It is great to see the East Riding of Yorkshire Council have commenced the work on the road drains at the junction of Gilberdyke’s Sandholme Road and the Main Road. This is to address the frequent pooling of water on the road during times of rainfall and the flood risk to the corner cottage. Both the Parish Council and myself have raised this frequently, and despite some work being done previously the problem was never really solved.
To offer a permanent solution a new channel drain is to be fitted along both sides of the road.
The west side channelling (to be installed in trench shown) is to be connected to what is the original Gilbert’s dyke which, is now culverted and running under the footpath .
The channel drain on the east is to discharge into the drain running under the main road, running into open dyke outside the Wards Hotel, which then continues as a piped section to join with the main village drainage near the Memorial Hall carpark. This section will hopefully receive some maintenance in the future.