Cheltenham’s night-time economy is one of the most active in the region. The town is a popular destination for a variety of age groups and host to an equally wide range of festivals which draw in visitors from all over the globe. New legislation introduced in 2012 permitted councils to adopt a levy and to use the money raised to go towards the costs of policing the late night economy.
The measure was adopted by Cheltenham Borough Council and supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner through the ‘Safe days and nights for all’ priority of his Police and Crime Plan when he said, “Cheltenham has a vibrant night life and it is the responsibility of everyone involved to ensure it is managed the best it can be to ensure our pubs, clubs and streets are safe.
“I think it’s right and proper that businesses who benefit should share in the cost of achieving our aim of safer days and nights for all and I am delighted that the borough council’s chief executive Andrew North has agreed to take responsibility for this”.
Cheltenham’s late night levy has been in place since 2014 and it has funded some exciting and innovative projects to benefit the night-time economy.
Cheltenham Borough Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner are pleased to invite funding bids for projects and work that will help shape Cheltenham’s night time economy in to a safe, diverse and well managed place for everybody to enjoy.
To apply, download the application form. Applications must be completed and returned to Commissioners.Fund@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk
Questions and answers on the Late Night Levy.