Support available for South Derbyshire residents affected by flooding

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South Derbyshire District Council is inviting residents and businesses who have suffered flooding during severe weather this February to apply for up to £5,000 to make their properties more flood resilient.

The Government has announced the flooding relief fund to help install flood defence measures when repairs have been carried out following the flooding caused by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis.

Full details of the scheme are to be confirmed but the owners of properties where residential or business areas should apply for funding to increase their flood resilience.

Garages, outhouses, storage areas and basements are not eligible for the funding.

Councillor Martyn Ford South Derbyshire District Council’s leader, said:

“Although we are still waiting for full details of the flooding relief form to be announced, we are asking people who have been affected by flooding to come forward to make sure they are able to have access to the funding they may be eligible for.

“The grant will be used to improve the flood resilience of your property over and above repair work agreed with their insurers and people whose properties are uninsured can also apply for the funding.”

Anyone wanting to apply for the funding should email environmental.health@southderbyshire.gov.uk or call 01283 595795 to request an application form.

Any information given will be held in the strictest confidence.

25 February 2020