Archive for August 9th, 2007

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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The water distribution sites have been decommissioned

But things aren’t over yet.

We’re still trying to pull together a list of affected properties, making sure that flood relief application forms are distributed, working with the police and trading standards to keep rogue traders at bay, promoting the funds available to local businesses, and holding down a day job. Things may be quiet in the press, but we’re busier than ever here in the council.

Cheltenham people queuing for water


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