I am very well aware of the disruption since the closure of the A19 in February when it was severely damaged by flooding. The diverted traffic and especially HGV’s are having an impact that is being felt in many villages across Selby District.
I would like to thank the National Crime Agency and North Yorkshire Police for their role in last week’s raids on organized crime groups when dozens of serious criminals across Yorkshire and Humberside were arrested as part of the United Kingdom’s biggest ever law enforcement operation, code name
In the month since I asked NYCC to treat the closure of the A19 as an emergency the underground surveys have been completed and a series of decisions have been taken by NYCC about how best to reconstruct the road. A contractor has now been appointed and work is expected to start soon.
Broadband connectivity with speeds of up to 1000 Megabits per second Mbps (known as a Gigabit) has been made available to another 430 homes and businesses in Selby and Ainsty. Everybody with a home or business where the new service is now available is being notified by letter.
Nigel Adams has welcomed the announcement that the Farming Recovery Fund which provides assistance to farmers whose agricultural land has been damaged by flooding is now being opened to farmers who had land near to the River Aire flooded and damaged in February this year. The scheme is open to f