Gloucester Cathedral Launches ‘Make a Will Fortnight 2018’

Gloucester Cathedral Launches ‘Make a Will Fortnight 2018’

From Monday 15 October – Friday 26 October, Gloucester Cathedral, in partnership with Tayntons Solicitors and Willans Solicitors, is running it’s ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ to encourage people to make a basic will or update an existing one. During ‘Make a Will...
Top Vegan-friendly Restaurants in Gloucester

Top Vegan-friendly Restaurants in Gloucester

Gloucester’s foodie scene is going from strength to strength – with a plethora of award-winning restaurants, hidden cafes and historic pubs, there’s plenty of options for date night, family gatherings and Sunday roasts. With veganism on the rise,...
YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Dealing with Public Bodies

YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Dealing with Public Bodies

As a representative group of the majority of businesses in Gloucester, we’re having discussions about key issues in your interest, and we’re being heard. We’re lobbying about car parking, about trade waste and litter, About the City’s contractors and some other areas...
YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Business Cost Reduction

YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Business Cost Reduction

More than a few businesses have now saved double the cost of their BID contribution in reduced business and commercial costs. A free consultation and inspection of your bills is proving very worthwhile for lots of BID Area businesses. Sevale Engineering Ltd have...
YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Supporting & Promoting Events

YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Supporting & Promoting Events

We’ve put on a number of additional events to supplement the other good things going on and to help further drive footfall to Gloucester and give another reason to visit. The Aethelflaed celebrations (Gloucester’s Warrier Queen) was publicised on the National News and...
YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Area Marketing & Promotion

YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Area Marketing & Promotion

We’ve been running radio advertising, promoting Gloucester generally and specific events. Through www. gloucesterbid.uk we’re publicising events, sharing news and building a comprehensive directory of businesses to raise awareness and profile – running features on 16...
YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Physical & Environmental

YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Physical & Environmental

The BID area is a more colourful place because of the bunting, flags (royal and pirate), not to mention the investment in plants and trees and the maintenance and watering of those. The hanging baskets, troughs and planters are filled thanks to the BID and we’re...
YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Street Cleanliness

YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Street Cleanliness

The CPOs are our eyes on the street and have direct links in with the Cleaning Squad that get called out to deal with any incidents. We are in ongoing talks with the Council with regards to ensuring they and their contractors fulfil their obligations. We’ve made great...
YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Safety & Security

YEAR 1 HIGHLIGHTS – Safety & Security

The BID funded City Protection Officers (CPOs) have a very visible presence in the City, have formed close links with the police and known trouble spots. They help with a huge number of anti-social incidents as well as more serious matters. The BID also funds and...
TENDER: City Planting & Watering

TENDER: City Planting & Watering

Gloucester BID procuring supply and maintenance of flowering display throughout the BID area Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) wish to install and plant a number of movable tiered and cascade planters, barrier baskets, hanging baskets, fixed quarto...

Gloucester Docks: a brief history

Gloucester Docks form the most inland port in the United Kingdom and widely accepted as the best preserved example of Victorian Docks anywhere in the country although its history goes back much further than the Victorian era. Queen Elizabeth I granted Gloucester the...
7 things you didn’t know about Gloucester

7 things you didn’t know about Gloucester

1. Gloucester was once a spa Mineral springs were discovered in Gloucester 1814 and the Gloucester Spa Company was duly formed to capitalise on the fashion for taking to the waters. The Spa Pump Room was built in 1815 and the water was declared to be full of...
9 tasty places to eat in Gloucester

9 tasty places to eat in Gloucester

Gloucester’s cheeses have already put it on the culinary map, but there’s more to the southwest England city than its famous fromage. Here foodies will find a community of independent, locally-owned restaurants cooking up everything from authentic Thai and...
Cafes in Gloucester: 7 of the best places to try

Cafes in Gloucester: 7 of the best places to try

A cup of coffee is the perfect way to while away time, catch up with friends and to warm you up on those colder days. In no particular order, here are some of Gloucester’s best coffee spots… Hubble Bubble, 42-44 Westgate Street Located just a stone’s throw...
Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Gloucester is full of picturesque places to walk around, great restaurants to dine at and has many shops for you to explore. Here are just a few of our favourite pictures from this week… Enjoy the stunning architecture around the city… …including the...
CPOs at work in Gloucester

CPOs at work in Gloucester

On a daily basis the CPOs are dealing with a wide range of issues from lost children to fly-tipping and shoplifters to street drinkers. We are getting feedback from shops to say their stock loss has reduced and the prolific shoplifters are very frustrated at being...
Breath of fresh air for Gloucester

Breath of fresh air for Gloucester

Winds of change are set to sweep through Gloucester as the city council discuss plans to improve air quality… Last month representatives from around the county met at Gloucestershire County Council’s Shire Hall to discuss the challenges facing authorities and...
Mothering Sunday at Gloucester Cathedral

Mothering Sunday at Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral is delighted to announce the first concert to be performed by the Cathedral Girl Choristers. This beautiful, musical offering for Mothering Sunday will take place in the stunning Cathedral Quire at 4.00pm on Sunday 11 March 2018. Formed just over...
Gloucester Folk Trail music venues

Gloucester Folk Trail music venues

Spend the day strolling through the city of Gloucester and as the afternoon approaches indulge in a beverage or two with friends as you enjoy live entertainment at this year’s Folk Trail! Day 1: Thursday 22nd February – The Old Bell and TANK. Day 2: Friday...
Gloucester BID in search for a digital screen in Kings Square

Gloucester BID in search for a digital screen in Kings Square

Gloucester Business Improvement District (Gloucester BID) are inviting expressions of interest for supply of a rotating 15 sqm digital screen to be installed in Kings Square Gloucester. The screen shall rotate from vertical to horizontal and pivot on its base. Please...
Gloucester BID announces inaugural Gloucester Folk Trail

Gloucester BID announces inaugural Gloucester Folk Trail

Folk musicians from around the county will congregate in Gloucester in a month’s time for a brand new, FREE event. The very first Gloucester Folk Trail takes place from 23 to 25 February as venues across the city host traditional and contemporary folk acts for a...
Waving the purple flag for safe nights

Waving the purple flag for safe nights

Gloucester could soon be joining neighbours Cheltenham and Bristol in being recognised with a national safety award. The Purple Flag is awarded to cities or towns that show that they have a safe and thriving night-time economy, based on the following criteria:...
Raising the quality of Gloucester’s townscape

Raising the quality of Gloucester’s townscape

The council wants to preserve Gloucester’s unique heritage and has a new shop front, shutters and signage design guide. Following the same principles as the previous guide produced in the 1990’s, this updated version includes design guidance on replacement shop...
Gloucester 12th most influential place in the UK

Gloucester 12th most influential place in the UK

Gloucester has jumped 41 places on the Digital Influence Index, which measures how much people are talking about towns and cities in the UK. The UK Digital Influence Index is calculated by collecting the follower and message count from every UK retailer’s social media...
City Protection Officers impress in pilot project

City Protection Officers impress in pilot project

Gloucester’s new City Protection Officer (CPOs) are becoming a recognisable sight in Gloucester city centre, and have hit the ground running in a trial organised and funded by the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) with the support from the Police and...
Advantage Buying BID Mailer

Advantage Buying BID Mailer

9/10 COMPANIES SAVE MONEY SEE HOW BEING A MEMBER OF GLOUCESTER BID CAN HELP CUT YOUR BUSINESS COSTS USING OUR PROFESIONAL ADVISOR. Justin Hudson, Manager of Butlers, Gloucester recently surveyed his business to find out how he could benefit from the service that will...
City Protection Officers

City Protection Officers

It is intended to deploy City Protection Officers (CPO’S) to provide a highly-visible uniformed presence that contributes to maintaining and improving community safety for businesses, their staff, customers, residents and visitors to the city. They will provide cover...