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Operation Galgate

The Bay has been appealing for help from our listeners and any local businesses to help us help the Galgate flood victims. We’ve been in touch with the city council and they've updated us on the situation at Galgate

Due to the overwhelming response from The Bay listeners and community as a whole, the residents no longer need any further supplies but they have asked specifically for the following:

Landlords - to provide a place to stay for people who have been forced out of their homes - many people are in rented accommodation. 

Simply email info@ellelvillagehall.co.uk

A spokesperson for Lancaster City Council sent us the following:

 "A big thank you for all the donations received so far but they have all the need for now, so no more donations for now as they have run out of space,  the community are so grateful to all those who have supported thus far so again a big thank you.  Residents please get in touch if you are having problems with utilities as people are having some difficulties which getting supplies back on.  The centre have key contacts who can help with getting utilities checked and back on.  Emotional support is being provided by the Red Cross who have arrived to offer to those who feel they need support to access this service free of charge , again contact the Village Hall for details on how to access this free service."

 
Stay tuned to The Bay for all the latest on this appeal as we may have further updates over the coming weeks with any further support needed.

 

 

Also The Bay has launched the Live Local, Think Local, Shop Local campaign once again and is offering FREE commercial airtime for those local businesses who have been affected by the recent flooding. To find out more CLICK HERE

There is also the Lancashire Flood Recovery Appeal which was originally established in 2015 following Storm Desmond.  There are grants available for charitable purposes to relieve hardship in Lancashire caused by flooding in 2017 from the Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund supported by the Community Foundation for Lancashire.

Individuals or families, whose property / contents have been damaged by flooding, can apply for a grant.

This list is not exhaustive, but it gives you an idea of the areas which the grants could help fund, should your application be successful

• cleaning up
• emergency repairs
• clothing
• food and drink
• heating and heating equipment
• outside areas/gardens
• child care equipment 
• basic furniture

 

To find out more about the grants available and check whether your case would be considered, the full details can be found HERE

 

 

 

 

 

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