Julian Smith MP Praises Emergency Response to Sinkhole in Ripon

Julian Smith MP attended an emergency update meeting on Friday afternoon following the appearance of a huge sinkhole in Magdalen’s Road last Thursday. Mr Smith met with North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, North Yorkshire Police, Harrogate Borough Council and the British Geological Survey.

Julian Smith MP said: ‘I urge everyone living in the area close to the sinkhole to be vigilant and to seek advice from emergency services and Harrogate Borough Council as soon as they have any concerns. Any residents affected who need my assistance - some who I have met already - should not hesitate to contact me. I commend all of the emergency services and local authorities involved for their quick and efficient response to this situation.’