Business group backs emergency vehicle
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CHELTENHAM Business Improvement District has sponsored a new emergency care team vehicle for Cheltenham Guardians.
The guardians are a volunteer team who operate on Saturday nights and provide safeguarding and welfare help to drinkers and others.
Cheltenham Guardians operations director, Terry Howard, said: “It’s important to have a reliable vehicle and I’m delighted that Cheltenham BID has supported us in this way. The BID and the night-time economy go handin-hand and we work directly with venues in the BID zone.”
Cheltenham BID believes that the Guardians play an important role in supporting the night-time economy.
BID director, Kevan Blackadder, said: “When this opportunity to show our direct support for the guardians came along, we were delighted to get involved.
“Since they launched formally in 2016, they have played an increasingly important role in ensuring that people have a safe night out.”
The BID has also been directly involved in the town achieving Purple Flag status for having a safe and vibrant nighttime economy. Cheltenham was named as the UK town with the most night-time appeal in awards given by the Association of Town and City Management this year.