On Sunday 13 January the annual Winter Party was held at Parmoor House, where members and guests enjoyed exchanging views and ideas over drinks and canapés. It was good to see several new members attending and enjoying the opportunity to meet other members."
2018 has been another productive year for Cheltenham Civic Society. Lesley Whittal and her team laid on a superb range of lectures. An impressive team of members came together to survey the High Street for Civic Pride Day and enabled the creation of our new Street Pride Group under Maxine Melling. Peter Sayers' Planning Forum continued to support the town with constructive feedback on planning applications and our relationships with Cheltenham BID, Cheltenham Development Task Force and Cheltenham Borough Council go from strength to strength. Our Great War Crosses Project under Freddie Gick has conserved the former grave markers, Pittville School’s research is nearing its conclusion and we’re working with the Council to finalise their permanent home. All this and more was captured by Fiona Clarke in the brilliant Our Town.
There are so many other activities and people I could mention but on behalf of the members, I wish to thank all our trustees and volunteers for making Cheltenham Civic Society such an energetic and stimulating society. On behalf of the Trustees, I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.
Chairman, Cheltenham Civic Society
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Volunteers conduct the Street Pride audit on Civic Day, July 2018
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A "full house" gathered to hear Jeremy Williamson give his
annual Civic Pride update. Members were happy to hear
that business in Cheltenham is in good shape, with newly
built offices being quickly snapped up. The fact that John
Lewis has opened a spacious new store in the town has
also increased confidence in trading. Members were
assured that the arrangements at Boot's Corner are
temporary and will be assessed after the trial period.
Applications discussed at the
15 January Planning Forum