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Food truck ‘pops up’ at Edward Wilson House

DSC01603On Friday 28 February our residents of Scott House and Edward Wilson House were in the party mood when they came together and enjoyed a delicious evening meal, for free, courtesy of an innovative ‘food pop up’.

Attended by over 50 people, we organised the open air event to help us get to know our residents better and give them the chance to find out more about the local services and support we can offer.

From 7pm residents tucked in to a delicious veggie chilli served up from the Little Green Wiggly Machine, a specialist food truck run by local charity the Wiggly Worm. This innovative food truck serves street food by day, with any profits generated used to stage ‘food pop ups’ to feed vulnerable communities in Gloucestershire by night.

Our Housing and Communities Director, Kathie Pearce, said: “We wanted to hold an informal event to get to know our residents better and let them know more about the services we have on offer to help them improve their lives. What better way to do this than over a bite to eat and we were thrilled when the Little Green Wiggly Machine very kindly agreed to come along and provide a nutritious meal for our residents.

She added: “It was a great atmosphere and wonderful opportunity for us to speak to our residents and see neighbours come together.”

DSC01619At the event we also encouraged residents to come along to our Edward Wilson Hub.  Open once a week on a Wednesday from 11:30am, visitors to the Hub can access information about projects and courses to help them into work, learn new life skills or get together with their neighbours. The Hub also offers a regular lunch club and the opportunity to sign up for trips and outings.

Also there on the night was care and support organisation Stonham who came along to give information on the services they can offer including health and housing advice and social care.

We’re hoping to make the ‘food pop ups’ a regular event and if successful plan to roll it out to other areas of Cheltenham.

For more information on the Edward Wilson Hub please contact Paula Watson on 01242 775855 or


Notes for editors

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs (Arms Length Management Organisations) in the country. ALMOs are not for profit companies that run social housing services for their local council
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with high satisfaction and performance levels, when compared nationally with other housing providers
  • CBH put their customers at the heart of what they do; working with them to shape services and ensure the company focuses on local need
  • CBH deliver more than high quality core landlord services: they have an ongoing programme building new homes and regenerating communities; they support people to find work and employment; work to improve financial inclusion and develop stock to make it more energy efficient

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