Creating an Economic Plan for Cheltenham

We all want Cheltenham’s economy to thrive. A strong economy brings jobs and opportunities close to home, particularly for our young people. Prosperity also offers a pathway out of the deprivation which still exists at unacceptable levels in parts of our town. But if we are going to make Cheltenham a town of opportunity for all we need a plan - one with a clear vision and clear goals. 

Maggie's Culture Crawl

As many of you know, Maggie's is a fantastic charity working in Cheltenham, raising money for cancer sufferers and their families, as well as providing invaluable emotional support.

Cheltenham vs Gloucester

''Over the next 25 years I am sure that Gloucester will overtake Cheltenham on a number of criteria. We will carry on going up, Cheltenham will fall behind.” So said Richard Graham, the energetic and business-minded MP for Gloucester in an interview last month with the Citizen.

The British stiff upper lip

The British stiff upper lip. It’s engrained in our national psyche.  It’s a defence as strong and robust as the white cliffs, the mighty longbow at Agincourt, the red squares at Waterloo.

World Cup

“They think it’s all over.  It is now”.  An iconic phrase that entered England’s consciousness back in 1966.  I know it grates on some of our Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish countrymen as much as it cheers and inspires the English.

Science Festival

There’s always been a healthy rivalry between Cheltenham and our near neighbours, Gloucester.  Make no bones about it; the city has done well in the last few years. Thanks to the vision and hard work of their local MP Richard Graham and the City Council, Gloucester is on a massive regeneration journey