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Gloucestershire flood relief fund

The Gloucestershire flood relief fund website is a great success, with the fund total now standing at £644,399. Take a look at the website for the latest news on fund raising events across the county.

£610,209.39 raised so far…

So far £175,409.39 has been donated by the public to the Gloucestershire Flood Relief Fund. This figure added to the contributions from businesses amounts to a total of £610,209.39!

More information on the flood relief fund website.

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 www.glosfloodrelief.org

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Charity wants to give out grants quickly

The Gloucestershire flood relief fund is urging households affected by the floods to send in their applications for hardship grants by Friday 24th August. So far, 300 applications have already been received from the 5,000 households affected throughout the county. The charity, which was only set up eight days ago, is keen to help flood victims as quickly as it can.

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5350 homes in need

Following a survey completed by council workers across the county rough totals for the number of households affected by the floods are as follows:

  • Cheltenham 1200
  • Cotswold 1150
  • Forest of Dean 100
  • Gloucester 1150
  • Stroud 250
  • Tewkesbury 1500

The total number of houses in the county that were flooded (that we know of) currently stands at 5350, with leftover questionaires being completed this week. There is clearly a lot of work still to be done.

If your home was flooded and you were out when we called you should have been left a form to identify who you are and the extent of the damage. Can you please return this as soon as possible to:

  • Erin Davies, Cheltenham Borough council, Municipal offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 9SA

If you have a completed flood fund application form then please send this to:

A big thanks to all the surveyors who travelled around the county visiting homes and listening to residents’ needs.

How to help

If you want to help those recovering from the effects of the flood, please check out our new how to help page.

flooded basement

Out in the community, offering help

Lots of people need a helping hand, some need help with flood fund applications and everyone has a story to tell. Right now we have teams of surveyors auditing flood damaged properties in Cheltenham and Tewkesbury.

The government has money to give, but we need to provide a comprehensive list of those affected so that we can put forward our case for that funding. The time scale for all of this is very tight, so our teams are working hard to get the information together. So far we have visited and identified over 1000 properties.

Although the events in July have slipped out of the news, for many people returning back to normality will be a long and distressing road that could take up to a year.

Here are a group of people doing a fantastic job.

The flood recovery team


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