Our Achievements

The Trust has been active since it was founded in 1967after access to the Crammer was threatened.  Here are just a few of the things we have achieved that have benefited the town: -

  • We played a leading part in the rejection of the originally proposed link road which would have threatened Great Porch House.
  • We rescued 16th century buildings in St. John’s Alley from dry rot by repair works and organising grants.

  • We assisted in the restoration of the operating mechanism for the Estcourt Fountain;

  • We helped prevent the demolition of old buildings at the Wharf, now restored to use, including the Wharf Theatre and Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Centre;

  • We provided a replica lanterns for the Shambles covered market and a vintage lamp post in the Little Brittox;

  • We produced the Town Trail visitors' guide to sites of note, which is used as a model by other towns;

  • We provided Blue Heritage Plaques for the most notable buildings in the Town;

  • We planted numerous mature trees including those at The Green, Market Place pavements, Central Car Park, Albion Place and the Canal Wharf.

  • We arranged for the fixing of a plaque commemorating the first ever commercial telephone in Britain on the Cheltenham and Gloucester building.

  • We have influenced countless planning applications within the conservation area and have been influential in preventing undesirable development in numerous instances.

  • We led the campaign to reduce air pollution in the town centre, a task which has now been taken over by a working group representing all major stakeholders, including the Trust..have played a leading role in opposing unsuitable developments,

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