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Big Local Event!

Join us for fun on the green

Come and join in the fun at a FREE Big Local event on the green space between St Peter’s Close and Tewkesbury Road in the Moors estate, Cheltenham, from 11.30am to 3pm on Saturday 23 May 2015.

There will be free food and drink, live music, bouncy castles, drawing and badge-making, and seedling planting for everyone to enjoy.

The event gives residents the opportunity to join the Big Local volunteering programme and meet their neighbours; and shape what goes on in the St Peter’s and the Moors neighbourhood by sharing views on how to make the area cleaner, greener, safer place to live, with more things to do and places to go.

Naif Pierre, Big Local Project Coordinator, says: “There is something for the whole family to enjoy this bank holiday weekend. We hope that local residents can take some time out to come along to have some fun and meet their neighbours – and there will be the opportunity for residents to give their views on how to further improve the area for everyone.”

Cllr John Rawson, cabinet member for finance, says: “This is one of several Big Local events that will take place over the summer in St Peter’s and the Moors. This event aims to develop a sense of pride and ownership in residents over the shared spaces in the area.”

If you would like to join the conversation, offer your views, time, enthusiasm and skills to support communities in St Peter’s and the Moors, visit our website: or email:

If you are interested in getting involved in Big Local please contact us:

Website: Twitter: @CheltBigLocal Facebook: Cheltenham Big Local

Email: Work Tel: Dan Millin or Naif Pierre 07914 347 483/ 01242 700700

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Final Landscape Architecture Presentations!

On the morning of Tuesday 5th May, the Landscape Architecture students from the University of Gloucestershire presented to an audience at Gas Green Baptist Church, on their ideas for possible projects in the area. The audience included fellow students, residents from the Big Local area, the two Big Local workers and representatives from Gas Green.

This was part of the third year students final assignment for the module Design and Community, where they were asked to work with a community to come up with imaginative project ideas for the area, that encourage the community to come together. They were also required to take into account the aims of the St. Peter’s and The Moors (SPTM) Big Local, ensuring that their project could improve one of these.

As a result of engaging with the community through the Community Café, visiting Gardner’s Lane School and talking to people in their own time the four groups of students came up with the following possible projects:

  • A mural on the Tewkesbury Road retaining wall
  • Need 4 Seed - At home food growing project
  • Cheltenham Orchard (A community orchard)
  • Mucky Spade - A time bank gardening group

All four groups presented their proposed projects to a high standard with booklets being given out to demonstrate how their projects would work and what they would look like, there was also a model built to show the murals and food growing kits made.

We from the SPTM Big Local would like to say a big thank you to Scott and his students for putting in so much time and effort, which has built up a successful partnership between us and the Landscape Architecture department. We would like to wish all the students the best of luck in the future and look forward to working with the Landscape Architecture department again.   

Need 4 Seed present their food growing idea
Need 4 Seed present their food growing idea
Members of the audience listening
Members of the audience listening
Members of the audience look at  the plans
Members of the audience look at the plans
Mucky Spade present their idea
Mucky Spade present their idea
Scott says a few words
Scott says a few words