Archive for August 10th, 2007

Jim Schiro, the head of Zurich Global comes to see Cheltenham’s flood damaged leisure facilities

Just this afternoon, Jim Schiro the chief executive of Zurich Global came to see Cheltenham’s flood damaged leisure facilities for himself. Zurich are the council’s insurer, and Jim Schiro came over from America especially to see how the facilities had suffered. Earlier in the day he visited the Zurich office at The Grange in Cheltenham, itself badly affected.

Graham Annand Zurich’s major loss manager and Andrew North the council’s chief executive accompany Jim Schiro.
The head of Zurich Global visits the damaged leisure facilities

Jim Schiro looking down on the flood damage as the media look on.
The head of Zurich Global visits the damaged leisure facilities

Everyone remembers this image from less than three weeks ago.
leisure@cheltenham our flooded leisure facilities in Cheltenham

A nice letter in the Echo

We would like to say a big thankyou to B&Q staff and all those people who contributed to the success of the B&Q operation.

Read the full letter in the Echo.

Cheltenham Borough Council staff help distribute water at B&Q

Trading standards are in Cheltenham today

Trading standards officers are out today talking to residents the areas of Cheltenham that were affected by the floods. Read the advice from trading standards in our earlier post.

When the council met the Cheltenham Sunrise Rotary club

Bob Gower of the Cheltenham Sunrise Rotary club invited Cheltenham Borough Council’s Rob Bell and Phil Judge to a catch up meeting at Cheltenham Cricket Club on the recent flooding problems and how we had all worked together.

When they got there they found it was much more than a just catch up meeting. All four presidents of the local Rotary clubs were there in a packed meeting room to make a presentation for all the work put in by the council teams during the flooding.

Bob Gower of Rotary praised our rest centre team,

for the calm and comforting way they dealt with the rescued

Bob went on to thank the depot water distribution team for managing the crisis with,

flexibility, encouragement and efficiency

Our own Phil Judge said,

Rotary responded magnificently to the crisis. On the Friday night of the flooding I contacted Bob as I was told he may have contacts that could supply dry clothing for the people in our rest centre. He turned up in an hour with five large bags of new clothes purchased from Matalan.

Thank you


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