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% of people satisfied with….


Borough %

Keeping public land clear of litter & refuse Refuse Collection Doorstep Recycling Local tips/household waste recycling centres

62% 68% 60% 45%

65% 73% 61% 49%

The loss of the Household Waste Recycling Centre in the town is keenly felt, resulting in longer journey times travelling to Seamer, a particular problem for the outlying villages, especially in summer when traffic on this route can be heavy.

Areas for Action

  • Support the application (submitted by SBC) to extend the existing “Heritage Coast” from Gristhorpe to Flamborough (Filey Heritage Coast).

  • The Town Council would support local provision for household waste recycling if an appropriate local site becomes available to enable local people to recycle more easily and to reduce travelling times.


Flooding has been a problem in the town and surrounding areas. There is an active Filey Flood Working Group, which takes a strong partnership approach.

Following the widespread flooding that occurred on 10 August 2002, the membership of a previous flood working group was formalised as the Filey Flood Working Group ( FFWG ) to investigate the causes of the extensive flooding and propose measures to mitigate the effect of any future storms. The FFWG is a multi agency partnership including the Town, Borough and County Councils, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water. Providing essential local knowledge was covered by the inclusion of land owners and local residents.

A resident’s survey of those areas of Filey affected by the flooding provided the necessary information to plot a detailed map of the extent of the flooding.

The group, working through Borough Council officers, secured funding to engage consultants to study the causes and potential solutions to the flooding, this culminated in the publication in 2004 of the Atkins Report. The report identified 2 areas of responsibility for future necessary works, Yorkshire Water and the public purse. However, a further funding bid to allow further recommended work by consultants was unsuccessful due to there being insufficient funds available at a National level.


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