Drainage issues within Burnby and Hayton.

Task Correspondence from Parish Council Replies and information from other bodies
  20/06/13 Parish Council emailed to say work carried out in Hayton has not worked, the road is still flooding.

24/06/13 Email received from ERYC informing that another weeks work to investigate and repair drains in Hayton has been issued.



    17/06/13 Email received from ERYC say "All planned repair works have now been carried out. 
In Hayton the connection to the gully on the bend outside Sycamore House was repaired and I hope this should have resolved the flooding there. More extensive works were carried out in Burnby. Obviously the situation will be monitored and if further works are required these will be addressed in the future. "
  Update request
17/06/13 In Burnby the drainage gang spent a full week jetting, tracing and repairing the drains. The blockage outside the church was due to contractors laying an electric cable through the village about ten years ago. They had cut through the drain next to the manhole and simply back filled the hole, leaving no drain! They had done the same on the inside corner outside the church but this was a minor problem. The main problem turned out to be a central manhole in the middle of the road junction. The road had been built up on top of this manhole to a depth of about 500 mil and of course it was blocked.
All these problems have been sorted out and the drainage system had a good workout last week. Everything worked.
    05/06/13 Drainage map of Burnby plus problem areas received from ERYC
The drainage team were on site this morning before 08.00am and by 08.30am were pumping and clearing the gully opposite the Village Hall in Hayton.  Their instructions are to carry on through Hayton, down Burnby Lane to Burnby.  I would think that they will be in Burnby some time this morning.
So far they have traced the routing of all the drainage system around the Plough, Town Street, A1079 and the village end of Bielby Lane. The drains have been pressure pumped and one blockage has been found.  Unfortunately, the blockage is towards the end of the drainage system where it crosses the A1079 and will need excavating to repair.

ERYC Camera survey commences 7/05/13

Initial survey indicates some drains are defiantly blocked in a number of places.

  19/04/13 Request made for plans of drainage system in Hayton and Burnby. Up to date plans received 07/05/13 
  16/04/13 Clerk asking for update on when this would take place  
Identifying Type of Drains to establish ownership 27/02/13 Clerk made offer on behalf of local resident to provide a digger and dig down to the drains to make an inspection Currently highway teams are busy dealing with winter damage . however the investigations works will be progressed as soon as manpower becomes available ... 
Thanks for the offer of  local services ... please advise whether he has the national highway accreditation & the required public liability insurance to work/excavate within the public highway ... 
Your meeting minutes will require correcting as the approx cost for the survey team is £60/hour ... 
  Request for written confirmation that camera survey will be under taken at ERYC expense 23/01/13 Confirmation that a Camera survey would be under taken.  ERYC would provide up to one week’s work.
Identifying Problems within each village Request for update on Gully Cleaning Gully Services Manager, advises that gullies in Burnby and Hayton scheduled to be emptied on 25/7/12.
Identifying drainage issues within each village Village Task force walkabout with Parish Councillors identifying problems Highways/Gully Emptying – Gully to LHS of lamp column No.2 (at former pub) not taking water away and is almost full to the brim.  Excessive amount of standing water regularly across carriageway.  Parish Council advise that previously jetted without any improvement.
Identifying drainage issues within each village Village ask Force walkabout with Parish Councillors identifying problems Gully Emptying – Gully at bend at church full to overflowing.
Identifying drainage issues within each village Village task force walkabout with Parish Councillors identifying problems Gully Emptying - Request for date village programmed for gully emptying.
Identifying drainage issues within each village Village task force walkabout with Parish Councillors identifying problems Gully Emptying – Reminder to ensure gully under laurel hedge in front of Orchard House is emptied as could be easily missed.  
Identifying drainage issues within each village Village task force walkabout with Parish Councillors identifying problems Highways – Arterial gully opposite Orchard House not installed correctly – water unable to enter gully unless more than about an inch deep.  Can this be remedied?  
Identifying drainage issues within each village Village task force walkabout with Parish Councillors identifying problems Gully Emptying – Gully at LHS of Back Lane (as you enter the village) is completely blocked and there is a large volume of stagnant water covering a large area of carriageway.  CB sprayed on paver behind gully.  
Identifying drainage issues within each village Village task force walkabout with Parish Councillors identifying problems Highways – Gully in verge opposite Limetrees seems to be set too high.  Someone seems to have dug down in front of the gully so that water can enter from underneath the front of the gully.  .

Notes of meeting held 17th January 2013 regarding flooding and drainage within the Hayton and Burnby.


Present:  Cllr Bettison, Cllr Nicholson, Cllr Sedcole, Cllr Nicholson, Cllr Thackeray, Cllr Wagstaff.

 ERYC Councillor Symon Fraser, Ward Councillor David Rudd.

 Highways rep. Paul Robinson, Catchment Drainage Engineer. Martin Clarke, Environment Agency rep. Ian Cook,  

Richard Wood Clerk to Pocklington.

Apologies from the Drainage Board.


Before any work in Burnby can be carried out on the drains, who has responsibility and ownership has to be determined.

Cllrs pointed out that the drains have been flushed a number of times in Hayton however this has not resolved the problem.  Councillors had shown Jim McGiven of the village task force where they believed the blockage was (where the pavement dropped, they believed it could of crushed the drain) However Paul Robinson said that the problem was actually a Willow Tree in Roman Garth, again a camera survey would confirm this. Yorkshire Water has confirmed this.  (Clerk to try and find out what can be done about this)

A camera survey of the drains is the best way of finding out where if any blockages are.

Paul Robinson agreed to carry out such a survey, but this would have to be undertaken in the dryer weather period for the cameras to work. Basic survey £60 Parish Council could pay this, However Paul Robinson would see if a fuller survey could be done within his budget.

Email from Paul since saying that a week’s work has been scheduled for this task.

Paul Robinson can confirm the type of drains and who’s responsibility they are by looking at either historical maps (when they were laid and by who) decides this or by either digging a section of soil away to look at the type of joint on the drain.  Cllr Nicholson offered to help dig this to confirm the type depending if it was on his land.

Paul Robinson to liaise with Clerk.

How any work is paid for and by who will be decide once all results are in.

Martin Clarke said that they had the legal power to walk down the beck and survey it for problems.  They would also determine who was responsible for each section and who was responsible for payment of any work.  They could also enforce payment of any work undertaken.

He would undertake the survey when water levels have dropped and all the outlet pipes could be seen.  Agreed to survey all bridges for silt levels in both directions from Hayton. Hayton to Burnby and Hayton to Bielby.  Highways are responsible for clear silt from under the bridges.

Martin Clarke confirmed that he would also look at the small beck near the Old Blacksmiths along with Paul Robinson to see what could if anything be done to ease the flow of water at this bottle neck.