Archive for August 8th, 2007

Boost for the local tourism economy

South West tourism, working with the Cotswold and Forest of Dean destination management organisation have announced a £50,000 marketing package to reassure visitors that Gloucestershire is open for business after the floods. Find out what the Cotswold area has to offer as a tourist destination from the official Cotswolds tourism website.

There are lots of stories…

An elderly gentleman walked into the municipal offices, went up to the main reception desk and asked if he could speak to a member of the emergency planning team.

The members of the team are all back at their regular jobs trying to pull things back to normal and cope with the usual things that come by each day but a member of the team was called down and after a few minutes they arrived at the desk.

The gentleman leaned forward on his stick:

I just wanted to say thank you. Each day someone delivered a pack of water on my doorstep. I only made one phone call and after that there was water every day. Thank you.

That made a lot of people smile.

There are lots of thank yous and lots of people to thank. If you have a story please share it here, just use the comment link above each news post. We plan to keep posting here as long as it takes to help Cheltenham get back to normal. Look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you

Thank you card

I would really like to thank everybody involved with the awful water shortage etc. which we have all just experienced. I have a husband who is disabled, so I rang the Chelt. council to get the water delivered. It was carried out so well, and we were very pleased.

Severn Trent says thanks to the community

Tony Wray, Severn Trent Water’s managing director:

We at Severn Trent recognise that many communities in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire have suffered significantly during this period. Therefore we have decided to make available up to £3.5 million to support those communities in recovering from this incident…

Severn Trent will be working with the local authorities to determine how to make best use of this money. We believe that a contribution such as this will be of long term benefit to all in the community.

Interesting reading…

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August 2007

We've been quite busy

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