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Spectacular ice rink set to headline Cheltenham’s Christmas celebrations

Cheltenham Borough Council confirms go-ahead to help boost local economy this Christmas Cardiff ice rink Christmas in Cheltenham will be even bigger and better this year after plans for a spectacular new festive ice rink in the town has been given the go-ahead. Running from Thursday 18 November to Sunday 2 January, the rink will… Continue reading Spectacular ice rink set to headline Cheltenham’s Christmas celebrations

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Big Screen in the Gardens proves success in Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s latest event, the Big Screen in the Gardens, came to a close last week after what proved to be a hugely popular summer of free entertainment in Imperial Gardens. Big Screen in the Gardens, Imperial Gardens Launched on the 23 July, the event entertained hundreds of people daily with screenings of films, music and… Continue reading Big Screen in the Gardens proves success in Cheltenham

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Cheltenham confirms summer of entertainment with new Big Screen in the Gardens

Britain’s quest for gold this summer will be shown in the heart of Cheltenham, with the arrival of a big screen in Imperial Gardens. As well as the highlights of a summer of sport, residents and visitors can look forward to a packed schedule of fantastic films and music. Opening on Friday 23 July and… Continue reading Cheltenham confirms summer of entertainment with new Big Screen in the Gardens

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Further grant support for businesses affected by COVID-19

Another round of Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grants has been made available for eligible businesses. This third round of the scheme includes support for businesses not eligible for the national schemes and is open for applications until 31 March 2021.   As the Government’s restart grants won’t be available until April the council is paying local… Continue reading Further grant support for businesses affected by COVID-19

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Guidance on reopening businesses and venues – February 2021

We have published a Guide to Cheltenham During Lockdown on the Visit Cheltenham website featuring - Essential shops open in Cheltenham (and non-essential shops offering click and collect services in the town centre)Cheltenham restaurants offering takeaway during lockdownDaily exercise ideas for Cheltenham residents The information below is from Visit England who have summarised the new four-step… Continue reading Guidance on reopening businesses and venues – February 2021

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Cheltenham Borough Council launches new grant support for businesses affected by COVID-19

Cheltenham Borough Council has launched its new Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grant (ARG) scheme to support local businesses and applications can be made until 10 March 2021. This grant scheme is the second round of ARG support and includes businesses not eligible for the national schemes.   The scheme has been widened to increase the categories… Continue reading Cheltenham Borough Council launches new grant support for businesses affected by COVID-19

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Marketing Cheltenham statement regarding the passing of Kevan Blackadder

Kevan Blackadder and Jess Goodwin at Cheltenham's Christmas light switch-on 2019 We are deeply saddened by the loss of our close colleague and friend, Kevan Blackadder. We had the privilege of working closely with Kev in recent years – sharing an office and taking daily inspiration from his leadership, energy and determination to make a… Continue reading Marketing Cheltenham statement regarding the passing of Kevan Blackadder

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VisitBritain predicts first signs of recovery for inbound tourism in 2021

VisitBritain's inbound tourism forecast predicts first signs of recovery for overseas visits to the UK in 2021.The forecast predicts a slow increase from January to March 2021, with larger increases in the value of inbound tourism heading into Easter. VisitBritain has forecast 16.9 million inbound visits in 2021 (an increase of 73% on 2020) but… Continue reading VisitBritain predicts first signs of recovery for inbound tourism in 2021

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Cheltenham urges public to shop local and support small businesses with new Christmas campaign

Cheltenham’s new marketing campaign, led by the town’s marketing body, Marketing Cheltenham, alongside Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) is calling on local residents and would-be visitors to shop local and support small businesses this Christmas. Christmas 2020 - shop local The campaign aims to overcome the latest national lockdown by creating… Continue reading Cheltenham urges public to shop local and support small businesses with new Christmas campaign

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Lockdown Business Support Grants open for applications

Businesses in Cheltenham that have been forced to close as a result of the latest national lockdown can now apply for a grant from Cheltenham Borough Council. The Local Restrictions Support Grants which were announced by the UK Government earlier this month will support businesses that have been required to close due to the national… Continue reading Lockdown Business Support Grants open for applications