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Drop-In Session for Flood-Proofing Grant Applicants

Published Tuesday, 15 March 2016

A drop-in session has been arranged to help residents affected by the December floods claim up to £5,000 to flood-proof their properties.

The session will take place at the Old Grammar School Community Centre in Station Road, Whalley, on Monday 21 March, from 4 to 7pm.

Appointments of up to 15 minutes can be booked to discuss the Property Flood Resilience Grant Scheme and complete the application form.

Under the scheme, households and businesses affected by Storms Desmond and Eva can apply for funds to make their properties more resistant and resilient to flooding.

The grants are intended to help them put measures in place to improve the property’s resistance and resilience to flooding over and above repairs covered by insurance.  

Measures could include the installation of airbrick covers, sewerage bungs, toilet pan seals, non-return valves, water-resistant mortar, door guards, flood doors, raised ovens, waist-height power sockets and wall-mounted boilers, as well as the waterproofing of external walls.

Stuart Hirst, leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council, said: "In the aftermath of a flood there is a huge amount of work needed to put things right and residents requiring advice or assistance in completing their grant application form are invited attend the drop-in session, where council staff will be only too happy to help.”

To book a slot for the drop-in session call Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.

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