Councillors put pressure on Yorkshire Water

Jane Evison

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Councillors have called on Yorkshire Water to do more to help villagers in Kilham cope with high groundwater levels.

Ward councillors Jane Evison and Jonathan Owen have asked the water company to do more to alleviate the problems, in particular sewage problems, four months after the village was hit by flooding.

As previously reported the two councillors have formed a flood liaison committee which is attended by parish councillors with a view to identifying problems and putting together an action plan to ensure work is undertaken.

Coun Evison said: “In recent weeks I have been very concerned by the lack of support and action from Yorkshire Water in the village of Kilham and it has unfortunately been necessary to put pressure on at the highest level to obtain the response we would expect.

“I am pleased to say that would appear to be happening now and this week Yorkshire Water have been out in the village with ERYC officers to put in place some actions that will alleviate problems short term whilst all parties can seek long term solutions through our flood liaison action plan.”