Helping to create a stronger community in West Cheltenham

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


AUTUMN 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

Wednesday 11th January at OASIS - followed by Every Tuesday from 17th January at OASIS until Easter FREE to enter. See opposite for details


Next Children and Young People's

Thursday 23rd February 2017 2-4pm see here

Next Business Breakfast 

Wednesday 25th January 8-9am see poster

Next Neighbourhood Co-ordination

Thursday 26th January 2017 see here

Next Partnership and Community Safety

Monday 20th March November 2017 see here 

For all meetings see here;

Meeting dates

Next Neighbourhood Development Forum

Wednesday 18th January 5.30-7pm see here 

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 

History of Hesters Way (by Chris Green)

Latest News

Consultation on Redevelopment of Springbank Shops

The recent announcements in the press that the shops in Springbank are due to be developed comes a step closer as Newlands Homes held a planning community consultation event.

The event was held at the Springbank Community Centre on 11th November 4pm - 8pm. Results will be published on the Newland Homes website in due course.


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 18th January

Cheltenham Borough Council will be assessing the merits of the West Cheltenham Neighbourhood Forum and area proposal on Tuesday 6th December from 6pm. The public gallery is open to all. A discussion will also take place regarding the new Cheltenham Plan Part 1 draft document. This will also have implications for the west of Cheltenham.

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.

Springbank Boundary Changes

As you may be aware owing to the proposed reduction in the number of parliamentary seats and therefore the number of MPs the Boundary Commission has been asked to redraw the electoral ward boundaries. The result of the proposed changes will mean that your address may be in a new electoral area; this is the case in parts of Springbank. This proposed change is for parliamentary boundaries only and will only effect the election of a member of parliament.

If you would like to see the proposed new boundaries or make a comment please see the link below;

Deadline for comments is December 5th

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