So far eleven town and parish councils in West Lindsey have secured grants from West Lindsey District Council to support their communities and prevent flooding. Chris Allen, Public Protection Services Manager at the council recently said:
"We are delighted that we have been able to give grants to so many parish councils.The district council has £10,000 to allocate to town and parish councils, who are best placed to know and understand flooding issues within their areas. Mr Allen added:
"The grants are being used for a variety of reasons including: clearing a beck of blockages, extending a culvert to stop flooding and developing flood risk management strategies."
"We still have a significant amount of money available which will be distributed on a first come first served basis.
"I would urge councils to apply for a share of the cash as soon as possible to make sure they do not miss out on this opportunity."
|Cllr. Giles McNeill observes rising|
water levels on Nettleham Beck
"I think these will be very useful, easily stored when compared to traditional sandbags, with the ability to dry them out and reuse them make them a sound investment."