West Cheltenham Directory 2018

We have worked with partner agencies and local residents to develop a directory of resourses for the West Cheltenham area. These include parks and gardens, sports clubs and societies, community buildings, councillors names and contact details for everything our partners get up to !

West Cheltenham Directory 2018

Thanks to all those organisations who supplied new or updated details for the directory. If you notice errors or would like to suggest new inclusions or revisions please let us know and we’ll update as soon as we can!

Click here here to see a map of all the directory entries. To navigate the map choose the sections you are interested in on the left hand key.

Savers Store opening soon

From the look of the shopfront it appears that the new Savers store will be opening very soon. Coronation Square shops are looking increasingly full with new additions including The Britsh Heart Foundation making the shops a place to visit. To add to the festuve spirit local traders will be celebrating Christmas with a lights switch on this Friday 8th December from 6pm.  All welcome!

Children and Young People’s Group Meeting

The next Children and Young People’s Group Meeting will be held at Hesters Way Community Resource Centre on Thursday 7th December from 2- 3.30pm.

If you are involved with running services and activities for young people and would like to engage with similar organisations from West Cheltenham then please feel free to come along.

The agenda can be found here;

CYP Agenda 7 12 17

And minutes of the last meeting here;

CYP Minutes 28 9 17

Please contact Rachel Shingler to confirm your attendance or to have your name added to our mailing list

AGM 2017 and Partners and Community Safety Meeting

Dear members, directors and partners,

Please see the documents below the documents relating to our AGM on Monday November 20th. The order of events is a sfollows;

4.30pm Company meeting (HWP Directors)

5.15pm Refreshments and nibbles

5.30pm AGM

6.00pm Partners and Community Safety Meeting

7.00pm Close

AGM Documents

Annual Review 2016-17

Partnership AGM Presentation

Hesters Way Notice AGM November 2017

Agenda AGM 20.11.17

AGM minutes 21 11 16

Partners and Community Safety Documents

Agenda HWP Partners meeting 20.11.17

Partners minutes 17 07 17 AH




The next West Cheltenham Business Breakfast will take place on Wednesday 29th November 8am-9am at JTs Cafe at in the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre and will feature a presentation on;


We will also be holding the annual festive meal at 12.30pm on Wednesday 13th December at JTs cafe. The main course will be a full xmas offering for only £5, a cheaper vegetarian option will also be available. If that doesnt fill you up there’s also an optional pudding for an extra sum, negotiable with Jim !

Winter 2017 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 VIEWPOINT Winter 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 updated 2018 version of the magazine and the new map can be downloaded here.

Unconscious Bias

The next West Cheltenham Business Breakfast will take place on  Wednesday 25th October 8am – 9am at JTs Cafe at in the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre and will feature a presentation on;

Unconscious Bias by Clare Peterson (UoG)

What’s it all about?

Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick judgments and assessments of people and situations, influenced by our background, cultural environment and personal experiences

Clare will help to us to explore;

  • The definition, causes and nature of unconscious bias;
  • Raise awareness of how unconscious bias impacts on behaviour and decision-making;
  • Increase awareness of strategies to identify and manage our biases.

Sounds interesting I think, why not come along and find out for yourself!

Free to attend, full english breakfast £5, all welcome.

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!


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