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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 […]

Another fantastic offer from a BID Business

David Clulow Opticians would like to offer anyone who works for a Cheltenham BID businesses: Complimentary sight test (no purchase necessary) 20% off a complete pair of spectacles or non-prescription sunglasses To take advantage of this offer please download a form here, get your manager to sign it and take it in to David Clulow […]

Take a hop, skip and a jump around Cheltenham this Easter

1 April 2019 Discover little-known facts about some of Cheltenham’s best-known buildings and locations whilst solving riddles to get a special Easter treat. Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) has worked with The Cheltenham Trust on the Hidden Cheltenham trail, which gives new insights for locals and visitors alike and there have been a few egg-citing […]

Stars confirmed – Cheltenham Film Festival

26 March 2019 The films of Mike Leigh will be celebrated at the first Cheltenham International Film Festival. One of Britain’s most celebrated directors, Leigh leads a parade of industry figures heading to the town for the Festival which flickers in to life on May 27. Become a sponsor. The six-day event includes film screenings, […]

BID Business of the Month – Queens Hotel MGallery by Sofitel

March 2019 Newsletter Queens Hotel Cheltenham has been an iconic landmark in Cheltenham since 1838 and is one of the oldest purpose-built hotels in Europe.  Built on the site of one of the original spas, Sherborne Spa, the hotel is fashioned in the style of the Temple of Jupiter. It is named in honour of […]

Free parking for shoppers during race week

4 March 2019 Parking in all council-run car parks will be free of charge every afternoon, for customers arriving from 1pm onwards during Cheltenham race week From Monday 11 to Friday 15 March 2019 inclusive, visitors can enjoy the town centre for longer thanks to the free parking. The initiative is designed to encourage shoppers […]