With the support of partners we have put together a flyer with a whole host of activities fore children and young people in West Cheltenham throughout the summer. Many of the fun happenings are FREE so check out what’s in store this summer.
The latest version of the Viewpoint magazine is hot off the virtual press and can be downloaded here. Hard copies will be distributed to the usual places next week. Hopefully that will herald the coming of summer!
The art work in KGV is now complete, the grass settle in over the summer but the seating can now be used. A plaque will be attached to the sleepers describing the work and how the sound mirrors work ready for the opening event which is proposed for Friday 13th September at 3pm.
Local young people enjoyed the urban art project over the Easter holidays helping artist Slaz (AKA Tim Martin) to create this fantastic mural at the Oasis Centre.
The design was inspired by ideas generated in the workshops in the centre and reimagined on a large scale on boarding attached to the adjacent fencing.
The young people learned about drawing letters and 3D effects as well as the difficult skill of working with spray paints. They were even given their own practice boards to take home.
Thanks go to The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and Bence for their sponsorship of the project
The piece of artwork here known as the Dragon was designed by Rob Olins, from Coleford in the Forest of Dean. Rob held workshops at the Hesters Way Library, Rowanfield Junior School and at the Easter Eggstravaganza 2017 at which people could work with him to come up with ideas for the piece.
The design is now finished and installation of two sound mirrors, a series of sleeper benches and linked paths is nearly complete.
The landscaping has been complemented by tree and wildflower planting.
The fencing will be removed once the seeds have germinated when everyone will be welcome to enjoy the new installation.
A Sports Drop-In and Graffitis project sponsored by The High Sheriff of Gloucestershire will take place over the Easter holidays when artist Tim Martin will run workshops to produce a piece of urban art on panels attached to the nearby fence. There will also be a sports coaching project at the MUGA running at the same time.
Oasis will be the hub of further activities for young people over the holidays so look out for exciting arts and crafts and food opportunities too. Its all action over Easter in the West of Cheltenham!
Saturday 6th April 2019 – The Easter Eggstravaganza returns for another year at Hesters Way and St Marks Community Centre, Brooklyn Road.
The usual array of local talent, fun activities and free raffle will be topped off this year with a special performance of the Local Vocals, the West Cheltenham Community Choir at 12pm. Dont miss it!
The latest update on the KGV art development form Tuesday 5th March in pictures
With the support of local community members and the 41st Scouts we planted 5 prunus sargentii (cherry trees) adjecent to the new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at Oasis on Princess Elizabeth Way.
The trees were sponsored by former Hesters Way and St Silas Vicar and HWP Chair, Philip Smith; former Councillor and Mayor and HWP director, Pat Thornton; Cheltenham Borough Homes and Hesters Way Partnership
Here are some photos of the planting
Work has begun in earnest at KGV and a great deal of progress has been achieved already. The initial dig revealed some of the detritis of the rubbish dump which originally existed on the site;
The ground was prepared with large diggers in readiness for the installating of concrete footings for the sound mirrors and the sleeper benches.
Rob welded the metalwork to give strength to the sound mirror mould
More to come soon!