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Pittville History Works – still going!

The PHW researchers are still at work and have put yet more information on their website, including some data from the 1930s and images of skaters, weddings and of the West Lake. To see what’s there, visit :

March work in the Park

Before the coronavirus crisis brought a temporary end to Green Space Volunteer working parties it had been possible to begin the replanting of the rockery. There are now flowering and other ornamental shrubs and plants, many with lovely scent, on the play area side and 3 new larger shrubs on the other side. The remainder of the planting will now have to wait until the autumn. It was also possible to make progress on clearing Bed 38 by removing the self planted evergreen oak. It had been hoped to get the new shrubs in this month but this will also now have to wait until the autumn. The regular jobs, Pump Room and other shrubbery pruning, litter picking and underpass sweeping, were also carried out. We hope things have not got too out of hand before we can get going again!


Community Help Hub

Gloucestershire’s councils and partners have created a community help hub to connect local people who need help, with others who can provide the support they need.

The hub includes four forms:

  • ‘I can offer help’ – is for those who are able to support neighbours with tasks such as picking up prescriptions, shopping, dog walking and more
  • ‘I need help’ – can be used by individuals to ask for support
  • ‘My neighbour needs help’ – may be used by people to request help on behalf of a neighbour, relative or friend who cannot access the internet themselves
  • ‘My business can help’ – will allow local businesses who may have skills and resources others could benefit from, to offer their help

The information collected will be shared with the relevant local council who will connect people who can help each other, or if appropriate refer individuals to an existing service.

To find out more visit


Regretfully, FoP trustees have had to take the decision to cancel all our events (drop ins, GSV working parties and the Plant Sale) until further notice.

Race week car parking

Managing the Albemarle Gate car park for race goers has earned Friends of Pittville the grand total of £5220. This money will go towards the improvement projects in the Park. Thanks go to Henry and Chris for organising it, to the many volunteers for helping manage it, and to Cheltenham Borough Council for giving us permission for use the car park for this purpose.

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