Decision details

Grant to Cheltenham Business Improvement District - Christmas Lights

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide an annual grant to the Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) to support the supply, erection, maintenance and removal of the Cheltenham town centre Christmas lights.



1.            An annual grant of £47,000 be provided to the Cheltenham Business Improvement District (BID) until January 2026 to contribute to the cost of the BID providing Christmas lights in Cheltenham town centre and a switch on event/activation;

2.            The cost of the electricity consumption reasonably and properly incurred by the Lights be met by the Council, and that this is sourced from a renewable supply;

3.            Authority be delegated to the Director of Planning to agree the terms of the grant agreement.

Contact: Tracey Birkinshaw, Director of Community & Economic Development Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected].

Report author: Tracey Birkinshaw

Publication date: 14/10/2021

Date of decision: 12/10/2021

Decided at meeting: 12/10/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/10/2021

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