After the recent regional flooding councils including Harrogate Borough Council along with the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership which covers Harrogate district are discussing with the Government the setting up of a response fund to help affected businesses.
The exact details of the fund are currently being developed by the Government, but it is thought the support will be in the form of small grants to help firms with costs directly related to flood damage and to assist them to return to a level of business operation.
The Local Enterprise Partnership has a number that they are asking affected businesses to call, in advance of any Government announcement. Businesses can leave their details and they will get a call back as soon as details of the support are known.
The telephone number to call is 0113 348 1818 and it will be staffed until 4pm on Thursday 31 December before re-opening at 9am on Monday 4 January 2016.
Local businesses can also visit the LEP website at http://www.the-lep.com and click on ‘news and blog’ to find out more information and register their details.
Businesses or homes that are at risk of flooding can register with the Environment Agency’s Floodline Warnings Direct service.
https://fwd.environment-agency.gov.uk/app/olr/register or to register by telephone call Floodline on 0345 988 1188