Welcome to the York Consortium of Drainage Boards

Welcome to the website of the York Consortium of Drainage Boards. This site provides information on the Drainage Boards administered by the York Consortium of DBs including membership information, meeting dates, area maps and Policy Statements.

The origins of the Consortium go back to Mr T L Kay, a Solicitor in York, who became the part time Clerk to several of the members of the current Consortium from the 1930s. Under his, and subsequently his son's (Mr D R M Kay's) management, some of the Boards merged into larger units and others were brought in to that loose arrangement. In 1999 the formal Consortium was formed.

The following are the current Boards of the York Consortium -

Ainsty (2008)
Beverley & North Holderness IDB
Foss (2008) IDB
Airdale DC
Ouse and Derwent IDB

The Foss (2008) IDB was formed through the amalgamation of the Foss IDB and Wilberfoss and Thornton Level IDB, on the 1st April 2011.
The Ainsty (2008) IDB was formed on 1st April 2011 with the amalgamation of the Marston Moor IDB, Acaster IDB, North Wharfe IDB, South Wharfe IDB and Appleton Roebuck and Copmanthorpe IDB

Specific information on each of the Drainage Boards can be found on the information pages of the relevant Board.

Emergency Contacts

Mon to Fri - 09:00 to 17:00
Tel: 01904 720785

Out of Hours & Weekends
Tel: 01904 720785
Beverley: 07734 238220

Flood Alerts

The Environment Agency provides a flood warning service throughout England and Wales in areas at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea.
Find out more here.

Local Weather

The Met Office provides a
day-to-day area-specific forecasts to long range forecasts.
Find out your local weather here.


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