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SPJARA consultation - tell us your views
We think it's important that all local people are aware of what SPJARA is trying to do for the area and for its community. So we propose a slightly revised strap line as follows:
“Working for the interests of all local residents"
And to describe our work as being of four kinds:
o We help to protect and improve the environment within and around our area
o We seek to strengthen the local community within and around our area
o We help local people to meet, socialise and support good causes
o We get things done, working with others wherever possible.
Please send any comments you may have on these proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 July
Bath Road. Extra pedestrian Social Distancing space
Gloucestershire County Council will introduce a Social Distancing scheme on the Bath Road. The work is intended to be completed by Friday 29th May.
The scheme will provide additional space for pedestrians by reallocation of road space currently used for on-street parking.
The full description of the works is available here...
'Thank You' to the University
The Park Campus belongs to the University of Gloucestershire but they kindly allow local residents to use this lovely space. It's a privilege at any time, but especially so when we all need somewhere to exercise - to walk, run or kick a ball with the kids - during the lockdown. SPJARA chair, Clair Chilvers, has written to the Vice Chancellor, Stephen Marston, to thank him on behalf of local residents. An excerpt:
"It's very important for our physical and psychological health. Just being able to see the primroses in flower and the signs of spring is very cheering".
The Bath Road shops
Now, more than ever, we realise what a great set of shops we have on the Bath Road. Click here to find out the latest information we have on things like
Please email us email@example.com to suggest additions.
The Bath Road Utility boxes - a bit of good news!
SPJARA has helped pay for the decorating of two new utility boxes in Bath Road - see here
SPJARA comments on two recent planning applications
- we object to a proposed extension in Tryes Road
- we like a new house proposed for Painswick Road
details here .....
Because of the Coronavirus situation, we have to postpone:
Garden Party Latest..
We had hoped that our Garden Party might proceed, but it does seem that for a variety of reasons, it would not be appropriate. Instead, we are mulling over a lower-key, socially-distanced event. It won't be the same, but it might raise a smile and lift the spirits.
Check back here for details......
About Cheltenham Connect:
Cheltenham Connect is run entirely by volunteers and aims to help strengthen the residential and business community of South Cheltenham. Everyone from across the town and further afield is welcome to join in with any of our events.
Community Volunteer Scheme
SPJARA has introduced a 'good neighbour' scheme during the pandemic. Anyone who, for any reason needs to self-isolate can avail of this free service.
SPJARA widens its shopping service to include NHS staff in the SPJARA area!
Recognition for Volunteers!
The Council's Community Hub
If you are self-isolating or know of a vulnerable or elderly neighbour, consider the facilities provided by Gloucestershire County Council's Community Health hub. Everything is clearly explained there and the form is quite simple to complete.
Before doing that however, it might be worthwhile to check SPJARA's Community Volunteer Scheme which might be enough to address your needs.
Contact number - 01452 583519
Cheltenham Mayor Foodbank Fund
You can donate in any of the following ways:
Government Guidelines on Covid-19
Who or what is SPJARA?
Why not join SPJARA? It's just £5.
- We help to protect and improve our area -
- see Stuff we Do
- We help local people to meet and socialise -
- see Social Events
- We get things done
- We are always looking for ways to make our area better.
We look forward to meeting you soon
* SPJARA started life as 'St Philip and St James Area Residents' Association', but a name change to its initials SPJARA was agreed in 2018. Hence the rather awkward name!