PHOTOS: Volunteers work tirelessly on Dales clean-up operation

Photo: Guy Carpenter.

Volunteers came from far and wide over the weekend to help get Swaledale and Arkengarthdale back on its feet after last week’s flooding.

Members past and present of Young Farmers Clubs from around the region arrived to help rebuild walls and clear the fields, including the site of Reeth Show which will be held on August 26.

They were joined by local farmers from elsewhere in the Dales who came to offer their help.

Dozens of other volunteers from around the district joined in the clean-up operation including members of Richmond Pride group.

Stuart Parsons and Jill McMullon.

Cllr Stuart Parsons, chair of Richmondshire District Council, and Jill McMullon, partner of Upper Dales county councillor John Blackie, who passed away recently, were among those who came to assist the relief effort.

Fish and chips were supplied to the hard-working helpers by Ramsay’s Fish and Chips.

Meanwhile, the relief effort continues to be coordinated at Reeth Memorial Hall.

Supplies and donations of food, clothing and equipment have been coming in from far and wide.

Here are photos of the continued relief effort taking place in hall and the clean up operation taken by Guy Carpenter from Gullwing Photography.




Here’s the clean-up operation featured on BBC Look North on Sunday evening, supplied to Richmondshire Today under the BBC Local Democracy Scheme.

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