Clerk: Ms Arlene Deane

Tel: 07739 719079

COVID - 19 information

If you are self-isolating and finding it difficult to prepare meals:

  • Cheltenham Long table offers 7 x home-cooked nutritionally balanced meals for £25. Ring 01242 323693 or email Cheltenham@thelongtable.com. Every meal bought helps fund free meals for those in need across Gloucestershire.

Cook Cheltenham, 248 Bath Road have a great selection of high-quality frozen ready meals and offer free delivery on orders over £40, or you can use their click and collect service. Simply telephone them on 01242 571464 to place a home delivery order or shop online.

If you are struggling financially, please know that help is available:

  • Message Springbank Community Food Bank through their FB page or for those that don't use Facebook send a text message to 07545 324225 before 10 o'clock in the morning and they will arrange delivery of a food parcel to you that day.
  • To get help from Cheltenham Food Bank, contact a referring agency such as Citizen's Advice or Social Services. They will provide a Food Voucher, and will arrange delivery on a Wednesday or Friday.

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Leckhampton with Warden Hill is one of only five parishes within Cheltenham Borough Council's area; much of Cheltenham is not parished, and is located in the south of Cheltenham.

It is a pleasant place to live, being conveniently situated for a wide variety of local amenities in and around Cheltenham. The area is served by several good schools.

The area is surrounded by a number of green open spaces, with Leckhampton sitting at the foot of Leckhampton Hill and centred around the medival parish church of St Peter's. Warden Hill is served by two churches, St Christopher's and the United Reformed Church, and has a local shopping area for the benefit of residents.

One of the main priorities of the parish council is to protect the area from over development and consequently the Council has spent a considerable amount of time gathering evidence to present to the planning authorities about how the proposals for development in the area contained in the Joint Core Strategy would be harmful to the area and residents.

Just over a year ago the Parish Council started monitoring air pollution and installed diffusion tubes around the Parish and also used a portable particulates monitor to carry out a series of readings
in Church Road, close to Leckhampton School. We are now trialling a new particulates monitor from PurpleAir, and plan to install 3 or 4 more around the parish. See our Air Pollution page

There are a number of community groups in the area also and you can find them in the directory section

The Council also strongly supports the young people of the area and was instrumental in having The Brizen Young People's Centre built. The building is now leased to the Parish Council by Cheltenham Borough Council and run by a small and conscientious group of trustees, led by its Chairman Dr Jodie Underhill and Parish Cllr Anne Regan the Vice Chair.

Latest News

Lockdown Community Project

An exciting new project Gloucestershire Libraries are running in collaboration with other local organisations to capture the experience of people living, working and studying in Gloucestershire during lockdown 2020.

A Life in Lockdown: In Your Words focuses on collecting a creative response to lockdown. We are inviting people to create, write, reflect and share their personal experiences. People can submit work in a wide range of formats from poems and short stories to vlogs, blogs, comic strips, short films and animations. Anything which uses words to record your own unique experience. More »

Selected submissions will be featured on our webpage, on our social media and in displays in our Libraries once they are open again. Visit our website to find out more www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/libraries/life-in-lockdown-in-your-words

Your voice is unique and we want to hear it! We welcome entries from the whole community and this project is open to people of all ages. We really want to champion diversity and ensure that our project is as representative as possible. It's important to us that every voice is heard and celebrated.

Please spread the word amongst your staff/members/volunteers/customers and share on social media or in newsletters and magazines.

We'd love to hear from you and you can contact us at LibrariesLockdownproject@gloucestershire.gov.uk

If you know someone who isn't online they can also make a submission by writing to Tewkesbury Library, Sun Street, GL20 5NX » Less

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:42 by Arlene Deane

Gloucestershire Stone Stiles Project

For centuries stone stiles have allowed pedestrian access across the countryside and as such indicated ancient pathways which predate land enclosure. Now they are threatened and rapidly disappearing. They understandably are seen by some as impeding walkers rather than protecting ancient rights of way. Their whereabouts are important historical landmarks, and can point to where farmsteads, barns, and villages, long since vanished, existed. More »

Before they are lost Peter Wilson, an active member and volunteer of CPRE Gloucestershire, with the support of Cotteswold Naturalists Field Club (CNFC), is seeking to create a record of all surviving Gloucestershire stiles. What he would welcome is that members, when out walking, take photos of stone stiles, record their locations, and send him the photos and location details.

There are three main types of stile; The Step, The Slit, and the Slab. It is the latter which is most endangered because for the less fit walker they are not easy to clamber over. Below are two local examples of how they are being discarded. In the first the slab remains to be overgrown and eventually lost as a way around it has been made and replaced with a less durable gate. In the second the slab has been removed and dumped.

See their website for examples of Slit and Step stiles
Photographs courtesy of Ann Dickinson, Barry Parsons and Maureen Arthur

Help to publicise this project.

Please share this email with anyone you think might be able to help us to create this record of an important part of the Gloucestershire countryside.

Click the links below to visit our website or to download a stone stile recording form. » Less

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:56 by Arlene Deane

K Bus reduced service

The "K" bus service will depart from Warden Hill Winchester Way bus stop at 10.45am and return from the Royal Well at 1pm.This is a reduced service and normal service will resume on September 1st"

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:09 by Arlene Deane