Flood-hit authorities across Britain will receive further funding of nearly £31 million to continue rebuilding their communities, the Government announced yesterday.
During a visit to Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire - one of the worst hit towns in last summer's floods - Floods Recovery Minister John Healey confirmed the additional funding for 62 authorities.
The latest allocations from the Government's Restoration Fund include £2.3 million to Worcestershire, bringing the total allocated to the county to nearly £3.78 million, and just over £1 million to
Shropshire, bringing its total Government support so far to £2.731 million.
Others to benefit from the extra funding include Hull (£7.5 million); £4.1 million to authorities in Gloucestershire; £7 million to authorities in South Yorkshire and £4 million to East Riding.
Visiting families in recently restored homes in flood-prone Rosefield Crescent, in Tewkesbury, Mr Healey said: "One year on from last summer's floods I have been impressed by people's resilience.
"The floods hit large parts of the country causing devastation and misery for thousands of people.
"Over the year my priority has been to ensure these areas got co-ordinated and continuing support from government. So far we've made available over £100 million to assist the affected regions recover and help those in greatest need.
"Today I am able to announce that 62 local authorities will receive a share of a further £31 million to support their continued efforts to rebuild their communities. They will be free to spend this as they see fit, depending on local priorities."
Earlier this week Mr Healey announced the number of flood-hit families still out of their homes has fallen by a quarter in the last month and the number living in caravans has halved.
Transport Minister Rosie Winterton said: "Last year's floods damaged many local roads, and I know how important it is for communities to get those roads repaired. We have been working closely with Shropshire, Worcestershire and other councils affected since last summer to help them identify what repairs are needed. We are committed to continue working with affected councils as well as providing them with support necessary to carry out repairs."..SUPL: