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Chalk pledges support for more inclusive travel

Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, has this week pledged his support for a new national campaign calling for more accessible travel and transport for young wheelchair users. Mr Chalk’s intervention follows the release of a report by disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz, which found 70% of wheelchair users and their families and carers are not able to travel as independently as they would like to and over 65% do not feel confident enough to use public transport.

Cheltenham lights up blue for World Diabetes Day

Two of Cheltenham's most iconic landmarks will light up in blue this Saturday (14 November) to raise awareness for World Diabetes Day.Following a request from the town's MP, Alex Chalk, The Cheltenham Trust, who manage Cheltenham's cultural venues, have agreed to light up Leisure at Cheltenham and Cheltenham Town Hall to recognise this rapidly growing public health concern.

Chalk calls for more accessible disabled toilet facilities in Cheltenham

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, is leading the campaign for more accessible toilet facilities in the town. He has described the need to improve access to facilities as a 'moral imperative'.Mr Chalk has taken his campaign to the very top, by raising the issue in Parliament last week. Questioning the Minister for Communities and Local Government, he highlighted both the moral need to make disabled toilets more accessible, as well as the business case, with better facilities encouraging more people to visit the town.

Cheltenham's MP hails town as a 'cultural powerhouse' in Parliament

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has heaped praise on the town's cultural institutions during a speech in Parliament. Seizing the opportunity to promote Cheltenham's iconic theatres, the Playhouse and the Everyman, he asked the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey what the Government ''are doing to support cultural hubs, such as Cheltenham's Everyman and Playhouse theatres, which are so important for the town's cultural offer and its economy during the rest of the year?''

Chalk welcomes further fall in Cheltenham unemployment

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has welcomed the latest unemployment figures released by the ONS, showing that there are 228 fewer people looking for work in Cheltenham today compared to a year ago.

Chalk calls for ‘joined up’ approach to Cheltenham’s public realm

Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, has called on Gloucestershire’s councils to adopt a ‘joined up’ approach to the town’s public realm. The move follows efforts by Mr Chalk to secure improvements to areas of Cheltenham’s public realm, including items of damaged or worn street furniture, lamp posts and street railings