January 21, 2015 / By yorkshiredampcourse
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Kilnsea base, and its cafe, are located in Kilnsea on the approach road to the beautiful Spurn Head Nature Reserve – that great sweep of sand bank to the east of Hull.
As well as being a stunning place for bird life, being right on the coast means that the area is topologically low to the surrounding sea, and the resulting threat from that.
The threat became reality in December 2013 when a tidal surge occured and flooded so many properties in the area, including this one.
DEFRA grants of £5,000 per property have been made available locally to help with the provision of property based flood defence equipment. YWT has taken advantage of this.
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) approached property level flood defence specialist Cook Group Ltd of Hull, who work in partnership with YDC, to fit 6 panels to door openings in their building.
Budget constraints prevented YWT going ahead with the project as the total cost of these exceeded the £5,000 grant that was available.
YDC and Cook Group were able to fund the difference in cost so that YWT in Kilnsea could have its flood defence panels. These were installed by YDC on 19th & 20th January 2015.
YDC and Cook Group are pleased to have been able to help Yorkshire Wildlife Trust with this, as supporters of the valuable conservation that the Trust carries out.