December 11, 2018

Boxing Day Floods

Like many parts of Yorkshire, Claxton and Sand Hutton suffered from flooding on Boxing Day. Our thoughts are with anyone who had property damaged by the flood water.
The community rallied around so well on the 26th – neighbours helping neighbours, opening drain covers, clearing roadside grates, slowing down traffic. It was a great relief that the water subsided quickly but it is clear that the land around the villages is still completely saturated with rainwater.

Ryedale District Council have produced a leaflet with advice for householders which includes various contact numbers:-

If you are worried that floodwater is going to enter your property, remember that you can ring Ryedale District Council 01653 600666 and request advice, assistance and sand bags.
There is also help available for cleaning up after flooding and information about North Yorkshire County Council grants for householders affected by the floods and a flood survey.

Claxton and Sand Hutton Parish Council