Call for cash after flooding

The government is being asked for money to help those affected by flooding after torrential rain in parts of the region last weekend. Redcar and Cleveland Council is asking for funds from special cash reserves held by the government for emergencies.

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Council's plea for help after flooding

Redcar and Cleveland Council's leader, Cllr George Dunning, has written to the local government Minister, Eric Pickles, making a special plea for help.

"I hope the Government will heed this call. A lot of people suffered from these floods.

"We will be responding to their requests to clean and make safe affected communities, but the council cannot do all this on its own.

"That is why we are approaching the government for Bellwin funding.”

– Cllr George Dunning, Leader, Redcar and Cleveland Council

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