REPAIRS have continued across the Dales road network damaged by flash-floods that wreaked havoc this time last year.

The rainfall intensity at the end of last July was unprecedented and North Yorkshire County Council has been working ever since get vital infrastructure back up and running. A £3m one-off exceptional funding award was also received from the government.

Cllr Don Mackenzie said: “We have carried on the crucial work to our highways infrastructure in the Swaledale area over the last year.

“As we know how crucial these rural roads and bridges are to the Dales communities and keeping people and businesses connected.

"This work has carried on even through the coronavirus pandemic and we are now gearing up to build permanent bridges to replace the temporary structures we put in place when the bridges collapsed, and this work is now out to tender.

"We were very grateful for the funding award from government which will ensure that the bridge schemes are delivered”.