Promoting community led schemes and social responsibility to improve the quality of life for everyone. The Chesterton Community Project was started in late 2007 as a forerunner to the Neighbourhood Partnership Initiative promoted by the Town Council and Churn Project.
Successes to date include two litter picks around the area, canvassing local opinion via public meetings and questionnaires, organising three Christmas discos for children under the age of 11, supporting the Chesterton School Fete, organising a Logo competition, being involved with the provision of the teen shelter and goal posts.
In 2009 two Youth Notice Boards were put up with funds secured from the Gloucestershire Integrated Youth and Capital Grant Funds. In addition we assisted Deer Park School and Cirencester College with the artwork in the Tetbury Road Subway and took part in the series of Neighbourhood Meetings organised by the Churn Project.
As a result, working with the Town Council, we have created a Community Garden incorporating seating and toddler play equipment and have aspirations to obtain further funding to provide larger play facilities subject to planning approval.The Committee continues to meet on a regular basis and would welcome more people to become involved.
We may not be able to do everything but together we can probably make a difference. The group meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Chesterton primary School at 7pm.