York floods

MPs Call For Major Reform Of Flood Risk Management


    By Roger Harrabin BBC News.   Major reform of the system for managing flood risk is needed, a Commons environment and rural affairs committee report has said. There should be a UK floods supremo, new flooding and coastal boards and a rivers and coastal authority, it said. MPs said floodwater should be stored […]

Guildhall Redevelopment Plan Hit By Flood Fears

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    By Victoria Prest in The Press.   Flood fears could put a major hurdle in the way of a huge redevelopment of York’s historic Guildhall complex. City of York Council has drawn up multi-million pound plans to convert the former council offices into a business club and serviced office complex. The planning application […]

Tadcaster Bridge: Brewery Objection Dismissed By Council


  From BBC News.   A council has dismissed an objection from a brewery over plans to widen a Grade II listed bridge damaged by winter flooding in North Yorkshire. The road bridge over the River Wharfe at Tadcaster partially collapsed in December. Plans to widen it were agreed at a council meeting, but in […]

Funding Still Available For Flood-Hit Homes And Businesses


  By Nadia Jefferson-Brown in The Press.   Flood victims in North Yorkshire may still be eligible for grants and financial support to help them recover. What support is available? The Government is providing funding to enable the district and county councils to provide grants to residents and businesses. This includes funding of up to […]

Nomination For County Durham Businessman Who Travelled To York For Six Weeks To Help Flood Victims


  By Mike Laycock in The Press.   A selfless businessman who travelled from County Durham to York every day for several weeks to help flood victims has been nominated for the York & District Medal. Dave Morton, 55, of Newton Aycliffe, who runs a small tennis court maintenance company, was inspired to help in […]

Satirist Rory Bremner To Host York Flood Relief Fundraising Concert At Grand Opera House In May


  By Charles Hutchinson in the Press.   Impressionist and political satirist Rory Bremner and Friends will play a flood relief fundraising show at the Grand Opera House, York, on May 16 as part of his Come Hell And High Water tour. Bremner will stop off in York as he continues his series of special […]

Insurer Increases York Resident’s Bills By 950% – Even Though His House Didn’t Flood At All


  By Mike Laycock in The Press. Investigation are to be launched amid fears York householders could face huge insurance rises following the recent floods, after one company raised bills by almost 1,000 per cent – for an address that had not even flooded. York Central MP and City of York Council executive member Andrew […]

York Floods: BT Investigating How To Prevent Repeat Of Outage That Hit 50,000 Properties


  As reported by Mike Laycock in The Press.   Fifty thousand York properties lost their landline service when the telephone exchange in Stonebow was inundated by 1.8 million litres of floodwaters, BT has revealed. The telecoms giants said it was carrying out a full risk assessment of the exchange to identify how it could […]

York Floods Debated By David Cameron And Jeremy Corbyn During Prime Minister’s Questions


  Story by Alex Ross in The Press.   Flooding in York and the Foss Barrier’s failings have been fiercely debated by David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn in Parliament. The Prime Minister was quizzed by the Leader of the Opposition after the city’s flood defences struggled to cope with immense levels of water over Christmas. […]

Battle To Save Telephone Services In Eastern Tadcaster, Following Bridge’s Partial Collapse


  Story by Mike Laycock in The Press.   BT Engineers are battling to save telephone services in eastern Tadcaster, following the partial collapse of the town’s bridge during flooding. The damage to the bridge over the River Wharfe – which links the two sides of the town – severed a gas main but has […]

Floods: Severe Warnings On Foss – Up To 3500 Properties Under Threat – Ouse Set To Peak On Monday


From The Press. Severe flood warnings are in place in York and people could be evacuated in parts of the city. Several severe flood warnings are in place on the Foss at Huntington, York, Huntington Road and Foss Islands; and Osbaldwick and Tang Hall becks. Police say as many as 3,500 properties could be in involved, and an Environment Agency spokesman […]

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