Victims of flooding can still get some relief

Businesses clearing up after the flooding in Littlehampton last year                                                                                 L50522H13

Businesses clearing up after the flooding in Littlehampton last year L50522H13

VICTIMS of flooding are being reminded that they could still apply for a series of relief grants being made available by Arun District Council.

Residents or businesses affected by storm damage and flooding between December 1, 2013, and March 31, could be eligible for a one-off payment of up to £5,000 – but people must register their interest for the support before the deadline of Friday, May 2.

By filling out an eform on Arun’s website, victims could claim for a discount of up to three months of council tax payments or up to three months rate relief up to the value of £5,000.

Councillor Paul Dendle, cabinet member for the environment, said: “As a local authority, we continue to support those affected by the bad weather earlier this year.

“I repeat my call for all residents and businesses affected by the recent floods to register their interest online by Friday, May 2, by filling in the simple eform on the Arun District Council website.

“Our aim is to help, advise and support during the whole process and to inform on the next stage as quickly as possible, within a couple of weeks of May 2 deadline.”

To find out more on the grants that are available, visit www.arun.gov.uk/news and click on the further news section.

For more details on the scheme call Arun’s events and leisure development officer Phil Graham on 01903 737920 or email him at phil.graham@arun.gov.uk who will explain the process and potential eligibility in more depth.




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