Members

SEE OUR OTHER WEBSITES

              www.cheltenhamsouthtown.org

                  www.connectmystreet.org

THE STRUCTURE

Cheltenham Connect has been set up as an unincorporated membership association and is run entirely by local volunteers. You can see our constitution here.  CheltenhamConnectConstitution.pdf

The current steering group consists of:

Dave Savell - Chair
Angela Hawley
- Treasurer
Scarlett Harris 
- Secretary

Scarlett Harris and Karen Wilson - Joint Coordinators Buy Local Group
Belinda Wilson
- Coordinator Skillspace Group
Vanessa Ball- Events Team
Stuart Manton - Local History Project
Adrian Philips - Connect Streets Project/Cheltenham Green Doors
Debbie Smith - Newsletter Editor
Nigel Knowlman - Marketing and PR
Andy Rae - Marketing and PR


You can email any individual member by clicking on their name

Read our Vision

MEET US

The core team meets very informally every first Tuesday of the month at the Exmouth Arms. If you have any ideas of your own, or would like to meet members of the team, do come along! Please email scarlett@cheltenhamconnect.o.uk for more details.

CONTACT US
contact@cheltenhamconnect.co.uk

FUNDING AND SPONSORSHIP

We are completely self-funded, although we have now been the recipient of two Cheltenham Community Pride grants. Up until now we have run two major events a year - our Summer Festival and a Christmas Craft Fair - together with a number of smaller fundraisers. And we have had the help of more than 100 local sponsors. You can see our current list of sponsors here. We are enormously grateful for their support.

As our running costs, such as printing and insurance, have slowly been increasing we have just started a new monthly cash draw (that you can read about above) so that we do not have to worry about covering our basic overheads.

MEDIA COVERAGE

We have had masses of media coverage since we started and you can see the list here.

About Cheltenham Connect

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 scarlett@cheltenhamconnect.co.uk know if you want to help.

SEE THE FOUNDER"S VIEW ON WHAT MAKES COMMUNITY here


SEE US ON TWITTER! @cheltconnect

CONTACT US: you can contact us via contact@cheltenhamconnect.co.uk

GOT AN IDEA?

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 contact@cheltenhamconnect.co.uk.

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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LOCAL INFORMATION

HEALTH AND WELLBEING ACTIVITIES

 

Local Leckhampton meditation group. For more details contact ivanhatvany@gmail.com

 

GREEN ACTIVITIES

Friends of Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve

A chance to get involved in supporting and conserving your local, urban Nature Reserve. Activities and events for young and old. Visit www.pilleybridge.org.uk or call 01242 257617 for more details. Membership £4 for 3 years, juniors free.f

POLICING

Crime Prevention 
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 ross.nicholl@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

NON-EMERGENCY POLICE PHONE NUMBER
Not many people are aware of the new alternative to 999. The non-emergency number 101 is the number to use to call police if you have any concerns regarding suspicious people, situations etc. If you have any information that may help the police catch criminals, you can also use this number.

 

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CONNECT INITIATIVE?

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!

contact@connectlocal.org

 
 
 

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