“We’ll be alright”: How Upton Upon Severn has changed since the 2007 Floods

Upton Upon Severn has been dubbed “the most flooded town in Britain” and was one of the worst effected towns in the 2007 floods. Floods are a regular occurrence in this countryside town, with historic major floods recorded throughout the years. With climate change quickly worsening, how safe is this town from heavier rainfall and […]

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Is retrofitting the way to go when it comes to helping stop climate change?

With the climate crisis still ongoing, many people and businesses are thinking about ways they can help to reverse it. Global Footsteps is an ‘educational charity which links grassroots communities around the world ‘. Based in Cheltenham, the group has played its part and had retrofitting carried out. Global Footsteps trustee, Alison Crane, discussed the […]


“We can’t take on another disaster like 2007”: How safe is Gloucestershire from flooding?

July 20 2007 will always be an unforgettable day for many in Gloucestershire. Remembered as one of the county’s worst flooding disasters in recent history, the county watched the rain fall as it took their homes, electricity, water and three men’s lives. More than two months worth of rain fell in one day, causing the […]


Which animal species are currently ‘under threat’ in Gloucestershire?

In recent years, Britain’s wildlife has suffered from an immense loss. Conservation organisations are calling for urgent action to be made to protect the nature around us. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we work towards a green recovery. This way we can prevent further and likely irreversible damage. Rob Curtis, an environmental […]