Census 2021 – Sunday March 21st

Households across Cheltenham will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring. The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. Understanding the needs of the nation helps everyone from central government to organisations, such as councils and health authorities, plan and fund public services across England and Wales. Census outputs inform where billions of pounds of public funding is spent on services like transport, education and health – on cycle routes, schools and dental surgeries.

Census day will be on March 21, but households will soon receive letters with online codes explaining how they can take part. The census will include questions about your sex, age, work, health, education, household size and ethnicity. And, for the first time, there will be a question asking people whether they have served in the armed forces, as well as voluntary questions for those aged 16 and over on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Results will be available within 12 months, although personal records will be locked away for 100 years, kept safe for future generations.

For more information and advice on how to answer the questions, visit www.census.gov.uk

MUGA half term sports coaching

We’ll be running our sports coaching project again this half term in partnership with Bridge Football Academy and Cheltenham Town F.C. The project is run in line with the FA’s Covid safety guidance.

All boys and girls in the 8-16 age group are welcome.

West Cheltenham Parks Survey

Hesters Way Forum is gathering information to help improve our local parks and to present ideas for the green landscape developments in the new Cyber Hub and Garden Village project west of Springbank and Fiddlers Green.

Ideas will be incorporated into the Hesters Way Neighbourhood Plan

Please complete this quick survey (2 minutes) to give us your opinion.

Click the image to complete the survey

M5 Junction 10 UPDATE

M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme

Gloucestershire County Council is currently consulting on an improvement scheme around M5 Junction 10. The scheme aims to support an increase in local housing supply and economic growth by removing constraints on the highway network and providing an integrated package of transport infrastructure. The scheme elements include an ‘all movements’ junction at M5 Junction 10, complemented by a new link road to the west of Cheltenham, and improvements along the A4019 and at Coombe Hill junction.

Consultation to identify the best location for the upgraded motorway junction will be open for 6 weeks from 00:01 on 14 October until 23:59 on 25 November 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with social distancing guidelines, all consultation information will be made available online: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/J10.

Have your say…

To find out more about the scheme and to complete the survey, search for www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/J10. You can also email GCC at M5Junction10@atkinsglobal.com for more information

Viewpoint Autumn 2020

The latest edition of Viewpoint is now available . We’ve included stories from residents from across west Cheltenham including updates from Hesters way Forum, the GEM project, Reclaim, #FeedChet,ehham and many more.

Viewpoint Autumn 2020

MUGA Summer 2020 Sports Coaching

We’re starting the MUGA summer football coaching sessions on 27th July. Each session will begin at 2pm and will be managed by Nick Housden and his Bridge Academy Football coaches

We’ll be following government guidelines for sport as interpreted by the FA and will be taking every precaution to ensure the safety of the coaches and the participants.

As well as hand sanitising and equipment cleaning will be asking participants for contact telephone numbers for participants to comply with the track and trace guidelines.

Its a drop in session which takes place every week day from 2pm until 4.30pm so feel free to come along any time.

A40 works – Subway closure

Arle Court subway closure

The pedestrian and cycle subway under the Arle Court Roundabout will be closed from Monday 29 June 2020 for several months. The works to the subway are fundamental to the overall scheme objectives, helping to provide additional capacity on Arle Court Roundabout and support reductions in congestion along the route.

There will be signs directing cyclists, walkers and runners to the safe alternative crossing near Telstar Way.