Apply for flood grant, urges councillor
A Pendle councillor has expressed frustration that those affected by flash flooding in Earby last month will not qualify for grant funding.
Coun. David Whipp says he has written to the Secretary of State and Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson, without success, to try and change their stance on flood resilience grants worth up to £5,000 each.
Mr Stephenson, however, says the government has never provided grants for localised flash flooding events such as that which occurred on September 13th when a number of properties in Earby flooded after a thunderstorm.
Instead, it is hoped a total of between... read more
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