Projects

BID Business of the Month – The Cheltenham Trust

The Cheltenham Trust (The Trust) is a registered charity that was established in 2014 to manage the town’s iconic venues, the Cheltenham Town Hall, The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, Pittville Pump Room, Leisure at Cheltenham and Prince of Wales Stadium on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council. The charity stood out during this unprecedented time […]

Ice rink would be part of a Cheltenham Christmas Wonderland

The eagerly awaited ice rink coming to Cheltenham would be part of a new-look Christmas in the town centre. The Christmas Market would be expanded in a project-led by the BID and the outdoor Imperial Garden Bar would be given a Christmas-theme and opened for the festive celebrations. Cheltenham Borough Council’s planning committee approved the […]

Cancelled. Puzzle-mania – Hidden Cheltenham Easter trail is back

It is with deep regret that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Hidden Cheltenham Easter Trail in response to the worst public health crisis in a generation. The safety of our volunteers, businesses employees and families is our priority in relation to COVID-19 The popular Hidden Trail Easter will return in April […]

Free parking for shoppers during race week

Parking in all council-run car parks will be free of charge every afternoon during Cheltenham race week, for customers arriving from 1pm onwards. From Monday 9 to Friday 13 March 2020 inclusive, visitors can enjoy the town centre for longer thanks to free parking. The initiative is designed to encourage shoppers to visit during Cheltenham’s Gold […]

Light Up Cheltenham to raise awareness of incurable disease

Two major buildings are being lit in a special colour scheme in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association charity during our Light Up Cheltenham event. Queens Hotel Cheltenham – MGallery and 95 The Promenade (to the rear of Neptune’s Fountain) will be lit in orange and blue, the colours of the charity, on the […]

Tidy Up Cheltenham joins the Great British Spring Clean

As part of the BID’s Tidy Up Cheltenham campaign, we are joining forces with Cheltenham Litter Picksies and Cheltenham Borough Council to support the Great British Spring Clean 2020.  From March 20 to April 13, businesses, community groups, schools, local authorities and individuals are being encouraged to go out and collect and safely dispose of […]

Report It!

The BID has partnered with Cheltenham Borough Council to set up an effective team to help tackle anti-social behaviour across the town centre. The new Town Centre Team is a group of partners from a variety of agencies, including Cheltenham Borough Council Enforcement and Public and Environmental Health officers, Police personnel, BID ambassadors and Solace […]

Savings to be made on merchant service fees

Paymentsense are offering an exclusive deal for Cheltenham BID businesses to help reduce their payment provider costs. They will buy you out of your current contract up to the value of £3,000 and offer free terminal rental. If you would like to find out more about how you could benefit, please contact James Roberts at […]

BID businesses benefit from council training

Staff from Under the Prom and Coco Lush received their Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) delivered directly by the council. The businesses, owned by Cheltenham BID’s deputy chair Philip Jordan, took advantage of the council’s group booking discount to send six members of staff on the course. The level 2 qualification is […]

Cheltenham Cocktail Week

March Newsletter article 2019 Cocktail Week has become an integral part of the Cheltenham calendar and this year we’d like to see every bar, restaurant, club and hotel in the town getting involved. There are more than 60 venues in the BID zone who could participate. So, instead of holding branded events in selected venues, […]

WW1 Digital Arts, Film and Animation

Cheltenham BID has worked with the Cheltenham Borough Council and Evenlode Films and Productions to produce a large Digital Arts Film and Animation that will be spectacularly projected onto the Cheltenham Municipal Offices on Sunday 11 November from 5pm to commemorate 100 years since WW1. Evenlode Films says – “We have produced a sensitive and […]

Edgy Cheltenham? You bet! Just look at this Paint Festival art

The Cheltenham Paint Festival brought together a collective of international artists to create large-scale, public art pieces throughout Cheltenham. With a mixture of permanent and temporary pieces, the two-day event aimed to provide engaging, thought-provoking paintings and pieces. Take a walk around Cheltenham to experience these wonderful works of art. Cheltenham BID sponsored their very […]

New top tips on getting to and around Cheltenham

New information to visitors and locals alike on how to get to and around Cheltenham is now available at the click of button, thanks to the BID. We have supported the creation of new website pages packed full of facts on the wide variety of transport available. The series of travel pages are available here. […]