Emergency packages of support being prepared following floods
Worcestershire County Council is working on an emergency package of support to help communities to recover from flooding. A quarter of million pounds is being set aside by the County Council to help flood hit communities get back on their feet following some of the worst flooding that Worcestershire has seen for many years.
The County Council will work alongside partners at the districts councils to distribute the funding and more details on that will be posted on this page shortly. Read the full news story on emergency packages of support being prepared following floods
Worcestershire County Council continues to work alongside the emergency services, the Environment Agency and with other partners to deal with highways issues and provide support to other services where required. We still advise that in all situations of this type residents are advised to closely monitor the developing situation via official media announcements and via the County Council’s social media channels and respond to any information provided.
The County Council Communities Fund is in addition to a major package of support announced by the Government.
Flood Information Hub opening times
- Bewdley Library – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am - 5.00pm, Saturday, 9:30am – 1.00pm
- Tenbury Wells Library – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30am-5.00pm, Wednesday and Saturday, 9.30am-1pm
- The Hive - 8.30am -10pm each day including Saturday and Sunday
- Upton-upon-Severn Library – Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday: 9:30am-1.00pm
Government package of support to flood victims
Amongst those measures announced by the Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick flood-hit households will be able to apply for up to £500 in financial hardship payments; households and businesses significantly affected by flooding will be eligible for 100% council tax and business rates relief for at least three months and businesses which have suffered severe, uninsurable losses will be eligible for up to £2,500 from the Business Recovery Grant.
Funding forms are now available to people to apply for Government flood relief funds. These claims are being handled by the district councils.
For those who need advice please call our Floods Advice Line 01905 845676.
For more information on the government scheme: GOV.UK Major package of support for storm-hit areas (opens in a new window)
Advice and guidance
Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest: Wyre Forest District Council - Sandbags (opens in a new window)
Worcester: no availability
Listen to local radio and/or watch local TV stations for weather and flooding updates:
Website: BBC Hereford and Worcester (opens in a new window) 104fm and 94.7fm
Closures and disruption during a flood:
Worcestershire County Council: Roadworks in Worcestershire
Worcestershire County Council: School closures
Worcestershire County Council: Worcestershire Travel app
During a flood event the efforts of the agencies who have a responsibility to provide a response are co-ordinated by Multi-Agency Flood Plans (MAFPs). There is a multi-agency flood plan for each district in Worcestershire, maintained by the relevant district council.
Sign up to Worcestershire County Council's social media channels and our dedicated Travel Twitter account Worcs Travel. Regular updates will be posted on across all three channels in the event of floods.
Follow the County Council on Facebook
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Follow us on Worcs Travel
For more information about flooding and reducing your risk of flooding, please visit the Flood Risk Management webpage