Support for flood-hit homeowners in Chichester district

Flooding on Christmas Eve at St Wilfrid's Road ENGSUS00120131227094343
Flooding on Christmas Eve at St Wilfrid's Road ENGSUS00120131227094343

HOMEOWNERS affected by flooding in the Chichester district might be entitled to financial support.

A number of schemes to help businesses and homeowners recover from flooding since the beginning of December have been announced by the government.

These include a repair and renew grant, business rates flooding relief and council tax discounts.

A spokeswoman for Chichester District Council said: “The government has also provided funding to Chichester District Council to offer one-off grants to small and medium-sized businesses affected by flooding since December. Eligible businesses for this grant include those who have suffered ‘hardship and significant loss of trade’ as a result of flooding.”

Councillor Tony Dignum, cabinet member for finance at the council, said: “We recognise that, in many cases, sorting out the damage caused by flooding is as traumatic as the actual event itself.

“It is important that residents affected by these problems know what financial support is available to them.

“We are keen to make sure the application process is straightforward and that the benefit quickly gets to where it is most needed.”

If your home or business is within the Chichester District and has been affected by flooding, visit or call 01243 534512.