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Positive review for Cheltenham Borough Council

Published 31st October 14 in Council and democracy news

Positive findings from a ‘peer challenge’ have been presented to Cheltenham Borough Council.

Funding available for initiatives to shape Cheltenham’s night time economy

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Published on 30th October 14 in Leisure and culture news

Monies raised by the late night levy in Cheltenham have been set aside to enable the funding of night time economy initiatives.

Mixed plastic recycling is now permanent for Cheltenham

Items that can be recycled at mixed plastic recycling banks

Published on 28th October 14 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Following an overwhelming response to its recent trial, Cheltenham Borough Council now offers permanent facilities to recycle mixed plastics at their most popular recycling sites.

The frightful waste behind Jack o’lanterns

Pumpkin lantern with toothy grin

Published on 24th October 14 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

An estimated 5 million pumpkins being sold in the days leading up to Halloween.

Residents urged to use Cheltenham licensed vehicles

Row of Hackney taxis along the Promenade taxi rank

Published on 23rd October 14 in Licence - hackney carriage - taxi news

Cheltenham Borough Council is urging people in the borough to only use vehicles that it licenses.

Winners announced for ‘Top of the Plots’

allotment

Published on 20th October 14 in Allotments news

Cheltenham Borough Council has announced the winners of its annual allotment competition in a prize-giving ceremony held in the council chamber.

Cheltenham flood wardens prepared for winter

rain drops forming circles on the surface of a puddle

Published on 20th October 14 in Emergencies news

This week, a network of volunteers who help to keep Cheltenham safe from extreme weather will be invited to the Municipal Offices for a special briefing, ahead of the winter weather drawing in.

Student leads bid to create wildlife haven at Pittville Park

view between trees of Pittville lake

Published on 16th October 14 in Leisure and culture news

A corner of Pittville Park is being turned into a mini wildlife sanctuary thanks to a University of Gloucestershire biosciences student.

‘Our place’ gets £33k funding boost

Ring of paper chain style people

Published on 15th October 14 in Children and family care news

Cheltenham is one of only 120 areas around the country to be awarded funding to help transform services for vulnerable families.

Strike action suspended

municipal offices

Published on 10th October 14 in Council and democracy news

Three unions representing local government and school support workers have suspended a planned strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Food waste recycling just got easier

sharp knife and vegetable peelings on a wooden chopping board

Published on 9th October 14 in Environment and planning news

Recycling food waste is now even easier as caddies can be lined with surplus plastic carrier bags.

Giving special status to our important green spaces

Wide lawn leading to a row of trees

Published on 2nd October 14 in Environment and planning news

Residents are being asked to help identify green spaces in Cheltenham that are important to them, with the aim of giving them special protection in the Cheltenham Plan.

New Trust out of the starting blocks

Quad of images depicting leisure and culture in Cheltenham

Published on 30th September 14 in Leisure and culture news

The Cheltenham Trust, tomorrow (1 October), realises its ambition to begin an exciting new era for the local area by taking over the leisure and cultural services across Cheltenham.

Litter cleaning along the A40 Golden Valley

Ubico logo

Published on 30th September 14 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Plans to clear litter from verges and central reservation along the A40 Golden Valley are underway.

Social Racketball course comes to Cheltenham

men playing squash

Published on 29th September 14 in Extra-curricular activities news

The UK’s fastest growing racket sport is coming to Cheltenham in the form of a weekly course aimed at anyone over the age of 16.

Discover international flavours as market returns to Cheltenham

shoppers at Cheltenham's continental market

Published on 26th September 14 in Leisure and culture news

Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 October on the Promenade, Cheltenham

Join the mayor for a night of local entertainment

Mayor Simon Wheeler at inauguration

Published on 24th September 14 in Council news news

Live music, food and a night at the Somerset Arms is the latest event set to raise money for the mayor’s charities on 26 September.

October will see Cheltenham celebrating Black History Month

Young white and Caribbean women smiling and looking at books in a library. Black and white photo from around 1960.

Published on 24th September 14 in Equality and diversity news

Next month will be the first ever Black History Month (BHM) in Cheltenham.

New chief executive for The Cheltenham Trust

The Chief Executive of the Cheltenaham Trust

Published on 18th September 14 in Leisure and culture news

A new CEO for The Cheltenham Trust has been appointed.

Ubico offers help to Friends of Leckhampton Hill

Published on 15th September 14 in Community and living news

Local authority owned environmental services company Ubico Ltd is sending a group of volunteers to help the Friends of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common (FOLK)

Funding boost for councils running joint services

Boy looking through some toy binoculars attached to a yellow climbing frame

Published on 12th September 14 in Council and democracy news

Today the Local Government Minister Kris Hopkins announced that 80 local authorities will share £9 million investment as they join up services and reduce costs for taxpayers.

Council car park closes for Brewery redevelopment

parked cars

Published on 12th September 14 in Transport and streets news

From Monday 15 September the Brewery car park at Baynham Way will close permanently.

New era for Cheltenham's leisure and culture services

Quad of images depicting leisure and culture in Cheltenham

Published on 11th September 14 in Leisure and culture news

A significant point has been reached in establishing a trust to manage Cheltenham’s leisure and culture services.

Twinning choir returns to perform at Cheltenham Town Hall

town hall

Published on 9th September 14 in Tourism and travel news

The Cheltenham Bach Choir and the Göttingen Stadtkantorei are combining once again to present a great choral work at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 8 November at 7.30pm.

Appeal dismissed by planning inspector

Published on 9th September 14 in Planning news

Cheltenham Borough Council has won an appeal made by Nina Salerno, owner of 24 Lansdown Parade, Cheltenham, which is a Grade II listed building.

Inspiring families to take time out and come along for a coffee

mug

Published on 8th September 14 in Parental support news

Family life is tough for everyone, so to help make life a little easier, families are being invited to come along to fortnightly coffee mornings at various locations across Cheltenham.

Community Pride grant breathes new life into Italian Gardens

brick plinth in front of italian style garden with pool and formal hedges

Published on 5th September 14 in Parks and open spaces news

Cheltenham’s hidden gem, the Italian Gardens in Sandford Park, has had a welcome addition thanks to funding of £1,500 from the council’s Community Pride scheme.

Cheltenham couple prosecuted for unauthorised solar panels on their home

close-up of a number of solar panels, blue with reflected sky

Published on 5th September 14 in Planning news

A couple from Cheltenham have been found guilty of failing to comply with a Listed Building Enforcement Notice which required them to remove unauthorised solar panels from their listed barn.

Mixed plastic recycling could be here to stay

Items that can be recycled at mixed plastic recycling banks

Published on 3rd September 14 in Environment and planning news

Plastic recycling has proven to be a big hit with local residents and now the service looks set to stay.

Housing figures in Cheltenham are on the up

green plastic houses

Published on 3rd September 14 in Housing news

The latest housing figures for Cheltenham show a significant increase in housing stock for the first time since the economic downturn began in 2008.

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