Yorkshire Dales flood information and advice

The Yorkshire Dales were recently hit by flash flooding. Here you can find information, advice and latest updates on the situation.

Waste recycling

Our household waste recycling centre (HWRC) in Leyburn is open as normal but is also open between 8.30am and 5pm and on Wednesday, 14 August to help with the clearing operation. You can dispose of white goods here or in the mobile household waste recycling centre but please don’t put white good into the other skips in the area and make sure you check with your insurers before you throw out anything you are making an insurance claim on.

The mobile HWRC will be in Reeth on the village green on Saturday, 10 August between 8am and 12 noon. It will also be in Reeth on the village green on Saturday, 17 August between 9am and 1pm.

Be alert to rogue traders offering to undertake work or remove your goods and check all ID carefully.

Don’t wash down flood damaged goods and be tempted to reuse them and if you handle items contaminated by flood water we advise you use gloves or wash your hands regularly – particularly before eating.

If you are making an insurance claim, speak to your insurance company before disposing of any damaged goods. In most cases, the insurer will arrange collection of damaged goods.

Rogue traders

Trading Standards officers are advising householders not to do business with tradespeople who knock on their door uninvited.

There is a risk that rogue traders might see an opportunity to cold call residents and make false claims about the need for repairs.

Trading standards advice is never to agree to have work done by cold callers.

People should speak to their insurance company.

If you need to instruct a tradesperson yourself, ask friends and family for recommendations and look at online trader approval and review sites.

Try to get at least three quotes to compare. Do not agree to have work done by anyone who cold calls or door knocks at your property.

Further advice is available from Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06.

Gulley-cleaning

We are sending out gulley-cleaning machinery, where needed, to improve surface-water drainage from roads in Reeth, Grinton and Fremington.

Useful NYCC Links

Check NYCC on Facebook and Twitter @northyorkscc for further updates and information.

We are regularly updating our bulletin board with the latest information on our repair and restoration work. You can see it here.