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Campaign for better Thames defences launched

Seven local authorities whose residents and businesses were hit by February’s flooding have teamed up to push for £256 million river defences from Government. Surrey, Richmond, Kingston, Windsor and Maidenhead, Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Runnymede councils agreed last Friday to develop a business case for the River Thames Scheme, which would protect riverside homes and businesses … Continue reading

Flooded homes to pay zero council tax for three months

Flooded homes will be exempt from paying council tax under a plan drawn up by Surrey councils and the police to help families affected by the recent severe weather. The county and local councils together with the Police and Crime Commissioner have agreed that residents whose homes have suffered internal flooding will not have to … Continue reading

Flood recovery advice roadshow starts next week

Surrey residents affected by recent flooding are being offered advice and support from a specialist flooding charity from next week. The National Flood Forum, a registered charity specialising in supporting people and communities affected by flooding, is working with local councils to give advice and practical tips. Using a dedicated flood recovery trailer, the Flood … Continue reading

Flood defences protecting thousands of homes to be finished

Temporary defences to protect waterworks serving thousands of homes on the county border with London from flooding are set to be finished this evening in a joint project between councils and the military. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon … Continue reading

VIDEO: Leader on flood recovery effort

Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge on the impact of flooding in the county and the council’s partnership recovery effort: “Our staff and members have been working around the clock with the police, the Environment Agency, the military, local councils and other agencies to support our communities to get through a situation that has, for many … Continue reading

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