Floods clean-up starts at Queen's Staith in York

York Press: City of York Council workers tackle the sea of mud on Queen’s Staith City of York Council workers tackle the sea of mud on Queen’s Staith

CLEAN-UP teams have been giving a York riverbank a much-needed wash after the winter weather left it swamped with mud.

Power-washers were used by workers from City of York Council to tidy up Queen’s Staith on the River Ouse in the centre of the city, which had been left in a muddy state following recent rain and water levels.

They also cleared away debris washed up from the river in time for last night’s New Year celebrations.

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12:05pm Wed 1 Jan 14

ouseswimmer says...

Er...this is a 'story'? Happens all the time when the river recedes from flood. Next there will be a story about a bus turning up on time.
Er...this is a 'story'? Happens all the time when the river recedes from flood. Next there will be a story about a bus turning up on time. ouseswimmer

3:21pm Wed 1 Jan 14

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

ouseswimmer wrote:
Er...this is a 'story'? Happens all the time when the river recedes from flood. Next there will be a story about a bus turning up on time.
For that to happen a bus would actually have to turn up on time first.....aint gonna happen,
[quote][p][bold]ouseswimmer[/bold] wrote: Er...this is a 'story'? Happens all the time when the river recedes from flood. Next there will be a story about a bus turning up on time.[/p][/quote]For that to happen a bus would actually have to turn up on time first.....aint gonna happen, NoNewsIsGoodNews

5:55pm Wed 1 Jan 14

jumbojet says...

Why can't the Fire Brigade give a hand in the cleaning up of OUR river walks? they aren't exactly overworked, and they are the taxpayers Fire Brigade. They should be out with a tender and hosing down as a matter of course, we all live in the City, it should be a no-brainer.
Why can't the Fire Brigade give a hand in the cleaning up of OUR river walks? they aren't exactly overworked, and they are the taxpayers Fire Brigade. They should be out with a tender and hosing down as a matter of course, we all live in the City, it should be a no-brainer. jumbojet

11:44pm Wed 1 Jan 14

sniper 9964 says...

Fire used to do it many years ago. But H&S no longer allows it. Tis a pity cyc have noy cleared the river side walk rear of NRM for past 20 odd years
Fire used to do it many years ago. But H&S no longer allows it. Tis a pity cyc have noy cleared the river side walk rear of NRM for past 20 odd years sniper 9964

12:37am Thu 2 Jan 14

jumbojet says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
Fire used to do it many years ago. But H&S no longer allows it. Tis a pity cyc have noy cleared the river side walk rear of NRM for past 20 odd years
What part of H&S is involved with a fire engine and a fireman/woman holding a hose and cleaning down pathways adjacent to the river, I would like to think that they are allowed to do that, otherwise I fear for a major event involving fire and rescue.
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: Fire used to do it many years ago. But H&S no longer allows it. Tis a pity cyc have noy cleared the river side walk rear of NRM for past 20 odd years[/p][/quote]What part of H&S is involved with a fire engine and a fireman/woman holding a hose and cleaning down pathways adjacent to the river, I would like to think that they are allowed to do that, otherwise I fear for a major event involving fire and rescue. jumbojet

4:36am Thu 2 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

Why don't CYC invest in some equipment similar to what Blackpool used to clear the tramway after the tidal surge last month - a Mercedes Unimog with a big-a$$ rotating brush on the front?? AT the very least, a big rotating brush attachment that could fit onto one of their multipurpose trucks, so that all they have to do is drive along slowly with the brush going at full speed.

I wonder if the pathways near the museum gardens have been cleaned, especially as this council decided to relegate cyclists down to the low-level pavement near scarborough bridge that always gets flooded and is covered in leaves and is uneven (the same council who bangs on about 'cycling city' bs)
Why don't CYC invest in some equipment similar to what Blackpool used to clear the tramway after the tidal surge last month - a Mercedes Unimog with a big-a$$ rotating brush on the front?? AT the very least, a big rotating brush attachment that could fit onto one of their multipurpose trucks, so that all they have to do is drive along slowly with the brush going at full speed. I wonder if the pathways near the museum gardens have been cleaned, especially as this council decided to relegate cyclists down to the low-level pavement near scarborough bridge that always gets flooded and is covered in leaves and is uneven (the same council who bangs on about 'cycling city' bs) Magicman!

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