How you can get involved in the Forum

GETTING INVOLVED can sometimes seem daunting but there are lots of ways you can help:

  • talking to neighbours and friends
  • helping with consultation
  • distributing flyers on your road
  • sharing ideas
  • advertising and publicity
  • technical data analysis or environmental assessment

STAY IN TOUCH If you’d like to find out more you can use the following ways:

For future meetings and project updates see the website

To comment on twitter @hesterswayforum or facebook hesterswayforum


If you want to meet some of the group we’ll be at Easter Eggstravaganza in St Marks Community Centre on Saturday 24th March 11am – 1pm


Hesters Way Community Resource Centre all Mondays 5.30—7.00pm

  • 23rd April
  • 21st May
  • 25th June
  • 23rd July


If you would like to comment on the project feel free to contact the Chair, Charmian Sheppard on or give us a ring on 01242 575638


Application for Hesters Way Forum and area accepted

The Hesters Way forum and area were designated at a meeting of the Cheltenham Borough Councuil cabinet on December 6th 2017. This gives the forum the opportunity to progress plans to create a Neighbourhood Plan for the electoral ward of Hesters Way (see the map below)

If you are  interested in the future development of the area and would like to join the group please contact us. We will be holding public meetings in the new year on the following Monday evenings from 5.30pm;

  • January 29th
  • February 26th
  • March 26th
  • April 23rd
  • May 21st
  • June 25th
  • July 23rd

We look forward to seeing you then.

West Cheltenham Forum meeting Wednesday 13th September

The next West Cheltenham Forum meeting will be held at;

Hesters Way Community Resource Centre from 5.30-7pm on Wednesday 13th September 

We are pleased to announce that after conversations with elected representatives at CBC that we can confirm that a ward based application for a Neighbourhood Forum will be looked upon favourably by Cheltenham Borough Council’s Cabinet Committee (the group that has the power to designate Neighbourhood Forums and approve their areas).

Our task for the meeting is to agree which local ward or wards if any might be selected for applications to designate to keep local Neighbourhood Plans on track. Springbank ward having now been chosen as a Forum is leading the way.

This comes at a very opportune moment as the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) proposals are being brought forward. If agreed CIL proposals will require that representative local bodies such as a designated Neighbourhood Forums will be in a position to help the Borough Council manage funds for the benefit of each local community. The sooner we can have established forums the better we can help plan for the future.

Please let us know if you will be attending as we will be providing refreshments.

We are looking forward to seeing a good turnout, so please invite everyone who’s been involved and any others who might like to help!

Agenda 13th Sept Neighbourhood Forum Meeting (001)

NDP forum minutes 12th July 2017 FINAL

West Cheltenham Forum Meeting Wednesday 12th July

The next West Cheltenham Forum meeting will be held at;

Hesters Way Community Resource Centre from 5.30-7pm on Wednesday 12th July

We are pleased to announce that Rob Garnham and Giles Brockbank from the West Cheltenham development consortium will be attending. They keen to answer any questions you might have about the proposed JCS development in Springbank. If you didn’t attend the public consultation on 16th / 17th June you might be interested to see their website; which details the initial proposals.

We look forward to seeing you there

Agenda; Agenda 12th July Neighbourhood Forum Meeting

Minutes; NDP forum minutes 15th May 2017


West Cheltenham Forum Meeting Wednesday 17th May

West Cheltenham Forum Meeting; Wednesday 17th May from 5.30-7pm

We will be gathering to discuss progress in relation to the response from Cheltenham Borough Councillors to requests from the steering group to clarify their objections to the original area and forum. We hope to find solutions so that we can move forward with acceptable proposal


West Cheltenham Forum Meeting Wednesday 8th March

West Cheltenham Forum Meeting; Wednesday 8th March from 5-7pm (30 minutes earlier than usual)

Agenda 8th March Neighbourhood Forum Meeting

Strategic moves are being made across town which are of significance to West Cheltenham i.e. the next key consultation phase of the Cheltenham Plan (Part 1) This is our chance to prove the value of our Forum and come up with ideas to shape the Cheltenham Plan for the benefit of local people.

As such we will be dedicating the next Forum meeting to submitting our views via the online consultation portal.

To do that it would help if you register with CBC before attending the event. Here’s how to do it;

  1. Click here and fill in your details ;
  2. Receive an email from the site to activate your account
  3. To complete the consultation click and sign in here 

Alternatively here is a step by step guide to commenting at home provided by CBC

As you will see there are a very large number of detailed documents; we’ll be helping you find your way through these on the night.

We hope you can make it