Drainage team repairing York’s gullies

The drainage team at City of York Council is working to repair gullies across the city.

A three-phased scheme designed to improve drainage and reduce flood risk in the area will see gullies fixed on roads that have previously been prone to surface water flooding.

The works are part of a £540,000 scheme, funded through the council’s capital programme, which is being split over a nine-month period. Phase one is taking place now, with phases two and three set to take place in the New Year.

The council’s drainage team is also in the process cleaning every gully in the city centre in preparedness for the winter season. This work will extend to other areas of York too. This includes jetting crews working seven days a week to jet wash all gullies clean of leaves and debris, which will help prevent a build-up of dirt and cause flood risk issues.

Cllr Paula Widdowson, Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: “We want to future proof our highway and gullies from risk of flooding and this scheme on Hull Road will mean we have the right infrastructure in place to deal with the ever changing weather patterns. The work that our frontline drainage team does is vital and will really help protect residents’ homes and businesses in York.”