- About CK Futures
The CK Futures team is made up volunteers, Parish Councillors and members of the local community. Our backgrounds are many and varied: Energy Efficiency, Ecology, IT, Business Change, Mums and Dads.
Like many others, we are care deeply about by the ecological and climate crises and believe that, as well taking whatever steps we can in our personal lives, we should try to help our local community adapt to the extraordinary challenges that lay ahead.
If you would like to get involved or know more please feel free to contact us, please email: email@example.com or contact the Parish Office if you would prefer to speak to someone involved in the project.
- What's On
CK Futures welcomes local residents to free, monthly talks on varied subjects including composting, recycling, electric vehicles and all things climate related. These talks are free of charge.
Talks are held at various places in Charlton Kings including the Stanton Hall on Church Piece and FRONT Community Hub on London Road.
- Library of Things
Gloucestershire Libraries, CK Futures, Planet Cheltenham and Vision 21 are running a pilot Library of Things on-site at the Charlton Kings library this summer. Members of the library can borrow items for a set amount of time for free, and the process is very similar to that followed when borrowing a book.
We are very lucky in Charlton Kings to have beautiful countryside on our doorstep, with a wonderful variety of different habitats, from grassland and woodland to rivers and ponds. But we know that globally and locally, biodiversity is declining and our wildlife is threatened.
That is why we want to focus on what we can do as a Parish Council, as a community, and as individuals, to protect the habitats in Charlton Kings, improve the biodiversity and wildlife-friendliness of our gardens and green spaces, and create opportunities for people to connect with the nature that surrounds us.
- Restoring Cheltenham's Escarpment Grasslands Project
In 2021, Charlton Kings Parish Council was part of the partnership which secured a grant of £175,000 from the National Grid as part of their Landscape Enhancement Initiative which aims to offset the landscape intrusions of their transmission lines and pylons into protected landscapes like the Cotswolds.
The grant was for a three year project that will improve the landscape, biodiversity, archaeology, public access and enjoyment across the Cotswold Escarpment between the Devil’s Chimney, Charlton Kings Common, and the electricity transmission line and pylon on Ravensgate Common.
This project is called Restoring Cheltenham’s Escarpment Grasslands (RCEG) and is a partnership between Charlton Kings Parish Council, Cheltenham Borough Council, Friends of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings Common (FOLK), and the Cotswolds National Landscape.
- Footpaths and Rights of Way
- Blogs and Podcasts
Our Blogs and Podcasts has blog posts from local residents on their own climate friendly journeys and Podcasts from "Losing our Cool."
The page is updated regularly so please check back for links to the latest Podcasts from "Losing our Cool".
If you are interested in writing a blog for CK Futures we would love to hear from you. We recommend you have a read of the ones already on the page and then you are very welcome to submit your blog post for publication on our page by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- CK Futures Resources
Last updated: Thu, 27 Apr 2023 10:53