Lincolnshire

Flood funding offered to councils in West Lindsey

Money is still available to help Lincolnshire communities strengthen flood precautions, a council has said.

Earlier in the year West Lindsey District Council secured grants to help flood defences and made £10,000 available to local groups.

The authority said 11 parish and town councils had received funding but there was still a substantial amount left.

Cash had so far been used for clearing culverts, creating emergency plans and buying sand bags, officials added.

Chris Allen, Public Protection Services Manager at the council said: "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."

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