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Newark Floods: Council issues latest update and flood recovery advice

While the Environment Agency has reported an improving situation with River levels across Newark and Sherwood, we are continuing to support some of our worst-hit communities today. Homes remain flooded, and some villages are still cut off.

A spokesperson for Newark and Sherwood District Council said on Sunday 7 January:

‘We know that some roads are impassable, and road closures remain.

‘Therefore please check your routes if you are heading out and about.

‘We’ve been out today delivering more aqua sacks and have checked in on some of our communities and areas we know have been hard hit by flooding to make sure they have all they need.

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‘As flood waters are receding in places, our street cleaning teams are out and have started the mammoth clean-up effort required. We will continue working hard on this.’

Our Place of Safety at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre has now been stood down. If the need arises for it to be re-opened, we’ll share information via this webpage and our social media channels.

‘There were some disruptions to bin collections due to the floods over the last week.

Flood Recovery Framework

The Government has announced a Flood Recovery Framework offering financial support to those impacted by flooding. We will share more information about this as soon as we have received it.

Financial help will be available for:

Flooded households in eligible affected areas, who can apply for up to £500 cash to help with immediate costs.

Households and businesses significantly affected, who will be eligible for 100% Council Tax and business rates relief for at least three months.

Small-to-medium sized businesses in eligible affected areas, who can apply for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant to help them return quickly to business as usual.

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Eligible flood-hit property owners, who can apply for up to £5,000 to help make their homes and businesses more resilient to future flooding via the Property Flood Resilience Repair Grant Scheme.

Farmers who have suffered uninsurable damage to their land will be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000 through the Farming Recovery Fund towards repair and reinstatement costs for farmers adversely affected by exceptional flooding.

The Government’s full annoucement is available on its website here. 

Flooding Information Hub

We have lots of useful information if you are or have been affected by flooding.  Please visit our flooding information hub.

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