The news that the government is increasing funding for the River Thames Scheme by £60 million was today welcomed by Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Flooding Recovery John Furey.
Seven councils whose residents and businesses were affected by floods have signed a pledge to press for a £300 million river defence scheme from the government. Surrey, Richmond, Windsor and Maidenhead, Kingston, Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Runnymede councils signed the agreement alongside Thames Water, the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and the Environment Agency to push … Continue reading
Scores of volunteers who worked tirelessly to keep Surrey residents safe during last winter’s floods have been thanked by Surrey’s Lord-Lieutenant Dame Sarah Goad and Surrey County Council Chairman David Munro. Mr Munro said: “From 4×4 vehicle drivers to those who assisted in relief centres and worked for the Red Cross, all the volunteers did … Continue reading
Surrey County Council Leader David Hodge today unveiled plans to donate almost £15,000 from the members’ allocation fund to the Surrey Flood Recovery Appeal launched by the Community Foundation for Surrey to help people get back on their feet after the severe weather. Flooding advice can be found on the council’s website.
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
The National Flood Forum will provide Surrey residents with advice about what to do after the recent flooding at Guildford, Tandridge and Leatherhead next week. For more information about the dates and locations, visit the Surrey County Council website.
A key road on the Surrey border with London is set to re-open next week as an emergency flood defence scheme continues to protect the water supply of around 47, 000 households. Last week, Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon councils, plus the military and Environment Agency, built four temporary reservoirs in Woldingham to prevent Caterham Bourne … Continue reading