The year is already half way through. They say time goes much quicker the older you are, I can now agree, the first half of the year has flashed by.
Those who came to the last open meeting will have noticed that Clarence Street was being converted to 2 way traffic, resulting in markings on the pavement so that there would not be any parking for blue badge holders apart from the disabled parking box outside the library, which is restricted to one hour. The Church has taken this up with the Council and it is going to be eased on the Library side of the road, so blue badge holders will be able to park on double yellow lines. I am also very concerned that the nearest car park, which is behind the Library, has been closed, and only the part near the High Street left open. If you feel strongly, as I do, that we need a car park at this end of town, can I suggest that as many of us as possible write to Cheltenham Borough Council, Car Parks Department and complain about the closure of this useful car park?
I am pleased to report that tickets are selling well for the Summer Tea Party and I would advise members to book up as soon as possible for Saturday 20th July, before they sell out.
Can I also encourage members to consider coming to the Special Interest Day being organised by Cotswold Link on Thursday 11th July, 2019 at The Pavilion in Hatherley Lane? The theme this year is ‘Engineering the Future’, which is quite an exciting change from last year. I already have my tickets and am looking forward to it very much. I think you will find there will be something of interest for most people. Details for booking were in the May/June newsletter and should be in this one as well.
As I have said before, members are welcome to contact me preferably by email, but phone if necessary with any queries etc.
Maggie Conu ([email protected])