We will be holding a fun photo competition for all ages, over the next few months.
Each fortnight will have a different theme, though you can of course start taking photos for any of them now!
The themes will be:
Plants and the Environment, 27th April til 10th May Where I Live, 11th May til 24th May Before and After, 25th May til 7th June Pets and Animals, 8th June til 21st June
There will be a prize of £10 Tesco giftcard for each age group in each category, winners will also get their photo featured on this website, our Facebook Page, and in next year's calendar. We hope to hold an exhibition later in the year.
Age groups are: Up to 11 yrs old, 11 to 16, 16 and over.
You don't need an expensive camera, or lots of experience, just photos of things you are doing and seeing in our community.
You can enter by emailing your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, or posting them on our Facebook page, under the Photo Competition posts
Our Reduce Waste project is still running during the crisis, following government guidelines.
Please remember - Social distancing Bring own bags Food will be distributed to you Please disperse once collected
We are donation dependent and do not know the details of what we are being offered until we collect.
We will be ready from 9:15 until 11am or sooner if all items go
If you are unable to attend due to self isolation/health and no one can collect for you get in touch and we can arrange a delivery. Please contact Kelly on FB or by mobile
Community Conversation - Next 5 year Plan
Using the link on the homepage please let us know your feedback on the theme document and the projects we are looking to deliver over the next few years. Your support for this plan is important.
The feedback form is also automatic entry into our Prize Draw where you could win vouchers worth £100, so get involved!
Local Business Directory & Small Business Support Group
Join our Small Business Support Group on Facebook, for sharing of information and other help from other self employed people or small business owners. Just click on the link below.
We will be starting co-working sessions at Gas Green Community Centre once it is safe to do so!
We will also be compiling a directory of local businesses, so if you would like to be included, please contact email@example.com
New member of staff
Back in February, Ali English joined the project as our Big Local Community Link. Ali will be out and about meeting residents, groups, attending Big Local community projects and events and also linking with other organisation and their activities. Her role is to listen to the community, encourage involvement, empower residents to take positive action for their community, sharing community opportunities for personal development through training, skills sharing and peer support
Ali will be working Monday, Wednesday and Thursday's with the flexibility to work outside these days to attend events and support community need.
The Big Local Stadium - Sponsor
SPTM Big Local is now the proud sponsor of the Cheltenham Saracens & Cheltenham Town Ladies FC home ground at Petersfield Park for 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.
This sponsorship enables the ongoing support of discounted entry for local residents to all home games, free hosting of weekly coffee morning and free venue for outdoor events and activities delivered by Big Local.