Discounted parking for night time Economy businesses

The BID’s other discounted travel schemes were difficult for night time economy staff to use because of the timings but Cheltenham BID listened and have negotiated discounted parking in Portland Street Car Park from 5pm. Park all night from 5pm for just £4! Please get in touch via info@cheltenhambid.co.uk  for more information on how to […]

Cheltenham BID the missing link in grants to businesses

Cheltenham BID has stepped in to help Cheltenham Borough Council act quickly to support businesses eligible for grants during the coronavirus epidemic. The council has received £24.5 million from Government and grants have already started to be paid out. Payments will continue to be made daily.  The council is one of the first local authorities […]

The BID welcomed back businesses

As lockdown has eased, we have been delighted to welcome businesses back into town for the first time since March. The BID team made weekly trips into the town centre to put down social distancing stickers in preparation for when the town began to reopen. We contacted those businesses where the largest queues were likely […]

What the BID did during lockdown

What the BID did during lockdown Cheltenham BID stepped in to help Cheltenham Borough Council be one of the first Local Authorities to pay eligible businesses their grants during the coronavirus epidemic. The BID was able to help by contacting more than 100 businesses to ensure they completed documents needed by the council to make […]

Superdry starts local for COVID 19

Superdry supports its local community first Julian Dunkerton’s love for his local community – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas – are paramount. This meant his initial response to support the fight against COVID-19 is to think local. The serial entrepreneur, Superdry’s CEO will lead a series of initiatives to support the fight against COVID-19, which […]

Hidden Cheltenham trails are coming back

In 2018, the BID worked with The Cheltenham Trust to launch the Hidden Cheltenham Trail.  The trail guides people to places of historic interest and tells the stories that have been overlooked, forgotten and in some cases even written out of history of the people, places and communities of the town.  There are 12 points […]

New CCTV camera at key location funded by the BID

A key area of Cheltenham town centre is safer after investment from the BID. We have bought a new CCTV camera, which is directly linked to Gloucestershire Constabulary’s force control room, for the junction of Regent Street and Ormond Place. It is in support of a project run by Cheltenham Borough Council. Regent Street has […]

Boom in visitor numbers and overnight stays in Cheltenham

A new report shows a significant rise in the number of people coming to Cheltenham and in the number staying overnight, bucking the national trend. Last year, the number of day visitors to Cheltenham grew to 1.9 million – an increase of 7%, whilst the number of nights spent in the town by staying visitors […]

Cheltenham Christmas light switch-on a crowd-pleaser

Cheltenham’s Christmas lights were switched on in style on Saturday 23 November to the delight of spectators. See photos from the event. The three parades, starting separately from Cambray Place, The Brewery Quarter and Montpellier Street, told the famous tale of selfish Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future who show him […]

Boots Corner Trial Closure – your last chance to have your say

The 18-month Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO)for Phase 4 amended trial of the Cheltenham Transport Plan – or the trial closure of Boots Corner – is due to draw to a close before Christmas. Here is the timetable of the final stages of the ETRO. 3rd December – the last chance you have to make […]

Speak up for the professional services sector – sit on the BID Board

During his 16-month stint on the BID Board, Oliver Bishop has provided invaluable advice on how the BID’s projects benefit the many businesses within that sector, ensuring that they have a collective voice. Oliver’s businesses have grown considerably over the past few years.  With this success has come the inevitable requirement for Oliver to spend […]

Will your business be on the Cheltenham Festivals menu?

BID food and beverage operators are being encouraged to put themselves forward to cater at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz and Music Festivals. The BID is keen that more local businesses benefit from the huge numbers of people who come to Cheltenham for the Festivals. Cheltenham Festivals are looking for caterers to add to their 2020 […]

Cheltenham town centre has first 24-hour defibrillator

A life-saving defibrillator is available 24-hours a day in Cheltenham town centre for the first time. Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has funded a new defib in one of the telephone boxes on The Promenade outside Café Rouge. As part of the PubLIC Hearts Appeal Cheltenham, the BID has also financed two replacement defibrillators in […]

Cheltenham Guardians hit the road with help from the BID

Cheltenham BID is working with Cheltenham Guardians to make the town centre a safer place. The BID has sponsored a new Emergency Care Team vehicle for the Guardians, which can now be seen on the streets of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Guardians are a volunteer team who operate on Saturday nights and provide safeguarding and welfare help […]