Author Archive Dan Millin

Gardners Lane Children's Centre Event

Gardner's Lane Children's Centre are having a Christmas Fun Day on Wednesday 19th November at Cheltenham Town Hall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. below is the poster with more details.


October Newsletter

newsletter_icon (1)The October newsletter has been delivered to you, we hope you enjoy reading it and would like to get your comments on what is in the newsletter, along with what you would like to see put into it in the future.


Ring: 07914 347 483

Elmfield Park Development

The first phase of the Elmfield Park development, which was to insert railings around the play area to make it a safer place to play for the community has been completed.

This development was implemented because of the thoughts and opinions that were expressed in the community engagement activities that took place on the 6th June this year, these being 'The Picnic in the Park' and 'BBQ at the Adam & Eve', and through further engagement activities.

As a result of these events the idea to make the area a safer place to play came out as one of the top priorities, and it was decided by the steering group to target this as a good starting point for two of the project's four aims.

These two aims being targeting are to 'make the area safer and cleaner' and the other to 'develop more things to do and places to go in our community'.

There are future plans for the site which will be funded by the Big Local and have been displayed in the July newsletter on page 4, a copy of which can be found by copying the following link in to your browser:

Further improvements for other playing facilities in the area has been budgeted for in the current draft plan, which can be viewed by clicking on the Big Local Plan header on the website.

We hope to hear from more residents about their ideas for the area and together we can achieve the overall vision for the community 'An inspiring community of
supportive neighbours'.


Let us know what you think!


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On the 1st September we are holding a consultation at The Rock between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to get your opinions on the draft Big Local Plan which will be submitted by the end of September.

Once the plan has been submitted the money for the project will be secured with an initial budget of £200,000 being allocated for the first two years. If you want to change anything in the plan or add more ideas then this is your last chance to 'Have Your Say' before the plan is submitted.

The draft plan can be found under the Big Local Plan tab on this website where there is a link to view the draft, complete with the budget for the first two years.

Alternatively, if you cannot attend the consultation on Monday 1st September then you can:

Email your thoughts to:

Ring or text: Sean on 07806 812190 or Dan on 07914 347483

Tweet us: @BigLocalChelt

Facebook us: The Big Local Project Cheltenham

Or stop the community workers in the street.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts 🙂

Table top sale

There will be a table top sale and activities for all on the 9th August 12-4 on the green space near to Cheltenham Saracens Football Club.

Activities will include bouncy castles and sport games and the event has been part funded by the St.Peter's and The Moors Big Local.

Come along and join in with your community!

June Newsletter


Your June newsletter is now here and has been delivered by your two community workers!

If you have misplaced your newsletter then the link below will display it for you, there is also the community drop-in session tonight (30th) at St.Peter's Church from 4 pm to 7 pm and we hope to see you there! 



The Rock Community Cafe pilot

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We are pleased to announce that The Rock are going to be piloting a community cafe within St.Peter's church, where tea, coffee and food will be being served by the young people who The Rock are supporting.

This pilot has come about as a result from the communities answers from the questionnaire that was given out at our events on the 6th June and from general interaction with you the residents. The dates for the pilot have been distributed on a flyer with our monthly newsletter and displayed below.

The dates for the pilot are:

Monday 7th  July: 15:30 - 17:30

Thursday 10th July: 12:00 - 13:30

Monday 14th July: 15:30 - 17:30

Thursday 17th July: 12:00 - 13:30

Monday 21st July: 15:30 - 17:30

Tuesday 22nd July: 16:30 - 18:30

Wednesday 23rd July: 12:00 - 13:30

We look forward to your attendance.

For those who are not aware St.Peter's Church is situated along the Tewkesbury Road opposite Waterloo Street. If you would like any more information on these events or how to get St.Peter's Church then please contact one of our community workers or The Rock.

Contact details are on the flyer below:

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Community drop-in


On the 30th June we are holding a community drop-in event at St.Peter's Church between 16:00 and 19:00. This is your chance to have a more in depth say on the proposed projects for the area, which are going to be written into the Big Local Plan. This is important because once the projects are written into the plan we can then secure the one million, and begin to make your proposed projects a reality.

There will also be plans for the Elmfield Park railings on display and we will welcome your views on these, as well as your ideas on future developments, of not just Elmfield Park but for other areas that could be used for playing activities.

This is also a chance to meet other members of your community and some of the steering group along with the two community workers. For more information or directions to get to St.Peter's Church then please contact one of our community workers.

Dan: 07914347483

Sean: 07806812190

June 6th Events

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We would like to say thank you to everyone who attended the Picnic in the Park and Beer & BBQ events on the 6th June, and completed the short questionnaire for us, the feedback received through the questionnaire answers will be invaluable for the future development of projects in the area.

If you could not attend the events then the monthly newsletter will be posted soon with an attached questionnaire ready to be filled in and sent back to a collection point which will be stated on the newsletter, alternatively you can give one of our community workers a call and they will be willing to collect the questionnaire from your location.

We hope that everyone enjoyed the events and look forward to receiving your feedback!


Elmfield Park update

Good news!

The proposal of railings to be put up around the children's play area in Elmfield Park has moved a step closer, with Cheltenham Borough Council offering to match what ever money The Big Local inputs. This would not have been possible without the valuable input from members of the community, and now means that in the future the younger people can play safely.