‘Flood doors’ for residents

Pictured from left are Coun Swales of NYCC, Rachel Glossop of the Environment Agency, Chantry Road residents Mr and Mrs Durrant, and Gerard Sexton from UK Flood Barriers. (s)
Pictured from left are Coun Swales of NYCC, Rachel Glossop of the Environment Agency, Chantry Road residents Mr and Mrs Durrant, and Gerard Sexton from UK Flood Barriers. (s)

A £35,000 scheme to reduce the risk of flooding to ten houses in Romanby, Northallerton, has completed this month.

The money has been invested in flood protection products for the ten homes, to reduce the amount of damage from flooding.

Products used include flood barriers, putting covers on air bricks and building ‘flood doors’ which are UPVC doors containing a built-in seal to provide a defence against flood water.

The scheme in the area has been funded by the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and the Environment Agency.

The project was managed in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council’s building control team.

The Chairman of the Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Councillor Arthur Barker said: “The committee is delighted to be able to support this project in Romanby. It is essential people are prepared to deal with floods when they happen and property level protection can be incredibly successful.”

The Yorkshire Regional Flood and Coastal Committee raises money for its Local Levy from local authorities. It is designed to fund a programme of flood reduction and resilience schemes that are important to the region, and typically involve small scale projects that would not otherwise receive funding from central government.

Barriers for the project have been provided by UK Flood Barriers.

For more information on flooding visit www.environment-agency.gov.uk