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Leisure facilities will return

A temporary gym and fitness suite with thirty fitness stations is rising from the flood water of our flagship sports centre, just five weeks after loss adjustors described the damage as catastrophic.

Ou customers had to evacuate leisure@cheltenham on Friday 20 July as flood water began pouring from the nearby lake into the centre. Fire services had to close off the immediate area because of the threat of chemical explosion as gas tanks. At its highest, the torrent of water reached levels of five feet across the leisure centre’s ground floor. After a 24-hour operation to pump out water, fire crews made the building safe for council staff to begin assessing the damage.

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Are you changing schools due to flooding?

An important message for parents at the start of term.

If you have moved house because of the recent flooding and your children need to change school, or you’ve moved and need help getting to your existing school, then Gloucestershire County Council can help.

Contact the school admissions team on 01452 425407/8 as soon as possible so that we can ensure your child is able to go back to school in September. If you already get special travel arrangements call the transport entitlement team on 01452 425390.

Hidden heroes, Rose from Longlevens

Rose lives in Cyprus Gardens, Longlevens, Gloucester. She was flooded earlier in July. Her home had just dried out and the builders were in when she was flooded again. She was on holiday at the time and came home at the height of the crisis to find she had lost everything, the flood water came through the letter box and there was a layer of mud in the house.

However, Rose says it was all a matter of degree as she did not have any sewage in the house like some of her neighbours! Rose had been on holiday, but went back to work as expected the following Monday wearing her wellies to look after vulnerable people and remained at her post for several days before the impact of her own personal disaster got the better of her.

Gloucestershire County Council Carers continued to work throughout the emergency often overcoming the worst of the floods to reach some of the county’s most vulnerable residents.

On a day-to-day basis, they carry out their jobs without fuss and away from the glare of publicity yet never was their dedication more needed.

Remember our how to help page if you think you can help someone, and please visit the Gloucestershire flood relief fund website if you can make a donation.

Cheltenham floods 20-07-2007

£610,209.39 raised so far…

So far £175,409.39 has been donated by the public to the Gloucestershire Flood Relief Fund. This figure added to the contributions from businesses amounts to a total of £610,209.39!

More information on the flood relief fund website.

Thank you

Please pass on my thanks to all the staff, volunteers who worked during the floods, particularly at the Pittville Pump Room. My son, his friends and I were made very comfortable, fed and watered and given a floor for the night when we got stranded on our way home from Weymouth. The staff and volunteers were calm and efficient, giving information as it became available. The girls and boys from London en route to an outdoor trip were a credit to their school/group.
Many thanks again and I hope that your are nearing normality!

What’s been happening?

A lot has been going on recently, so here’s a brief recap on the big stories post flood:

Mayor to hold reception for flood heroes

The Mayor of Cheltenham, John Rawson, is holding a reception to thank ‘local heroes’ who helped people get through the flooding emergency.

Read the story in the Echo.


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Map of proposed changes to High Street

Resurfaced High Street in front of Regent Arcade

Completed works - Lower High Street

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