated 21 days of business due to flooding (Image: Nippy Chippy On The Broads)

"We just don’t see an end. We’re barely keeping open at the moment, to be honest. If this continues throughout the summer we won't be open come the winter.

"We’re looking at, within the next six months, shutting the doors if it doesn’t improve and I'm sure there's probably other businesses locally that will have to do the same."

Nippy Chippy is planning to open tomorrow, and their regular opening times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 7.30pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 7pm.