Aid available for Dorset's flood victims

Aid available for Dorset's flood victims

Aid available for Dorset's flood victims

First published in News
Last updated

HELP is available for Dorset residents, farmers and businesses hit by the winter floods.

The Government has announced a range of measures to aid those affected.

A number of packages, including business rate relief, council tax rebates and a £5,000 grant to help tackle future flooding can be accessed through Dorset’s councils.

They will be backdated to December, 2013.

There is also a £10m government fund for farmers suffering from water-logged fields.

Cllr Spencer Flower, leader of Dorset County Council, said: “This is good news for the people of Dorset. We are working with our partner councils to ensure that there are a clear set of criteria to use to help people and businesses who need it.

“It is important for the local economy that businesses have the help they need to get them back on their feet and continue trading.”

To apply for the initiatives visit dorsetforyou.com/flooding The county council has also said it will be bidding for further funding to help with the costs of repairs following the adverse weather, a spokesman said.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:51pm Fri 28 Feb 14

The Fish says...

What about the fisherman, who have probably suffered worst than the Dorset farmers?
What about the fisherman, who have probably suffered worst than the Dorset farmers? The Fish
  • Score: 5

8:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Tinker2 says...

The Fish wrote:
What about the fisherman, who have probably suffered worst than the Dorset farmers?
Couldn't agree more, lets get behind our fisherman. Other ports have whole heartedly shown their support. We should do the same for Weymouth, West Bay, etc.
[quote][p][bold]The Fish[/bold] wrote: What about the fisherman, who have probably suffered worst than the Dorset farmers?[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, lets get behind our fisherman. Other ports have whole heartedly shown their support. We should do the same for Weymouth, West Bay, etc. Tinker2
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree