EU Settled Status Scheme

1. When you can apply

The EU Settlement Scheme is open. You can apply now if you meet the criteria.

1.1 The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.
Which status you get may depend on when you apply.
1.2 If the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
You will need to be living in the UK before it leaves the EU to apply. The deadline for applying will be 31 December 2020.

2. What is the EU settlement scheme?

The Home Office EU Settlement Scheme has been designed to provide EU citizens and their families with a route to living and working in the UK beyond 31 December 2020.

3. Do EU citizens need permanent residence?

As an EU national, you automatically acquire the right of permanent residence in another EU country if you have lived there legally for a continuous period of 5 years.

Helpful videos about…

The EU Settlement Scheme (very simply,  English language, very informative) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMa0E3cGHk&t=71s

A short video about EU Settlement – How to Apply

EU settled status application scheme walk-through (long one)

EU settled status walk-through – applying for children

Guide in the Polish language with handy links for Polish citizens

Guide in the Polish language from gov.uk for Polish citizens

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/settled-status-for-eu-citizens-and-their-families-translations.pl?fbclid=IwAR0GlDVsm3w0vPlnD09ZB_N_fmwLI2IB9cvz1gnFKvr9ErHZGp6Xl5uULrM#przegld

Street Art Workshop

We’ve teamed up with Cheltenham Paint Festival thanks to a successful bid by Think Travel to GWR to produce a piece of street art at the railway station.

Dice 67 and Slaz will be gathering ideas for a new piece and would like you to help them with ideas for artwork to be painted on the bridge opposite the Charlie Chaplin mural.

If you’ve got some bright ideas or would like to learn some of the basic techniques in design then drop in to Popeyes on Saturday 28th! See below for details

You can also see the new art work which has been painted on the side of the chippy – its fantastic.

All welcome 🙂

Urban Art at Hesters Way Centre

We’ve just commissioned some urban art at Hesters Way!

Just days after the end of the fantastic Cheltenham Paint Festival, HWP were offered the artist Samer to paint on the wall at Hesters Way Community Resource Centre. His work in Cheltenham includes the “gannets” adjacent to Woody’s veg stall on the High Street from 2018 and the “cat” on Albion Street form the 2019 festival.

Flower Bird was completed on September 12th and we hope you’ll agree adds a superb new perspective to the centre.

Flower Bird by Samer 2019

Summer Sports Drop In at MUGA

A sports drop-in a will take place over the summer holidays including coaching from Bridge Football Academy at the MUGA next to Oasis on Coronation Square. Activities will start at 2pm and run till 4.30pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout the holidays from 29th July

Easter Urban Art Project

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

Public Art in KGV 4

THE DRAGON

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.

OPENING

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.