Renfrewshire Council is to receive a further payment of nearly£160,000 in special financial assistance in respect ...
Renfrewshire Council is to receive a further payment of nearly£160,000 in special financial assistance in respect of costs incurred as a result of the Paisley flooding in December 1994.
Scottish local government minister George Kynoch said:
'We have looked carefully at the figures submitted by Renfrewshire Council for expenditure incurred by the former Renfrew DC at the time of the flooding and agree the council is entitled to a further payment under the Bellwin Scheme. The payment relates to costs incurred in the cleaning and clearing of houses and in making temporary accommodation habitable for decanted families.
'This is further proof that where local authorities make a good case, significant sums can be made available to help with the costs incurred as a result of severe weather.
'I am determined to do all I can to minimise the risk of flooding, which is why the government has introduced the Flood Prevention and Land Drainage (Scotland) Bill into the House of Commons. Once enacted, the Bill will make it a duty for local authorities to undertake certain preventative measures to protect properties from flood damage.'