What are Blogs?
"Blogs", or web logs, are simply bits of information written by people who have something to say on a particular topic, and normally where that topic is likely to be updated regularly.
Topics can range from simple diaries, personal soapboxes to public announcements, or where progress on something like a project roll-out is publicised (e.g. the Broadband roll-out in Stanton).
Updates to a blog are called "posts".
In the case of our blogs, we also enable people to comment on posts, our only request being that all posts and comments are objective and not offensive (i.e. criticise the idea, not the person). For most of our blogs you will need to sign-in to the website before you can leave a comment.
Can I Contribute?
If you would like to create and post to a blog on a new topic, or be able to share posts to an existing blog, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanton Blogs are a noticeboard for anyone in the village to share information that they think may be relevant to others.
Anyone with an account on this website can post anything they want to in the "Village - General" blog, for example: updates on water leaks, recommend a tradesman, or help needed. The list is endless.
There are also other blogs on specific topics, which have dedicated author(s).
Here is a list of all recent posts:
Saturday 16th 3.20pm
STW have parked a mobile water bowser at the junction of the High Street and Stanway Road next to The Court's entrance, where you may fill containers with drinking water. It is not likely to be there for very long so act quickly.
(18.30: now gone!)
Saturday 16th 3.00pm
Work is continuing to re-charge the reservoir and slow but steady progress is being made. There may be water now available at the bottom of the village (can someone confirm this?) but it will be a slow process to refill up to the level of the higher premises again.
I have scrounged 18 bottles of water, which are available on the front garden wall of my house (The Jesters in the High Street, just past Burland Hall on the opposite side of the road) and these are available to anyone who needs them.
We are trying to get more bottles dropped off later (probably by the village cross next to Church Lane) - more info if/when it happens.
(Richard H 584943)
There is a major problem affecting large areas of Gloucestershire, including Stanton. The primary fault is a burst 36" water main near Tewkesbury (Stonehouse Farm).
Update 09.15am Saturday 16th
The burst main is in a 36" main pipe located in a flooded field. As of 0915 Saturday 16th, the pipe has NOT been repaired. To mitigate the impact of this, Severn Trent Water have a small fleet of tankers which have been working throughout the night to re-charge the reservoir and mains pipes above Stanton. This work is still ongoing.
I have again requested that a supply of bottled water be provided in the short term and am waiting for "the botttled water team" to contact me in this regard. If this isn't possible, there are three locations in Tewkesbury where bottled water is available for collection. More info as soon as it is available. (Richard Harwood, Tel 584943)
STW call ref: 200337019
Update Friday 15th 7.45pm
The local leak is believed to have been fixed. After the repair is complete the mains pipes, which are still empty, will need to refill. This may take a number of hours and needs to be controlled to avoid further problems. A rough guess is that the water may take 12 hours or more to return but no one at Severn-Trent Water can give a confident estimate of when it will reappear. I have asked STW to arrange for bottled water to be made available but this may not happen tonight. Hopefully, the supply will be restored by Saturday morning. (Richard Harwood)
Update Friday 15th 5.00pm (info from Diana Galbraith)
- There are 5 – 6 large tankers in the layby of the B4632 – spoke to STW guy who said they were waiting for permission to close road into Stanton (entrance from Cheltenham side only) – water will be pumped into the system and up to the reservoir from the railway bridge area – understand the pumping will be continuous until the repairs at Tewkesbury are carried out.
Unfortunately he could not give me a time - but there is hope!
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