Tour around Cheltenham’s flood damaged leisure facilities

The images and video below show Stephen Petherick the commercial manager of leisure@cheltenham touring the darkened corridors of the flood damaged leisure centre. The insurance inspectors who visited a couple of days ago described it as one of the worst hit facilities in the region. Everything is now coated in a fine layer of silt, and on the walls a tide mark that shows the extent of the water. Sprung wooden floors are bowed and distorted and equipment lies scattered where it settled when the flood waters receded.

Everyone would like to thank the wonderful community around the centre, the residents of Hudson Street, Manser Street and Tommy Taylors Lane who provided food and drinks during the night of the flood and the period afterwards. Their support has been brilliant.

Cheltenham's devastated leisure facilities after the flood

Cheltenham's devastated leisure facilities after the flood

Cheltenham's devastated leisure facilities after the flood

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3 Responses to “Tour around Cheltenham’s flood damaged leisure facilities”


  1. 1 MrsJackson 30 July 2007 at 2:22 pm

    I know what has happened couldn’t have been helped and it was know ones fault.
    But as I understand it staff have been sent home on full pay.
    My son was due to start today a NPCQ course(which he was hoping to pass this week to get a job)
    I phoned up last week a was told that there would be letters going out, and I couldn’t get any information than that, we have not received a letter our phone call to let us know what is going on.
    Could the staff sent home not inform people what is going on.

  2. 2 FJG 30 July 2007 at 8:22 pm

    This is such a fantastic leisure centre, I know it’s had difficult times in the past, but I think it’s a brilliant place.

    I use the gym all of the time, and you can spend more money to go to one of the “chain” gyms in town, but leisure@ is the friendliest and most helpful that I have been to.

    I will certainly be going back when we are able, I just have to find somewhere for the meantime.

    Good Luck, and best wishes for a speedy reopening!

  3. 3 Lyndsey 31 July 2007 at 10:55 am

    I’ve been working on one of the water distribution sites in town (Sainsburys on Priors Road) and there are many Leisure@ staff who are volunteering there for most of the day rather than just being at home.
    I think they are working on a rota to offer as much help as they can to help provide the residents of Cheltenham with clean drinking water.
    Thanks


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