Meet new friends and help shape your neighbourhood

Published on 6th July 2011

Come along to your CBH neighbourhood meeting.

Residents of Cheltenham Borough Homes (CBH) communities are being invited to come along to the next CBH neighbourhood meeting and have their say on what goes on in their area.

Running throughout July, six meetings are being held in the neighbourhoods that CBH manages at community buildings across the borough on the following dates:

St Mark's, Rowanfield, Alstone, Arle, Arle Farm and Springbank (North):

11 July, 6pm - Hester's Way Resource Centre

Hatherley, The Reddings and Warden Hill:

12 July, 1:30pm - St Margaret's Hall

Hester's Way and Springbank (South):

13 July, 1:30pm - Hester's Way Baptist Church Hall

Oakley, Whaddon, Lynwoth, Priors Farm and Prestbury:

19 July, 1:30pm - St Michael's Cornerstone Trust Hall

Charlton Kings, Leckhampton and Town Centre:

20 July, 1:30pm - Leckhampton Baptist Church Hall, Pilley Lane

St Paul's, St Peter's and The Moors:

21 July, 6pm - Gardner's Lane Primary School

Held every three months, the CBH neighbourhood meetings give tenants the chance to meet with CBH officers and discuss any issues or ideas they have for their area.

Every meeting also features a guest speaker, as chosen by local residents, and feedback on local neighbourhood inspections.  

Caroline Walker, head of community services at CBH said: "Our neighbourhood meetings provide us with an important opportunity to talk face to face with our tenants and work with them to create a strong community. By bringing the community together we are also giving people the chance to meet their neighbours and build new friendships. I want to encourage all our tenants to come along and get involved."

The meetings last for no more than 1½ hours. Refreshments will be provided and transport, hearing loops and carers allowance are available on request.

For further information visit our website or call freephone number 0800 408 0000.

ENDS

Notes for editors

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs in the country, assessed as providing 'excellent services with excellent prospects for the future' by the Audit Commission  
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with an overall satisfaction level of 85%, placing them in the top ten ALMOs nationally 
  • The organisation's approach to community development and participation; governance and equality and diversity has been recognised as good practice nationally
  • CBH has a ten year management agreement, which runs until 31 March 2020
  • CBH continue to develop excellent services by working closely with customers.  It will include building new homes and continuing to regenerate communities whilst tackling issues of worklessness and addressing social enterprise.

For further information visit: www.cheltborohomes.org

Press contact: Catherine Best e: catherine.best@cheltborohomes.org t: 01242 775317