Support for Hambledon home owners affected by winter floods

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Property owners in Hambledon have been awarded grants from Winchester City Council to help protect their premises against future flooding.

After floods caused serious damage to several houses in the area during the winter of 2013/14, some home owners still continue to recover from the damage.

The government launched the Repair and Renew Grant scheme in April last year to allocate funds to owners of premises affected by flooding, enabling them to take measures to make their homes and businesses more resilient.

The grants have funded a range of flood prevention measures including, sump pumps, septic tank and other drainage improvements and flood barriers.

Hampshire county councillor Mike Read said: ‘The events of winter 2013/14 were very difficult and challenging for many of our home-owners and businesses who were badly affected by the flooding.

‘I’m pleased that we have been able to help so many through the Repair and Renew Grant scheme.

‘Hopefully many premises will now be better-protected should we be faced with similar weather conditions again.’

The council also held flood clinics across the district in the worst affected areas.

It’s also still accepting applications for business support grants, aimed at defraying the costs of getting businesses back on their feet after the floods.

For more visit winchester.gov.uk/environment/flooding.