Published January 27, 2017 at 18:29
Over 300 properties have benefited from the Flood Resilience Grant opportunities to help protect them from future flooding following the devastating effects of the Boxing Day floods in 2015.
We have received 295 Flood Resilience Grant applications which will benefit 321 properties in Rossendale.
The grant funding has meant that £1.4m worth of flood resilience and protection measures is being invested into Rossendale for our residents.
This investment goes alongside the support the Council has provided the those affected by the flooding where we were able to give 356 £500 grants to those affected, totalling £178k.
13 Rossendale businesses have benefited from a total of £52,200 Business Rate (NNDR) relief. We have also organised for sandbags to be deployed to known flood risk areas and some on standby should an incident happen.
Lancashire County Council Boost grants to local business have approved 19 applications totalling £75,600.
The Community Foundation Lancashire has approved 26 applications totalling £40,800.
Cllr Alyson Barnes, Leader of Rossendale Council said;
“This is all vital investment into the flooding infrastructure for our residents and businesses and I’m really glad so many have applied. We all remember how devastating the floods were and the help of the resilience grants, plus support from the Council both financially and with sandbags will go a long way to supporting residents and protecting properties. ”
Applications to the Flood Resilience Grant can still be made to Rossendale Borough Council until March 31, 2017. For further information visit www.rossendale.gov.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that you must contact the Council to apply, we do not use intermediaries who conduct door knocking. Come direct to the Council for help and support.
Residents are also advised to sign up for flood warnings to stay one step ahead and allow vital time to prepare. Visit the www.gov.uk website or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188. You can also check your flood risk and get advice and guidance here: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/
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