Final chance for residents to visit flood schemes exhibition

Mon, 01 Apr 2019

Residents have one final chance to find out more about the multi-million-pound flood schemes under construction in the East Riding at an exhibition held this Thursday, 4 April.

The fourth and final flood scheme exhibition will be held at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice, Springfield Way, Anlaby, from 4pm to 9pm.

Members of the public are invited to go along to the drop-in event held by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which will include photographs, videos and plans of the schemes helping to reduce the risk of flooding to thousands of homes and businesses.

Members of the project teams will also be on hand to answer any questions.

The projects on display will include the Cottingham and Orchard Park Flood Alleviation Scheme (COPFAS) and the Anlaby and East Ella Flood Alleviation Scheme (AEEFAS), which are currently being built at a cost of £22milllion each.

The schemes are some of the largest currently under construction in the country, and when completed they will reduce the risk of flooding to more than 8,000 homes and businesses in the Cottingham, Anlaby, East Ella and Hessle areas.

Also included will be details of the first major project to be completed, the £14million Willerby and Derringham Flood Alleviation Scheme.

The event will also include information about the 2007 floods which devastated areas of the East Riding and Hull, and resulted in the launch of the alleviation work.

Representatives from the Environment Agency and the Hull and East Riding Living With Water Partnership will also be at the event.

Dave Waudby, head of infrastructure and facilities at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to find out more about how these schemes will reduce flood risk for the future and to speak to the engineers involved.”

The flood schemes are being delivered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in partnership with Hull City Council and the Environment Agency.

The council successfully secured funding for AEEFAS and COPFAS through the Flood Defence Grant in Aid (FDGiA) administered by the Environment Agency, and Local Growth Fund (LGF) through the Humber Growth Deal by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

Residents are being encouraged to sign up to receive Flood Warnings by visiting www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings or by calling the Floodline on 0345 988 1188.