Humber and Wolds Rural Action remains open for business, we are continuing to support our communities but in a different way, you can still contact us by email or telephone. Please visit the page dedicated to Covid19 to find out more about how the community is responding.
The resulting Community Led Plan forms a blueprint for use by Town/Parish Councils and other local bodies, as well as providing evidence for funding bids to enable the actions identified to be completed.
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
Government Announces Funding for Flood-affected Areas
Provided through local councils, the support measures include:
£500 hardship payments for flooded households to support short-term needs.
100% council tax and business rates relief for at least three months for households and businesses significantly affected by the recent flooding.
£2,500 Business Recovery Grants for small and medium-sized businesses that have suffered severe, uninsurable losses.
£5,000 grants for flooded homes and businesses to help make them more resilient to future flooding.
These measures will apply to those affected in district or unitary authorities that have 25 or more flooded households as a result of the recent storms. This announcement only applies to England. (Flooding is a devolved matter for Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.)
Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick MP said:
'Storms Dennis and Ciara have severely impacted a large number of households and businesses – and I recognise how destabilising this can be.
'This extra support, including new funding, will help people in the worst-hit areas to recover and get back on their feet as soon as possible.'
Funding will be administered at a local level and those who believe they may qualify for support are being urged to contact their local authority for more information.
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A fall in property prices as a consequence of Covid19 could reduce the number of affordable homes that get built in the countryside whilst larger, more inappropriate development could get the go-ahead warns charity, Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE).W
We know that many rural communities are supportive of small-scale housing schemes that are sensitive to the look and feel of the local area and which create homes that are affordable to local residents. But the fallout from Covid19 could up-end the viability of such schemes.
Rural Housing Week is an annual celebration of rural housing when organisations work with external stakeholders to reinforce the message that housing is vital for the survival of rural communities and services.