The Minister Churchyard regeneration

The area around the churchyard of Cheltenham Minster, also known as St Mary’s, a Cheltenham landmark long considered to be a neglected hidden gem, could finally be opened up and improved.

Sandwiched between High Street and Clarence Street, it is surrounded by buildings - some of which are tall - and can be dark and dingy at times. Many Cheltonians have believed that at the heart of their town is a hidden gem that needs to be polished.

And now it seems the borough council is hoping to do just that.

A spokeswoman for the authority said: “We are currently in the process of discussing designs for the regeneration of the churchyard with the diocese.

“As soon as we have a final concept design, we will be sharing this with the local residents and businesses.”

“Plans will include new pathways, seating, public art, lighting, planting and signage, opening up the Minster Gardens and links to the High Street."

The council hopes that this work will be completed by spring 2022.

This is taken from an article by Robin Jenkins on the website