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Looking forward to the 2021 Civic Awards

Cheltenham Civic Society’s biennial Civic Awards ceremony is set to bring the Society’s year to a close over Christmas drinks.

The Awards will be made on Monday 13th December at Pip & Jim’s church on Grafton Road just off the Bath Road shopping area.

Organised in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Council, the Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the best examples of developments in Cheltenham’s built environment that have been completed in the past two years.

The event will start at 7.30pm and is open to all members and those with an interest in the town’s built environment and heritage. You can reserve your FREE tickets by clicking here.

Report issues of concern in just a few seconds

To make it much quicker to identify local street issues, the Society’s Successful Streets Group has created an easy way to report problems to us online.

If you are concerned about ‘grot spots’, roads, pavements, infills, abandoned signs, bins, empty shop fronts or more general items, just click here to tell us about it.

We’ll then put the issue in front of Cheltenham Borough Council or Gloucestershire County Council (whichever is relevant) and regularly follow up their progress with sorting the problems out.

Our latest news

Agora Group

The Society’s Agora Group is working closely with both Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham BID to support appropriate changes of use and to encourage investors and landlords to do more to improve the look of any vacant properties. More details on this work can be found on the Agora Group page.

Successful Streets Group

Fed up with getting nowhere with its previous attempts to draw attention to the poor condition of the public realm in our High Street, the Civic Society’s Successful Streets Group (SSG) is now upping the ante.

SSG sees little point in updating its three-year-old list of 253 issues of concern such as broken paving, grubby bins, cluttered signage and street furniture only to see few – if any – improvements.