Gloucester Gift Card

In May Gift Cards were redeemed in Bizarre, Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre, Hooker & Eight, Spago, Subway – Kings Walk & Idun Spirit.

Newly signed up businesses include The Vine Bar & Kitchen, Lily’s Tearoom and The House of The Tailor of Gloucester.

If you’d like to register to accept the Gloucester Gift Card please click here

Gloucester Art Trail

The 2.5 mile trail around the city centre is very popular and recently 2 short cuts through the city have been introduced.

Great work by local artists highlighting various heritage and businesses in the city.

Take a look on our website for more information.

Mi Rewards Gloucester

Gloucester’s loyalty programme has been mentioned in national press recently, learn more on our website.

In May the most popular place to earn points were: M&S Eastgate, Museum of Gloucester, Gloucester Guildhall, TANK, McDonald’s and The Entertainer.

To register your BID business to this new scheme please click here.

City Protection Officers – May Report

The latest update is online now, feel free to read a day by day breakdown on CPOs in the city. In brief:

Stores Visited – 753; Welfare checks – 333; Street Drinkers; 388; Rubbish – 18; ASB – 140; Suspicious behaviour – 153; Shoplifting – 52; Cards Issued – 2.

£2,319.87 recovered in stolen goods by CPOs in May 2021

National Picnic Week 19-27 June

Along with Eastgate Shopping Centre, King’s Walk Shopping Centre, Gloucester Quays and Visit Gloucester we are promoting National Picnic Week, encouraging people to pack local into their picnics and enjoy our various urban and green picnic spots.

Many our amazing businesses are either doing take away or click and collect or selling picnic ware!

Be part of it too – download one of the posters and instagram posts and pop it in your window and on your social! These are on our website.


After a one-year hiatus, the vintage car, fashion and music festival is back! One of the highlights of the city’s vibrant festival calendar, Gloucester Goes Retro features classic vehicles filling the historic Gate Streets and Gloucester Docks.

With over 300 vehicles registered to come this year – it’s time to get excited, dust off your costumes and plan your shop windows. There will be prizes for best dressed shops and people.

We are pleased to announce that Gloucester City Council, with Councillor Colin Organ finalising the details for this year’s Gloucester Goes Retro on Saturday 28th August (subject to government guidelines).

This event is organised with your businesses in mind as we know that many businesses benefit from the increase in footfall that this event brings to the City. Visitors spend money in the city centre and it’s a great opportunity for you to showcase your own business and get involved.

We would like to ask for your help in promoting the event to your customers in the following ways:

  • Displaying a poster in your window and /or staffroom
  • Putting leaflets on your counters
  • Sharing our posts on social media
  • Telling your customers about what a great day it is
  • Being part of the day by dressing up in retro outfits, play relevant music, decorate your windows and interior. ( We have a prize for the best Retro Business on the day)
  • Being part of the Retro Team on the day – could you volunteer to help us?
  • Becoming a sponsor for the event – please see the attached sponsorship pack

GGR Sponsorship

To register your interest please contact:

Westgate Street – 1900-1940s, Northgate Street – 1950s, Eastgate Street – 1960s and Southgate Street 1970s and beyond!

More info: www.gloucestergoesretro.co.uk

UK Indie Day

Let’s celebrate all the amazing independent businesses in the city!

Join in the fun and follow @ukindieday on social and perhaps to a special promotion for that weekend. Let us know and we’ll share! More info here.

Cathedral Quarter Quiz

A fantastic quiz has been put together by the Cathedral Quarter team. Follow them on Facebook for more info.

Visit your local Westgate pubs and restaurants for clues! Beer mats and coasters in your local venues have some of the answers.

More info here

What's On?

For what’s on in the city please visit www.visitgloucester.co.uk, here’s a taster:

18th-19th June: Scriptorium – Medieval Cocktail Emporium – Blackfriars.

27th June: Bubble Rush – Gloucester Park