James Street Flood on Minster FM


 1:47pm 19th April 2016

Travellers should be able to return to their flood hit site on James Street in York tomorrow (Weds).It follows repairs to the site by the City of York council.

Ten families are still unable to join their neighbours because their caravans were destroyed and they have nowhere to live.

Back in December after the Foss and Tang Hall beck burst their banks the whole area was engulfed by dirty muddy water. Homes were ruined and thousands of pounds of damage was caused. Due to the fact that part of the site is in a dip the water couldn’t escape. Homes were evacuated but to add to the misery there were thefts of goods that were left behind,

Now Repair work has been completed over the last few months and many of the residents are due back in tomorrow.

AUDIO – Christine Shepherd – Chief Officer York Travellers Trust