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The popular Cheltenham Boutique Sale returns

Shoppers will be able to benefit from discounts of up to 70 per cent from some of the Cotswolds’ favourite retailers at Cheltenham’s Boutique Sale. The popular event will be held for the fourth consecutive year on Sunday January 26 in the beautiful surroundings of The Princess Hall at Cheltenham Ladies College. Cheltenham BID has […]

It’s time for Cheltenham to shine again

Year three of Light Up Cheltenham is promising to be more spectacular than ever. On Valentine’s Day the town will be lit in red and for one special night The Queens Hotel will be flying the colours of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, in support of Mark Morris, who for many decades ran his flower […]

Nominations now open – Cheltenham BID awards 2020

We are delighted to launch the third annual Cotswold Life Cheltenham BID Awards to celebrate our brilliant businesses which make Cheltenham town centre the vibrant, dynamic, diverse area that it is. See if a business is part of BID. Across 10 categories, this year’s awards celebrated the very best traders in the Cheltenham BID zone […]

Super savings on parking fees for BID businesses

Staff at Cheltenham BID businesses are being offered an exclusive 33% off the cost of monthly season tickets at CitiPark’s John Lewis and Partners car park. One of the things we get asked most is: ‘Can the BID help with staff parking costs?’ The answer is: ‘Yes we can’. After talking to a number of […]

Report It!

The BID has partnered with Cheltenham Borough Council to set up an effective team to help tackle anti-social behaviour across the town centre. The new Town Centre Team is a group of partners from a variety of agencies, including Cheltenham Borough Council Enforcement and Public and Environmental Health officers, Police personnel, BID ambassadors and Solace […]

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 […]

BID Business of the Month – PDSA Charity Shop

Charity shops play a vital role in keeping our High Streets alive and are, for many charities, a major source of income. For some volunteers, they can be an essential connection with other people.  The PDSA shop on High Street is no exception. Shop Manager, Dolly Neal, has managed charity shops for more than 15 […]

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’s late night shopping event – 5 December

See the list of shops that stayed open and all late night shopping events that were on offer. See the full gallery from the evening. Cheltenham’s streets were filled with entertainment during its late-night shopping event on the 5 December from 5pm-8pm. The event saw many town centre shops open, including the area of Montpellier […]

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 […]

Christmas marketing campaign hits the spot

Marketing Cheltenham’s twinkling Christmas campaign has seen advertising on buses around Gloucestershire, on-line advertising, printed guides, a full ‘what’s on’ guide on VisitCheltenham.com and a push-out on the Visit Cheltenham social media channels. The seasonal branding highlights the stylish atmosphere of our Regency town, and of course the magic of Christmas in Cheltenham. The printed […]

Another dazzling Christmas lights switch-on event

We knew it would be hard to match the event we put on to celebrate Christmas 2018 – but we did it! See photo gallery here. On Saturday 23rd November, a traditional Christmas story was given a modern twist when the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come paraded through Cheltenham.  Evenlode Productions and […]

In Safe Hands – BID team are first aid certified

As part of their role, Phil, Deb and Carolyn are there to help visitors to Cheltenham have a positive experience. This includes making sure people are well looked after should they be injured or become unwell, so it’s important that they all have the right skills and qualifications to do that. BID Administrator Maria Allebone […]

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

During his 16-month stint on the BID Board, Oliver Bishop, of Elliot Oliver Sales and Lettings, 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 […]