Working to support our community

About us

Who are we?

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: ckfutures@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk or contact the Parish Office if you would prefer to speak to someone involved in the project.

The current team is as follows.

  • Katie Boag – Sustainable Charlton Kings
  • Mike Bush – Workshops Lead and Research
  • Vicky Bush – Workshops Lead and Research
  • Gill Cocks – EcoExchange Lead and Planning
  • Helen Evans - Research & Campaign Lead
  • James Parnham-Kenny – Graphic Design
  • Cllr Felicity Parnham – CK Futures Lead & Vice Chair - Charlton Kings Parish Council
  • Imogen Parnham-Kenny – Research
  • Mindy Pickering – Research & Business
  • Prof Patricia Thornley – Research
  • Steve Watts – Sustainable Charlton Kings

Our Partners

If you would like support the work of CK Futures or wish to collaborate with us, please email: ckfutures@charltonkingsparishcouncil.gov.uk or contact the Parish Office if you would prefer to speak to someone involved in the project.

  • Charlton Kings Parish Council – is the sponsor of CK Futures. The CKPC endorsed CK Futures in July 2020. It funds and supports this initiative.
    • Cllr Felicity Parnham
    • Cllr Helen Evans
    • Cllr Ned Holt
  • Vision 21 - making Gloucestershire more sustainable.
    • Dave Entwistle
    • Youth Ambassadors
  • The Liminality - helps organisations of all sizes tackle complex environmental and social issues. Works with local charity Vision 21 on an exciting new project 'Planet Cheltenham'.
    • Raechel Kelly
  • Clean Air Cheltenham - encourage collaborative action between everyone concerned with the quality of air in the town.
    • Cllr Peter Frings
  • Community Hub at FRONT of Deepspace Works - encouraging local climate conversations at their Vegan Cafe and hosts of the Sustainable Living Course.
    • Su Billington
  • Gloucestershire County Council - provide grant funding to CK Futures EcoExchange
    • Cllr Matt Babbage
  • Cheltenham Borough Council - declared a 'climate emergency' and committed to becoming a net-zero council and borough by 2030.
    • Cllr Max Wilkinson
    • Cllr Paul McCloskey
  • Cheltenham Twinning Association - promote and foster friendship and understanding between the people of Cheltenham and the people of its twin and friendship towns. Supporting CK Futures in its EcoExchange engagement with Sochi, Russia.
    • Cllr Angie Boyes
    • Annette Wight
  • Leckhampton & Warden Hill Parish Council - leading the way in Leckhampton and Warden Hill in the response to the climate emergency
    • Cllr Peter Frings
    • Cllr James Parker
  • Swindon Village Parish Council - leading the way in Leckhampton and Warden Hill in the response to the climate emergency
    • Cllr Lisa Whittaker
  • Charlton Park Residents' Association - an active group which supports local initiatives eg. Freecycle, Food Bank
    • Cllr Felicity Parnham
  • Benhall Residents' Association - leading the way in Benhall in response to the climate emergency
    • Lois Darling
  • Schools
    • Balcarras - Twinning with Sochi, Russia
    • Pates Grammar School - Twinning with Annecy, France
    • Richard Pate School - Climate Conversations
  • Friends of Charlton Kings - lead the way on local activities eg. freecycle, volunteering, community allotment and more.
    • Anna Macfadzean
    • Sally Walker
  • Charlton Pharmacy – Lyefield Road West. A local pharmacy, eco and refill store.
    • James Payne – Pharmacist

Last updated: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 11:05