Bradford council to provide compensation to those affected by recent flooding

People in Bradford affected by flooding from storms Ciara and Dennis are to get compensation from the Council.

Letters to residents are being sent to confirm the details and to give them instructions in how to apply for a hardship grant.

 To alleviate the hardship caused by the recent flooding and working with ‘Give Bradford and Leeds Community Foundation’, utilising some residual flood appeal funding from the Boxing Day Floods of 2015, the Council is topping this up and able to provide an immediate grant of £250 per flooded property.

To further ease the financial burden, householders who were badly affected are also being granted a three-month exemption from Council Tax.

Bradford Council Leader Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe said: “I was extremely sorry to hear about people’s homes being flooded and understand the practical, financial and emotional impact that this will have on many families across the district.

“I appreciate that the impact and costs of the flooding to property may be significant but hope that this small grant can go some way to help in alleviating the hardships caused.

“It’s been a particularly stressful time for residents in Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley and Haworth but no part of the district been unaffected by the high-water levels as roads and gardens became waterlogged.

“I’d like to thank all our Council staff, volunteers, other agency workers and the army for their help across the district this weekend.”

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