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Improving Cheltenham's cemetery and crematorium

Published 27th March 15 in Deaths, funerals and cremations news

Investment is needed to improve public facilities and the reliability of the cremators at Cheltenham’s cemetery and crematorium.

One Legal partnership set to expand from 1 April

One Legal logo

Published on 26th March 15 in Council and democracy news

One Legal – a local authority legal service in Gloucestershire – has expanded, with Gloucester City Council set to officially join the partnership from 1 April.

Writ of election to be handed to Returning Officer

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Published on 26th March 15 in Council and democracy news

Returning Officer, Mayor Simon Wheeler, will receive official notification of the general election on Tuesday 31 March.

Talent spotting for Midsummer Fiesta 2015 - could you be star of the show?

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Published on 26th March 15 in Leisure and culture news

Organisers behind one of Cheltenham’s biggest summer attractions are looking for talent to star at this year’s event.

Waste and recycling collections over Easter time

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Published on 24th March 15 in Environment and planning news

Changes to waste and recycling collections over the Easter Bank Holiday will be minimal.

Identifying and protecting the borough’s most valued green spaces

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Published on 19th March 15 in Environment and planning news

Report released to identify potential areas to be designated as Local Green Space (LGS).

Transforming Cheltenham’s economy

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Published on 18th March 15 in Business news

Cheltenham Borough Council has welcomed a report examining Cheltenham’s role as a business location in order to help shape a robust Economic Strategy for Cheltenham.

Campaign launched to encourage voters in Cheltenham to register ahead of General Election

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Published on 17th March 15 in Council and democracy news

A national television advertising campaign is launched to encourage voter registration ahead of the General Election.

Businesses and retailers enjoy a busy race week

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Published on 12th March 15 in Leisure and culture news

Cheltenham's main shopping centre is benefiting from the borough council's free afternoon parking initiative during race week.

Gull proofing your property

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Published on 11th March 15 in Environmental health news

Gulls have been increasingly attracted to inland areas for safe breeding grounds and steady food supply.

A new business guide and directory for Cheltenham

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Published on 5th March 15 in Business news

A new free business guide and directory for Cheltenham has been launched this week in both a brochure format and an online guide.

Healthy, happy ducks thanks to new seed dispenser

4 ducks in a row

Published on 5th March 15 in Leisure and culture news

Ducks, swans and other birds are in for a treat thanks to a new seed dispenser which is being installed at Pittville Park.

Reminder - free parking for shoppers during race week

Car parked in Regent Arcade car park

Published on 5th March 15 in Leisure and culture news

Visitors and residents are reminded that parking in all council run car parks will be free of charge every afternoon, from 1pm onwards next week.

Successful prosecution for Health and Safety non-compliance

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Published on 4th March 15 in Environmental health news

On Monday (2 March) Cheltenham Magistrates Court fined Mr Ilhan Bingol of Daphne’s restaurant a total of £640.

Recycle any unwanted cables, wires or keys

Vision 21 cable box in the Municipal Offices reception

Published on 3rd March 15 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

In March and for one month only, Vision 21 will once again be placing a cable and key box in Cheltenham Borough Council’s reception at the Municipal Offices.

Raising of the flag for Commonwealth Day

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Published on 3rd March 15 in Equality and diversity news

The Commonwealth flag will be raised on Monday 9 March at 10am to mark Commonwealth Day.

Visit marks 64 years of friendship with twin town

Gottingen market place

Published on 2nd March 15 in Town twinning news

Local residents are invited to an organised ‘Big Party’ visit to our German twin town of Göttingen.

Allotments up for grabs!

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Published on 2nd March 15 in Allotments news

Cheltenham Borough Council is advertising vacant plots on two of its allotment sites, as waiting lists across the borough continue to shrink.

Spring into action with garden waste collections

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Published on 2nd March 15 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

As part of the 'thanks a million' campaign to thank residents for recycling the council wants to remind residents that they can recycle their garden waste through the council’s garden waste scheme.

Safer taxi queues thanks to body worn CCTV

Taxi marshals standing by the Promenade taxi rank wearing new body worn CCTV cameras

Published on 2nd March 15 in Safety news

Taxi marshals in Cheltenham are equipped with the latest body worn CCTV cameras.

5 tonnes of recycling material diverted from landfill in 2 weeks - that's the same weight as an elephant

African elephant with a bird on its head

Published on 2nd March 15 in Environment and planning news

A pilot scheme to divert recyclables from landfill at Swindon Road household recycling centre has been hailed a success.

Green space at Manor Park brought into council ownership

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Published on 27th February 15 in Land and premises news

Two neglected open spaces in Manor Park, Up Hatherley, Cheltenham, have been acquired by Cheltenham Borough Council.

Injunction issued to stop anti-social behaviour in Cheltenham town centre

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Published on 24th February 15 in Safety news

Leslie Michael Cook of no fixed address was given an Injunction by Gloucester County Court on Friday 20 February 2015 for a period of one year because of his anti-social behaviour in Cheltenham.

Businesses to be consulted on major town centre improvement plans

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Published on 24th February 15 in Business news

The Cheltenham Business Partnership is delighted to announce a major consultation with local businesses on the possible creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) in the town centre.

Warden Hill Activity Mix (WHAM) event

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Published on 23rd February 15 in Community and living news

Saturday 28 February, 2-5pm - Warden Hill United Reformed Church

Council successfully prosecutes Gloucester private hire driver

municipal offices

Published on 23rd February 15 in Licences and street trading news

Cheltenham Borough Council has successfully prosecuted a private hire driver from Gloucester who was found to be illegally plying for hire in Cheltenham, during last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup week.

A day in the life of a recycling crew

Refuse and recycling vehicle on collection round with the crew

Published on 23rd February 15 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

As part of the council’s ‘thanks a million’ campaign, we thought it would interesting to get to know one of the recycling crews and find out more about their day on one of Cheltenham’s busy rounds.

Volunteers plant a new hedge and roses in Sandford Park

Sandford Park from the air

Published on 19th February 15 in Parks and open spaces news

Residents and volunteers from the Friends of Sandford Park will be out in force tomorrow (Friday 20 February) to help council officers plant a new hedge in the park.

Message isn’t wasted on new look refuse trucks

New look recycling vehicle

Published on 16th February 15 in Recycling, rubbish and waste news

Refuse and recycling vehicles are being given a new look as part of the ‘thanks a million’ recycling campaign.

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