Cheltenham Borough Homes hosts picnics for tenants

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Cheltenham Borough Homes hosts picnics for tenants

For the second year running, Cheltenham Borough Homes is organising picnics in 5 of their neighbourhoods.
Due to the success of last year's picnics, families of Cheltenham Borough Council's tenants and leaseholders who live in the Bush Court, Lygon Walk, Castle Blocks, Hobart House, Pates Avenue and St Peter’s neighbourhoods will be invited along to one of the five events.

The picnics, each lasting two hours, will take place on each Thursday of the summer holidays and will run between 12noon and 2pm, the first one being this Thursday 9 August. There will be fun and games including a bouncy castle, circus skills, face painting, mask and badge making, as well as an emphasis on healthy food.

Cheltenham Borough Homes will also be using these events to build positive links with customers and consult them on proposed improvements to the services on offer. This consultation will include gathering feedback on neighbourhood meetings, neighbourhood agreements and anti social behaviour. Cheltenham Borough Homes' man-in-a-van will also be giving lessons in basic household maintenance.

This year the council's waste management team will also be present to encourage more recycling within the neighbourhoods.

Paul Stephenson, assistant chief executive (service delivery), said: "Last year's picnics were such a great success we could hardly wait to do it all again! This is a fantastic opportunity for our customers and staff to address a whole range of issues and to get to know each other better. I would encourage all of our tenants and leaseholders to go along and have some fun."
Cllr Chris Ryder, cabinet member for quality of life, said: "The picnics were so well received last year that Cheltenham Borough Homes have decided to organise these events again for residents of all ages to come along, join in and have fun. Residents can also have an informal chat with officers, over a bite to eat."

There will also be a raffle at each of the picnics and prizes have very kindly been donated by The Everyman Theatre.
The picnics have been sponsored by Cheltenham Bouncy Castle, The Everyman Theatre, Kraft Foods Ltd, Print by Design, LA Fitness, Cineworld Cinema, Connaught PLC, C & R Decorating and Maintenance, Travis Perkins and Bullock Construction.

Posted : 09/08/2007 10:33:43

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