Foss (2008) Internal Drainage Board - Information
The Foss (2008) Internal Drainage Board was formed on 1st April 2011 with the amalgamation of the Foss IDB and the Wilberfoss & Thornton Level IDB. The Foss (2008) IDB is a Member of the Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA).
The Foss (2008) IDB being made up out of the following Districts -
Foss DistrictThis District lies primarily within the Vale of York, within the north-east quadrant from the City of York. It is made up of two distinct areas. The northern most being linear, generally following the route of the Bulmer/Spittal Beck which was once the Bulmer IDB in its own right. It commences east of Whenby, north of Sheriff Hutton outfalling into the River Derwent to the south-east of Barton-le-willows. The much larger area, originally the River Foss IDB, follows the course of the River Foss from a location near Crayke into the City of York itself stopping at the City's pre-1991 boundary near the Nestle/Rowntree Factory. Downstream of this point the River is classed as "Main River". The District also includes land to the "Hull Road" which commences at the Stocton-on-the-Forest/Holby area before again stopping at the City's pre 1991 boundary. The River Foss itself was navagatable from before the 1800s, being canalised for much of its length past Strensall (located to the north of York) but poor ground conditions and the onset of the railways returned the canal to a waterway, although the City of York Council retain the navigation rights within the old city limits.
Wilberfoss & Thornton Level DistrictThis District was first constituted in 1915 under a Land Drainage Provisional Order Confirmation Act. The Board was then reconstituted in 1990. The District is in the East Riding of Yorkshire between the River Derwent and Pocklington. Its northern boundary is south of Stamford Bridge and southern boundary near East Cottingwith.