City Council supports residents and businesses affected by flooding

Published: Wednesday, 12th August 2015

City Council supports residents and businesses affected by flooding

Oxford City Council has paid out almost £200,000 to victims of the floods that hit the city in winter 2013/14.

The money has gone to those families and individuals whose homes and businesses were directly affected by the flooding. The Council worked hard to make sure that people who were badly affected received the cash and benefits to which they were entitled.

Almost 100 residents and business were helped by one or more of the following City Council schemes:

  • Council Tax Flooding Relief         
  • Business Rates Flooding Relief  
  • Business Support Scheme           
  • Repair and Renewal Grant

As well as cutting Council Tax bills for the period affected by the flooding, residents and businesses were given repair and renewal grants to cover flood prevention measures such as flood gates.

Councillor Bob Price, Leader of the Council, said: "I am pleased that we have been able to support these residents and businesses after what was a very difficult and upsetting time. The variety of awards on offer meant that regardless of how they were affected, people were able to receive support.

"In the future, the Council will be looking to all possible options for flood alleviation to ensure that circumstances like those seen in 2013/14 are not repeated."