News

Cheltenham's Growth and GWR

Cheltenham is on the up. Our secondary schools have more funding; our GCHQ-backed cyber innovation centre is transforming the town into a powerful tech brand; our festivals are going from strength to strength; and new restaurants and businesses are opening.

Boot's Corner

The closure of Boot’s Corner is creeping ever closer. Royal Well Road is being reconfigured. New traffic signs will be going up behind the Muni. Within a matter of months one of Cheltenham’s key arterial routes will be blocked off.

National Health Service

The pressures on our NHS have been front and centre in recent days. But amidst the national coverage I wanted to celebrate one local statistic which, surprisingly perhaps, has received little if any media attention.

Cheltenham in 2018

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful celebration, be it in Cheltenham or elsewhere.

Plastic Pollution

I warmly welcomed the news this week that the Environment Secretary Michael Gove is planning a robust set of measures to dramatically cut plastic pollution.

Tiffin Cup

Some of the country’s top curry chefs will all do battle as the finest South Asian restaurants in the UK fight it out to be crowned the nation’s best.

And the Spice Lodge will be representing Cheltenham.

EU Nationals

This week marked the agreement between the UK and the EU27 on the first phase of the labyrinthine Brexit negotiations. There’s a long way to go – Churchill’s ‘end of the beginning’ quote comes to mind - but this was a crucial and welcome milestone.