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Hidden Cheltenham Summer Trail

Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council’s, No Child Left Behind campaign on a free Hidden Cheltenham Summer trail for through-out the Summer holiday. A year of action started in January 2019 designed with partners to address the main areas of children in poverty. Educational, fun and […]

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 […]

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned for third year

Cheltenham’s Street Chilli Fiesta returned to the heart of the town for a third year. The event on Saturday June 1 attracted hundreds to Cambray Place. Visitors had the opportunity to try a selection of the country’s best chilli-based produce and buy a wide range of products from chilli cheese to live chilli plants. This […]

BID Business of the Month – Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest 10-pin bowling company, opened their Cheltenham branch in November 2014. Based at The Brewery Quarter, they are a true family attraction providing good value entertainment, food and drink for people of all ages and abilities. The family ethic extends beyond the customer experience.  The team at Hollywood Bowl Cheltenham are […]

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 […]

BID Business of the Month – The Square Pillow

With its unmistakable pink façade and pink and white awning, The Square Pillow has been part of the community in Montpellier for three decades. In 1988 Suzanne Langley-Sowter opened a business which has endured the test of time and all the changes that the retail sector has seen during the past 30 years.  This is […]

Caught on camera – The first International Film Festival comes to Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s reputation as a festival town is growing.  With an already impressive list of arts and culture festivals, this year will see another performing arts festival added to the list. From May 27 to June 1 the first Cheltenham International Film Festival will see a celebration of cinematography across eleven venues in town. From screenings […]

Cheltenham Cocktail Week – What’s on offer this year?

Cocktail Week has become an integral part of the Cheltenham calendar and this year there will even more bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants, and hotels taking part than in previous years. Now in its third year, Cheltenham Cocktail Week offers cocktail fans the opportunity to visit some of their favorite venues – and try some new […]

Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival

This September will see the launch of the first ever Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival, a week-long celebration of wellbeing across 7 days from the 9th – 15th September 2019, which aims to help local people, live life well. Unique to any other festival experience, the Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival has partnered with over fifty local businesses to […]

The Digital High Street – Getting the best of both worlds

Recent developments in high streets across the UK show that things are changing – fast. The successful retailers have been those who have managed a blend of digital and physical presence. How do we achieve that in Gloucestershire’s High Streets? Join a panel that have been working at the forefront of the new technologies at […]

Welcome to the Board

Firstly, we would like to say thank you to Dustin Wise of L’Una Design and Mel Tubby of Marks and Spencer for their support over the past few years.  Dustin will continue to be involved with BID projects when time allows but will be focusing on his growing business. Mel and Dustin’s resignations from the […]

Could you be due for a reassessment on your rates?

Listening to businesses is what we do at the BID.  Some of you have experienced circumstances beyond your control that you think could put you in line for a rates rebate. You’ve told us how convoluted the process of appeal can be; that it’s difficult to find out how to register for the Check, Challenge, […]

Cambray place is warming up for the 2019 Chilli Feista

For the third year running, the BID is bringing the Cheltenham Street Chilli Fiesta to Cambray Place. 13 stalls selling all manner of chilli products from paintings and plants, to sauces and sausages will pop up for the day on Saturday 1 June. The infamous chilli eating contest, which brought people from London to contest […]