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26.07.07 Category: Policing & Public Safety, Community & Living, Environment

Worcester recovery continues apace

The Faithful City is well on the way to getting back to normal after the weekend’s floods. Environmental health officers have continued to visit flooded households and businesses to offer advice and practical help, and distribute information leaflets.

Pitchcroft car park is now half open, the Moors car park is open (but not accessible through Pitchcroft car park) and the Cattle Market car park is also open, with access from The Butts and 80 per cent of spaces available. Croft Road car park is open apart from 20 spaces against Croft Road and Newport Street car park is open, but there is some water to be driven through to gain access. Tybridge Street car park is now open.

Although Hylton Road is still flooded, the rest of the city centre is now clear. In the wider city, Sanctuary Close, Hawkwood Crescent , Toronto Close and Powick Mills have been cleaned.

The City Council has issued two new leaflets about flood-related reductions in Council Tax and Business Rates. Available on this website, these give information about the criteria for reduced payments specifically related to flooded domestic and business properties.

Simon Geraghty, Leader of Worcester City Council, said: ”We routinely offer reductions in Council Tax and Business Rates under certain circumstances, and we felt it would be helpful at this time to let people know exactly what they can claim if their houses or businesses have been affected by floods. We want to make sure they know what help they are entitled to.”



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