Free town centre parking for COVID-19 key workers in Cheltenham

Designated COVID-19 key workers can now park free of charge in selected council-owned car parks whilst carrying out their key tasks. NHS workers can park for free now in any Cheltenham Borough Council car park, by following the government advice about displaying identification in their car window and staff working in the Department for Work […]

Coronavirus – What is your business entitled to?

Cheltenham BID has pulled together an overview of the support and guidance which is available to businesses during these challenging times. This information is correct at the time of publication – it is subject to changes and we will update information as quickly as we can. Use this link for the most up to date […]

Coronavirus – Take your buisness online and best practice

The coronavirus pandemic is firstly a health emergency, but secondly an economic emergency. A large amount of BID levy payers are already utilising online channels to raise awareness,spread positvity, sell, teach and share. Top tip: Take this time to remind your current online audience why they ‘liked’ you, visited your online-store or ever bought from […]

Our town – Cheltenham voted best place to live in the South West

Cheltenham has been voted the best place to live in the South West 2020 by The Sunday Times with its education, culture and connectivity highlighted amongst its best attributes. Cheltenham is no stranger to such accolades, having been voted by The Telegraph as the best place in the UK to raise a family in 2014. […]

A colourful summer awaits us

With the dawn of spring, preparations are underway to bring vibrant floral displays to all areas of the BID zone.   BID in Bloom 2020 will see baskets and troughs full of plants adoring balconies, walls and railings from June through to October.    Businesses from Portland Street to Montpellier will be enjoying a summer of colour […]

BID Business of the Month – Tokyotattoo Studios

Deano Jouni is passionate about his business and his team.  He created Tokyotattoo Studios in November 2012 and has had fun growing it ever since.  The creative team at the studio have world-wide reputations as tattoo artists, with clients regularly coming from several countries to see them.  Tokyotattoo Studios is sponsored by the biggest brands […]

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 […]

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 […]

Savings for your business and your staff

When Cheltenham BID began in 2016, businesses said they wanted to see reduced business costs.  Our business plan said the BID would “Implement group purchasing initiatives to save day and night-time economy businesses money on overheads such as energy, insurance, telecoms and waste disposal.”  We have two initiatives running at present to save your business […]

Cheltenham BID is hosting a COVID-19 Business Support Conference Call

This call is now full. If you would like to recieve further infromation please email BID levy payers are invited to our COVID-19 Business Support virtual Conference Call. The main headlines we would like to discuss are – 1.Operating and Finance 2. Marketing and Social Media Follow/Like Cheltenham BID and our consumer channel OurChelt […]

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 […]

Reducing the cost of sales for BID Businesses

As your business grows, the chances are that the cost of sales increases too.  Looking at the best rates for your card terminal probably isn’t high on your list of priorities when your business is packed with customers and you’re finding ways to stay ahead of the competition.  That’s why the BID has partnered with […]