Top FREE ways to increase your digital presence

Top FREE ways to increase your digital presence

Day by day, technology is rapidly developing. We are living in a digital age where cars can drive themselves, artificial intelligence has become part of our home furniture and you can make purchases online and it’ll be delivered the SAME day – crazy right?...
2018 GLOUCESTER BIDMAS LIST

2018 GLOUCESTER BIDMAS LIST

December is arguably the most magical time of year, with fresh mornings, cosy evenings and festive charm throughout the city – Christmas is well and truly on its way! There’s plenty of fantastic events queued up over the festive period, and with late night...
City Protection Officers (CPOs) – Monthly Report – October 2018

City Protection Officers (CPOs) – Monthly Report – October 2018

Highlights for the Month: • 2nd October- Plain clothes Shop-lifting Op – 6 yellow cards issued. • 4th October- CPO’s with Council Street Cleaner clean up area behind AG Meeks St Johns Lane. • 5th October- Assist Asda with Known youth that is known for ASB in...
National Curry Week

National Curry Week

This week marks the 20th anniversary of ‘National Curry Week’!  Seven days of jam-packed Indian flavour, celebrating Britain’s love for curry. With that in mind, we’ve pulled together some of Gloucester’s HOT SPOT restaurants for a darn...
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...