NARA at Christmas

Christmas carols We will be singing carols on the Triangle on Thursday 20th December at 6.30pm. The Salvation Army Band will be playing all the old favourites and Christmas fare in the form of mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine will be on offer. Come and listen...

Summer blooms on The Triangle

Flowers blossom for their own joy but they have brought happiness to local residents and those who pass by The Triangle on a daily basis. The pink and mauve triangular bed which was first to be planted in late May, with verbena and verbascum, various geraniums,...

The next phase of The Triangle: Choose a planter design

It’s going to be a Cottage Garden! In line with residents’ wishes for a fragrant, colourful, bee- and butterfly-friendly space, The Triangle will be planted as a Cottage Garden, which is very much aligned with a typical garden aspiration for the surrounding...

Work starts on The Triangle

A team of 27 intrepid volunteers tackled snow, sleepers and a lot of topsoil to start work on The Triangle in the last few days of December. Over three days, three new raised beds were built and over 1000 daffodil bulbs were planted by local residents and children on...

Keeping the area clean

NARA held its first litter pick on Sunday 19 November. This has been made possible by the goodwill of NARA volunteers and the generosity of some Bath Road businesses who have funded the purchase of 10 sets of litter picking equipment. In addition, Cheltenham...

NARA needs you!

Due to work commitments our Treasurer, Rob Willetts, has decided to stand down from this role. We are all immensely grateful for all his hard work looking after the pennies, setting up the necessary bank accounts and financial structure for NARA and for steering us...

NARA Christmas meal: Wednesday 13 December

NARA will be holding its first Christmas meal at the Sup and Chow on Bath Road on Wednesday 13 December – all local residents are welcome to come along. Please send your menu choices and a £5 per person deposit to Caz Blair (email to cazb70@hotmail.com or post your...

Going back in time

Derek Cole and Harry Ford have kindly loaned copies of Kellys 1959 and 1969 Directories for archiving on our website. In the coming weeks, extracts from the publications will be included in the History section, beginning with the residents of our area. Do you remember...

Cake and Celebration on the Triangle

On Sunday 10 September, volunteers reaffirmed their commitment to ‘The Triangle’ and planted a triangle of petunias to mark the award of a community Pride Grant. In addition to sampling the many cakes on offer, visitors met with NARA street reps and...

Charity Evening in aid of the Mayor of Cheltenham Charity Appeal

As you all know, Klara Sudbury, helped set up NARA last year. She is now our Mayor and is raising funds for her Mayor’s Charity. Her two chosen charities are ‘The Hollie Gazzard Trust’ and ‘The Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity Focus Fund for Cancer’. One...