Helping to create a stronger community in West Cheltenham

Promoting a better place to live, work and study in West Cheltenham since 1997 


Summer Viewpoint..




Making our roads safer by driving at 20mph in residential areas. Already over 10m people live in local authorities which are adopting or have adopted this policy. Most importantly, through democratic debate those communities have decided that "20's Plenty Where People Live". And it is those same communities who have then changed their behaviour to drive slower in residential streets and where people walk and cycle. Its affordable too!!


Next Glow Sports Sessions



Next Children and Young People's

Thursday 1st December 2-4pm see here

Next Business Breakfast 

Wednesday 28th September 8-9am see poster

Next Neighbourhood Co-ordination

Thursday 13th October 2016 see here

Next Partnership and Community Safety

Thursday 21st November 2016 see here 

Next Neighbourhood Development Forum

Wednesday 9th December 5.30-7pm see here

Latest News

Development of West Cheltenham

The recent announcements in the press about the  Joint Core Strategy inspection look like they will have a significant impact on the west Cheltenham area.  The land to the west of Fiddlers Green has been earmarked for a 45 hectare business park with a focus on high tech companies potentially linked to the cyber seciurity world of GCHQ. To the west of Sprinbank on what is now farmland is a proposal for 500 or more residential properities. If you would like more information please take a look at the JCS link above or join the West Cheltenham Neighbourhood Planning group. We hope that consultation on the proposed development will take place in the coming months. Things are moving very quickly so keep an eye on the press and our facebook page.  

NDP area map

NDP  next meeting 14th September

Glow Sports 2016

HWP in partnership with The Cheltenham Trust have been awarded funds from Cheltenham Borough Council's Positive Activities Fund to run Glow Sports session in West Cheltenham. The activities involve Glow Sports or glow in the dark UV sports, provides a social party sport experience where the focus is on having a good time, enjoying being with your friends and sharing the sensory experience. Glow Sports offers a different future for sport and can be found all over the country.

Our project will provide free glow sports activities for children aged between 11 and 16 years of age at Oasis, Springbank CRC and YMCA (Arle Road) with taster sessions at local schools. Activities will be provided by trained Glow Sports coaches from The Cheltenham Trust.

Look out for the adverts in the press soon!

Railway station parking consultation

Last summer Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) consulted local residents and businesses about some options to change on-street parking restrictions in the west of Cheltenham including new permit parking arrangements by the station. GCC are now publishing a proposed scheme for a final round of consultation.  The decision whether or not to implement these changes in full or part will be based only on the feedback received. The final proposals are available to download from the here.  You have until Tuesday 31st May to register your views.

Saxon Quarter £1/2m million investment

The new development on the former Christ College site is well under way and will bring 90 new properties including 18 affordable homes; 12 to rent and 6 shared ownership. The site also has a section 106 agreement which will provide funds as follows;  £237k for local schools, £16k for libraries and £30k for play equipment. The new homes bonus will see central government match the council tax receipts for the properties for 6 years which could amount to over half a million pounds. How will they spend it

Hesters Way Partners Directory 2016

Please take a look at the directory for useful contact information about local organisations, locations and projects. 

History of Hesters Way (by Chris Green)

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