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Suspended sentence for benefit fraudster

Published 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

Giving money (courtesy of

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

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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.

Mixed plastics recycling trial proves to be a success

Items that can be recycled at mixed plastic recycling banks

Published on 23rd July 14 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Seven weeks in and Cheltenham Borough Council’s mixed plastics trial is going well.

Cheltenham residents urged to check if they are registered

Online electoral registration June 2014

Published on 21st July 14 in Council and democracy news

Over the next few days, all Cheltenham residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the new, more secure electoral register.

Free family fun day at leisure-at

Young girl trampolining. She is high above the trampoline in a straddle jump.

Published on 21st July 14 in Extra-curricular activities news

Saturday 26 July, 10am to 2pm, Leisure-at-cheltenham

Memorial restoration begins

war memorial

Published on 18th July 14 in Memorial - maintenance news

Monday, 21 July signals the start of a very exciting programme of restoration for Cheltenham’s war memorial.

Places left on Summer of Sport 2014

Boy in black t-shirt and pink shorts throwing a tennis ball. Member of staff with his back to the camera. His white t-shirt says sports development team in green letters.

Published on 17th July 14 in Young people's organised activities news

The Summer of Sport scheme has places remaining for activities throughout the summer holidays.

Council takes action to protect two Cheltenham properties

Published on 16th July 14 in Planning news

- Successful prosecution for unauthorised works to a listed building - Compulsory Purchase Order on a long term vacant property

Voluntary tattoo hygiene scheme launches today


Published on 15th July 14 in Environment and planning news

Cheltenham Borough Council will begin to deliver a Tattoo Hygiene Rating Scheme (THRS) from today, 15 July 2014.

The Wilson media release: Dinosaurs are coming to The Wilson in Cheltenham

Logo for Meet Rex exhibition at the Wilson

Published on 15th July 14 in Entertainment news

From 2 August 2014, two floors of The Wilson, Cheltenham’s art gallery and museum, will be taken over by huge dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods.

Visit Cheltenham’s wildflower meadows and give us your views

Urban meadows. Poppies in Cheltenham in July 2014

Published on 15th July 14 in Conservation news

Wildflowers are blooming in Cheltenham thanks to a project to create colourful urban meadows.

Removal of large beech tree in Montpellier Gardens

Copper beech tree in Montpellier

Published on 11th July 14 in Tree management news

It is with great regret that the iconic copper beech in Montpellier Gardens is to be removed shortly.

Media release from The Wilson: Japan’s cultural envoy to visit The Wilson and deliver special talk

The Wilson option

Published on 11th July 14 in Museums and galleries news

Yuko Hasegawa, Japan’s cultural envoy and world authority on Asian art, will be welcomed to The Wilson this Saturday 12 July to deliver a special one-off talk on Japanese pop art.

Nash partnership project scoops further planning award win

St Pauls house

Published on 11th July 14 in Building control news

Hot on the heels of its national award win, a project carried out by Nash Partnership has scooped a further award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) – this time, from its South West region.

Places left on Playscheme and trips

children in colourful football strip

Published on 11th July 14 in Sports, clubs and centres news

Cheltenham Borough Council’s play development team are looking for youngsters in Cheltenham to enjoy a huge choice of exciting activities to keep them busy and active this summer holiday.

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