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 Boots Corner Meeting


St Paul's Road Area Residents Association - SPRA and the Civic Society are hosting a public meeting on 8th April, 6:30pm at St. Paul’s Church, St Paul's Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4EZ. Civic Society Chair, Andrew Booton, will chair and frame the debate. The purpose of the meeting is to try to creatively resolve the issues of Boots Corner and promote solutions, through the Cheltenham Civic Society, to the relevant authorities.

All are welcome but you will need to register for tickets (free) ahead of the event via the weblink below.

 AGM 20 March 2019

The Mayor of Cheltenham, Cllr. Bernard Fisher
Members to the well-supported 2019 Annual General Meeting
at Parmoor House.

At the end of the formal business, the Chair, Andrew Booton,
thanked retiring Trustees Maxine Melling, James Hodsdon,
LLoyd Surgenor and Lesley Whittal for their able services to
the society. In an unexpected, but much appreciated gesture,
each was presented with a miniature blue plaque.

Lesley Whittal, James Hodsdon, Mayor Cllr Bernard Fisher,
LLoyd Surgenor & Maxine Melling

In the Open Forum that followed, many members expressed
their views on the current appraisal of the society's 
accommodation needs going forward, and the suitability or
otherwise of Parmoor House. Chair, Andrew Booton
acknowledged the value of members questions and comments,
and confirmed that all matters would be considered in the
ongoing premises review.

Members Survey

All Members - your help is needed! Organisations like ours must
satisfy the needs and expectations of their members, otherwise
they don’t flourish. We would love to hear your views on how we
run the society and what we do. Whatever the answer, we really
need your feedback, so that we can offer the right things in
future. Please click HERE to complete the survey and send it
back. The closing date is now 31 March 2019.


February 2019
Paradise Lost

We heard a fascinating talk by member, Jim Markland, on 5 February, on the myriad links between Cheltenham and the Cotswolds, and the Indian sub-continent during the period of British influence. There are very few architectural examples of that influence in Cheltenham, but memorials in churches and churchyards abound. However, one of the gems was the market entrance that once stretched across what is now Bennington St. It was designed by Cheltenham architect, Edward Jenkins, and dates from 1822-23. It was demolished in 1867 and the market removed from the centre of town in 1876.


January 2019
Winter Party


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."

January 2019
e-Bulletin No. 27

Welcome to our first e-Bulletin of 2019, which you can see in full here. Please feel free to forward the bulletin to friends and colleagues.

We had a very interesting first Policy & Research Group meeting in early January and our next is scheduled for Saturday 9 February at 10.30am.  We are refining projects to get stuck into and we’re mulling over a more enticing name but if you are interested in shaping the way we think about issues affecting the town, please drop me a line or turn up to the meeting.

Andrew Booton, Chairman
Cheltenham Civic Society

Upcoming Events


Cheltenham Civic Awards
Presentation & Lecture
Wednesday 10 April 2019
6.00pm at Chapel Arts, Knapp
Cheltenham GL50 3QQ
Presentations by the Mayor,
Cllr Bernard Fisher, to be 
followed by a lecture Igniting
The Urban Regeneration Fuse by George Ferguson CBE PPRIBA RWA

Planning Forum


Applications discussed at the
19 March Planning Forum 

PO Depot, Carlton Street
6 new dwellings & 2 office units
Kidnappers Lane
Outline application for up to
25 new dwellings
To see details of the Society’s
formal response click below.