Alex Chalk launches search for his own apprentice

Cheltenham's MP, Alex Chalk, has kick started the search for his own apprentice. The successful candidate, who will be based in Mr Chalk's constituency office, will undertake tasks including casework, diary management and producing policy briefings, while also completing a Business and Administration apprenticeship at Gloucestershire College.

Chalk hails “lifeline’’ for those living in broadband “e-poverty” at Cheltenham’s first Broadband Summit

Cheltenham’s MP, Alex Chalk, has hailed as a “lifeline’’ guarantees won for Cheltonians living in so-called ‘‘e-poverty’’ at last week’s Broadband Summit. The summit was organised by Mr Chalk and attended by senior representatives from BT, Virgin Media and the Government-backed Fastershire scheme. It saw the town’s MP seek help for hundreds of Cheltonians who are struggling to get by on sub-2MB/second download speeds. Now Mr Chalk has won a pledge to help those worst affected, with the offer of satellite assistance. 

Chalk welcomes Eagle Tower U-turn

Cheltenham's new MP has welcomed a decision by the prospective owners of Eagle Tower to withdraw their controversial application to convert the building into flats.

Chalk warns of ''hammer blow'' to town if Eagle Star Tower conversion goes ahead

Cheltenham's newly elected MP, Alex Chalk, has warned of a ''hammer blow'' to the town if the proposed Eagle Star Tower conversion goes ahead.The Eagle Tower is Cheltenham's only major tower block, providing around 1.3 hectares of high quality office space. It is currently home to some of the town's most important employers, including key creative firms such as Room 58 and Camargue, as well as a number of financial and tech companies. However, an application to convert the offices into 96 flats has been submitted by the buildings owners, with a decision on the proposal likely to be made in mid June.