No com­pen­sa­tion for flood vic­tims

Bray People - - Bray People -

THERE will be no com­pen­sa­tion other than that from the Sup­ple­men­tary Wel­fare Al­lowance Scheme made avail­able for the vic­tims of re­cent flash flood­ing in Bray, in par­tic­u­lar ten­ants of the coun­cil in Old­court.

Cllr. John Byrne said that the peo­ple were af­ter los­ing a lot and the least the Gov­ern­ment could do is ’rally round and help’.

He added that the sums of money in­volved are not vast and that there could oth­er­wise be a court case.

The Town Clerk read out a let­ter re­spond­ing to a re­quest for com­pen­sa­tion ex­plain­ing that peo­ple on low in­comes could look to the lo­cal HSE for help.

Hous­ing of­fi­cer Tri­ona Irv­ing said that in terms of dam­age to the houses in Old­court, she sus­pected that the plas­ter­board would come un­der struc­tural dam­age so would look in to whether ten­ants would be en­ti­tled to have the dam­age fixed by the coun­cil.

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