Deadline Looming Large For Flooding Fund Relief

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Deadline Looming Large For Flooding Fund Relief

Time is running out for residents in the Cotswolds to get their bids into a county-wide flood charity - as the deadline date for applications is October 31st.

Since being set up on August 7th, the Gloucestershire Flood Relief Fund has raised over £1.2 million to help support people who have been affected by the torrential flooding which hit Gloucestershire in late July.

Anyone whose home has been flooded or who may have suffered hardship as a result of the floods can apply for help from the fund, which had handed out over £720,000 by mid October. The money applied for can be used for any uninsured personal possessions and belongings, with only one application allowed per home. Application forms are available at the Gloucestershire Flood Relief Fund's website – see below for address.

Cllr Sheila Jeffery, chairman of Cotswold District Council and a trustee for the Gloucestershire Flood Relief Fund, said:

"Many people in the Cotswolds may have put off their applications for flood relief because they think people in other areas of Gloucestershire have a more dire need.

"However, the fund really is willing to help anyone, no matter how big or small their need, and we really urge anyone who has been affected in any way by the floods to get in touch and get some financial help.”

The next trustees meeting will be on November 15th to consider the next payments. Anyone thinking of applying for funding is advised to visit the flood fund's website at www.glosfloodrelief.org or to contact the fund on 01684 295010.

For further information, your local district councillor can be contacted through Cotswold District Council on 01285 623000.

Posted : 18/10/2007 15:00:42

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