Final flood meetings held with councillors

Jane Evison

Jane Evison

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Parish councillors from villages affected by floods in 2012 and 2013 have held their final emergency meetings with Ward Councillors.

Ward Councillors Coun Jane Evison and Coun Jonathan Owen from East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) have held the final emergency flood meetings with councillors from the parishes of Nafferton, Kilham and Burton Fleming.

The flood meetings which have been attended by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Yorkshire Water, Environment Agency & representatives from parish councils affected by the flooding were set up last year by Coun Evison and Coun Owen to deal with emergency flood issues in each of the villages.

In each case an action plan was agreed and as a result of work undertaken by the different agencies many of the issues outlined have now been addressed or are in the process of being resolved.

Coun Evison said: “We have come a long way in the last year and it has been pleasing to see many of the issues that were highlighted in the initial stages being resolved.

“In the case of Kilham & Burton Fleming flood issues were caused by rising water from the Gypsy Race where as in Nafferton the issues have been very different but never the less in all villages we have a much better understanding of the drainage systems and residents can feel far more secure as a result of the work that has been undertaken.

“It has certainly worked well to have representatives from all agencies sitting round the table working with the parish councils to better understand the problems and then work to resolve them. As a result of the progress made we have agreed to revisit the work plans in six months to ensure everything that has been agreed has happened”

And Coun Owen added: “As ward councillors we have been determined that the communities we represent felt that their concerns were being heard , and above all that they saw progress being made.”

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