BID Business of the Month – Queens Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

March 2019 Newsletter Queens Hotel Cheltenham has been an iconic landmark in Cheltenham since 1838 and is one of the oldest purpose-built hotels in Europe.  Built on the site of one of the original spas, Sherborne Spa, the hotel is fashioned in the style of the Temple of Jupiter. It is named in honour of […]

Cheltenham’s High Street is Healthy

March 2019 Newsletter Article There has been a decline in visitor numbers year on year in almost every town in the country and Cheltenham has been no exception. But we’re starting to buck that trend more often than not. In 2018, November and December saw an increase in footfall when compared to 2017 with November […]

Meet The Board – Helen Howe runs Lumiere with her husband Jon

March 2019 Newsletter Helen Howe joined the BID Board in August 2018 and represents the night-time economy.  Helen and her husband Jon opened Lumiere just over 10 years ago and they have seen a change in Cheltenham since then, particularly as a food destination.  Lumiere was one of a handful of independent restaurants in a […]

Free Jazz Festival Tickets

March 2019 Newsletter Cheltenham BID is lead sponsor of the 2019 Cheltenham Festivals …around town programme.  Our sponsorship brings more than 90 free gigs into the town centre during the festivals and encourages visitors to leave the festival village and explore Cheltenham. As part of our sponsorship package, we get to give away four pairs […]

BID business of the Month – Welcome Gym

Cheryl Parker, General Manager of Welcome Gym, was thrilled to be given the news that they had been selected as BID Business of the Month.  She said: “We really appreciate the work the BID does and support their activities where we can, so we are very excited to get this recognition.” Welcome Gym is very […]

February is all lit-up in Cheltenham

Hundreds of people saw the launch of Light Up Cheltenham with spectacular street theatre drumming group Spark! See photos. And a new video has been released celebrating the start of the three-week event, which features a Giant Observation Wheel and more than 40 illuminated buildings. The LED drummers made their way from The Brewery Quarter […]

Cheltenham’s biggest boutique sale returns

If you love the sales and enjoy hunting for a bargain, then look no further than the third annual Cheltenham Boutique Sale on Sunday 27th January at The Princess Hall, Cheltenham Ladies College. Ten of the town’s favourite businesses will be giving shoppers exclusive discounts of up to 75 per cent off retail prices for […]

Glorious Events – BID offers

A new umbrella brand with a fresh vision and contemporary look, GLORIOUS Events, has been created to help position The Cheltenham Trust’s venues as the first choice for spectacular events in Gloucestershire and they are offering BID members only fantastic offers for 2019. January – end of March 2019 BID Offers Offer 1  – Winter […]

Get the best of Cheltenham – with or without your car

Whether you are coming to Cheltenham to shop on a busy Saturday or at a quieter time, the BID has some top tips on the best ways to get here. The first step is to decide whether you really need to bring your car into the town. If not, use the park-and-ride sites at Cheltenham […]

Great news for Cheltenham as Purple flag continues to fly high

Cheltenham is proud to have retained its Purple Flag status and the town has also been nominated for a special award. Purple Flag is a national town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres […]

Giant White Witch, dancing goblins and elves bring magic to Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s Christmas Lights switch-on was hailed a huge success as thousands of people gathered in the town centre. A giant White Witch puppet standing more than 16 feet high enthralled the crowds as she travelled through the town centre on a chariot on Saturday. The event saw the lights turned on in a grand finale […]

John Lewis & Partners to accept Cheltenham gift card just in time for Christmas

Cheltenham BID launched the Cheltenham Gift Card to encourage people to spend money in the town. The campaign has been supported by independent and national businesses alike, with more than 90 signed up to accept the card. Now the new John Lewis & Partners store has become the 90th store to accept the gift card […]

Free parking for late night shoppers this Christmas

Shoppers can enjoy free parking when they visit Cheltenham for late night shopping in the run up to Christmas. The council is offering free parking each Thursday from 29 November to 20 December inclusive in two of its town centre car parks. For customers arriving after 5.30pm, parking will be free of charge at the […]

BID Business of the Month – Stagecoach West

A big part of being a BID business is how you work with other BID businesses and the impact your operations have on the town overall. Stagecoach West has an enormous influence on the success of Cheltenham, which is why we have made them November’s BID Business of the Month. In our business plan we […]

House of Fraser reinvests

Canada Life Investments has announced an agreement with House of Fraser to facilitate the ongoing trading of Cavendish House, the iconic 195-year old department store in Cheltenham’s Promenade reinforcing the compelling offer on Cheltenham’s high street. Mike Roberts, Head of UK Property at Canada Life Investments, stated: “We are pleased to continue our relationship with […]