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Ubico offers help to Friends of Leckhampton Hill

Published 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


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.

Successful ‘book bank’ scheme is asking for donations to help it expand

colourful children's books displayed in wooden boxes

Published on 3rd September 14 in Children and family care news

A free 'book bank' scheme to help encourage families to read at home is asking for members of the public to donate suitable children’s books as well as books aimed at teenagers.

Road closures – “keep your bins out”

Recycling and waste bins

Published on 2nd September 14 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Residents affected by road closures due to Severn Trent sewer work are being asked to keep their bins and recycling boxes out, rather than taking them back in if it appears they've not been collected.

Suspended sentence for benefit fraudster

municipal offices

Published on 22nd August 14 in Advice and benefits news

Two cases of benefit fraud, coming to a total of £28k of falsely claimed money, have been won by Cheltenham Borough Council at court this month.

Health inequalities funding

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Published on 20th August 14 in Community and living news

Cheltenham’s local organisations are now able to bid for money to deliver projects that will help improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Cheltenham.

Urban meadows project a success

wild flowers

Published on 20th August 14 in Parks and open spaces news

After fantastic feedback from residents, officers from the council’s green space development team would like to thank everyone who took the time to praise the urban meadows project.

Council prosecutes after protected tree is destroyed

municipal offices

Published on 14th August 14 in Environment and planning news

A local contractor has been fined after destroying a privately owned hornbeam tree.

World record success for Cheltenham

Guinness World Records record holder logo

Published on 12th August 14 in Leisure and culture news

On Sunday 10 August at 12pm Cheltenham made its attempt to set the Guinness World Records title for the 'Most people Jiving simultaneously' on the Promenade in the town centre.

Pilates course comes to leisure-at-cheltenham

exercise class

Published on 12th August 14 in leisure@cheltenham news

Leisure-at-cheltenham staff are looking to get people involved in beneficial Beginner and Intermediate Pilates programme, with sessions available from early September.

Responsible dog ownership at Springfields Park and Clyde Crescent

Dog fouling sign in Pittville park

Published on 11th August 14 in Dog warden service news

Dog action days at Springfields Park, Springbank and at Clyde Crescent in Whaddon have helped dog owners learn more about responsible dog ownership.

Waste collections over the August bank holiday

Recycling and waste bins

Published on 11th August 14 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

The refuse and recycling collection schedule will change slightly as a result of the August bank holiday.

Plenty of fun activity for the children this summer

Play development

Published on 7th August 14 in Extra-curricular activities news

Day trips to exciting attractions and activities across many of Cheltenham’s local parks will keep the children entertained during the summer holidays, thanks to the council's play development team.

Local projects given funding to benefit the community

Woodland path and pond

Published on 6th August 14 in Community and living news

Over £45,000 of community pride funding will be shared out between eighteen groups in Cheltenham to improve and enhance their local area.

Local projects given funding to benefit young people

children in a playground having a hockey lesson

Published on 6th August 14 in Youth support news

Cheltenham Borough Council is pleased to announce that fifteen community-based organisations have secured funding to deliver youth work through the Positive Activities Fund.

Cheltenham website commemorates World War One

War Memorial

Published on 4th August 14 in Community and living news

Local stories and memories can be shared using a new website commemorating the First World War.

Council staff use volunteer scheme to help local animal shelter


Published on 4th August 14 in Volunteering - information and advice news

Six employees at Cheltenham Borough Council, including chief executive, Andrew North, will volunteer at the Cheltenham Animal Shelter as part of the council’s employee volunteering scheme.

The Wilson media release: Mysterious footprints appearing across Cheltenham!

Logo for Meet Rex exhibition at the Wilson

Published on 31st July 14 in Leisure and culture news

Dinosaur footprints will soon be appearing across The Promenade, the High Street and near Chester Walk in Cheltenham town centre.

Calling all boys and girls - National Playday is nearly here

Little girl in green trousers and pale top. Arms held out she's mid bounce on a bouncy castle

Published on 31st July 14 in Leisure and culture news

Pittville Park to host fun packed day

Paws in the Park celebrates 11 years of family fun

dog sitting on the grass at the paws in the park event 2010

Published on 29th July 14 in Exhibitions news

Organisers of Paws in the Park 2014 are inviting dogs and their families to join in the fun for the eleventh year in the event’s history.

Cheltenham parks ranked as several of the best in Britain

mass of grass and wild flowers including poppies, daisies and cornflowers

Published on 25th July 14 in Parks and open spaces news

Hatherley Park, Naunton Park, Springfields Park and Montpellier Gardens have again been given the green flag award from Keep Britain Tidy.

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