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Cheltenham Borough Council
Half of the seats in Cheltenham were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 17||Total councillors 32||Change+3|
|Elected in 2018 3||Total councillors 6||Change-1|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 2||Change-2|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Refugees forced out of Syria by the civil war and arriving in Cheltenham will be helped to integrate with the town.
Cheltenham Borough Council unanimously backed a motion calling for further support to integrate refugees with local communities through basic language lessons and education opportunities.
Cheltenham will now be recognised as a ‘Town of Sanctuary’ which offers places of safety to people who flee violence.
Councillors could be set to deploy the most hi-tech deterrent yet in Cheltenham's war on gulls - a drone.
The mobile machine would zoom across the town to spot rooftop nests that could then be targeted by prevention methods in a bid to tackle the birds, which are causing sleepless nights for some residents.
Spotting the gulls' homes with the drone would mean officials could oil more eggs to prevent them hatching.
A council working group has come up with a series of recommendations to put to Cheltenham Borough Council's cabinet to agree.
According to a report to be presented to the council's overview and scrutiny committee, urban gull colonies have risen from 239 in 2000 to 473 in 2015 - an increase of nearly 100%.
Poet JPDL remembers the "Tommies" of World War One and why the poppy honours them.