Help for victims

FLOOD resilience measures are being put in place at 70 Darfield homes after Barnsley Council received funding of £320,000 from the Environment Agency for the preventative work.

The work has now begun on qualifying properties, that are being fitted with made-to-measure door barriers, airbrick covers, and non-return valves for waste water systems.

Homes on Doncaster Road, Riverside Close, Cliff Road, and Church View were all badly affected by the floods in June 2007.