'Flood-prone' Cheltenham areas given protection funds

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The "most flood-prone" areas in Cheltenham have received funding for flood protection measures.

Twenty-four homes in the Whaddon area will benefit from the £102,200 awarded to Cheltenham Borough Council.

Methods that may be used include the installation of flood resistant gates, pump systems to extract flood water, and raising electrical sockets.

Councillor John Rawson said: "This is good news for people in one of the most flood-prone parts of the town."