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Free Jazz Festival Tickets

March 2019 Newsletter Cheltenham BID is lead sponsor of the 2019 Cheltenham Festivals …around town programme.  Our sponsorship brings more than 90 free gigs into the town centre during the festivals and encourages visitors to leave the festival village and explore Cheltenham. As part of our sponsorship package, we get to give away four pairs […]

BID business of the Month – Welcome Gym

Cheryl Parker, General Manager of Welcome Gym, was thrilled to be given the news that they had been selected as BID Business of the Month.  She said: “We really appreciate the work the BID does and support their activities where we can, so we are very excited to get this recognition.” Welcome Gym is very […]

OurChelt Cavendish House Facebook Competition

Check out the OurChelt Facebook page for the chance to enter a competition to win an exclusive La Prairie, Cavendish House Cheltenham experience for two, worth more than £200? *Terms and Conditions A health questionnaire is mandatory, selected dates when the La Prairie Spa is available no cash value in exchange. Closing date 5pm on 5 […]

February is all lit-up in Cheltenham

Hundreds of people saw the launch of Light Up Cheltenham with spectacular street theatre drumming group Spark! See photos. And a new video has been released celebrating the start of the three-week event, which features a Giant Observation Wheel and more than 40 illuminated buildings. The LED drummers made their way from The Brewery Quarter […]

Light Up Cheltenham is back with a bang

A giant observation wheel will be the focal point of an expanded Light Up Cheltenham in February. It will be the first time a wheel of this kind, standing at more than 35-metres high, will have been brought to Cheltenham. The wheel will feature throughout the three-week Light Up Cheltenham event which will run from […]

Travel to work in Cheltenham for just £11 a week

Cheltenham BID has organised a money-saving deal for staff of all our businesses. In an exclusive arrangement with Stagecoach, staff working at BID businesses will be able to travel in the Cheltenham area on a ticket that will cost just £11 and which they can use for seven days. There are similar savings to be made […]

BID Business of the Month – Molton Brown

As BID Business of the month Molton Brown has been asked to speak at the Cheltenham Business Forum’s Big Breakfast. Molton Brown has been a favourite on The Promenade since it opened its doors in October 2007. Originally situated where you will now find Oliver Bonas, they moved to their current location on the corner […]

Cheltenham’s biggest boutique sale returns

If you love the sales and enjoy hunting for a bargain, then look no further than the third annual Cheltenham Boutique Sale on Sunday 27th January at The Princess Hall, Cheltenham Ladies College. Ten of the town’s favourite businesses will be giving shoppers exclusive discounts of up to 75 per cent off retail prices for […]

Glorious Events – BID offers

A new umbrella brand with a fresh vision and contemporary look, GLORIOUS Events, has been created to help position The Cheltenham Trust’s venues as the first choice for spectacular events in Gloucestershire and they are offering BID members only fantastic offers for 2019. January – end of March 2019 BID Offers Offer 1  – Winter […]

Get the best of Cheltenham – with or without your car

Whether you are coming to Cheltenham to shop on a busy Saturday or at a quieter time, the BID has some top tips on the best ways to get here. The first step is to decide whether you really need to bring your car into the town. If not, use the park-and-ride sites at Cheltenham […]

No Child Left Behind #OurTown

All children and young people deserve to thrive and live in happy, supported communities.  In some small areas of Cheltenham, however, the number of children living in poverty is more than 43%. The average across England is 26.85%. The worrying finding has come from Cheltenham Children’s Needs Assessment 2018. A year of action – starting […]

National guide praises Cheltenham food scene

National restaurant guide Harden’s, has officially recognised Cheltenham as a foodie town on the up, with three top rankings in the 2019 guide. Cheltenham has: Been ranked joint eighth in the ‘Top Scorers’ table 2019, with four Cheltenham restaurants making the top scorers list. This is a new entry for the town which didn’t rank […]

Great news for Cheltenham as Purple flag continues to fly high

Cheltenham is proud to have retained its Purple Flag status and the town has also been nominated for a special award. Purple Flag is a national town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres […]

Giant White Witch, dancing goblins and elves bring magic to Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s Christmas Lights switch-on was hailed a huge success as thousands of people gathered in the town centre. A giant White Witch puppet standing more than 16 feet high enthralled the crowds as she travelled through the town centre on a chariot on Saturday. The event saw the lights turned on in a grand finale […]

John Lewis & Partners to accept Cheltenham gift card just in time for Christmas

Cheltenham BID launched the Cheltenham Gift Card to encourage people to spend money in the town. The campaign has been supported by independent and national businesses alike, with more than 90 signed up to accept the card. Now the new John Lewis & Partners store has become the 90th store to accept the gift card […]