East Yorkshire villages unite to tackle flood problems
A NEW flood liaison group has been set up to serve three East Yorkshire villages.
Councillors Jane Evison and Jonathan Owen are supporting the villages of Burton Fleming, Nafferton and Kilham by organising meetings to discuss flood defences.
They have already introduced and chaired meetings between East Riding Council, Yorkshire Water, Environment Agency and representatives from the respective parish councils and residents.
Cllr Evison said: "We decided the best way forward was to set up flood liaison meetings and encourage all interested parties to work together to identify and remedy the problems.
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"In the case of Nafferton, the problems have occurred as a result of excessive rainfall last summer and the failure again of local drainage facilities to deal with the problem."
Three meetings have already taken place.
Kilham's problems are caused by the high water table and are similar to those experienced in Burton Fleming, where the Gypsy Race waterway erupts above the surface as it finds routes of escape.
Cllr Evison: "We have again hosted a flood liaison meeting with all the interested parties in Kilham to address problems and identify methods of managing and storing water as well as assuring residents that the highway maintenance issues will be addresses as soon as the water subsides."
The flood liaison members for both villages will meet again in April to share information and provide progress reports.