Tewkesbury Borough Councils, businesses and residents have joined forces to say that, despite the flooding in Gloucestershire, the town is still open for business.
While the images of Tewkesbury Abbey with the flooding look dramatic it can give the impression that the town has been cut off, which just isn’t the case.
– Cllr Dave Waters, Tewkesbury Borough Council
Despite the grim pictures shown in the news reports, it really is business as usual for Tewkesbury. Do come and be assured of a warm welcome in the shops, cafes and many other businesses that we have in Tewkesbury. Despite the Gander Lane car park being flooded, there are plenty of others to use and don't forget that Station Road car park is still only £1 all day or there is of course free roadside parking for an hour in town.
Large parts of the Somerset Levels and Gloucestershire are underwater after heavy rainfall over Christmas.
These pictures were taken of Tewkesbury earlier today where flooding of the community hospital car park forced it to close. A flood warning for the area has been lifted but there is still a lot of water around as you can see.