Skinningrove Flood Recovery Work Starts

Work has started in the village of Skinningrove as part of the Environment Agency’s multi-million pound flood recovery program.

Repair work in Skinningrove includes channel clearance and replacement and repairs to debris screens on the Kilton Beck, as well as improving access so they can be cleaned and maintained.

The work started on Monday, August 22, and is expected to take around three weeks.

It’s part of a £3 million Environment Agency recovery program to restore damaged flood defenses and recover from storms which hit the North East last winter.

Alan Cadas, Environment Agency Operations Manager for the North East, said: “The storms this past winter had a terrible impact on people’s lives, homes and businesses and we’re in the process of carrying out repair works across the North East. Residents will see us on site in Skinningrove this week and beyond carrying our recovery projects.”

The Environment Agency’s Flood Resilience team has been working with residents to finalize a Community Action Plan.