Category: Cheltenham

Cheltenham District Launch

We started June with our 4th launch, held at the Pavillion in Cheltenham. We had a wonderful mix of people representing all sectors and the launch highlighted the partnership working that is already happening across the borough.

Our speakers included Kelly Patterson of Cheltenham Brough Council, who updated us on how the council is supporting initiatives across the district – from Feed Cheltenham to Cheltenham Zero. Linda Grice told us about the work of Feed Cheltenham and the food network. Claire Dovey spoke to us about the new growing movement that has begun in Cheltenham and Raechel Kelly told us about the work Vision 21, Planet Cheltenham and Cheltenham Zero are doing to promote sustainable living in Cheltenham and beyond.

A fantastic buffet lunch was provided by Faith of Springbank Community Group, and after lunch we had some breakout sessions to discuss the work already happening in the borough, the opportunities available and challenges we face.

We are now working to bring together the feedback from the launch, but the things that have stood out so far are –

  • More events that give us the opportunity to connect and share
  • Connecting the work across the county and learning about other projects
  • Exploring the wider opportunities to work together
  • More connection between the food support network, growing projects and the sustainability movement.
  • Mapping what is already happening and identifying the gaps.

once again our thanks go to those who were able to join us


Here is the information  and learning from this event – Cheltenham Launch

Cornerstone Centre

Community Centre with a Food Pantry

Along with many different community groups the centre hosts a coffee shop, along with a charity shop that raises funds for local community needs and projects.

We offer space to hire, and community groups and activities including coffee mornings, art, exercise and a community choir. We also run baby and toddler groups and a homework club.

Caring for Communities and People

CCP run a food pantry which open Weds 12 – 6pm, Thursday and Friday 9 – 3pm.

Members of the Pantry are able to shop once a week for £3.50 (rising to £4 on 5 April) for which they get a basket of food worth around £15.

CCP provides other services including a Families Team, Community Wellbeing and Accommodation based services.

The Love Food Hub CIC

We support and empower individuals and communities to access healthier, non-processed, zero-waste, affordable food choices. We work to supply food that supports physical and mental health and well-being and is sustainable for the planet.

We support individuals and communities with the following:

  • Healthy, non-processed, zero-waste meals
  • Microgreens
  • Children’s Microgreens grow kit boxes
  • Store cupboard foods
  • Healthy recipe boxes
  • Healthy lunch and snack boxes
  • Children’s educational programs to inspire, educate & understand more about and look after their mental health.

Let’s Cook with Josie CIC

Adult & children’s funded cookery classes focusing on healthy, nutritious, budget friendly vegetarian meals.

Currently working at the following locations:
Springbank Community Resource Centre – holiday & HAF classes
Stanton Rooms, Charlton Kings – holiday classes
The Ridge Primary School, Whaddon
St Paul’s Hub – adult classes
Springbank Community Pantry – 2 local schools & an adult class
Pupil premium children from local schools taught at my own home
Friends of Elmfield (Gas Green Community Centre) – starting April children’s classes
One to one sessions with adults/children with learning difficulties

Address: 15 Croft Gardens Charlton Kings GL53 8LQ

[email protected]
07769 205744