Cyber Hub Landscaping Meeting December 3rd

Cyber Hub Landscaping

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Landscape architects from AECOM on behalf of Locality have produced some very interesting designs for the Cyber Hub planned for the fields beyond Fiddlers Green. The Hesters Way Forum invites you to share your views on these plans.

We’ll be meeting on Monday December 3rd from 5.30pm – 7pm at Hesters Way Community Resource Centre.

Everyone Welcome.

Street Audit

On Monday 24th September we reviewed the street audits completed over the summer to see what implications they have for the future Neighbourhood Plan.

Here are the street audit results;

Hesters Way Forum Street Audit Analysis

We have invited representatives from Locality the government body who are overseeing the Neighbourhood Planning process to give us first hand help regarding the Cyber Hub development and its relationship with the Fiddlers Green Lane properties.

If you would like to attend a site visit with Locality and/or discuss the subsequent proposals please contact us on; info@hesterswayforum.co.uk 

We will be holding the next forum meeting once the drawing proposals are ready. Hopefully pretty soon!

Forum Application submitted 28th September 2017

The interim meeting of the West Cheltenham Forum on 28th September resolved to submit an application to the Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) for the designation of a Neighbourhood Forum based on the ward boundary of Hesters Way.

Having gathered over 30 signatures the group felt confident that they would be a considered relevant body with the aim of furthering the social, economic, health, education and environmental future of the ward.

The documents below were presented as part of the application;

There will now follow a 6 week consultation process concluding at 9am on Monday 27th November. Comments should be forwarded to localplan@chelteneham.gov.uk

CBC cabinet will make a decision regarding designation at their meeting on December 5th.

Members of the proposed Hesters Way Forum will be informed of the decision in due course.

Cheltenham West Vision

At the March Hesters Way Partnership  Paul Miller of Nash Partnership described the new  ‘Cheltenham West’ Vision

Paul explained that Nash Partnership are working jointly for CBC and CBH, and outlined the work done to date for the ‘Cheltenham West’ Vision.  Views had been sought from local residents on the area, some of which were good and some not so good, and also the aspirations for the area.

Paul gave a presentation based around the Cheltenham West Vision Public Consultation Leaflet, full details of which can be found here;

Continue reading “Cheltenham West Vision”

Next meeting 23rd July

The next meeting of the group will be on Monday 23rd July at 5.30 – 7pm at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre.

We’ll be reviewing the street audits done so far an going to look at the streets around Fiddlers Green Lane to assess the way the new Cyber Hub will interact with the current residential area.

Feel free to come along.

Next Meeting June 25th

The next meeting of the group will be on Monday 25th June at 5.30 – 7pm at the Hesters Way Community Resource Centre.

We’ll be reviewing the street audits done so far an going to look at the streets around Fiddlers Green Lane to assess the way the new Cyber Hub will interact with the current residential area.

Feel free to come along

Agenda 25th June Neighbourhood Forum Meeting

Next meeting Street Audit

At the next Forum meeting on Monday 21st May  we will be practising the skills we discussed in March with facilitators Elin and Barbara from GRCC.

Dont worry if you weren’t there in March, we’ll be in good hands again on the 23rd!

All attendees will be given a forum ID badge, pens and a survey sheet and will be gathering some interesting data from which to generate a profile of the ward. The details we’ll be collecting will include the following sorts of information;

  • What’s the condition of the roads and pavements
  • Are there any trees, what sort and in what condition
  • Is there ever any flooding
  • Is parking easy and does it affect traffic flow
  • Could we build more houses or community facilities
  • Is there scope for more cycle ways

Here is a presentation prepared by Barbara at GRCC of some of the ideas we discussed at the meeting;

HWF Street Audit BPO presentation ET 23.3.18

Here is the full (draft) street survey form;

Draft Street Survey HWF

If you’d like to get involved please come to the Hesters Way Community Centre at 5.30pm – 7pm and we’ll help you to get started! If you want to bring a friend along that would be great!

Looking forward to seeing you then.

Cheltenham West Vision

Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Borough Homes have engaged the services of the Nash Partnership to produce a vision for the development of the of CheltenhamWest.

Much of the area under consideration including the properties, businesses and parks lie within the boundary of the Hesters Way Forum and so will be of interest to the group as part of its aim to develop a Neighbourhood Plan for the Hesters Way ward.

The key principles of the proposed Vision for Cheltenham West are to:

Improve connections for pedestrians and cyclists across the Cheltenham West area
Improve connections to existing areas of open and green space
Create new facilities for community use along Princess Elizabeth Way
Change the character of the area by creating new landmark buildings or features
Maximise investment opportunities and connections to the proposed new
development in West Cheltenham.
Improve opportunity for investment in Coronation Square shops and facilities
Create new public spaces and improve the landscaping and play facilities in existing ones
For more information about the proposals please see;

April 23rd meeting – Street Audit

April 23rd meeting – Street Audit

At the next meeting the forum will be practising the street audit skills we learned about in March.

We’ll be gathering at the Hesters Way Community Centre at 5.30pm and going out on to the local streets. If you’d like to learn about how to conduct an audit on your own street come along and our friends at GRCC will show you how.