It has been about two years in the planning and construction, of the flood gates which will prevent a repeat of past floods of St Johns Street, Silsden. The idea was first conceived several years ago but getting permission has not been straight forward as several agencies have an interest in Silsden Beck.
“The Floods” 21 January 2008 (Ilkley Gazette)
Pictures of the 2008 flood from silsden.net
Monday, 14 July 2014 work finally starts on the installation