Residents concerned at flooding near Oakworth

Bradford Council officers have confirmed that they intend to take action to deal with chronic flooding on the outskirts of Oakworth near Keighley.

They have responded to concerns by residents of the hamlet of Newsholme, who have been affected by water flooding across Gill Lane.

Resident Howard Varley, 60, said poor drainage had been an issue in the area for three or four years, making the road particularly hazardous when the water freezes over in cold weather.

A Council spokesman said: “We are planning on clearing the vegetation back from the sides of the road, clearing away debris from the gullies and silt from the dykes that run along this stretch. We will also be clearing the weep holes on the road over the bridge to ensure that water flows into the beck.

“This is scheduled to take place within the next few weeks.”

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