March 2020 flooding - recovery

Click here to sign up here to get flood warnings by phone, email or text message if your home or business is at risk of flooding.

Click here to see the latest flood warnings issued in this area.

Tell us if you were flooded

We need to make sure we have details of every home or businesses affected by flooding.  Please contact us by email or call us on 01757 705101.

Helping you clear-up

We’re offering practical support to help people with the clear-up.  This includes delivering skips to Hirst Courtney and West Bank for flood damaged furniture and debris. (Please do not place white good in the skips, these will be collected separately). These will be emptied regularly. Please contact us if you need assistance to lift and move big items, we may be able to offer support. We have information abut clearing up after a flood here.

We have assessed the area for any spillage from septic tanks affected by flooding. If you do have a septic tank which has spilled contents into the street please contact the council for assistance with emptying the tank. Click here to find out more about septic tanks affected by flooding.

Get financial help if you’ve been affected

Due to the number of homes affected in our area, people who’ve been flooded may be eligible for financial support.

You need to contact us to apply.  Click here to find out more about the financial help available.

This includes payments of £500 for people affected, plus Council Tax or Business Rates relief for flooded homes or business premises. You may also be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000 to help protect your home against flooding in the future. 

These are the three types of funding available for residents

You can apply for all three if eligible:

The Community Recovery Grant is a payment of up to £500 for each household affected by flooding. The grant is for people where the flood water has entered the habitable areas or their residence is considered ‘unliveable’ for any period of time. The grant doesn’t provide funds for empty homes, second homes or student accommodation.

The Council Tax Discount Scheme - eligible residents can claim 100% relief on their council tax for at least 3 months* following the flooding. 
* Longer if they cannot return to their home.

The Household Flood Resilience Grant will allow flood-hit homes to apply* for up to £5,000 to help protect from future flooding, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics off ground level.

There are three types of funding available for businesses 

You can apply for all three if eligible: 

The Business Recovery Scheme is for businesses directly impacted and that have suffered a loss of trade due to the flooding that cannot be recovered from insurance. There is up to £2,500 for eligible small and medium-sized businesses*.
* Small to medium-sized businesses are those with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50 million.

The Business Rates Relief Scheme - eligible businesses will receive 100% relief on their business rates for at least 3 months* following the flooding.
* Longer if trading cannot resume from the property.

The Business Flood Resilience Grant will allow flood-hit homes to apply* for up to £5,000 to help protect from future flooding, such as putting in flood doors and raising electrics off ground level.

Other help available

Two Ridings Community Foundation have a disaster and recovery fund which can help those affected by flooding.

Two Ridings Flood Grant Guidelines

Two Ridings Flood Application Form

Have you been fundraising to support those affected by our recent floods?

If you have raised funds please contact  Two Ridings Community Foundation  who are supporting the local flooded communities in North & East Yorkshire ensuring that funding reaches those households and small businesses most affected.

Two Ridings Community Foundation are supporting the local flooded communities to get funding to those most affected.

Would you like to make a donation to a local flood support fund?

You can do this by visiting the Two Ridings Community Foundation donate page.