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Residents' Weekend event in Gloucester

PUBLISHED: 13:58 30 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:58 20 February 2013

Residents' Weekend event in Gloucester

Residents' Weekend event in Gloucester

The city of Gloucester is holding a special Residents' Weekend over the weekend of February 11 and 12, designed to give residents the chance to discover their home city and enjoy exclusive offers and savings worth over £200 per person

Residents Weekend event in Gloucester

The city of Gloucester is holding a special Residents Weekend over the weekend of February 11 and 12, designed to give residents the chance to discover their home city and enjoy exclusive offers and savings worth over 200 per person. The two-day event, which is organised by Marketing Gloucester, includes free and discounted admission to many local attractions, free guided tours and special offers at numerous shops and restaurants for anyone living in a GL1, GL2, GL3 or GL4 postcode.

On Saturday, February 11 residents can take a free guided tour of Gloucester Cathedral Bell Tower or enjoy free admission at the Gloucester City Museum, Gloucester Folk Museum or Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum. The Gloucester Civic Trust is running a large number of free guided tours over the weekend and Gloucester Rugby Club is offering residents a 2 discount off tickets for the match against Northampton Saints.

Many restaurants and shops in the city are also offering exclusive discounts to residents over the weekend, such as Caf Ren which is offering 20% off the total bill and The New County Hotel where Gloucester residents can buy any main meal and get another meal for 1. In addition, Gloucester City Council is reducing the cost of parking on Saturday, February 11 in either the Kings Walk or Eastgate Shopping Centre car parks to 2 all day. Full details of all the 50+ offers available to residents over the weekend can be found at www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/residents.

To take advantage of all the offers and discounts, Gloucester residents need to complete a special form and hand it in to the Tourist Information Centre on Southgate Street, along with proof of address, in order to obtain a special Residents Pass. Forms can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre, the City Museum, Folk Museum or library or they can be downloaded at www.thecityofgloucester.co.uk/residents. Residents will need to show their pass in order to obtain the free discounts and special offers available throughout the weekend.

Commenting on the forthcoming Residents Weekend, Chris Oldershaw, chief executive of Marketing Gloucester, says, This is a wonderful opportunity for the residents of Gloucester to explore their city and discover one of the many attractions on their doorstep. Whether its a fun-filled day out with the family, discovering more about the citys rich heritage or simply enjoying some well-deserved relaxation, theres something on offer to appeal to everyone.

Chairman of Marketing Gloucester and leader of Gloucester City Council, Paul James, says, We want to use this weekend to thank residents for supporting the city, to encourage them to use its businesses, attractions and facilities and services even more. We want people in Gloucester to be ambassadors for the city and to spread the word about what we have to offer.

Manager of Hayden Taylor Hiren Joshi says, As a local independent retailer, Im delighted that Marketing Gloucester is arranging the Residents Weekend. I know that the city will be buzzing that weekend which is great for all retail and leisure businesses in Gloucester.

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