Archive for July 28th, 2007

Water distribution continues

Full details about water availability are on our emergency water supplies page. Water bowser refills are continuing throughout the weekend with the Army assisting Severn Trent. The council bottled water distribution centres are in full swing.

Thanks to everyone in our community for their continued support.

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Make use of the rainwater this weekend

As more heavy rain is expected in the next couple of days, the emergency team at Cheltenham Borough Council is reminding people to make use of the rainwater.

A useful tip is to put buckets outside to collect the water so that it can then be used for flushing the toilet.

Bottled water for drinking is still available at the five distribution sites, and recycling banks for the plastic bottles are now being installed.  Recycling banks are now at B&Q, North Place car park and Sainsbury’s (Priors Road) and are expected to arrive very shortly at Morrisons and Homebase.

Councillor Rob Garnham, deputy leader for the council said: 

With all of the plastic bottles we are using, I urge people to recycle them at the recycling banks.   Also, if people are using supermarket trollies to take the water home, please ensure you help the supermarkets by returning them straight away.

Catastrophic damage at leisure@cheltenham

We’ve just heard that loss adjustors called in by the council to assess the damage from last week’s flooding have spoken of ‘catastrophic damage’ at leisure@cheltenham.

leisure@cheltenham our flooded leisure facilities in Cheltenham

At a meeting with council officers yesterday, loss adjustors said that, of all the public services and sites they had visited across the region, leisure@cheltenham has suffered the worst damage they had seen.

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Water tanker at Coronation Square

Severn Trent is continuing to try and refill water bowsers around the borough. In addition, at least one large tanker of water is going to be in place at Coronation Square until 8pm this evening, supervised by the army. Bottled water continues to be distributed at the five sites – B&Q, Morrisons (Up Hatherley), Sainsburys (Priors Road), North Place car park and Homebase on the Tewkesbury Road. Check the emergency water supplies page for full information.

We will update the flood blog as new information comes into the emergency planning team.

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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