Cheltenham's night time economy is vibrant and welcoming. With many bars and clubs to choose from, patrons are spoilt for choice.

Cheltenham's response to its night time economy is a comprehensive one, with many statutory and non-statutory agencies and organisations playing an important role in keeping people safe.

Follow these tips to ensure a safe night:

  • Plan ahead. Make sure someone knows where you are going, who you are meeting and when you expect to return. Always plan how you are going to get home again.

  • If out as a group try and stay as a group. There is safety in numbers.

  • If out at night try to stick to busy streets and near other people. Avoid danger spots such as poorly-lit areas, deserted parks, or quiet alleyways.

  • Keep some emergency cash away from your purse or wallet.

  • Ensure your phone is fully charged before you go out. Modern phones can burn through their battery very quickly.

  • Don't be afraid to raise concerns with door supervisors or venue staff. If you need assistance tell them you need assistance.

  • Ensure our number is stored on your phone and don't be afraid to use it. 07473 231741 (available Saturday nights / Sunday mornings 10pm - 7am).

  • Don’t leave any drinks unattended as this may increase the possibility of your drink being spiked. Spiking is a term used that refers to when a drug or substance is added to your drink without your knowledge. Spiking can happen to both men and women. Criminals do this in order to commit a crime against you such as theft, robbery or sexual assault. For these reasons also avoid accepting drinks from strangers. If you need to leave your drink for whatever reason, ask your friends to watch your drink. For more information about drink spiking please see this link by the NHS.

  • Never walk home alone. Either take a taxi or walk home with friends.

If you have had a negative experience in Cheltenham's night time economy we would like to hear from you. Please contact: