West Cheltenham Forum meeting 13th September

The next West Cheltenham Forum meeting will be held at;

Hesters Way Community Resource Centre from 5.30-7pm on Wednesday 13th September 

We are pleased to announce that after conversations with elected representatives at CBC that we can confirm that a ward based application for a Neighbourhood Forum will be looked upon favourably by Cheltenham Borough Council’s Cabinet Committee (the group that has the power to designate Neighbourhood Forums and approve their areas).

Our task for the meeting is to agree which local ward or wards if any might be selected for applications to designate to keep local Neighbourhood Plans on track. Springbank ward having now been chosen as a Forum is leading the way.

This comes at a very opportune moment as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) proposals are being brought forward. If agreed CIL proposals will require that representative local bodies such as a designated Neighbourhood Forums will be in a position to help the Borough Council manage funds for the benefit of each local community. The sooner we can have established forums the better we can help plan for the future.

Please let us know if you will be attending as we will be providing refreshments.

We are looking forward to seeing a good turnout, so please invite everyone who’s been involved and any others who might like to help!

Agenda 13th Sept Neighbourhood Forum Meeting (001)

NDP forum minutes 12th July 2017 FINAL

Summer Activities for Children and Young People

Hi everyone, we’ve put together a list of activities for children and young people which are relatively cheap or free and largely based in west Cheltenham. From activities at the Hesters Way Library to Play Rangers fun in Springbank Park there’s plenty to do in the holidays no matter what your interest. Don’t forget the new cafe GCAFE in the Springbank Park or JTs in Hesters Way Community Centre for a snack or cuppa; they’ll be open throughout the holiday.

Please feel free to share this poster with your friends and neighbours!

SUMMER ACTIVITIES POSTER

West Cheltenham Forum meeting 12th July

The next meeting of the West Cheltenham Forum will be held at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre on Wednesday 12th July.

The group will host the West Cheltenham Consortium who will be sharing their development proposals for the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) site to the west of Springbank and Fiddlers Green. The background to the development, technical issues, potential solutions and initial ideas were presented at the first public consultation meeting at Springbank Community Resource Centre on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June but if you missed that or have further questions you’d like answering feel free to drop; Giles Brockbank and Rob Garnham will be happy to answer your questions.

For more information see here or visit the West Cheltenham Forum website

Springbank JCS Development

The West Cheltenham Consortium which comprises; Northern Trust Company Limited, Barberry Cheltenham Limited and Midlands Land Portfolio Limited has started preparing development proposals for the Joint Core Strategy (JCS) site to the west of Springbank and Fiddlers Green. The background to the development, technical issues, potential solutions and initial ideas were presented at the first public consultation meeting at Springbank Community Resource Centre on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June.

The site comprises 132.4 Ha (327 acres) of land adjoining the western urban edge of Springbank and Fiddlers Green. The site consists a series of medium scale arable and pastoral fields set in a gently undulating landscape.

The site has been identified in the Main Modifications to the JCS as an employment-led, mixed use allocation incorporating a cyber business park, employment and housing. This equates to circa 45 Ha of employment and 1,100 new homes. The allocation will remove the site from the Green Belt and safeguard the adjacent land, occupied by the Sewage Treatment Works, for the long-term development needs.

Shown below is the developer’s vision for the West Cheltenham project.

The designs presented by the consortium for the site attempt from their perspective to create a development which is responsive to its surrounding context and delivers a place to live, work and play which is unique to Cheltenham.

If you didn’t attend the consultation you can see the initial proposal presentation online at www.westcheltenham.com from where you can make your comments. These will assist the West Cheltenham consortium team to fully understand what the key issues are for people locally and how these can be accommodated within the masterplan. The developers will also be speaking with local groups and organisations; such as schools, sports clubs, health care providers and both Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough Council as well as the County Council

A further public consultation will be held in the Autumn so people can see how the masterplan is evolving and how issues raised as part of this initial consultation have influenced the development proposed.

If you would like to discuss the development please feel free to attend the West Cheltenham Forum meeting from 5.30 till 7pm on 12th July at Hesters Way Community Resource Centre

 

Summer Viewpoint

We at Hesters Way Partnership (HWP) are keeping the West Cheltenham residents up to date with all that’s best in the area via the VIEWPOINT June 2017 .

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!

www.hwpartnership.org.uk/ or contact the Hesters Way Partnership office: 01242 575638 / 228262 rachelshingler@hwpartnership.org.uk

Free copies of our Hesters Way Directory 2015 can be picked up at Hesters Way and Springbank Community Centres and an online version of the magazine and the new map can be downloaded from the link above.

Speed Networking Event

The next Business Breakfast will take place on Wednesday 31st May 8am – 9am at JTs Cafe at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre and will feature speed networking!

Speed networking is the business version of speed dating. However, in speed networking events, the participants readily share contact information with each other and decide themselves who they will follow up with. This type of event can provide exposure to a lot of people in a short amount of time. It is a way to let others know who you are and what you are looking for, whether new customers or clients, business or sales leads, or a new job or internship.

Round Robin Format Moves Briskly The typical format for speed networking is called a round robin. The event leader will usually ring a bell, sound a buzzer, or blow a whistle to indicate the beginning and end of each round. Once the round begins, you introduce yourself and your purpose for being there, share your business card and perhaps, business brochure. A few questions and answers back and forth can quickly clarify if there is any potential for a follow up phone call or meeting. At the halfway point, the conversation switches to the second person, who introduces themselves and their reason for attending. After a second exchange of information, the event leader rings a bell and you move on to the next person.

Preparation for Speed Networking

  • Practice a 60-second statement that includes your name, title or occupation, and what you are looking for, such as information, leads, a job or internship. Some people like speed networking because you get right to the point and there is no time for small talk.
  • Make sure you have a supply of business cards ready. Sometimes event planners will suggest a number; bring at least 30. If you are unemployed at the time, get business cards with your contact information and occupation printed on them.
  • Assemble brochures, resumes or other type of handout, if applicable.
  • Bring a pen, notepad, and your appointment calendar with you.
  • Usually attire is either business or business casual. Check with the organizers if it is not stated.
  • Remember that you have a few seconds to make a positive first impression.

Don’t forget to have fun!!

Stories and adverts needed for Viewpoint

Viewpoint is a local magazine promoting activities events and  great stories across the west of Cheltenham. The next 32 page full colour issue will be published in late June 2017.  

We’re looking for topical stories, photos, adverts and articles to for publication by Friday 9th June.

Distribution of 6,000 issues continues via the schools, shops and community facilities and door to door in Hesters Way, Springbank, Fiddlers Green, St Marks, Rowanfield, Arle and St Peters.

Adverts If you want to take out an advert – See the advert sizes and prices

Articles – If you are a local group please send us a good story or project for us to publish; stories should be up to 350 words plus 2 jpeg photos. If you just want to tell us about it we can write the story for you!!

If you would like to have copies displayed in your outlet please let us know.

Back issues are available here We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Business in the Community Breakfast

The next Business Breakfast will take place on Wednesday 26th April 8am – 9am at JTs Cafe at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre.

The newly installed Business in the Community representative Steve Mitchell will be coming along to showcase the plans for 2017-18.

Here is some background information regarding Business in the Community and the Business Connector Role;

Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future

A Business Connector identifies local needs and helps to create cross-sector partnerships

Collectively Business Connectors are changing the culture of how business, the public sector and communities collaborate for the benefit of these sectors and the wider society

The Business Connector programme increases the positive impact of business in local communities by harnessing the expertise and energy of business people to tackle local challenges

BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY

THE PRINCE’S RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS NETWORK 

 

Easter Viewpoint Magazine

We at Hesters Way Partnership (HWP) are keeping the West Cheltenham residents up to date with all that’s best in the area via the Easter VIEWPOINT Magazine .

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!

www.hwpartnership.org.uk/ or contact the Hesters Way Partnership office: 01242 575638 / 228262 jennyperkin@hwpartnership.org.uk

Free copies of our Hesters Way Directory 2016 can be picked up at Hesters Way and Springbank Community Centres and an online version of the magazine and the new map can be downloaded from the link above.

 

 

 

 

New “S” Bus starts today

We are delighted to announce the start of a new bus route serving the West Cheltenham area. The  S BUS ROUTE will commence on March 15th and link Hesters Way, St Marks and Springbank every Wednesday afternoon. This news comes as some consolation to the local community since the loss of the “C” route along Springbank Way. The new “S” bus (in black on the map) is being provided by Community Connexions thanks to a subsidy from the Gloucestershire County Council. If you hold a Concessionary Bus Pass you will be able to travel on the bus for FREE as usual.

The bus will start at Shelley Road travel west to Tennyson Road and then Brooklyn Road, past the library to Coronation Square. It will then leave the Square on Marsland Road and head off to the Springbank Community Centre via Wentworth, Dunster and Springbank Roads. On its return from Springbank it will retrace its journey to Coronation Square then following Princess Elizabeth Way to Shelley Road.

So if you want to visit the shops in Tennyson Road or on the Square or the community centres then the “S” bus could be just the ticket!

The route will link up well with the other local bus services notably at;

Coronation Square  (A / F bus)

Tennyson Road   (F bus)

Springbank Road (C bus)

Please take a look at the ‘S’ Bus timetable below.