Herefordshire Council – Support To Those Affected by Flooding

Herefordshire Council, as the Lead Local Flood Authority have announced the launch of hardship schemes to residents and businesses whose homes or businesses have been flooded.

Following heavy rainfall over recent weeks, Herefordshire experienced significant surface water and river flooding during October and November 2019. Herefordshire Council staff and our contractors Balfour Beatty Living Places, together with the emergency services and voluntary sector organisations, dealt with a large number of road closures, flooded properties, stranded people and abandoned vehicles.

As part of our response, we are launching a Community Flood Recovery Grant worth £500 to each affected household. In order to qualify for the assistance, flood water must have entered the habitable areas of their property, or the residence has been considered unliveable for any period of time due to flooding.

Alongside this is a Business Flood Recovery Grant, which will provide up to £2,500 per eligible small and medium-sized business. To qualify, businesses must be able to evidence that they have been directly impacted or have directly suffered a loss of trade as a result of the flooding that cannot be recovered from insurance.

Richard Ball, Director of Economy and Place, said: “We appreciate that this has been a difficult time for residents and businesses but the resilience and response of local people and public services has been excellent.

Applications for our hardship schemes will open this week and we would encourage everyone who is entitled to make an application.

“We held a drop-in session in Hereford yesterday and would urge anybody whose home or business has been flooded to attend today’s or next week’s drop-session to find out more about the support that is available.”

The drop-in sessions are:

  • Tuesday 10 December; 3.30 – 6.30pm; Hereford Rowing Club, 37 Greyfriars Ave, Hereford HR4 0BE
  • Tuesday 17 December; 3.30 – 6.30pm; Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall (lounge), Pontrilas Rd, Ewyas Harold HR2 0EL

Council tax reduction and Business rate reduction is also available for properties affected by the recent floods. Please email counciltax@herefordshire.gov.uk or businessrates@herefordshire.gov.uk or phone 01432 260360 for more information.

To find out more and to apply for funding please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/floods

Sect 9 NDP Housing Section – proposed amendments

The document attached below relates to suggested amendments to Sect 9 in the current draft NDP Housing Section. These amendments are scheduled for inclusion in the next phase of the NDP subject to a vote by the Parish Council at the next NDP public meeting to be held on the 21st November. (Location to be confirmed)

REMEMBER, YOUR FEEDBACK IS VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THE ATTACHED LINK AND REGISTER YOUR COMMENTS WITH THE PARISH COUNCIL BY LEAVING A PUBLIC COMMENT BELOW OR CLICKING HERE TO SEND A PRIVATE EMAIL TO THE LLANGARRON PARISH CLERK

Please note that public comments and emails sent to the Llangarron Parish Clerk will be considered by the Parish Council and feedback will be provided in public meetings during the NDP process

Please also note that in the interests of the public, Llangarron Parish Council reserve the right to not publish comments that are deemed to be of a personal and hurtful nature

Sect 9 NDP Housing Suggested Wording Document

 

WE COULD DO WITH YOUR HELP PLEASE…

The proposals below are the village development boundaries and important green spaces, hedgerows & verges identified for inclusion in the next stage of the Draft NDP. 

These options will be discussed and subsequently voted on by the Parish Council at our next NDP meeting to be held on Monday 4th November at 7.30pm  at the Garron Centre in Llangarron

REMEMBER, YOUR FEEDBACK AND PREFERENCES ARE REALLY IMPORTANT – PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THE ATTACHED LINKS AND REGISTER YOUR COMMENTS WITH THE PARISH COUNCIL BY LEAVING A PUBLIC COMMENT BELOW OR CLICKING HERE TO SEND A PRIVATE EMAIL TO THE LLANGARRON PARISH CLERK

Please note that public comments and emails sent to the Llangarron Parish Clerk will be considered by the Parish Council and feedback will be provided in public meetings during the NDP process

Please also note that in the interests of the public, Llangarron Parish Council reserve the right to not publish comments that are deemed to be of a personal and hurtful nature

Footpath Maps

These have been supplied by the HCC Rights of Way Team Leader. They do come with their standard caveat – These are not up to date and it must be stated that they are for indicative use only and routes should be checked on the Herefordshire Council website for any amendments or changes.

To access the maps click on the one you wish to view. The five maps cover the whole of the parish.

Footpath 1 Footpath 2 Footpath 3 Footpath 4 Footpath 5