Edible Art Patisserie is open

By Maria Allebone A creative new patisserie called Edible Art, specialising in beautiful, colourful and unique pastries and cakes opened in The Courtyard on Saturday August 1. Damien Wager, owner of the new Courtyard business began his pastry career just four years ago, but he is already known for his wonderful pastry and cake creations, […]

The Brewery Quarter is back and open for business

After a long stint out of action due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brewery Quarter is back in business with venues slowly and safely reopening their doors. All of the businesses in The Brewery Quarter are BID levy payers. Ensuring that they’re keeping customers safe, The Brewery Quarter have put in place several hand sanitising […]

The Montpellier Courtyard – the destination for independents

The Montpellier Courtyard is a specialty shopping centre in the middle of Montpellier Cheltenham. Since lockdown, businesses are planning to and have moved into the shopping destination, creating a new kind of buzz about the place. The Courtyard is full of an eclectic collection of independent business varying from retailers to restaurants, home renovation and […]

How to manage your queue outside and responsibilities

Businesses have been busy preparing to reopen safely and now that they have opened the main feedback from the public and enforcing authorities was that all businesses had done an excellent job of making their premises COVID-19 secure. Yet, more work was needed in managing queues outside of businesses. Cheltenham Environmental Health must stress the […]

Call overview – Helping hospitality businesses open smartly and safely

Ahead of hospitality businesses reopening on July 4, the BID held its latest ‘How to make sure you are safe to open’ business support call as part of its Back To Business campaign. 1. Reopening guidance – people and venues with Sylvia Oates from Best Bar None Sylvia said that Boris’s announcement last week brought […]


Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, are welcoming guests back to their Cheltenham restaurant from the 23rd July. Bookings are now open for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks.  With overseas holidays off the agenda for most, the restaurant’s colourful and eclectic interior, beach shack bars, incredible rum cocktails, beautiful soul food and laid back reggae […]

Is your hospitality business ready to open? Cheltenham BID Business Support Call

Hospitality businesses can now sign up to Cheltenham BID’s business support call. How? Zoom call Date: Monday June 29Time: 2pm – 3pmHow do I sign up? Request the call link, ID and Password from Maria. 1. Reopening guidance – people and venuesSylvia OatesBest Bar None2. How to make sure you are safe to reopen and licensing […]

Businesses welcomed back

Cheltenham BID welcomed businesses back into town for the first time since March. During and post-lockdown Cheltenham BID stayed in regular liaison with Cheltenham Borough Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucestershire Police Constabulary, Marketing Cheltenham, town centre partners and our wide network of independent and national retailers and other businesses. To support the gradual reopening of […]

Two new interactive trails are coming to Cheltenham this summer

Two new free trails will be run by Cheltenham BID throughout the summer – a new Monster Hero Safari trail and an enhanced Augmented Reality (AR) version of the Hidden Cheltenham Trail. The Monster Hero Safari is a town centre experience where families are tasked with hunting down 10 monster superheroes, displayed in public windows, […]

Back to Business for all retailers

Ahead of non-essential retailers reopening on June 15, the BID held its latest ‘how to make sure you are safe to open’ business support call as part of its Back To Business campaign. Bernadette Reed, Senior Environmental Health Officer at Cheltenham Borough Council talked to businesses about –1. How to make sure they were safe […]

Cheltenham BID had a sneak preview of the new COVID Secure Primark

Cheltenham BID had a sneak preview of the new COVID Secure Primark Cheltenham that is set to open on Monday June 15. Primark Store Manager Kristan Tarr has said that they are taking on extra precautions to help provide a safe environment in store, including social distancing protocols, hand sanitiser, perspex screens at tills and […]

BID campaign brings extra funding for F & B businesses

Several Cheltenham pubs and clubs that were facing mounting financial problems because of the Covid-19 epidemic have been given new hope after campaigning work by Cheltenham BID. The BID has been a key supporter of the #RaiseTheBar campaign, which called on the Government to change legislation so that businesses did not miss out on key […]

You are invited to our COVID-19 Business Support call.

UPDATE: Tuesday June 9 call is now full – request the call link, ID and Password from Maria for the over flow call on Thursday June 11 at 2pm. Headlines Bernadette ReedSenior Environmental Health Officer at Cheltenham Borough Council talks to us about –1. How  to make sure you are safe to openCheltenham BID team […]