FLOODING AND COMMUNITY SAFETY
The Town Council holds regular meetings of an Emergency Planning Sub Committee which works alongside volunteer groups in the town including Tadcaster Flood Action Group, and Tadcaster Flood Prevention Group looking at all aspects of Flood Prevention, Community Safety and potential emergencies in Tadcaster. As part of this work a Community Emergency Plan has been completed.
Please see links for specific safety information:-
The centre of Tadcaster is prone to flooding from the River Wharfe, and whilst the town has flood defences, flooding has occurred several times in recent years with the road bridge collapse and the town cut in two from December 2015 until February 2017.
The Environment Agency are in the process of developing a Flood Alleviation Scheme for Tadcaster – Please see (FAS) newsletter below.
Tadcaster Flood Action Group is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping the community become more resilient and prepared against flooding they give help and advice to residents and businesses at risk of flooding in Tadcaster. They also work closely with multiple agencies in finding solutions to prevent flooding in the future. More can be found on their website www.tadcasterfloodaction.org
Selby District Council has Flooding Information at https://www.selby.gov.uk/flooding page which can be found on their website.
Tadcaster Staying Alive – Delivered by Tadcaster Flood Action Group – this is a defibrillator initiative funded by the community.
Defibrillators are sited at the following locations:-
The Broken Bridge, LS24 8AE
Genesis Hair Design, LS24 8AB
Coors Brewery, LS24 9FD
Costa Coffee, LS24 9AU
Jackdaw Inn, LS24 9HJ
A map including locations of the town’s defibrillators and further information regarding the Community Defibrillator Project can be found on the Tadcaster Flood Action Group page www.tadcasterfloodaction.org
Defibrillators are not locked enabling the units to be quickly removed and taken to the casualty without delay.
Selby District Safer Neighbourhood Team - is on Facebook where up-to-date and useful police information can be found.