Created: 14 May 2018
Andrew met with Yorkshire Water in Goole last Friday to discuss the latest flood alleviation scheme in the town. This project will protect the Attlee Drive area of the town and is one of the many projects Andrew has been working on with Yorkshire Water to deliver locally. £6 million has been invested in the scheme to reduce flooding in the Attlee Drive area of Goole along with a further £2 million scheme to reduce the flood risk near the Fire Station.
Andrew reports, "I have always promised residents that I will not rest until we have addressed the flooding and drainage concerns in the town. I was knee deep in flood water in both 2011 and 2012 helping residents who had been affected. Since then, I am proud to have helped secure millions of pounds of investment in new infrastructure in the town by working with Yorkshire Water and others.
"The current schemes address two of the areas affected badly by flooding in the past. The new storage chamber on Fifth Avenue will directly protect the Churchill Walk/Attlee Drive area which is a low spot in the town that was at particular risk. I was on-site to discuss progress on the project which will be completed by the end of the year. Once work is completed a new car parking area will be created for the doctor's surgery, tidying up what was previously a fairly untidy piece of land.
"Given how unpredictable weather is becoming these days, it is impossible to say flooding will never occur again, but we can certainly say that the town is much better protected now than it was in the past to cope with extreme weather events."