Tree planting in Fiddlers Green Park

HW Forum has teamed up with Hesters Way Partnership, CPRE Gloucestershire, Cotswolds and Vale Ash Dieback Forum and Cheltenham Borough Council to plant 250 trees in Fiddlers Green Park to replace ash trees lost or likely to be lost to ash dieback. 

Funding for this project is from the CPRE, public donations to the Ash Fund, the Cotswolds Conservation Board Hesters Way Partnership and Cheltenham Borough Council.

A group of volunteers planted the first 180 trees on November 20th but there are still 70 to plant to finish the job!

If you’d like to volunteer to plant the trees as part of the improvements suggested by local people take a look at the poster below. We’ll need about 10 volunteers to get this done in time!!

All Welcome 

Neighbourhood Plan Flyer

Significant development proposals will have a huge impact on the future of West Cheltenham! The Neighbourhood Plan produced by the community for the community, will help make those proposals work for you.

The development of the Cyber Hub also known as the Golden Valley Project will bring considerable change to many West Cheltenham residents. Plans are being made to build a new estate to the west of Fiddlers Green and Springbank which will include office space for the cyber industries like Microsoft and over 1000 houses for families and local people. The details of these plans are yet to be revealed but the outline proposal has been approved by the Borough Council.

However, thanks to the Hesters Way Forum (HWF), we have a great chance to make those plans work for the community!

The HWF has been busy finding out what would make the area better and what projects should be included in the ward so that local people feel the benefit. We have put together a set of proposals under headings which people have said matter most to them.

The flyer here will be distributed to all households in the Hesters Way ward by early April 2021.

West Cheltenham Parks Survey Results

The Forum conducted an online survey via Survey Monkey to find out what people think of the parks in West Cheltenham, how often they visit and what could be done to make them better.

There was a great response to the surveys which were conducted by adults via social media links and by pupils from All Saints Academy and Pates. The Forum steering group would like to thank everyone for taking the time to complete the surveys. The information gathered will help shape the proposals included in the Neighbourhood Plan.

We have had the results translated into samples by a graphic designer. Here’s what the Fiddlers Green Park and Destination Park ( a park good enough to attract people from further away) might look like;

Destination Park with sample features

We have summarised the results in the graphs and tables below

Public Meeting Monday 25th January 6pm

The Hesters Way Neighbourhood Plan is developing FAST !! Come and discuss these important proposals for our area – we need to hear your views!

On the agenda will be discussion about the Neighbourhood Plan which includes proposals for the Hesters Way Ward including the following topics

· Parks · Employment · Transport · Community projects

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 890 0053 1786
Passcode: 853612

West Cheltenham Parks Survey

We’re gathering information to help improve our local parks and to present ideas for the green landscape developments in the new Cyber Hub and Garden Village project west of Springbank and Fiddlers Green.

Ideas will be incorporated into the Hesters Way Neighbourhood Plan

Please complete this quick survey (2 minutes) to give us your opinion.

Click the image to complete the survey

M5 Junction 10 Improvements

M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme

Gloucestershire County Council is currently consulting on an improvement scheme around M5 Junction 10. The scheme aims to support an increase in local housing supply and economic growth by removing constraints on the highway network and providing an integrated package of transport infrastructure. The scheme elements include an ‘all movements’ junction at M5 Junction 10, complemented by a new link road to the west of Cheltenham, and improvements along the A4019 and at Coombe Hill junction.

Consultation to identify the best location for the upgraded motorway junction will be open for 6 weeks from 00:01 on 14 October until 23:59 on 25 November 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in line with social distancing guidelines, all consultation information will be made available online:

Have your say…

To find out more about the scheme and to complete the survey, search for You can also email GCC at for more information

West Cheltenham Planning Document Approved

The Cheltenham Borough Council approved the GOLDEN VALLEY DEVELOPMENT SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT on July 20th.

This document outlines the proposals for the cyber hub commercial estate and the residential developments to the west of Hesters Way, Fiddlers Green and Springbank.

Please see the link below to view the document