Flood advice and assistance for residents of Yorkshire Dales

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Yorkshire Dales residents and business owners are to be given advice and assistance on how to better protect their properties from the effects of flooding.

Our flood risk officers are inviting people from the Arkengarthdale, Bainbridge, Bellerby, Reeth and Fremington, Grinton, Hawes, Leyburn, Redmire, Spennithorne and West Witton areas to a public event on 26 April in Leyburn.

Officers will be on hand in the town’s Market Place between 7am and 4pm along with representatives from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, JBA Consulting, Watertight Ltd and the Environment Agency.

More than 200 properties in the Yorkshire Dales were affected by flash-flooding in July 2019 when a month's rain fell in just four hours.

Those who attend the event this month will be able to find out what Property Flood Resilience (PFR) modifications can be made to their homes or businesses to protect them from flood water.

Corporate director for environment, Karl Battersby, said: “Flooding is a terrible experience for anyone to have to go through and events like this are sadly becoming more common.

“Anything that can be done to mitigate their effect is welcome and I would urge residents to come and speak with us at this special event. You will be able to find out about the work we are doing and the measures you can take to protect homes and businesses.”