Residents in New Earswick who live alongside Westfield Beck have had worries recently when water levels are high. Their concerns are that the water will overtop the sides of beck and reach the houses that are nearby.
There is already a pump in place installed by Yorkshire Water which is supposed to be triggered by high water levels so the water is pumped away.
However, it is unreliable and both residents and local councillors have had to ensure that Yorkshire Water come out quickly and get the pump going again. It would seem that the best solution would be to replace it rather than having to keep repairing it, so that is what we will be pressing for. Meanwhile, residents will still be keeping an eye on the situation and raising concerns when needed as an unreliable pump naturally causes anxiety.