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Call to residents over flood cash
Stratford-upon-Avon under flood water
The council said some people may not know they are eligible
More than 370,000 in funding for a Warwickshire town affected by the summer flooding has not been claimed.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council is urging people whose homes were flooded last July to apply for compensation before the 1 April deadline.

The council's executive decided to send out 250 cheques to all affected residents after it received 623,000 from the government.

So far 1,0003 applications have been processed. Some 372,250 is unclaimed.

Much of Stratford town centre was under water after bad weather battered Warwickshire in July.

The council pledged to give something to everyone whose home was flooded and its criteria was that "floodwater had to have entered your property".

It said some residents might be unsure they are eligible and some may not have claimed because they are still not back in their homes.

Those eligible include people who were insured as well as those living in static caravans.

The council said many residents had written to thank the council.

Additional funding from the Red Cross may be available to residents in the district who have suffered extra hardship.



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