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Help with removing flood damaged items

Herefordshire Council are providing a free service to collect flood damaged household items from outside residents’ houses.
If your house has been flooded and you have water damaged items to dispose of, please register for help and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
We are co-ordinating refuse collection vehicles to assist households across the county so will be in touch as soon as we can.

Please contact us using the following link:
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/xfp/form/216

Household Recycling Centres
If you have been affected by the flooding – all Household Recycling Centres in Herefordshire are waiving the need for a permit for a commercial vehicle until Sunday 1st March, for any resident with flood damaged items they need to dispose of.
Normal rules prohibiting the use of these facilities by businesses and the deposit of commercial waste still apply.

Opening times and locations can be found here: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/recycling

Many thanks, Ben

Ben Boswell
Head of Environment, Climate Emergency & Waste
Plough Lane | Hereford | HR4 0LE
01432 261930 / 07792 880 217
bboswell@herefordshire.gov.uk

OFFER TO BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY FLOODING
BUSINESS SUPPORT

Offering FREE face-to-face support services for businesses, the Marches Growth Hub – Herefordshire is a place where businesses can find out more about funding and finance and wider business support available to local Herefordshire businesses, regardless of size or sector, from pre-start to established businesses https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/about-us/hereford/
GRANTS
Business Flood Recovery Grants for business premises https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/xfp/form/209
Council Tax and Business rate relief
Council tax relief and Business rate relief is available for properties affected by the recent floods.
You can apply by emailing – counciltax@herefordshire.gov.uk or, if relating to business rates, businessrates@herefordshire.gov.uk who can arrange for a visiting officer to go and inspect the damage.
Business Grants – we have listed those grants that we feel are the most relevant but there are other funded schemes and programmes available – just ask your local Growth Hub.
• Business Growth Programme – https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/directory/v/-318
• Marches Building Investment Grant – https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/directory/v/-207
• BEEP – https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/directory/v/-183

ACCOMMODATION

• The University of Wolverhampton – Cyber Quarter has offered 4 business incubation desks at the Hereford Business Solutions Centre for a business management/administrative function Free of Charge on a temporary arrangement.

• Commercial Property Register – the Economic Development Team can undertake property searches for businesses looking for alternative premises. https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200145/business/329/commercial_premises

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING ADVICE
Every Mind Matters – https://www.wisherefordshire.org/mentalhealth
BUSINESS RESILIENCE
• FREE business resilience 121 sessions are being delivered during February & March by the Marches Growth Hub https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/news/growth-hub-experts-offering-one-to-one-advice/

• Emergency Planning Team Herefordshire Council (Business Continuity)
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200139/community/346/emergency_planning_in_herefordshire/5

OTHER SUPPORT
• Community Flood Recovery Grants for residential properties – https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/xfp/form/208
• Flooding advice for farmers and land managers https://www.gov.uk/guidance/flooding-advice-for-farmers-and-land-managers

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Flood Information from Herefordshire Council

PR014/20
19 February 2020
Recovery under way in parts of Herefordshire as response continues

Support announced for affected communities

Parts of Herefordshire continue to experience significant and widespread flooding from high river levels and deep surface flooding. A number of agencies including Herefordshire Council, Environment Agency, West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and West Midlands Ambulance Service and health partners, are working together to protect Herefordshire residents, focusing on the most vulnerable members of the community.

With parts of Herefordshire still suffering the impacts of Storm Dennis, the recovery effort is already under way in many parts of the county.

Councillor David Hitchiner, Leader of Herefordshire Council, said: “We have all been shocked to see the level of devastation inflicted by Storm Dennis, which has caused disruption to the entire county and untold damage to those directly affected. I would urge all residents to please follow official guidance and do not put yourself in any unnecessary risk.

“I would like to thank our partner agencies for their tireless work to protect local residents. The situation is still live but it is important that we begin planning for the recovery now so that support is in place as soon as possible.”

Using emergency provisions, the council has now confirmed that it will set up a new Community Relief Scheme, which will offer up to £500 for eligible affected properties and up to £2,500 eligible affected businesses. Applications are now open and we encourage everyone who is entitled to make an application.

Council tax relief and Business rate relief is available for properties affected by the recent floods.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Herefordshire Council website.

For the latest updates, please keep checking the Herefordshire Council website and follow @HfdsCouncil on Facebook and Twitter.

To find out more about the support and guidance available please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/floods

Please do not enter flood water or put yourself at unnecessary risk. If your home has been flooded and there is no threat to life, dial 01432 260000. If you are in danger, always call 999.

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Herefordshire Council Communications Team
communications@herefordshire.gov.uk 01432 260006

Also, please find a link for you to use if needed.
https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200196/roads/345/flooding/3


Parish councillors are summoned to attend a meeting on Tuesday 10th March 2020 at 7pm in the Pavilion


 

Agendas will be posted on notice boards and this website

Minutes will be posted within one month of the previous meeting.

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There are three vacancies on the Parish Council for the parish of Ewyas Harold, – if you think you may be interested and would like more information on what is involved, please contact the Parish Council.