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Parks and open spaces news

Schools invited to enter Cheltenham in Bloom’s Nature Garden Competition 2014

planting a sapling

Published 11th April 2014

Cheltenham in Bloom’s annual Schools’ Nature Garden Competition is underway.

Urban meadows being created in green open spaces across Cheltenham

flowers including a poppy

Published 2nd April 2014

Cheltenham Borough Council has embarked on a project to create a number of colourful urban meadows across the town.

Historic railings to be reinstated at Imperial Gardens

Railings at Imperial Gardens

Published 2nd September 2013

Plans to reinstate historic railings to Imperial Gardens are underway after proposals to implement the project have been given the green light.

Cheltenham’s Green Flag parks retain their status for another year

Montpellier gardens

Published 31st July 2013

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2013.

Play area improvements for King George V playing fields

Tall grass and spiky teasels, blue sky and fluffy white coulds

Published 11th July 2013

King George V playing fields play area is currently closed for four weeks to carry out improvements.

New pod swing for Hatherley Park

lake surrounded by trees and shrubs

Published 2nd July 2013

Last year the Friends of Hatherley Park secured £1,860 from the council through the Community Pride Fund to help deliver the ‘swingin' in the rain’ project.

Planting trees for Cheltenham

Newly planted pine tree

Published 19th March 2013

Cheltenham Borough Council has planted 52 trees in and around the town during the recent planting season.

A variety of feathery friends enjoy Cheltenham’s parks

A molting house sparrow sat on a branch of a tree with a green background

Published 14th January 2013

A year long survey recording the variety of birds in two of Cheltenham’s parks has revealed over 50 species in Pittville Park and 35 species in Hatherley Park.

Ash tree dieback disease awareness

A picture of a large ash tree with blue sky behind

Published 12th November 2012

Although there have been no reported symptoms in the area, we would like to make residents aware of the disease that affects ash trees.

Iron Age ramparts on Leckhampton Hill get spruced up

view of Cheltenham town from Leckhampton Hill

Published 14th September 2012

On Tuesday 18 September, a group of 30 volunteers will start work to clear thick scrub from the Iron Age fort and Roman burial on Leckhampton Hill.

Enjoy Cheltenham’s award winning parks

Large copper beech tree in Montpellier Gardens

Published 23rd July 2012

Celebrate ‘Love Parks Week’ this week and make the most of the being outdoors by exploring some of Cheltenham’s award winning parks and open spaces.

Blooming marvellous – help celebrate Cheltenham in Bloom’s thirtieth anniversary

flowers

Published 2nd July 2012

Cheltenham’s residents and businesses are invited to join Cheltenham in Bloom (CIB) in celebrating its thirtieth anniversary by entering their free annual garden competition.

Local school to enjoy an educational day on Leckhampton Hill

view of Cheltenham town from Leckhampton Hill

Published 22nd June 2012

On Tuesday 26 June pupils from Cheltenham College Junior School are taking part in a Conservation day on Leckhampton Hill.

A garden that’s good enough to eat

Fresh vegetables

Published 16th May 2012

Cheltenham Borough Council and Transition Town Cheltenham are working together to produce an edible garden in the heart of the town for local residents to enjoy.

Free fun day for St George’s day

St George's flag with blue sky in the background

Published 17th April 2012

Come and join us at our St George’s fun day with a family event to remember.

Come along for a 'tree walk and talk'

imperial gardens

Published 16th April 2012

Tree lovers can learn more about planting, general arboriculture and tree management issues at a talk on Tuesday 17 April.

Trees to be planted in Springfields Park for Diamond Jubilee

planting a sapling

Published 20th March 2012

This Friday, as part of the Woodland Trust Jubilee Woods Project, over 100 trees will be planted in Springfields Park.

Pilley Bridge nature reserve receives conservation work

Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve

Published 9th January 2012

Cheltenham Borough Council has provided funding to carry out conservation work at Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve, Old Bath Road , Leckhampton.

Friends of Pittville Park support council’s clear up

Friends of Pittville Park

Published 1st December 2011

Cheltenham Borough Council staff from the central depot (Swindon Road) were clearing autumn leaves from Pittville Park with help from the community today.

Imperial Gardens redesign given the go ahead

Iperial Gardens redesign

Published 2nd November 2011

The redesign of Imperial Gardens has started following extensive consultations over the summer months by Cheltenham Borough Council.

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