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.