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Quality in Tourism forms Primary Authority Partnership

Earlier this year, the core topic of debate in the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Tourism was the significant concern among authorities about quality control of the short-term let market. It was highlighted that short-term letting accommodation can be freely listed on sharing platforms or with Destination Management Organisations (DMOs), even if hosts haven’t… Continue reading Quality in Tourism forms Primary Authority Partnership

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VisitEngland re-launches Entry Level and Taste Schemes

VisitEngland has today, 26 November, re-launched its Entry Level and Taste accreditation schemes for accommodation and food businesses, making them available to businesses across England. From today all accommodation and food businesses in England can apply to the schemes directly through VisitEngland Assessment Services as well as through local destination management organisations. VisitEngland has also… Continue reading VisitEngland re-launches Entry Level and Taste Schemes

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House of Fraser reinvests as Cheltenham’s town centre continues to be lively and prosperous

Canada Life Investments has announced an agreement with House of Fraser to facilitate the ongoing trading of Cavendish House, the iconic 195-year old department store in Cheltenham’s Promenade reinforcing the compelling offer on Cheltenham’s high street. Mike Roberts, Head of UK Property at Canada Life Investments, stated: “We are pleased to continue our relationship with… Continue reading House of Fraser reinvests as Cheltenham’s town centre continues to be lively and prosperous

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Community Opera awarded National Lottery Funding

A newly-formed community choir will take its first steps in public performance at the Hester’s Way Christmas lights switch-on ceremony on 14th December in Coronation Square, Cheltenham West. But in just seven months’ time the same group will perform in the finale of the 75th Cheltenham Music Festival on Sunday 14 July 2019 in Cheltenham… Continue reading Community Opera awarded National Lottery Funding

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Cheltenham’s traditional Christmas market returns tomorrow

The Christmas market will once again return to the heart of Cheltenham, bringing festive fun and nostalgia. The market will run from 22 November until 15 December 2018, brought to you by Geraud UK in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID). Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the season… Continue reading Cheltenham’s traditional Christmas market returns tomorrow

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WW1 remembrance weekend – Thank you

Remembrance Sunday saw the final commemoration event of the Cheltenham Remembers project marking the 100 years since the signing of the Armistice Agreement and the council thanks all the partners involved and all who came to see the powerful, thought provoking and poignant WW1 projection. The Cheltenham Remembers WW1 commemoration weekend began on the afternoon… Continue reading WW1 remembrance weekend – Thank you

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Council and constabulary work together to stop ticket touts at Cheltenham races

A successful collaboration between the council and police has helped Cheltenham racecourse secure a ban of selling and buying tickets by touts on racecourse property, making it safer for racegoers. The new restrictions will make it an offence for any person to sell, expose, make available or advertise any tickets for sale other than through… Continue reading Council and constabulary work together to stop ticket touts at Cheltenham races

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Cheltenham ranked as the fifth healthiest British high street

Cheltenham has today been ranked as the fifth healthiest UK high street by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Known as a stylish Regency spa town enjoying a cultural renaissance, Cheltenham now features in the RSPH report Health on the High Street: Running on empty 2018, which ranks 70 of Britain’s major towns and… Continue reading Cheltenham ranked as the fifth healthiest British high street

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Use of Stagecoach West buses is on the rise in Cheltenham

There has been an increase in the number of people using the buses in Cheltenham following the completion of the town’s Transport Plan. The Plan, rolled out in phases during the past 2 years, has seen the introduction of new bus lanes and most recently the trial closure of ‘Boots Corner’ to general traffic. During… Continue reading Use of Stagecoach West buses is on the rise in Cheltenham

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Early indications show 84% increase in footfall around Boots Corner

Record increase of pedestrian and bicycle usage has been recorded around the Boots Corner and high street area. Since the Boots Corner trial began, initial results have indicated an 84% increase in footfall and a 206% increase in bicycle movements along the high street through Boots Corner.  The figures have been welcomed by national organisation,… Continue reading Early indications show 84% increase in footfall around Boots Corner