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Flooding

Many people within Derbyshire live in flood risk areas.


Here we provide information on:

As well as this you can find information about our role, responsibilities and duties as the Lead Local Flood Authority under the Flood And Water Management Act 2010 including:

If you live or work close to a watercourse and within the natural floodplain, there is a risk that river flooding may threaten your property or workplace.

Flooding can also affect areas away from the natural flood plain. Intense and prolonged storms can exceed the capacity of the local drainage system or saturate the ground and put many more homes, businesses and people at risk from surface water, groundwater and watercourse flooding.

We work alongside the Environment Agency in their work to manage the risk of flooding and minimise the effects and damage caused.

We also work with the Environment Agency and other partners to plan how to best protect the community of Derbyshire from flooding and how to respond in an emergency.

Flood warnings

The Environment Agency is responsible for issuing flood warnings to the public. It provides a dedicated Floodline information service tel: 0845 988 1188. The line operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The flood warning information is updated every 15 minutes.

Support for residents and businesses affected by flooding

We've made £100,000 available to help residents and businesses affected by recent flooding.

Residents who were evacuated or whose homes have been flooded will be eligible to apply for a one-off emergency payment of £104 from the Derbyshire Floods Hardship Fund for residents.

And businesses which employ less than 50 people are eligible to apply for an emergency payment of £300 through our Derbyshire Floods Business Hardship Fund to help them cope with immediate, short-term loss of income if their premises were flooded.

Immediate financial help is available specifically if water has entered your property or there has been a similar impact from landslides or mud. Gardens, sheds and garages are not included in this.

The funds are not intended to replace or compensate for 'building or contents' insurance but are aimed at providing immediate financial relief to help you deal with the stress and hardship caused by flooding.

To apply for an emergency payment through the Derbyshire Floods Business Hardship Fund call our contact centre Call Derbyshire on tel: 01629 533190.

Call centre staff will be available between 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and from 9.30am to 4pm Saturdays to take information and payments will be made to those who are eligible from Monday 24 February 2020 onwards.

To apply for a business grant, please download and complete the application form which is attached to this page and return it by email regeneration@derbyshire.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications 31 March 2020.

The government is also making funding available through the Community Recovery Grant to help communities with their immediate recovery and up to £500 will be available for those household that have been directly affected. Further details are available from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Foundation Derbyshire has been receiving financial donations from members of the public who are keen to help support Derbyshire communities. A grant of up to £200 is available for households that have been directly affected by the recent floods. You can apply for the flooding grant on Foundation Derbyshire.

In some cases, the government may make funding available to help communities affected by flooding. Further details are available from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Local businesses

Help and advice can be sought from D2N2 Growth Hub. The local Chamber of Commerce is also able to provide advice.

Information is also available from the Ministry of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Foundation Derbyshire is offering help to small businesses suffering personal hardship as a result of flooding.

Farmers

Financial support for farmers is being administered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The fund provides financial assistance up to 100%, with a minimum grant level of £500. The application deadline is 31 July 2020.

Apply for the Farming Recovery Fund.