… around town Literature Festival 2020

Cheltenham BID is the lead sponsor of Cheltenham Festivals’ … around town programme, bringing hundreds of free events to the streets and businesses of Cheltenham during the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals, including the annual Lit Crawl. This year’s …around town program is having to take a very different format and we would like […]

Trade refuse and recycling service

Trade (commercial) refuse is the waste generated by any business organisation, Under current environmental law, all businesses must ensure that their waste is stored securely, preventing waste escaping, and that it is collected and disposed of by a licensed waste management organisation. Cheltenham Borough Council (CBC) offer a fast, flexible and customer focused collection service, that […]

Nominations back open. Cheltenham BID Awards 2020 are back

Nominations opened Tuesday, September 22 and close Tuesday, October 6 at 5pm. Make sure to head to the website to nominate: Cheltenham BID and Cotswold Life have reopened nominations for the 2020 BID Awards and want to celebrate the brilliant businesses which make Cheltenham town centre the vibrant, dynamic, diverse area that it is through […]

Government COVID-19 updates

18 September Hospitality venues in England are legally required to enforce the rule of 6 or face a fine of up to £4,000. Designated businesses and organisations, including hospitality, close contact services and leisure venues, will also be legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Track and Trace and from […]

New campaign launched to attract new business and investment into Cheltenham

Cheltenham has today launched a new campaign to encourage business growth and investment in the town. Developed by Cheltenham Borough Council and its destination and place marketing arm Marketing Cheltenham alongside Cheltenham BID and local brand agency ASHA, the new ‘We’re Moving to Cheltenham’ initiative seeks to highlight the scale of investment and business growth […]

Make an Impact – become a BID Board Member

If you represent a business in the national retail sector, are a BID levy payer and would like the opportunity to make a real difference and add to what we have already achieved, please contact BID Operations Manager, Belinda Hunt on  07951 139306 or email her at, no later than Friday September 18.

Cheltenham BID signs up to the No Child Left Behind community agreement

The No Child Left Behind community agreement was launched on Thursday 3 September. It was launched across the town, which has so far seen over 30 schools and organisations across all sectors commit to working with families in a way that focusses on kindness, understanding and empathy.  Across the borough, 15 schools and 16 organisations […]

Coronavirus action cards now available

Quick reference action cards are now available for Cheltenham BID businesses to use in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The cards, developed by Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC) and Public Health England, with contributions from local authorities and other partners, are available to download and keep-to-hand provide guidance for the beauty, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, […]

New funding to help Gloucestershire SMEs recover

SMEs in Gloucestershire are set to benefit from new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has today announced. Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants to help them access new technology and other equipment as well as professional, […]

Edible Art Patisserie is open

By Maria Allebone A creative new patisserie called Edible Art, specialising in beautiful, colourful and unique pastries and cakes opened in The Courtyard on Saturday August 1. Damien Wager, owner of the new Courtyard business began his pastry career just four years ago, but he is already known for his wonderful pastry and cake creations, […]

The Brewery Quarter is back and open for business

After a long stint out of action due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brewery Quarter is back in business with venues slowly and safely reopening their doors. All of the businesses in The Brewery Quarter are BID levy payers. Ensuring that they’re keeping customers safe, The Brewery Quarter have put in place several hand sanitising […]

The Montpellier Courtyard – the destination for independents

The Montpellier Courtyard is a specialty shopping centre in the middle of Montpellier Cheltenham. Since lockdown, businesses are planning to and have moved into the shopping destination, creating a new kind of buzz about the place. The Courtyard is full of an eclectic collection of independent business varying from retailers to restaurants, home renovation and […]

How to manage your queue outside and responsibilities

Businesses have been busy preparing to reopen safely and now that they have opened the main feedback from the public and enforcing authorities was that all businesses had done an excellent job of making their premises COVID-19 secure. Yet, more work was needed in managing queues outside of businesses. Cheltenham Environmental Health must stress the […]


Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, are welcoming guests back to their Cheltenham restaurant from the 23rd July. Bookings are now open for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks.  With overseas holidays off the agenda for most, the restaurant’s colourful and eclectic interior, beach shack bars, incredible rum cocktails, beautiful soul food and laid back reggae […]