RICHMONDSHIRE District Councillors will hear an update on the Dales flood recovery operation when they meet next week.

Members of the council’s Corporate Board will meet on Tuesday to receive an update on the authority’s role in the aftermath of the devastating floods at the end of July.

It affected 250 homes, 35 farms and at least 40 businesses in the Reeth, Langthwaite, Fremington, Grinton, Bellerby and Leyburn areas.

The Council took over the recovery role on July 31 supported by North Yorkshire County Council, Yorkshire Water, the Environment Agency and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Estimated costs to the District Council are £235,000. It is hoped that the Bellwin scheme will cover £113,000 of this, leaving Richmondshire with a bill of £122,000.

It also activated a council tax discount and business rate relief scheme, which Corporate Board is being asked to endorse. Those schemes have paid out £97,800 to 84 homes and £6,900 to three businesses.