Councils

Cheltenham is governed at local level by a combination of councils:

Gloucestershire County Council (currently under a Conservative administration with the Liberal Democrats as the main opposition party) is responsible for major spending areas such as roads, libraries, schools and education, social services, waste disposal (but not collection) and on-street parking and transport. Roads are managed through their agency Gloucestershire Highways. Contact details:

Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall
Gloucester GL1 2TG

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk
01452 425000 (8.30am- 5pm, Monday – Friday)
Social care out-of-hours emergencies: 01452 614194
Glos Highways emergencies: 08000 514 514
County Councillors represent large ‘divisions’.  To find your local county councillor, click here.

The next county elections are due in May 2017.  The whole council is elected once every four years

 

Cheltenham Borough Council (currently led by the Liberal Democrats with the Conservatives as the main opposition party) is responsible for local planning permission, council housing (along with their agency Cheltenham Borough Homes), arts, entertainment and leisure facilities, environmental health, waste collection (but not disposal) and some car parks.  The council has delegated the running of the Town Hall, Pittville Pump Room, Wilson art gallery & museum, Leisure@ and Prince of WalesCheltenham Borough Council on the Prom Stadium to the new charitable Cheltenham Trust.  Waste collection is shared with neighbouring councils through the jointly owned not-for-profit enterprise Ubico.

The council's contact details are: 

Cheltenham Borough Council
Municipal Offices
Promenade
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL50 9SA

www.cheltenham.gov.uk

01242 262626

40 Borough Councillors represent 20 neighbourhood ‘wards’ much smaller than the county ‘divisions’ with two councillors for each ward.  To find your local borough councillor, click here.

The next borough elections are due in May 2016.  Half the council (one council seat in each ward) comes up for election every two years, the normal term of office being four years.

 

Parish councils
Some but not all parts of Cheltenham are also represented by one of five parish councils.  They have important rights to be consulted on planning issues and can have powers to  manage local pathways, green spaces, monuments and buildings.  Don’t believe the Vicar of Dibley though – they are elected and have no connection to religious parishes or vicars!  Each does have its own paid official, the Parish Clerk.

The five parish councils are:

Leckhampton with Warden Hill

Mrs A Winstone
Clerk to Leckhampton with Warden Hill Parish Council 
7 Aldershaw Close
Up Hatherley
Cheltenham GL51 3TP

leckwardenhillpc@btinternet.com

Next elections due May 2018 - the whole council is elected once every four years.

Up Hatherley

Mrs K Oakey
Clerk to Up Hatherley Parish Council
15 Holmer Crescent
Up Hatherley
Cheltenham GL51 3LR


uphatherleypc.clerk@blueyonder.co.uk

Charlton Kings

Mr A J Potts
Clerk to Charlton Kings Parish Council
26 Church Street
Church Piece
Charlton Kings
Cheltenham
GL53 8AR

ckparishcouncil@btconnect.com

Prestbury

Mr K Thomas 
Clerk to Prestbury Parish Council
c/o Cheltenham Racecourse
Evesham Road
Prestbury
Cheltenham
GL50 4SH

prestburyparish@btconnect.com

Swindon Village

Mr S J Holley
Clerk to Swindon Parish Council
87 Curlew Road
Abbeydale
Gloucester GL4 4TF

parish.clerk@swindonparish.org.uk

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