Update 10.15am: Cllr Yeadon has postponed the clean-up.
#Kirkstall Clean-Up meet up rearranged for tomorrow. It's too dangerous to do anything today – water too high. Pls Rt and spread the word!
— Lucinda Yeadon (@Lucinday) December 27, 2015
Original post: West Leeds residents are being urged to join the floods fightback at the start of a clean-up operation in Kirkstall later this morning (Sunday).
Much of Kirkstall Road and the area around Kirkstall Bridge was under water yesterday after the River Aire burst its banks.
Kirkstall councillor Lucinda Yeadon is asking people to meet at 11am, Station Parade – just off Morris Lane near Kirkstall Fisheries in a bid to start the clean-up operation, even though flood water was still rising at the time of writing.
Posting on Facebook, Cllr Yeadon said:
“Thank you to all the brilliant people who have offered to help with the Post Flood cleanup in Kirkstall…. At the moment we’re just establishing what needs to be done – but I think we might be busy!
“So if you’re free – we will be meeting … at 11am, Station Parade – just off Morris Lane near Kirkstall Fisheries. We’ll be going on recce to see what help is needed.
“I’ve contacted LCC, who said they will be on hand if we need help with clean up etc.. We might also need to organise further cleanup activities during the week.
“This is all be being organised very ad hoc so apologies if it’s not massively co-ordinated… I’ll make sure it’s more organised tomorrow. Keep an eye open on Facebook and Twitter for more updates – but if you can make our liaison tomorrow, please let me know.
“Thank you again for being wonderful!”
For the latest floods information, check out the Environment Agency website.