Residents Urged to Support Flood Hit Businesses
Tuesday January 19, 2016
Residents are being urged to do all they can to support their local business as they recover from flooding.
The West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum is asking communities to buy local to help keep flood hit businesses trading as they make strides to rebuild following the Christmas floods.
Local authorities are reporting excellent support for flood hit businesses in flood hit communities such as Hebden Bridge where it has been particularly noticeable that residents are helping firms get back on their feet.
Work to clean up in the wake of the floods remains ongoing across the county and any businesses or householders hit by flooding who have not yet reported it are being urged to do so.
So far around £750,000 of grants have been given to flood hit business and homes in Calderdale alone with another 150 applications in progress. It is expected the number of applications will rise considerably in the weeks ahead.
Bradford Council is urging anyone affected by floods in the Bradford District who has not yet reported damage to their property to make contact with staff.
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Meanwhile, those wanting further information about the flooding and available support are welcome to attend a Flood Advisory service Flood Advice Fair in Victoria Gardens, Leeds which began topday and will run until Thursday January 22.
For further details see http://www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/flood-advice-fair.aspx
ACFO Dave Walton, West Yorkshire Fire Service
Tom Riordan, Leeds City Council
Merran McRae, Calderdale Council
ACC Mark Milsom, West Yorkshire Police
The West Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (WYLRF) is holding regular tasking and co-ordination meetings to provide help during the coming weeks and months and keep the public informed. The WYLRF is made up of the emergency services, all five local authorities and other key partners including the Environment Agency, Health, Northern Powergrid, Yorkshire Water, Armed Forces and Welcome To Yorkshire.