Under the flood recovery network the Government announced financial support for areas affected by storm Dennis and Ciara. The support is available to both individual households and for wider projects where 25 or more residential properties had their living space flooded.
I am conscious that many people in the local area, simply try to manage or sort issues out with their insurance if they are affected by flooding, but I want to encourage residents to get in touch with LDC to explore this funding further if you were affected by the recent flood.
Discounts can include council tax reductions, grants, business rate relief and business recovery support.
So please consider emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you were affected by flooding over the past month.
Finally regarding the flooding on Drayton Lane, although I appreciate many do not consider this a primary flooding issue as the road is away from the river, I have been raising the drainage issues with Staffordshire County Council requesting a full review of the site. I hope that some major changes can be made to improve drainage and road access for all.
The flooding occurring at Newick Avenue/Little Aston Park Road is being addressed, a collapsed drain and subsequent heavy blockage which needs to be manually removed, led to the repeated build up of surface water in the area. This is now being fixed by Staffordshire County Council's highways team.
Additionally for residents in Harlaston, Severn Trent Water are working to fix the mains flooding which took place in the area recently.