A small number of properties in Campbeltown are eligible to receive grant support to help make them more resilient to flood damage.
Owners and occupiers were contacted at the end of last year. However, in order to take advantage of the funds and improvements on offer, anyone who has not been in touch must do so by 28 February 2021.
This offer, jointly funded by Argyll and Bute Council and the Scottish Government, is only available now.
This project is part of the overall design for the Flood Protection Scheme (FPS) for Campbeltown being led by Argyll and Bute Council. The Scheme comprises of catchment-wide flood mitigation works and property flood resilience (PFR) measures.
A number of properties have been targeted for PFR measures to increase the standard of protection offered by the scheme.
PFR measures are a range of products which can be used to limit water entering property. These include barriers on windows and doors; use of non-return vales to prevent backing-up of floodwaters; automatically closing airbricks; and small pump systems. Other options are available, all of which aim to reduce flood damage and enhance peace of mind.
Once householders get in touch, they will be contacted by our specialist consultant. Their homes will then be given specialist property surveys to understand how water enters the property and what products are required to limit water ingress.
Councillor Rory Colville, Police Lead for Roads and Infrastructure Services, said: “Normally we would go and knock at doors to talk to householders face-to-face and get them signed up. Unfortunately that is not possible at the moment. We just don’t want people to miss out on this chance to have their homes included in the scheme, so we need to hear from you now. If you live in one of the properties shown on the map – I urge you to get in touch.”
For more information contact: Campbeltown.firstname.lastname@example.org or call Aisling McGilloway at AECOM on 0131 301 8600.
You can also email: email@example.com
More information on Campbeltown Flood Prevention Scheme is available on the council website: Campbeltown Flood Prevention Scheme (argyll-bute.gov.uk)