The Leader of the Council – Minutes – 10 December 2013

67        (8) FLOODING RELIEF FUND – The Director of Policy and Resources submitted a report which sought approval to create a scheme to provide financial assistance to each household affected by the flooding which occurred on the 5 and 6 December 2013.

An urgent decision was requested so that support could be provided as soon as possible to those households affected.

The report detailed how on 5 and 6 December 2013 a tidal surge caused extensive flooding to around 250 homes in 11 North Lincolnshire villages.  The affected households were likely to suffer significant disruption with a resultant financial impact.

The council had made £100,000 of funding available to support those affected.  It was proposed to pay £300 to each household affected by flooding, a cost of £75,000 and a  further £25,000 was being made available which could be used for granting additional council tax relief.  This could include an extension to the empty property relief from council tax for the affected properties.

Full details of the proposal were outlined within the report.

Resolved – (a) That financial support be provided in the form of a grant of £300 to each household within North Lincolnshire affected by the flooding on the 5 and 6 December 2013; (b) that further support be provided through the Community Support Grant process, supplemented by an interest free loan of £1,000 in cases where householders had been unable to obtain flood insurance, and (c) that a further report be written to consider additional relief from council tax to the affected households.


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