Illuminations spark excitement for Light Up Cheltenham

See full gallery of Spark!, illumated buildings and wheel here. Light Up Cheltenham got off to a spectacular start on Saturday 1 February with thousands of spectators attending the opening night. The evening saw Spark! a street theatre drumming group put on a dazzling performance finishing at Imperial Gardens. Spectators were then able to take […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tidy Up Cheltenham joins the Great British Spring Clean

As part of the BID’s Tidy Up Cheltenham campaign, we are joining forces with Cheltenham Litter Picksies and Cheltenham Borough Council to support the Great British Spring Clean 2020.  From March 20 to April 13, businesses, community groups, schools, local authorities and individuals are being encouraged to go out and collect and safely dispose of […]

BID Business of the Month – Regency Dry Cleaning

In December 1999, Dave and Zena Dickson were preparing to see in the new millennium as they opened their dry-cleaning business in Grosvenor Terrace.  Today, Regency Dry Cleaning is one of Cheltenham’s most established independent businesses, going from strength to strength by responding to market needs and social trends. Their loyal customers come from Worcester, […]

Student discount upload for BID businesses

“83% of students say that if a retailer offers a student discount they are more likely to shop there. This means that providing a student discount can give your brand an edge over its competitors with the student market” says 2019 What is the TOTUM card? TOTUM, the new name for the NUS extra card, brings […]

Cheltenham BID Awards 2020

The diverse range of successful businesses is what makes Cheltenham a vibrant town where people want to come and visit, work and stay.  In 2018, with the backing of Cotswold Life Business & Professional, the BID Awards were launched to recognise and reward the contribution all the businesses make in creating the unique atmosphere of […]

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 […]