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christmas market

Popular Christmas market returns to Promenade

Published 18th November 14 in Markets news

- Thursday 4 December – Saturday 20 December

Pittville Gates restoration complete

Green painted railings between stone pillars. Elaborate iron arch topped with Cheltenham's coat of arms reads "Pittville Park" in red letters

Published on 13th November 14 in Environment and planning news

The two year project to restore Pittville Gates, the ‘grand entrance’ to the new town planned by Joseph Pitt, has been finished.

Christmas lights up Cheltenham

Christmas lights

Published on 12th November 14 in Arts and entertainment news

Join in Cheltenham’s Christmas celebrations on Saturday 22 November and see the lights being switched on.

A spring full of surprises with 80,000 bulbs

planting a sapling

Published on 12th November 14 in Leisure and culture news

Thousands of bulbs will burst into bloom next spring, thanks to a joint venture between the borough council, Cheltenham in Bloom and local volunteer groups.

Council cautions two premises for licensing breaches

municipal offices

Published on 11th November 14 in Licences and street trading news

Cheltenham Borough Council has issued two cautions to premises in Cheltenham for breaches in licensing regulations.

Celebrating Inter Faith Week in Cheltenham

Group of people doing origami

Published on 10th November 14 in Community and living news

- Wednesday 19 November, 7pm to 9.30pm at the University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, (Room TC007)

Could you be a trustee?

People shaking hands

Published on 7th November 14 in Community and living news

Trustees Week 2014 runs from 10 to 16 November

Cheltenham welcomes a variety of twinning visitors

Twinning post in Imperial Gardens which points to all of Cheltenham's twin towns

Published on 4th November 14 in Town twinning news

This week is a busy one for welcoming visitors from our twin towns.

Ubico Ltd delivers substantial savings for the second year running

Published on 4th November 14 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Ubico Ltd, the local authority owned environmental services company is celebrating another successful year of trading, following the release of the 2013/14 audited accounts.

Cheltenham war memorial links Canadian visitor with WW2 family history

war memorial

Published on 4th November 14 in Council and democracy news

A shopping and sight-seeing trip to Cheltenham turned into a whole lot more for Canadian visitor, David Jackson, when he happened to walk through the Promenade and spot his grandfather’s name on the war memorial.

Remembrance Sunday and Pause to remember

World War 1 war memorial in light stone

Published on 3rd November 14 in Mayoral invitations news

- Cheltenham’s remembrance service and parade: 11am Sunday 9 November - Mayor marks Remembrance Day at 11am on Tuesday 11 November at the war memorial.

Positive review for Cheltenham Borough Council


Published on 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


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’


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.

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