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 […]

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 […]

BID Awards – Nominations open 7 Jan 2019

We are absolutely delighted to be launching the Cotswold Life Cheltenham BID Awards 2019. Last year, for the first time, we celebrated the brilliant businesses which make Cheltenham town centre the vibrant, dynamic, diverse area that it is, you can see our 2018 winners here.  The response was phenomenal so we have partnered with Cotswold Life […]

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 […]

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 […]

48 hours in Cheltenham

Hand-picked places to eat, stay, shop & cook in the South West. Food magazine says, “Cheltenham has been a playground for racegoers and affluent pleasure-seekers – hence the name Cheltenham Spa – since the early 19th century, but Kathryn Lewis ditched the racecourse in favour of a dining course (or three), and found the going […]

BID Business of the Month – Martin & Co

  Congratulations to Martin & Co Jewellers for winning this months BID Business of the Month. One of the oldest businesses in Cheltenham, Martin & Co is this month’s BID Business of the Month.  Established in 1806 by Samuel Martin, the jeweller was given the Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1838. Read more…  

Cheltenham Remembers

Cheltenham BID are supporting the march which is being organised as part of the Cheltenham Remembers programme of WW1 centenary commemorative events. It will take place on afternoon of Saturday 10 November 2018 from 1-3.30pm BID members and local residents of all ages are invited to join the community march in memory of the 1,290 Cheltonians who […]

Can you be our new Ambassador?

Would you like to join an established team as an Ambassador? Our Ambassadors have had a positive impact on the town, from making coach visitors feel welcome to ensuring rubbish is collected.  They have arranged for leaves to be cleared from pavements and helped businesses take advantage of our projects. Now you have the opportunity […]

Great roles available at Cheltenham businesses

Cheltenham BID are continually working with the businesses to make sure you are the first to hear about the best vacancies in town…   03/10/2018 Full-time Sales Consultants at India Jane Please email your covering letter and your CV to L.hill@indianjane.co.uk. 03/10/2018 Part – time Chef at Flynn’s Restaurant. Please job description here and how […]

Midsummer Fiesta

Midsummer Fiesta returned for another day showcasing the fantastic talents of the diverse communities of Cheltenham. With a multitude of activities from charity stalls to music and dance it was a day for everyone to enjoy. Mirage Fusion Belly dance performed a colourful flash mob at the Band Stand stage in aid of the charity […]