This IDB oversees 1802 hectares of land, and it also maintains 71km of water course which also takes water from Thorne Moors and discharges to the main River Ouse.
A map of the area managed by the Reedness and Swinefleet IDB can be viewed in the Board Area Plan pdf below:
Board Area Plan (pdf 7.5mb 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.
Reedness and Swinefleet Organisation Chart (pdf 263kb opens in new window)
Meetings of the board take place twice a year however, should the need arrive extra meetings can be added.
The next meeting is: 2pm on Monday 8th January 2018 Swinefleet Village HallChurch Lane, Swinefleet, DN14 8DQ
Yes. Minutes from board meetings are available to view for 12 months following publication:
Reedness and Swinefleet minutes 27th June 2016 (pdf 475k opens in new window)
Yes. 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.
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.
To apply for consent to work near, under or within a watercourse, you will need to fill out the application form below and return it to the Clerk of the Board:
Reedness and Swinefleet consent form (word.docx 61kb opens in new window)
Consent form guidance notes (pdf 249kb 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 120kb opens in new window)
If in doubt, please contact the officers below with any enquiries:
Mike Ball - Clerk and Engineer to the Board Richard Syed-Hessel - Deputy Clerk and Engineer to the Board
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (01482) 395650
Reedness and Swinefleet Internal Drainage Board East Riding of Yorkshire Council Room BS109 County Hall Beverley
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:
Reedness and Swinefleet code of conduct (pdf 214kb opens in new window)
If you wish to make a complaint, please follow the attached procedure:
Mike Ball - Clerk to the Board
Telephone: 01482 395650
By filling out the complaints form below which can be downloaded and printed from the website or posted to you by request:
Reedness and Swinefleet Complaints procedure (pdf 531kb opens in new window)
Reedness and Swinefleet Complaints form (pdf 295kb opens in new window)
You can view the annual return for the Reedness and Swinefleet IDB below:
Reedness and Swinefleet IDB audited annual return year ending 31 March 2017 (pdf 1.39mb opens in a new window)
Reedness and Swinefleet IDB notice of public rights and publication of unaudited annual return year ending 31 March 2017 (pdf 98kb opens in a new window)
Reedness and Swinefleet IDB notice of conclusion of Audit for 2016-17 (pdf 31kb opens in a new window)
Yes, the current section 48 notice stating the board budget and rate for the year can be viewed below:
Reedness and Swinefleet IDB section48 notice (pdf 18kb opens in a 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'.
Latest news and public notices related to Reedness and Swinefleet IDB will be posted here.
A Public Sector Corporation Agreement has been signed off between The Board and East Riding of Yorkshire Council for one year:
Reedness and Swinefleet Register of Electors Notice (pdf 64kb opens in new window)
Governance is about how the IDB ensures it is doing the right things, in the right way, for the right people in a timely, inclusive, open, honest and accountable manner.
You can read the Corporate Governance policies below:
Reedness and Swinefleet Gifts and Hospitality Policy (pdf 419kb opens in new window)
Reedness and Swinefleet Anti Bribery Policy (pdf 220kb opens in new window)
Reedness and Swinefleet Anti fraud and Corruption policy (pdf 607kb opens in new window)
Reedness and Swinefleet Data Protection Policy (pdf 283kb opens in new window)
Reedness and Swinefleet Whistle Blowing Policy (pdf 612kb opens in new window)
Reedness and Swinefleet Health and Safety Policy (pdf 190kb opens in new window)