Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

01 JUL 2014

MP secures flood money for local residents

Steve Brine has successfully lobbied the government to secure money to repair damage caused by the February floods.

The Winchester MP brought the Prime Minister's 'flood envoy', Minister of State Greg Barker, to Winchester back in April, and as well as showing him the situation across the city, also met him for talks in Westminster to secure the money.

Now, residents who lost the use of their sewerage systems during the floods can apply for the Repair and Renew Grant, whereas previously compensation could only be claimed for the habitable internal parts of a property.

Steve Brine said: "I know the extension of the rules around Repair and Renew Grant will be something that will be of use to many of my constituents.

"It is a very good outcome, but we are definitely not done in this respect. I spoke to the Secretary of State again this week about the Government going further still on the eligibility criteria where septic tanks are not affected, such as where residents spent significant sums of money protecting their neighbours' property during the crisis.

"Case studies from Winchester are really driving this."

 

More information ...

See Steve's dedicated flooding page here

 

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