Our story

In December 2012, St Peter’s and The Moors was selected as one of the 150 Big Local areas in England to receive at least £1 million from the Local Trust over 10 years!

Big Local is an exciting initiative that’s funded by the Big Lottery Fund, managed by Local Trust, and designed to bring together the talent, ambitions, skills, and energy of residents, groups, and organisations who want
to make their area a better place to live and work.

Our two year plan to transform the area was accepted by the Local Trust in December 2014 and since then, we have gone from strength to strength, engaging with more residents and reaching more people who have benefited
from what we have to offer.

Our long term vision for St Peter’s and The Moors is to be “An inspiring community of supportive neighbours.”

To make our vision a reality, we want to:

  • enable residents to be supportive neighbours;
  • help residents to make ends meet;
  • make the area safer and cleaner; and
  • develop more things to do and places to go in our community.

A lot of people enjoy living in St. Peter’s and The Moors and there’s a strong sense of community. However, unlike other areas in Cheltenham where there are concentrations of people living on low incomes, our area has
not previously benefited from regeneration funding.

This is why the SPTM Big Local project is a great opportunity for local residents to decide what changes would improve the area for the future, and how we can make it an even better place to live and work.

Our story

Meet the team

Photo: Saray Avery

Sarah Avery

SPTM Big Local Project Co-ordinator

Sarah loves making a difference and she brings honesty, energy, and an ability to bring people together for the good of the community.

With vast experience of working in Cheltenham and plenty of local knowledge, Sarah’s mission is to make the community a better and safer place to live where residents can thrive.

Meet the partnership

Alison Samways
Resident MemberShelley Dawson
Resident MemberEsther Cole
Resident Member

Michelle Robinson
Resident Member

Olivia Underhill
Organisational Member, Cheltenham Borough Homes

Destiny (Mandy) Belcher
Non-Resident Member, Youth RepresentativeGraham Roberts
Organisational Member, Saracens Football ClubCllr Flo Clucas
Organisational Member, Cheltenham Borough Council

Richard Gibson
Ex-officio Member, Locally Trusted Organisation (CBC)

Margaret Jackson
Ex-officio Member, Big Local Representative

Where do we make a difference?

The SPTM Big Local project delivers activities and projects that benefit the residents and businesses along the Tewkesbury Road from Brook Road up to the Honeybourne bridges, over to Hardwick Campus, down Swindon Road, round
to Bridge Street, and all of the areas in between.