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

 

 

Crimestoppers

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;

Crimestoppers

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.

Summer Viewpoint

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 June 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 online version of the magazine and the new map can be downloaded from the link above.

Speed Networking Event

The next Business Breakfast will take place on Wednesday 31st May 8am – 9am at JTs Cafe at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre and will feature speed networking!

Speed networking is the business version of speed dating. However, in speed networking events, the participants readily share contact information with each other and decide themselves who they will follow up with. This type of event can provide exposure to a lot of people in a short amount of time. It is a way to let others know who you are and what you are looking for, whether new customers or clients, business or sales leads, or a new job or internship.

Round Robin Format Moves Briskly The typical format for speed networking is called a round robin. The event leader will usually ring a bell, sound a buzzer, or blow a whistle to indicate the beginning and end of each round. Once the round begins, you introduce yourself and your purpose for being there, share your business card and perhaps, business brochure. A few questions and answers back and forth can quickly clarify if there is any potential for a follow up phone call or meeting. At the halfway point, the conversation switches to the second person, who introduces themselves and their reason for attending. After a second exchange of information, the event leader rings a bell and you move on to the next person.

Preparation for Speed Networking

  • Practice a 60-second statement that includes your name, title or occupation, and what you are looking for, such as information, leads, a job or internship. Some people like speed networking because you get right to the point and there is no time for small talk.
  • Make sure you have a supply of business cards ready. Sometimes event planners will suggest a number; bring at least 30. If you are unemployed at the time, get business cards with your contact information and occupation printed on them.
  • Assemble brochures, resumes or other type of handout, if applicable.
  • Bring a pen, notepad, and your appointment calendar with you.
  • Usually attire is either business or business casual. Check with the organizers if it is not stated.
  • Remember that you have a few seconds to make a positive first impression.

Don’t forget to have fun!!

Stories and adverts needed for Viewpoint

Viewpoint is a local magazine promoting activities events and  great stories across the west of Cheltenham. The next 32 page full colour issue will be published in late June 2017.  

We’re looking for topical stories, photos, adverts and articles to for publication by Friday 9th June.

Distribution of 6,000 issues continues via the schools, shops and community facilities and door to door in Hesters Way, Springbank, Fiddlers Green, St Marks, Rowanfield, Arle and St Peters.

Adverts If you want to take out an advert – See the advert sizes and prices

Articles – If you are a local group please send us a good story or project for us to publish; stories should be up to 350 words plus 2 jpeg photos. If you just want to tell us about it we can write the story for you!!

If you would like to have copies displayed in your outlet please let us know.

Back issues are available here We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Business in the Community Breakfast

The next Business Breakfast will take place on Wednesday 26th April 8am – 9am at JTs Cafe at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre.

The newly installed Business in the Community representative Steve Mitchell will be coming along to showcase the plans for 2017-18.

Here is some background information regarding Business in the Community and the Business Connector Role;

Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future

A Business Connector identifies local needs and helps to create cross-sector partnerships

Collectively Business Connectors are changing the culture of how business, the public sector and communities collaborate for the benefit of these sectors and the wider society

The Business Connector programme increases the positive impact of business in local communities by harnessing the expertise and energy of business people to tackle local challenges

BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY

THE PRINCE’S RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS NETWORK 

 

Easter 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 Easter VIEWPOINT Magazine .

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 jennyperkin@hwpartnership.org.uk

Free copies of our Hesters Way Directory 2016 can be picked up at Hesters Way and Springbank Community Centres and an online version of the magazine and the new map can be downloaded from the link above.

 

 

 

 

New “S” Bus starts today

We are delighted to announce the start of a new bus route serving the West Cheltenham area. The  S BUS ROUTE will commence on March 15th and link Hesters Way, St Marks and Springbank every Wednesday afternoon. This news comes as some consolation to the local community since the loss of the “C” route along Springbank Way. The new “S” bus (in black on the map) is being provided by Community Connexions thanks to a subsidy from the Gloucestershire County Council. If you hold a Concessionary Bus Pass you will be able to travel on the bus for FREE as usual.

The bus will start at Shelley Road travel west to Tennyson Road and then Brooklyn Road, past the library to Coronation Square. It will then leave the Square on Marsland Road and head off to the Springbank Community Centre via Wentworth, Dunster and Springbank Roads. On its return from Springbank it will retrace its journey to Coronation Square then following Princess Elizabeth Way to Shelley Road.

So if you want to visit the shops in Tennyson Road or on the Square or the community centres then the “S” bus could be just the ticket!

The route will link up well with the other local bus services notably at;

Coronation Square  (A / F bus)

Tennyson Road   (F bus)

Springbank Road (C bus)

Please take a look at the ‘S’ Bus timetable below.