Cheltenham Directories Magazine

Monthly community magazine advertising trades and services plus local news, events, community groups and societies etc. delivered through the door to residents in the following areas of Cheltenham: Charlton Kings, Leckhampton, parts of Fairview, College/St Lukes, Montpellier, Lansdown, Christchurch, Tivoli, The Park, The Suffolks, parts of Hatherley.

The Cheltenham Directory has been published since 2005 but was previously 4 separate publications:

The Leckhampton Directory, The Park & Tivoli Directory, The Charlton Kings Directory and The Central Cheltenham Directory.

The Cheltenham Directory – January 2014

January – you can’t escape it whether you like it or not, it’s a time for new starts, resolutions and new beginnings. I hope the resolve you had when the corks
popped at midnight on Jan 1 hasn’t fizzled away already.

The Jan edition of The Cheltenham Directory has articles to help you with setting goals for getting fit – see feature p16 and on p5 with making changes in your career or getting back to work – even if you feel you are not qualified. Lorraine John from All About Change, can help you achieve positive changes in your life.

Martin Horwood MP writes about Mandela’s legacy, and Ann-Marie Whelan from Festival Law asks whether you are getting a fair deal from your insurer and has an eye popping example of how much better one client did from using their services.

There’s news closer to home from your community borough and parish councillors and also about post-Christmas recycling. p23 has an article about Thebestof Cheltenham the website where you can find businesses recommended by their own customers. Finally don’t miss on p27 an article about Army of Angels a charity dedicated to helping former members of the armed forces.

The Cheltenham Directory – December 2013

This month I’ve been having a clear-out and have had a rather surprising reaction from one of my children – read more on p4. There’s news about month’s Cheltenham Fashion Week – p11 – some really exciting events planned. Myriam from Imadjin jewellery and gifts, shares her secrets for running a successful home-based business on p7, there’s news about a free Leckhampton and Warden Hill bus service on p9 and the regular updates from local councillors, Friends of Hatherley Park and our MP plus a Christmas What’s On special.

Finally, if you are interested in earning some money for a part time job, there’s a feature on p32 about what we look for in a distributor.

Happy reading!

The Cheltenham Directory – November 2013


In the November edition of The Cheltenham Directory, your community magazine, you’ll find the following marvellous stuff: a local charity toy sale which enables you to have a clear out while making a bit of money back on your good quality unused items and or pick up some Christmas gift bargains; why footcare is so, so important, news of a pre-Christmas wine event at Tivoli Wines (tasting and offers), a new column from Festival Law (personal injury and medical negligence specialists).

There’s community news from you local councillors, Rob Reid and Helena McCloskey plus MP Martin Horwood and from Cheltenham Mediation Services news about changes in the way Child Maintenance is calculated. There are also lots of pre-Christmas events listed. Finally, if you’ve ever thought of writing an in-the-event-of-your-death letter to your children, I have taken inspiration from Caitlin Moran and consider what my own version might contain.


Happy reading!

The Cheltenham Directory – September 2013


Lots to read this month, on such a wide range of subjects!

There’s an article about a fascinating project called Restorative Justice – they are looking for volunteers to get involved; new facilities for Cheltenham Mediation Services to help their clients deal with all aspects of a break up (see p6); there’s an feature about a service for students with dyslexia hoping to go to university (see p7); a write up on a great local bathroom company (Blissful Bathrooms p9) and news about the forthcoming local business event Connect Business on p27 (networking and seminars). Consortio a company which helps prepare students for work also put in an appearance (p30) as does Allergy Test UK (p26)- which is well worth a read if you think you may suffer from adverse reactions to certain foods.

And in addition – lots of new advertisers local to Cheltenham who may be just what you’re looking for to help sort out that job or problem.

Happy reading!

The Cheltenham Directory – August 2013

There’s a guide to “winging it” with kids through the summer hols; Studio Fit’s Mike Beer looks back on two years of fitness and fat-loss success for members; Niki Cox of Allergy Test UK tells us how a simple test helped her improve her son’s health; one of our advertisers celebrates the successful completion of more than 600 Blissful Bathrooms, and Martin Horwood MP writes about the loss of Cheltenham’s A&E services overnight.

The Cheltenham Directory – July 2013

Anyone looking to sell a house in Cheltenham would be interested to know there is a new agent on the scene: House-moves sold its first house within a week of launching. Read more on p9.

If you’ve recently had or are expecting a baby and ever wondered about swimming with them, we’ve got an expert to tell us what you need to know on p5-6.

For those who want to change or improve their body shape, read Mike Beer’s article on p7. He says HOW you exercise will make a massive difference to the results you get. MP Martin Horwood has a timely reminder on p30 of the huge range of sports facilities and clubs we have in Cheltenham.

Finally, if you are involved in a family dispute over children, property or money, there’s some important news on p10. For those eligible for Legal Aid, family mediation is still available free according to Nicholas von Benzon from Cheltenham Mediation Services.

The latest update from Charlton Kings Parish Council and news from your local borough councillors can be found on p8.

The Cheltenham Directory June 2013

This month we have expert tips on improving your home and adding value in the smartest ways (p9) plus news about the forthcoming – free – Bath Road music festival and other events (p5). There’s a profile about a new service, Careersxplora, being offered to teenagers in Cheltenham who are unsure of what to do next with their career choices, college courses or who need help with UCAS applications (p7). We have reviews of a zumba class for kids in Cheltenham (p19) plus a review of The Great Gatsby at the Screening Rooms in The Brewery (p26). There’s sound advice from a professional mediator, for those going through a break up but still living together (p8)and an opinion piece from Mike Beer of Studio Fit about what he thinks is the worst piece of equipment in the gym (p10). Want to know what it is? Read on to find out…

The Cheltenham Directory May 2013


It’s May and we’re feeling spring-like (at last!) with our pinky purple masthead! This month, catch up on what’s happening with Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway – new events and promotions for the summer months. There’s a celebration in store at Leckhampton Bathrooms & Kitchens after 20 years in business, Smith & Mann’s Budgens in Charlton Kings is launching some new pop-up shop services and we’re asking, are you a tough cookie or a warrior when it comes to working out? (find out on p29).

If you feel ready to get out and about but don’t fancy walking alone, see p6 for Cheltenham Borough Council’s Health Walks Programme and community exercise classes. Local and parish news for Charlton Kings on p9-10. On our What’s On page this month, we have a quick round-up/ sample of events – for the full list and more details go to our website

The Cheltenham Directory April 2013


Find out about a free weekly 5k run in Pittville Park (p5), check out a review by the editor of Harry Antonious Construction (p7); why all local businesses should consider having a short film online (it’s surprisingly affordable), plus all the usual local news, events and columnists.

Also, if you have any kind of family dispute looming it would be well worth reading the article from Cheltenham Mediation on p6. Legal Aid is no longer available so mediation may be the best option for many.