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Defibrillator Database / Map

Defibrillator Database / MapIt was brought to my attention by an on-line friend that there is a major issue with the recording of the location of Defibrillators in the UK. Many are privately funded or funded by charitable donations – which is a great thing. It’s not so great if in an emergency the location of these life saving devices is not known!

So this Not For Profit community project is intended to address the issue. If you know the location of a Defibrillator, have one at your workplace or attached to your property wall, please add the location to this map. Save the map on your Mobile and share this article far and wide. If we save one life all our efforts will have been worthwhile.

The Map address is here

There are many great things you could do today to help others. This is one of them and it will cost you absolutely nothing!

KMP Building Contractors Ltd

KMP Building Contractor Ltd are a local professional builder in Osgodby, Selby, North Yorkshire  with 15 years experience in all aspects of building work. They have expertise in all aspects of building, renovation, landscaping and roofing.

New Builds

Once the Planning application has been approved they bring the concept to life working with you every step of the way. They manage the whole aspect of the project from the ground works to the fitting of kitchens and bathrooms to complete your vision of your dream home. 


From single to double storey, they provide exactly what you want. Ensuring that the look and feel of your extension will be seamlessly integrated into the current design of your home. Fully comprehensive service including landscaping to complete the look of your vision.


Altering the structural integrity of the existing building to bring your home into current building regulations standards takes a lot of care and detailed planning which are things that they pride themselves in. Their specialism includes, structural demolition, steel work construction and work on load bearing walls. 


Maintaining your properties and the exterior keeps them in tip top condition. Their comprehensive range includes, fascias, soffits, guttering, replacing doors and windows, plastering, chimney breasts.


Design and build a unique feature for your garden. They provide complete landscaping including driveways, patios, walls and garden fencing.


All aspects of roofing from traditional, trussed roof, fitting velum windows and flat roof.

Why choose KMP Building Contractors Ltd? 

  • Small dedicated team to ensure Customer Satisfaction. The owner manages all projects and carries out the work to ensure the highest standards are achieved and a truly personal service is provided.
  • Detailed quotations are provided so no hidden costs.
  • Customer satisfaction is their number one priority.
  • Competitive rates.
  • They will keep their promises and work to the agreed time and keep within your budget



KMP Building Contractor Ltd, Henley Cottage, Sand Lane, Osgodby, Selby, North Yorkshire. YO8 5H

Tel:- 07960 492616

Web Address:- www.kmpbuildingcontractor.co.uk


Selby Plant Hire

Selby Plant HireIf you're planning a bit larger garden make-over this spring, these guys might just have what you need!

Selby Plant Hire are located at Drax just south of Selby, North Yorkshire. There is easy access to the M62 for those not in the Selby area and the A1041 is only a couple of minutes from us.

We have a wide range of Plant Vehicles available for hire, including Dumpers, Excavators and Telehandlers etc., on short or longer term hire agreements. Click here to see our present stock.

Tel. 07584 311310

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Web:- http://www.selbyplanthire.co.uk

Housewarming - Selby - 01757 212992

Housewarming Selby - 01757 212992Housewarming of Selby offer an extensive range of Woodburning and Multifuel stoves from leading manufacturers. Their showrooms boast over 40 Stoves for a variety of uses. Many of our stoves are DEFRA approved and as such are suitable for burning wood in smoke controlled areas. The beauty of burning wood is that it is a carbon neutral cycle. The tree grows and absorbs carbon - the tree is cut and burnt releasing carbon - the tree planted in its place uses carbon to grow and so on....... Given the current concern about global warming and carbon emissions this has to be a good idea.

They have a wide range of traditional and more contemporary Gas and Electric appliances - ideal for those who want the effect but don't fancy bringing in the wood or taking out the ashes.
They supply and install stoves from a number of manufacturers including Aarrow Fires, Broseley Stoves, Charnwood, Dunsley Heat, Euroheat, Franco Belge, Hunter, Morso, Esse, Parkray, Stovax, Tiger & Firefox, Villager and Yeoman Stoves. Our installation area covers the region within about 15 miles of Selby. We can perform installations outside this area on request.


56 Flaxley Road,
North Yorkshire

01757 212992

Why dredging is not the answer to flooding

Why dredging is not the answer to floodingFollowing recent flooding in Yorkshire and Cumbria many have suggested that the suspension of dredging the lower reaches of river systems is to some extend a causal effect. Without delving too deeply into fluid dynamics here is an attempt to explain how dredging has a limited but negative impact under extreme weather conditions.

As a river channel reaches its lower levels toward its estuary the base gradient enters a phase of equilibrium, with the depth required to carry the mean flow capacity maintained by a system of scouring and channel position shift. Main rivers if unconstrained meander through their flood plains at this stage of the development. Shifting from one course to another over time. This equilibrium is unbalanced when human intervention canalises the river course, forcing the river to persist in a specified and limited path. However the base gradient is still maintained and can be seen to follow a roughly consistent gradient towards the outflow.

Intuition would indicate that the mean water level would be lowered under normal conditions by dredging the river bed and intentionally deepening the channel. Unfortunately this is not the case. Although a deeper channel is technically able to carry a greater volume of water in a stable model, this is not the case when you take into account fluid dynamics. A step in the gradients caused by dredging causes turbulence in the flowing water as faster flowing water mixes with the deeper slower moving water column, this is turn reduces the flow rate to one below the rate measured if the river is unaltered. An additional consequence is that this slowed water has less energy and drops it’s sediment load. This results in banks of silt, sands and mud which under flood conditions cause the river to locally overtop its channel. A dredged river will quickly return to a state of equilibrium by the deposition of sediment in the dredged section, however the increase of sediment flow has consequences up steam where the rate of erosion increases proportionally. 

It is fair to say the clearing of submerged obstructions has great benefit, but dramatically changing the profile of a river channel by dredging is likely to have unacceptable consequences when the river is in flood and should therefore not be considered as part of a flood prevention strategy.



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