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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 […]

Cheltenham’s Promenade comes to life with the International Street Market.

Cheltenham Promenade welcomes Geraud Markets UK Ltd International Street Market once again, bringing an exciting line-up of food, drink and crafts from around the world. Situated on the Promenade in Cheltenham, it will run for 4 days from Thursday 3 – Sunday 6 October. The market will be open 9am until 6pm, Thursday to Saturday […]

Make it a late one

On Thursday December 5th, Cheltenham will be glowing with festive spirit when businesses stay open late. If free parking and free bus travel aren’t enough to draw the crowds, the live entertainment the BID has lined up will be. The talented Thomas Trilby will be juggling through the town on his unicycle; Popular female vocalist, […]

BID Business of the month – Warhammer Cheltenham

Warhammer Cheltenham (formerly Games Workshop) recently celebrated its seventh anniversary. Will Rawlins has been the store manager for three years and feels lucky to be in the position. Warhammer is a tabletop miniature wargame that simulates battles between terrestrial armies from different factions.  Created in 1983, the game continues to grow in popularity and attracts […]

Facebook Summer Giveaways

In collaboration with the No Child Left Behind Hidden Cheltenham Summer trail running throughout the summer holidays. We have been lucky enough to be donated lots of goodies from our businesses, so we have decided to do three months of Facebook competitions. ⭐Competition 1 – 18/07/2019 Cheltenham Martial Arts Digital Task – Take a photo […]

BID backing defib campaign

The campaign to fund life-saving defibrilators in businesses across Cheltenham, supported by the BID, is off to a flying start. The first defib has now been delivered to The Moon Under Water as part of the PubLIC Hearts Appeal Cheltenham. According to The British Heart Foundation, there are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in […]

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. Photo Gallery The full list of Highly Commended […]