IT'S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE POWER
Cheltenham Connect is a highly successful local community initiative that was founded in 2009 and that has gone on to be one of the fastest growing and most active initiatives in Cheltenham. It was set up with the aim of strengthening and empowering the residential and trading community of South Cheltenham (which in Cheltenham Connect terms is Leckhampton, Naunton Park, The Bath Road (south), The Suffolks, Tivoli and The Park) and anyone in Cheltenham can become a member, especially if you are interested in supporting the area.
Since the time of our launch we have been doing a lot! From ‘Buy Local’ campaigns and craft fairs, to local business networking, history projects, low carbon initiatives, garden and crop shares, lunches, workshops and film showings there is always something going on. You can see a list of our 2011-2013 activities here.
We have four main action groups (including our new Health and Wellbeing Group) that you can sign up to below and each of these runs its own activities. We really care about the environment so have now also developed our own Green Charter. We produce a regular newsletter that you can sign up to here and you can also access our newsletter archive.
We have also developed two other websites for key projects and you can see these in the left-hand side panel and on www.cheltenhamsouthtown.org (our local history project) and www.connectmystreet.org (our 'greening the Bath Road' project. http://cheltenhamconnect.weebly.com/what-community-means-to-me.html
COME AND JOIN US!
What it is really about is showing how much we all care about the area and that people can achieve amazing things by getting together. We work hard but have a lot of fun so come and help us grow!
NEW EVENTS TEAM
We now also have a new events team that is busy thinking up fun ideas. Please let email@example.com know if you want to help.
SEE THE FOUNDER"S VIEW ON WHAT MAKES COMMUNITY here
Cheltenham Connect is all about ideas that we then help make happen so if you have something that you think would interest others and help our community please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively you can pop in and see members of the core group at one of our regular Wednesday evening get-togethers at the Exmouth Arms. We tend not to meet during the main national holidays or during July and August though.
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HEALTH AND WELLBEING ACTIVITIES
Local Leckhampton meditation group. For more details contact email@example.com
The police are currently offering free crime prevention surveys to reduce the levels of burglaries. Please let Ross Nicholl, our local community support officer, know if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org
We have just started to look for development funding to enable us to start similar initiatives in other communities. Let us know if you are interested!