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A night of celebrations at the BID awards

More than 20 businesses were congratulated last night at the second annual Cotswold Life BID awards, held at the truly stunning The Old Court House in County Court Road. The diversity of the businesses within the BID zone was shown within the 10 categories of the awards. The full list of Highly Commended and Winners […]

BID Business of the Month – The Square Pillow

With its unmistakable pink façade and pink and white awning, The Square Pillow has been part of the community in Montpellier for three decades. In 1988 Suzanne Langley-Sowter opened a business which has endured the test of time and all the changes that the retail sector has seen during the past 30 years.  This is […]

Cheltenham Cocktail Week – What’s on offer this year?

Cocktail Week has become an integral part of the Cheltenham calendar and this year there will even more bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and hotels taking part than in previous years. Now in its third year, Cheltenham Cocktail Week offers cocktail fans the opportunity to visit some of their favorite venues – and try some new […]

Free parking for shoppers during race week

4 March 2019 Parking in all council-run car parks will be free of charge every afternoon, for customers arriving from 1pm onwards during Cheltenham race week From Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 2019 inclusive, visitors can enjoy the town centre for longer thanks to the free parking. The initiative is designed to encourage shoppers […]

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 […]

Light Up Cheltenham is back with a bang

A giant observation wheel will be the focal point of an expanded Light Up Cheltenham in February. It will be the first time a wheel of this kind, standing at more than 35-metres high, will have been brought to Cheltenham. The wheel will feature throughout the three-week Light Up Cheltenham event which will run from […]

BID Business of the Month – Molton Brown

As BID Business of the month Molton Brown has been asked to speak at the Cheltenham Business Forum’s Big Breakfast. Molton Brown has been a favourite on The Promenade since it opened its doors in October 2007. Originally situated where you will now find Oliver Bonas, they moved to their current location on the corner […]

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 […]

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 […]

No Child Left Behind #OurTown

All children and young people deserve to thrive and live in happy, supported communities.  In some small areas of Cheltenham, however, the number of children living in poverty is more than 43%. The average across England is 26.85%. The worrying finding has come from Cheltenham Children’s Needs Assessment 2018. A year of action – starting […]

National guide praises Cheltenham food scene

National restaurant guide Harden’s, has officially recognised Cheltenham as a foodie town on the up, with three top rankings in the 2019 guide. Cheltenham has: Been ranked joint eighth in the ‘Top Scorers’ table 2019, with four Cheltenham restaurants making the top scorers list. This is a new entry for the town which didn’t rank […]

Cheltenham ranked as the fifth healthiest British high street

Cheltenham has today been ranked as the fifth healthiest UK high street by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Known as a stylish Regency spa town enjoying a cultural renaissance, Cheltenham now features in the RSPH report Health on the High Street: Running on empty 2018, which ranks 70 of Britain’s major towns and […]

BID reveals Cheltenham’s best-kept secrets

Little-known facts about some of Cheltenham’s best-known buildings and locations are revealed in a new town centre trail put together by the BID. We hope the Hidden Cheltenham trail will drive footfall to all parts of the BID zone. Do you know where in central Cheltenham Britain’s first jet aircraft engine was assembled? Or where […]

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 […]