Flood-hit communities offered protection for homes

Householders in villages and towns in parts of Ryedale could benefit from a scheme that has already seen 128 properties Malton, Norton and Old Malton safeguarded from flooding through improvements to homes.

People in Kirkbymoorside, Kirkby Mills, Keldholme, Thornton le Dale, Sinnington, Hovingham and Gilling East could be considered for measures to make their properties more resilient to flooding. Up to £7,000 is on offer to each household that qualifies.

The funding has transformed the lives of scores of residents in the Malton and Norton area. Janice and Peter Clark had a removable barrier and a water pump installed at their home in St Nicholas Street, Norton, after suffering years of worry and disruption from flooding. Peter said: “Now that they’re installed there is an element of assurance that should the flood come from the surface, or from below, at least we have got some protection.”

For more information, email floodriskmanagement@northyorks.gov.uk