NARA launches its Flower Box Festival

More than 70 people attended the launch of the Flower Box Festival on Sunday June 27th 2021. Cancelled due to Covid last year, residents sprang into action and attended the launch of NARA’s Flower Box Festival, where they were invited to host a Flower Box in...

Christmas 2020: Advent Windows and the Santa Run

Advent Windows Thank you to everyone who hosted one of the 115 Advent Windows that were opened over the Christmas period. Each one was special in its own way, demonstrating a wealth of creative talent. There were some very inventive windows, from computer game...

Christmas 2019: Advent Windows and Christmas carols

Advent Windows Our Advent Windows are back for 2019 and this year the streets of the Naunton area will be looking even more festive as we have two windows being unveiled every day up until Christmas Day. Check out the artistic talents of our local community using this...

Advent Windows

The inaugural NARA advent windows proved a resounding success, with 33 households applying for the 25 slots. So that no one was disappointed, we doubled up on eight of the days. Thanks to everyone who took the time to brighten our streets. Judging by the many positive...

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...