Community Update – Somerset Levels Flooding

Friday 4 April, 2014

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For latest weather forecasts, visit the Met Office

For flood warnings, visit or call 0345 988 1188.


Repair and Renew grants

Home owners and businesses directly affected by the floods can now apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to help reduce the risk of flooding of their properties in the future.

The Government-funded Repair and Renew Grant scheme can provide grants for additional flood resilience or resistance measures for homes and businesses hit by the recent floods, over and above repairs that would normally be covered by insurance.

Affected residents need to apply to their local district council to bid for the grant.


Canalside Flood Assistance Centre Meeting 9 April

These meetings continue to be well attended and will take place again this Wednesday, 9 April at the Canalside Conference Centre in Bridgwater. Running from 5.30pm until 8pm the meetings are a chance for people who have been affected by the flooding to meet and talk, and access a variety of agencies, which can offer advice and assistance regarding the aftermath of flooding, covering everything from insurance and grants to emotional support. All the relevant agencies involved in flood recovery are represented. Advice and assistance will be available from 5.30pm, with agencies available to answer questions from 6pm.