Council officers and rescue workers assist residents with relief effort

Volunteers at the emergency hub at Reeth Memorial Hall last month.

Council officers are working with residents on a relief effort to help those affected by the flooding.

The local authorities have faced criticism from residents that they have been slow to respond following Tuesday’s flash floods.

An emergency hub was launched at Reeth Memorial Hall without the assistance of council staff.

However, Richmondshire District Council says officers are today in the hall supporting and assisting the relief effort.

A council spokesperson added: “Officers from Richmondshire District Council and North Yorkshire County Council along with volunteers from Ready for Anything and the British Red Cross will be in the Bellerby, Reeth, Fremington and Grinton areas.

“They will be gathering information and assisting residents to get a full picture of the situation.

“This will then inform the arrangements to start the clean-up process of the affected areas.”

Skips are being sent out and full skips will be taken away and replaced as soon as possible.

Over the weekend, the skips will not be emptied and replaced.

This work will start again on Monday morning.

A council spokesperson added: “Can we remind residents not to place silt or really large objects into these skips.

“Can the area around the skips be kept clear so the skips can be picked up.”

Efforts have begun to source more skips for use by those affected by the floods.


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