Community Breakfast September 26th 8 – 9 am

New Community Breakfasts

We have been running breakfast networking meetings for many years now and would like to broaden our audience. The new meetings will focus on community interests and activities and will welcome local residents, charity and voluntary sectors organisations as well as local businesses.

Each meeting will include a speaker showcasing a local issue, charity, idea or activity and will offer participants the chance to learn more and meet new people. The event remains free to attend and the breakfasts are great value. The coffee’s only £1.60 too so come along and start the day on a high!

The next breakfast will be on Wednesday 26th September. See below for details;

Sir Geoff Hurst to open new MUGA

The new MUGA outside Oasis on Coronation Square was completed in June and is now ready for the grand opening!

We are very pleased to announce that Sir Geoff Hurst will be attending the event and cutting the ribbon which will take place on Friday 27th July at 2.30pm. Older folk will be fully aware of  Sir Geoff’s achivements; notably scoring the only hat-trick ever in a World Cup Final in England’s World Cup triumph in 1966.

All are welcome to this event which will be followed by the sports coaching sessions which will run throughout the summer holiday.

Next Business Breakfast

The next Business Breakfast will feature Urszula Przybysz-Pereira who will be presenting;

Productivity and Well-Being in the Workplace

Do you Feel In Control? We all have some ups and downs and we try our best to manage those difficult situations. But imagine… you have those tools, techniques and skills to manage it better, faster and more efficient.

How would you feel then? Are you ready to make some changes in your life and take control of it?

​Life doesn’t just happen to you…YOU are the CREATOR

Wednesday July 18th 8—9am

JTs Cafe, Hesters Way Community Resource Centre

Come along for Jim great food too!


MUGA Summer Sessions

We’ve teamed up with CMAS (Community Mentoring and Support) to run some sports coaching activities over the summer to introuduce local young people to the new MUGA. The details are on teh poster below but its FREE to use anytime so feel free to drop in when you like 🙂



Business Breakfasts


Hesters Way Partnership has been running the West Cheltenham business break fast since June 2013. The group meets at the JTs Café in the Community Resource Centre on the last Wednesday of most months. Its a very friendly meeting with no joining fee and offers a chance for you to meet local business folk, exchange ideas and contacts. Any one form a local business, sole trader or charity is welcome to attend; breakfasts cost £5 but if you prefer just a coffee then that’s fine too!

  • Forthcoming Speaker meetings JTs Cafe Hesters Way Community Resource Centre 8-9am

June 27th featuring Ruth Davey, Director of Look Again, Mindful Photography.

July 18th featuring Urszula Przybysz-Pereira ‘Productivity and Wellbeing in Workplace

MUGA construction begins

After long and arduous negotiations the prospect of a football game on the new MUGA outside Oasis took a giant leap forward last week as the initial construction work began. Staff from South Wales Sports Grounds who have recently completed work at the new Pittville Park have worked to lay the base and construct the fence ready for tarmacing after the bank holiday.

With luck and a fair wind we should be ready for the Festival of Stars on June 16th, not forgetting the World Cup!

Continue reading “MUGA construction begins”

Business Breakfast on 28th March 8-9am featuring Purple Shoots.

The next Business Breakfast on 28th March 8-9am will feature a presentation from Mike and Lesley from Purple Shoots.

Purple Shoots help bring together and start self-reliant groups (SRGs). These groups aim to help their members develop skills and confidence in an atmosphere of mutual trust and support, and hopefully to develop income-generating ideas which will help transform their lives.

What does an SRG look like?

They are small groups (5-10 people) who are from a local community and have a similar background and who want to make differences in their lives. Each group meets regularly and members agree their own aims and common purposes, but they follow the principles of self-help, supporting each other and working together. They save small amounts of money regularly together, and they seek to build on shared interests, or to learn new skills together. Purple Shoots will help the groups get going and will be there to offer help and advice – but the groups will run and grow themselves. If the groups develop a business idea which needs a small loan, Purple Shoots can offer the funds for this.

Purple Shoots works closely with Wevolution, a Scottish charity which sets up SRGs in the same way – to see some of their success stories follow this link:

Viewpoint Spring 2018

We at Hesters Way Partnership  are keeping the West Cheltenham residents up to date with all that’s best in the area via the VIEWPOINT Spring 2018.

We will happily visit your event, promote your new project or give you a little extra publicity if you are strengthening our community.

The Viewpoint magazine is distributed in the local area via schools, shops, community centres and other outlets happy to stock them. We also have a door to door service provided by volunteers. We offer as broad a coverage of the local area as our resources allow. If you would like to help us with distribution, even if its only to your street, please let us know and we will supply copies. Thanks! or contact the Hesters Way Partnership office: 01242 575638 / 228262

Free copies of our Hesters Way Directory 2015 can be picked up at Hesters Way and Springbank Community Centres and an updated 2018 version of the magazine and the new map can be downloaded here.