Deadline looms for survey of flood-hit homes

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Deadline looms for survey of flood-hit homes

Flood-hit homes and businesses in the Cotswolds are being urged to fill in a District Council survey form by October 22nd – if they have not already done so.

Together with other local authorities, Cotswold District Council began a door-to-door survey in August of properties affected by the July floods.

The aim of the survey was to assess the scale of the damage and to identify vulnerable people who may have required assistance to recover from the floods.

More than 800 forms have already been returned from Cotswold properties, but the Council wants to be sure it has heard from everyone who was affected.

The Council is using the information from the survey forms to help it plan for future potential flooding incidents and decide where its Flood Recovery Grant may be best spent.

More than £620,000 was awarded to Cotswold District Council by the Government in the wake of the emergency. The Council is spending part of the money helping those in priority need and is also planning to look at funding flood resilience measures for local communities.

Cotswold District Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe said: “We believe that the majority of people whose homes were flooded in July have filled out a form.

"However, we are very keen to hear from anyone we may have missed or who may have received a form through their letterbox that they have not yet completed.

"We want to build up as clear a picture of the impact of the floods as possible. If we have accurate statistics it will help us to decide where best to spend our Flood Recovery Grant on flood prevention measures."

To obtain a survey form, please contact Cotswold District Council on 01285 623000.

To apply for a grant from the Gloucestershire Flood Relief Fund charity, please visit www.glosfloodrelief.org or call 01684 295010.

Posted : 09/10/2007 17:34:13

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