Many thanks to all Gilberdyke residents who attended the consultation on the plans for flood prevention work in the village. During the day over a hundred people passed through to look at the plans, and talk to representatives from the Gilberdyke Parish Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Drainage Engineers and Eddy Allen the Clerk to the Lower Ouse Internal Drainage Board.
Residents were also able to leave comments, which where on the whole very positive, all were in favour of the work going ahead as proposed, but suggesting some minor changes to accommodate the routing of the new drain to avoid sheds, garages and fish ponds, and access issues.
Additional information was also provided by residents on the location of other drains, as well as the routes of underground electricity cables.
“This is a great example of what can be achieved when organisations and a community work together, and the lack of any negative comments from those who visited is a tribute to all those who have been involved in the sometimes difficult, and delicate fact finding, design and funding process”
The consultation came after the Parish Council held meetings with those residents who would be directly affected by the installation of the new drainage system, therefore I certainly now feel confident that the community has had a good opportunity to have their say and comment on the proposals.
The next step is for Gilberdyke Parish Council to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting on 1st June 2010 to fully endorse the proposals, and formally begin the process of obtaining the required finance.
It is hoped the work will be completed by the end of the summer.