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Mayor to hold reception for flood heroes

The Mayor of Cheltenham, John Rawson, is holding a reception to thank ‘local heroes’ who helped people get through the flooding emergency.

Read the story in the Echo.

Gloucestershire flood relief fund website launched

screenshot of the Gloucestershire flood relief fund website

The Gloucestershire flood relief fund, which was formed a little over a week ago to help victims of the July 2007 floods in Gloucestershire, has launched a fund raising website at

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Paws in the Park is cancelled

Unfortunately due to the floods, this weekend’s Paws in the Park event is cancelled. All of the people involved in Paws in the Park are looking forward to making next year’s event bigger and better than ever!

School is out! Holiday clubs are back on.

All four of our holiday clubs are open from today, Tuesday 31 July.

The play schemes are now running at St Peters church hall, Swindon Village hall, Oasis youth centre and Hillview community centre after the delayed start due to the floods and lack of water. The holiday clubs offer a variety of activities for 5-15 year olds and cost £3.90 for a full day or £1.95 for half a day. Registration is at 10 am and they are open until 3.30pm.

National play day which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday 1st August, is postponed until Wednesday 8 August because of replacing lost equipment caused by the flooding. This event will now be held from 11am-4pm at Pittville Park next week on Wednesday 8th August.

More information on the ‘schools out’ play schemes

Despite the difficult circumstances the council’s children and youth services team are launching the ‘schools out’ play schemes on Monday 30 July.

Where: Hillview community centre and Swindon Village hall
Time: Registration starts at 10am
Who: For children and young people aged 5-15

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Community play holiday activities

The children and youth services team have been working tirelessly since the flooding to try and get the community play holiday activities up and running as soon as possible.

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Farmers’ market this Friday

We have just heard that the farmers’ market will be open as normal this Friday in the Promenade by the war memorial for fresh produce from local farmers and producers.

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum to close due to floods

Cheltenham Borough Council has this morning announced the closure of the art gallery and museum. The decision has been made in the interests of health and safety due to difficulties in continuing to provide adequate sanitation facilities.

Staff at the art gallery and museum are being briefed first thing this morning and will be allocated other duties.

Jane Lillystone, museum and arts manager said:  “It is with great regret that we have had to close the art gallery and museum but we felt we had no alternative in the light of the current situation. We will be monitoring the situation closely and hope to reopen as soon as we can.”

We will be keeping the public informed through our web site

Local event cancelled

Due to the present circumstances, Cheltenham Borough Council has cancelled the Nightfly Disco on Friday 27 July at Pittville Pump Room. Box Office staff will contact ticket holders and inform them of the cancellation, but it would be appreciated if you could make public this information as soon as possible.

As of this moment, all other Town Hall and Pittville Pump Room events this week are to go ahead as scheduled.

Schools Out summer 2007 – cancellations at two venues

Due to adverse weather conditions, Cheltenham Borough Council have advised that two of the schools out summer play schemes will not be starting on Monday 23 July as planned. The two venues affected are the Swindon Village Hall and the Oasis Youth Centre.

People should ring Jamie Clark on 01242 775 212 for more information.

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