Further emergency planning

The team at the council has been offering support and advice to members of the public and local businesses who have been affected by the floods.

Steps are being made to ensure that the emergency management team can continue to operate, in the event of loss of power or water.

The rest centre that was used over the weekend, at Pittville Pump room has now closed and plans are being made to set up another rest centre at a different venue, if needed.

Deputy Leader of the Council, Councilor Rob Garnham, said, “We are facing unprecedented problems in the town and the county at the moment and I know that everyone is doing their utmost to help those in distress.

Our thoughts are with everyone who has already suffered as a result of the flooding and who continue to face difficulties and problems.

As we face a loss of water and possibly loss of power supplies I know that the people of Cheltenham will continue to show the compassion and help for others that I have already seen. The public responded to our calls for accommodation, blankets and bedding and have again offered their services to assist the disabled and other vulnerable groups and I would like to express my thanks, and those of the council, to everyone who has helped.

I would also like to thank all the staff of Cheltenham Borough Council for their continued efforts to respond to the emergency and I have personally witnessed their willingness to keep working through difficult circumstances and undertake roles and duties that fall outside their normal remit.’’

The council emphasises that the supply of water and electricity are the responsibility of the utility companies and their advice is to listen to local radio for regular updates. This website is also publicising relevant links and will give details of the locations of the temporary water supplies when this has been finalised.


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