The next Business Breakfast on 28th February 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: www.wevolution.org.uk
We’ve had a great response form stallholders for this years event and are now fully subscribed so thanks to every one who’s offered to come along.
As regular attendees will know we have a free to enter raffle at the event so if you would like to offer us a prize that would be much appreciated. So far Explore Learning have offered a month’s free pass to their shop in the Gallagher Retail Park and the Scouts have come up trumps too.
If you’d like to donate a prize please contact us on
If you would like to run a stall at the forthcoming Easter Eggstravaganza event on March 24th please let us know. Local groups can showcase their activities free of charge. We’re expecting the usual big turn out so why not drop us a line and book up!
The event features a free to entre raffle so if you’d like to offer a prize that would be much appreciated!
The steering group for the Hesters Way Plan are delighted to announce the first of the consultation meetings for the new neighbourhood development plan. The meeting will take place at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre on Monday 29th January from 5.30-7pm.
If you are intersted in joining the group and finding out how you can help with the planning process then come along. More information and an agendas will be available in the New Year.
Please see the table below listing the meeting dates for 2018.
For information about any of these please call 01242 575638 or see http://hwpartnership.org.uk/meetings
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 !
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.
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!
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;
And minutes of the last meeting here;
Please contact Rachel Shingler to confirm your attendance or to have your name added to our mailing list
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
6.00pm Partners and Community Safety Meeting
Partners and Community Safety Documents