Another business owner struggling to stay positive in the face of the ongoing bad weather is Becky Wensley.
She runs Tower Vue Café on Tower Street, and says trade has been badly hit this half term.
Speaking to David Dunning of Minster FM Becky said:
We’re very tired after the week that we’ve had, plus the worry about the river.
You need to be open because there have been visitors to York. But it’s very hard to keep positive when this keeps happening.
Another weekend wondering if it will flood. Riverside businesses in #york are feeling the financial effect now too #floods #flooding Been to see Becky again at Tower Vue Cafe. It’s harder to remain cheerful this week. @minsterfm news pic.twitter.com/Qu3n1tQJtT
— DavidDunninguk (@daviddunninguk) February 23, 2020
She estimates the café has lost between £1,000 and £1,500 this week. And the cancellation of the Battle Spectacular finale to the Jorvik Viking Festival also hit business.
This week is normally one of the busiest weeks we have.
It always has been because of the Viking Festival… This Saturday and Sunday was supposed to be our main weekend – and it just went flat.