10:35AM, Thursday 26 June 2014
Flood-hit homeowners in the Royal Borough have saved £47,000 in council tax.
The Royal Borough's cabinet member for finance, Cllr Simon Dudley (Con, Riverside), said 150 homes have benefited from a council tax reduction scheme. The £47,000 worth of reductions have been to those forced to move to temporary accommodation.
The Royal Borough's flood relief fund has paid out £74,000 to residents who suffered hardship during the winter flooding earlier this year.
The fund provides relief of up to £500 to each applicant.
Cllr Dudley was speaking at Royal Borough full council meeting in Maidenhead Town Hall on Tuesday night.
Cllr John Lenton (Con, Horton and Wraysbury) spoke to say he was pleased the council tax exemption scheme had been extended from three months to 12.
He said: "Houses do not dry up over night."
Paramedics were called to the scene of a medical emergency in Maidenhead on Monday morning (June 27).
A teenager who died after getting into difficulty in the Jubilee River has been described as a ‘gentle giant’ in a tribute from his school.