Rhyl flood victims can apply for first stage of relief fund


Matt Jones

VICTIMS of the Rhyl floods are set to get a £100 grant thanks to a charity fund which has now reached more than £21,000.

Residents of East Rhyl affected by December's flooding will be given the money to offset any costs occurred after sea defences were overwhelmed following high tides during a storm surge.

Rhyl mayor Andy Rutherford launched the fund.

He said: "This grant is available per property - not per person - and is being made available to the people resident at the time of the flooding, not to a landlord.

"I would really urge everyone who has been flooded to make an application to the fund, it is not means tested and is a simple half page form to complete.

"Apply for this grant as soon as possible and we'll endeavour to get the payments turned round inside a week."

Members of Rhyl Town Council have donated £4,410 to the flood relief fund while Gamlins has donated £60, St Melyd Golf Club Seniors have contributed £200 while the Orange Phone Shop has collected £87.

Cllr Rutherford said: "The fund has now accumulated £21,500 which is excellent news and means that following the initial £100 which everyone affected will receive there is enough to kick start the next stage which will be more targeted based on severity and again not means tested in any way, it will be a tiered approach."

Those residents affected who wish to access this grant money should complete an application form available from:

Denmore's Premier Food Store, Rhyl Coast Road, Citizen's Advice Bureau, Water Street, Rhyl Library, Church Street, Rhyl Town Council Offices, Wellington Road or online atwww.rhyl-wales.co.uk/living/news/press-release-from-rhyl-flood-relief-re-grant-funding-for-affected-residents/

Once completed drop off the form at any of the above places or e-mail to rhylfloodrelief@gmail.com

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