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Recent Flooding and Support
 
Update - 13/06/2024
 
 
 
 
In addition to the flood recovery grant and council tax/business rates relief, owners of properties which have flooded internally during Storm Henk (2 to 12 January 2024) and Storm Babet (19 to 25 October 2023) could be eligible for a property resilience grant of up to £5,000 (inclusive of VAT). 
 
 
The grants are to help property owners become more resilient to future flooding and are being administered by Leicestershire County Council.
 
 
Property flood resilience refers to any measure that can be applied to a building to make people and property less vulnerable to the impacts of flooding. It can also reduce the length of time needed for recovery. Common measures include flood barriers or doors, and air brick covers.  More information can be found on the website “Be Flood Ready” https://www.befloodready.uk/what-is-pfr/
 
All works will need to be informed by an independent property survey.
 
Storm Babet: application deadline 31 January 2025, with work to be completed by the end of April 2025.
Storm Henk: application deadline 31 March 2025, with work to be completed by the end of June 2025.
 

 
 UPDATE - 26/02/2024
 
Leicestershire County Council and Blaby District Council are co-ordinating a couple of drop-in sessions to allow members of the public to be able to talk to key agencies about their experience of recent flooding, get advice on how to be prepared against further flooding, as well as find out what is being done to help the community recover. Information about recovery grants can also be obtained at these sessions.
 
The drop-in sessions are to be attended by representatives from Leicestershire County Council, Blaby District Council, the Environment Agency and water companies.   
 
Both drop-in events are from 2pm to 7pm at Blaby District Council Offices in Narborough:
 
o        Wednesday 6th March
o        Thursday 21st March
 

 
From Friday 26th January 2024, householders and businesses affected by flooding from Storm Henk are encouraged to apply for the first element of flooding funding which is being managed by Blaby District Council. 
 
The financial support includes: 
 
A £500 grant for households - where the living accommodation has been flooded or the home has been left uninhabitable, such as when utilities have been cut off 
Eligible households may also qualify for the Council Tax Discount scheme - entitling them to a 100 per cent discount for a minimum of three months 
 
For affected businesses, the following schemes, which have stricter criteria, are available: 
 
Business Rates Relief Scheme -100 per cent relief on business rates for a minimum of three months. To qualify, flood water must have entered the property, or the flooding seriously impacted upon the business’s ability to trade from the property during Storm Henk 
 
 
Business Recovery Grant - A grant payment of £2,500 for those severely affected by Storm Henk, with criteria closely aligned with the Business Rate Relief Scheme 
 
Application forms, eligibility criteria and extra information can be found on Blaby District Council’s website:
 
 
If you are unable to complete the form online, please call Blaby District Council Customer Services on 0116 275 0555.
 
Leicestershire County Council will also be coordinating a property flood grant – where eligible flood-hit property owners can apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding.  More details will be available soon. 
 
 
Useful resources
 
National Flood Forum
A national charity dedicated to supporting and representing communities and individuals at risk of flooding.
Tel: (01299) 403055
Useful guidance material: National Flood Forum’s ‘Ready for Flooding’ booklet
 
Blue Pages
For an independent directory of flood mitigation products please refer to the Blue Pages website at www.bluepages.org.uk
 
 
Flood Advisory Service
A not for profit organisation providing free, independent advice on flood risk and mitigation solutions local to you.
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Braunstone Town Community Library

  • Monday: 2.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.00am - 1:00pm, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm.
  • Thursday: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Friday: 10.00am - 12:00 Noon, then 2.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am - 1.00pm
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    Braunstone Civic Centre
    Kingsway,
    Braunstone Town,
    Leicester,
    LE3 2PP

    Tel: 0116 2890045
    Fax: 0116 2824785

    enquiries@braunstonetowncouncil.org.uk

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    Off Lakin Drive, Thorpe Astley, Leicester, LE3 3RU.
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    Tel: 0116 3055909 or 01164820159
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