Category: Ludlow

Storm Dennis – government funding for flood affected homes and businesses in Shropshire

At ten o’clock last night, the government announced a package of funding for flood affected homes, businesses and councils. We have yet to see the local details but there will be financial support. That includes business rate and council tax relief. Grants for small businesses to recover. Money for households to improve their flood resilience. That will be welcomed by businesses and households. I will publish details on how to apply as soon as I get them. Given the late notice of the funding, no one knows the details yet. If there is specific help you need right now, let us know.

Storm Dennis – the clean up continues – skips are being provided in Ludlow

Shropshire Council came to Ludlow yesterday to help with the clean up operation. At least 30 homes are flooded. Many businesses also. From mid-morning, highways crews were collecting furniture, fridges, carpets and other debris from Temeside. At an on-site meeting with Shropshire Council leader Peter Nutting and chief executive Clive Wright yesterday lunchtime we agreed that skips would be delivered to Lower Corve Street and Temeside. We need skips to help people who are flooded out. We need skips to prevent a rat infestation as the food in fridges and freezers goes rotten.

Storm Dennis is dissipating – it will take a while to clean up and we need to help those affected

At least thirty Ludlow homes were flooded yesterday. Mostly on Lower Corve Street and Temeside. One resident Corve Street resident said: “The water when we evacuated was up to the level of our kitchen work top.” According to the Environment Agency, the Teme peaked at 5.20 metres. That is only 2cm lower that the highest level recorded in Ludlow on Saturday 21st July 2007. Tenbury High Street is flooded. Reports suggest over 1,000 homes have been flooded across the UK. More rain is falling and will continue to fall most of the week. But river levels in the Teme catchment are dropping. Below I publish additional photos and videos from yesterday (Sunday) along with a statement from Clive Wright, chief executive of Shropshire Council.

Brand Lane closed next Tuesday 18 February – buses will operate from Compasses on Corve Street

Brand Lane is the main exit from Ludlow town centre and the route that must be used by large vehicles. Every now and again utilities need to be fixed. We have another closure on Tuesday for Cadent to work on a gas supply. This has been scheduled for half term week and on a Tuesday when we have no market. Although the official diversion is over the Whitcliffe, cars and small vans will find their own way from the town centre through the Broadgate and along the Linney. These routes are not suitable for HGVs which will exit the town centre along King Street. Marshalls will be stationed to temporarily suspend the one way system when needed. Town buses will operate from the Compasses as they do during festivals. That means a change of routing, with the supermarkets only being served on the journey out of town not on the…

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