This IDB oversees 1200 hectares of land around Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Bridge; they maintain 22km of watercourses from farmland and Old Goole, water falling within the board area has to be pumped into either the River Don or via a gravity outfall into the Tidal River Ouse.
A map of the area managed by the Dempster Internal Drainage Board can be viewed in the Board Area Plan pdf below:
Board Area Plan (pdf 1mb opens in new window)
An IDB board is made up of people who have an interest in the operation of watercourses and flood risk in an area, this is usually local landowners and councillors. The board makes decisions on a vote basis; these decisions are made in the best interest of the board area and its inhabitants and can include consenting of work to watercourses, managing budgets, maintenance of board assets and planning applications within a board area. The presence of the board means that all monies and funds have to be carefully accounted for and are published in a clear way to any interested parties to view.
Dempster organisational chart (pdf 237kb opens in new window)
Meetings of the board take place four times a year however, should the need arrive extra meetings can be added. The next meeting is Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 2pm.
Yes. Minutes from board meetings are available to view for 12 months following publication.
Board meetings are open to the public and press and they may speak at a meeting on the invitation of the chairman. If a member of the public does wish to have a matter brought to the board, to ensure the board can answer any questions they can if they wish contact the clerk to the board to discuss the matter prior to the meeting.
Mike Ball - Clerk and Engineer to the Board Email email@example.com Telephone: (01482) 395650
Byelaws are documents which are written by the board and passed by the Secretary of State. These documents look to control works and activities undertaken by others affecting watercourses within its Drainage District within the Land Drainage Act 1991
Byelaws 2013 (pdf 175kb opens in new window)
Yes. Consent under the above Land Drainage Act 1991 is required for the erection, construction or alteration of any of the following works:
(a) A mill dam, weir or other like obstruction to the flow in any watercourse;
(b) A culvert that would be likely to affect the flow in any watercourse;
(c) Any other structure, in, over or under a watercourse;
(d) Any structure or building on or near the bank of a watercourse.
To apply for consent to work near under or within a watercourse you will need to fill out the application attached and return it to the clerk of the board
Dempster Consent Form 2014 (word 80kb opens in new window)
Consent form guidance otes (pdf 325kb opens in new window)
Once an application is received it will be presented to the board along with any supporting evidence given by the applicant.
The board members will then along with the clerk and engineer discuss the impact of any works on the watercourse and whether it will increase flood risk and/or cause future maintenance problems. Decisions are usually taken at board meetings, however it may be possible for decisions to be made at any time depending on the nature of the application.
Environmental considerations (pdf 212kb opens in new window)
If in doubt please contact the below officers with any enquiries:
Mike Ball - Clerk and Engineer to the Board
Richard Syed-Hessel - Deputy Clerk and Engineer to the Board
Telephone: (01482) 395650
Dempster Internal Drainage Board East Riding of Yorkshire Council Room BS109 County Hall Beverley HU17 9BA
Standing orders are the regulations a board sets out in order to run its business, this ensures that the board is run in a clear and transparent way. The standing order has to be passed by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Dempster Standing Orders (pdf 131kb opens in new window)
The code of conduct is a document which sets out the rules and regulations for members of the board, as with the standing orders, this states how board members can operate in a fair and transparent manner, this applies to topics such as, responsibilities of board members, use of public funds, the acceptance of gifts and members interests in any board business.
Dempster Members Code of Conduct (pdf 177kb opens in new window)
IDBs are legally obliged to publish a statement of accounts for the preceding year. These are renewed annually following auditing procedures.
Dempster annual accounts 2014-15 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)
Dempster Financial Regulations 2015 (pdf 409kb opens in new window)
Dempster Annual Report year ending 31 March 2015 (pdf 1mb opens in new window)
You can view the annual return for the Dempster IDB below:
Dempster IDB unaudited Annual Return 2015-16 (pdf 319kb opens in new window)
Below you can view a notice explaining elector's rights to view council meeting accounts such as the annual return for this IDB.
Dempster notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual return - year ending 31 March 2016 (pdf 45kb opens in new window)
You can view a 'notice of conclusion of the audit and right to inspect the annual return' below:
Dempster - Notice of Conclusion Audit 2014-15 (pdf 25kb opens in new window)
Yes, the current section 48 notice stating the board budget and rate for the year can be viewed below:
Dempster section 48 notice (pdf 141kb opens in new window)
Each January the budget for the forthcoming year is agreed and from this, the rate to be collected from landowners and the special levy from the local authority can be set. This is then to be published as a 'Section 84 Notice'.
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