Welcome to the final GAVCA bulletin!

Thank you for your messages of support and thanks over the last few weeks. We have been overwhelmed by your kindness. We have very much enjoyed playing a small part in the development of such a vibrant and diverse voluntary sector in Gloucestershire.

We shall be leaving, on our website, details of resources and other support organisations which might be helpful to you. Look out for information about the ‘GAVCA Legacy Fund’ to help and support the voluntary sector in the future.

Thank you all

Catherine, Susan, Jane and Angela


Gloucestershire Local Access Forum

The Gloucestershire Local Access Forum is a statutory group established to advise the County Council and others about improving public access to the countryside and rights of way. The Local Access Forum is working to make the natural environment accessible and as enabling and inclusive as possible.

It has established the Disability Access Subgroup who are looking at ways of improving access for all those with limited mobility and other impairments and in particular want to hear what limits or prevents access to the countryside.

Please can you send any information to Richard Holmes, chair of the subgroup, by the end of May Richard Holmes 01285659628

Gloucestershire Crimestoppers

  • Gloucestershire Crimestoppers is keen to develop a regional network of organisations and businesses who are willing to help tackle crime and make our communities safer places to live, by becoming Ambassadors. If you think your organisation or business could become an Ambassador, helping to spread the message that anyone with information on crime can be report anonymously, then along to any one of these free networking events to find out more:
    • Cheltenham Football Club, GL52 5NA, Wednesday 15th June 2016
    • Gloucester Growth Hub, GL2 9HW, Monday 11th July 2016
    • The Main Place, Coleford, GL16 8RH, Tuesday 27th September 2016
    • Tewkesbury Rose Theatre, GL20 5NX, Tuesday 8th November 2016
    • Cirencester and the Cotswold events in 2017

Registration is through Eventbrite

Should you have any questions, contact


Forest Routes Volunteer Event – Wednesday 1st June, 11.30am – 3.00pm Sixteen Community Café, Bank Street, Coleford For more information contact Anna Daniels Tel: 01594 812613

Age UK Summer Garden Party on 25th June 2pm-5pm at Highnam Court, Highnam, GL2 8DP All are invited to join in. More info at

VCS groups in Cheltenham – support for VCS organisations in Cheltenham will continue as GRCC takes on the work, funded by Cheltenham Borough Council as of 23rd May 2016. Angela Gilbert will be transferring to GRCC and groups can contact her at . The Cheltenham office is based at Community Resource Centre, Grove Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3LZ, and phone number remains the same 01242 227737.