Many local homes and businesses were affected by the flash flooding in the area on 23rd August. Scarborough and Whitby MP, Robert Goodwill’s office in Albemarle Crescent was no exception and was also affected by the unprecedented flooding. The offices were, within minutes, a couple of inches deep with water rushing in under the rear door and unfortunately have had to be temporarily closed until after the weekend.
However, service is still available and constituents are able to call the usual number 01723 365656 or email email@example.com if they require help. The office will be closed until after Monday, 28 August.
Any constituents with insurance problems following the flooding should get in touch for help. Robert has liaised with Scarborough Borough Council Chief Executive, Jim Dillon offering to step in if Central Government assistance such as the Bellwin scheme could be initiated.
“My heart goes out to local people whose homes or businesses have been flooded. In many cases the water was contaminated and the clean-up and drying out process will take some time. Unlike the tidal surge, there was no warning of this and people were caught out without any opportunity to take simple precautions such as sand bagging. In my experience, most insurance companies respond well to situations like this but in cases where people have problems I am, as always, happy to intercede on behalf of constituents.”