If your home or business has been affected by floods in November, financial support is available from Rushcliffe Borough Council. You can find full details of the help that’s available and how to apply at www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/environmentandwaste/emergencyplanning/flooding/affectedbyflooding/#d.en.31006.
The Borough Council is encouraging residents whose homes or premises are at high risk of flooding to make preparations in advance, using information and guidance that can be downloaded from www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency. The site also enables you to sign up to receive warning information about potential flooding events.
If serious flooding occurs, the Council is prepared and committed to supporting our community in a number of ways, such as providing sandbags, community resilience stores and temporary accommodation for vulnerable people who can’t make their own arrangements.
Useful contact numbers:
- Rushcliffe BC – 0115 981 9911 (For all sandbag service requests and information)
- Rushcliffe BC – 0115 981 1143 (Out of hours for emergencies)
- Nottinghamshire County Council – 0300 500 80 80. (This number can be used to report blocked culverts, drainage problems or issues related to the highway)
If your residential property was built before 2009 and you’re concerned about high costs for flood insurance, you can visit www.floodre.co.uk for information about the FLOOD RE insurance scheme. This provides a cap on flood insurance premiums linked to the property’s Council Tax band.