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Flood funding worth £1.2m given to Windsor and Maidenhead residents and businesses

Flood funding worth £1.2m given to Windsor and Maidenhead residents and businesses

Philip Dewey

More than £1.2m worth of flood funding grants has been given to residents and businesses in Windsor and Maidenhead affected by last year's flooding.

The Royal Borough gave funding worth £884,000 to 186 residents to help them protect their homes against future flooding and 180 residents received £133,000 in council tax rebates.

112 businesses received business rates relief worth £191,000 and 30 received hardship funding worth £73,000.

Cllr Geoff Hill (Con, Oldfield), lead member for flooding, said: "Flooding can have a devastating impact on people’s homes, businesses and lives and it is important that financial support is available for those affected when they need it most.

"We would urge all residents affected to take advantage of the support available, especially the repair and renew grants which can help to pay for flood mitigation measures for homes at risk."

The government has announced that it will backdate the flooding support schemes to residents and businesses so those affected by flooding from April 2013 onwards can still make claims.

Visit www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/news_flood_update.htm for more information.   

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