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Children outdoors
Transitioners are working together with Woodcraft folk to arrange regular get-togethers for parents/carers and their babies and children aged 0 to 5 – meeting together to go out into some of the ‘wilder’ parts of ‘outdoors’ together: a flexible and relaxed time when children and adults enjoy trees, flowers, birds, mud – etc –and also each other’s company. See diary dates below or contact Morgan on 577671 for more information.

The Heart and Soul Group is holding a second book group meeting to talk about the next section of “Active Hope” by Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy; Chapter 4, “Honouring our Pain for the World”.  Friday 9th November – see diary. Contact Beth at if you are interested.

Edible Park


Monday Evenings, 6-8pm, Sandford Park. Help to create an Edible Park.

See Food Group for details.

A tip from Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time recommends putting used coffee grounds on your garden to improve the soil (they are high in nitrogen), and to deter slugs and snails. More details at

Footsteps: Check out events and projects organised by the local charity where we hold so many events Use the cafe as a meeting place when you're in town, and support the charity by buying your fair trade goods there.

Even better, why not become a member? –get discounts on all your purchases from the shop and cafe. Membership £12 pa (waged), £6 (unwaged) for individuals. £18 pa (waged) £9 (unwaged) for couples. Call in at the shop for a form. A fantastic eco-refurbishment of the premises will be starting later this year. Donations to help this work will be very welcome.

Real Nappies: Gloucestershire Real Nappy Project: offers advice on choosing & using real nappies at "Bumps and Babes" on the last Thursday of every month. Bumps and Babes is an informal drop-in group for expectant parents and new parents with babies up to 9 months old organised by the NCT and meets 10am – 12pm every Thursday at St Andrews United Reformed church hall in Montpellier Street GL50 1SP. £1.50 admission
Long Line


Community Café at Highbury Church every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30. We use Fairtrade products and serve Coffee, Tea and homemade cakes all for a suggested donation of £1.

South Cheltenham
Cheltenham Connect run a number of regular events. See for more information
Every Wednesday evening – 7pm in the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road – informal get-together
Laptop Friday – Every Friday morning, 9am – 12 noon at Maison Chaplais, the deli in Tivoli. Drink coffee, chat and work... A bit of networking and meet other local people.
Skillspace monthly networking meetings - second Tuesday of each month - 7.30 - 9.00pm, the Beehive - upstairs, Montpellier Villas. How do we create a resilient business community that can withstand both economic pressures and the need to think about a sustainable future? How do we ensure that we all achieve a good work/life balance? We hope that by coming together we can find solutions that will make us a stronger and more fulfilled community.

Regular events at the Community Resource Centre, Springbank Road, (tel 01242 539088) include:
Craft Club – 2nd and 4th Monday mornings.

Coffee Mornings – Every Monday 9.30am – 11.30am
Garden Group – help to maintain the community garden every Friday 2pm – 4pm. Help also needed at other times. Contact Vi
Litter pick - last Saturday of the month. From 10.30am. Refreshments provided.