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Archiving Flood Memories with the Community

10am-3pm, Monday October 29, Gloucester Archives, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester GL1 3DW

Turning personal memories into digital stories is at the heart of the first of a series of events in Gloucestershire for those affected by flooding.

Cotswolds MP chairs meetings on flooding in the Cotswolds

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has continued his efforts to ensure that towns and villages across the Cotswolds are protected against potential flood risk.

Cotswolds MP to hold flood meetings in Lechlade, Fairford and Moreton-in-Marsh

As part of his continued efforts to ensure that towns and villages across the Cotswolds are protected against potential flood risk, local MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has arranged three separate meetings to be held in Lechlade, Fairford and Moreton-in-Marsh on Friday the 5 November for local residents to hear of the continued flood resilience work taking place in the respective towns and to speak

Cotswold District Council plans half million pound boost for flood alleviation

In response to strong public demand for further support to communities during flooding and other emergencies, the Cotswold District Council Cabinet is considering an allocation of a further £500,000 for flood alleviation in its draft Medium Term Financial Plan for 2010/11.

RNLI National Beach Manager at Cheltenham AGM

At the Annual General Meeting of Cheltenham branch of the RNLI held on 4th November Mr Steve Wills the National Beach Safety Manager of the RNLI gave a fascinating Presentation of the extensive and expanding life guard activities of the RNLI.

It’s never too late to clear out your ditches

Cotswold District Council is reminding land owners of their crucial role in helping to protect communities from flooding.

In July 2007, more than 1000 Cotswold households were flooded, and since then, Cotswold District Council has been working with partner agencies to help reduce flood risk.

Cotswold MP Delivers Flood Petition

Cotswolds MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown delivered a petition to Parliament on behalf of the Moreton in Marsh Resilience Group yesterday.

The text of the petition read:

To the House of Commons.

The Petition of the Moreton in Marsh Resilience Group, and others,

Council spends £663,000 on preventing floods in the Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council has spent £663,000 to date, on flood prevention schemes following the floods in July 2007.

A range of projects have been carried out by Cotswold District Council (CDC) who have been working together with Gloucestershire County Council, the Environment Agency, town and parish councils, riparian owners and water companies.

Flood cash is just a drop in the ocean, warns Cotswold Council Leader

The extra £330,000 flood recovery grant awarded to Cotswold District Council by the Government is not enough to meet the District’s needs, Council Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe has warned.

Cllr Stowe spoke out following a meeting of Council today (July 29th) which unanimously supported a motion calling on the Secretary of State to ensure that CDC is adequately funded to continue its leadership role in helping the District recover from the events of July 2007.

Bourton to host Flood Fair on May 16th

It may seem that summer has come to the Cotswolds early, but people in Gloucestershire should still be prepared for the threat of flooding in the future.

And Cotswold District Council has teamed up with the Environment Agency and the National Flood Fair to offer residents the chance to get prepared, as it holds a second Flood Protection Products Fair on May 16th in Bourton-on-the-Water. 

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