ABOUT BISHOPS CLEEVE
Bishop's Cleeve is a village in the Borough of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, North of Cheltenham. The village lies at the foot of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds and borders Woodmancote on the East side of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire railway line that splits the two parishes. Bishop's Cleeve has a population of 10,612 (2011), the village saw rapid growth during the 20th century as a result of the construction of Smiths Aerospace factory near the village after the Second World War.
There are over 50 shops in the village, with two large superstores and many large local businesses. There are retail shops in Church Road, Tobyfield Road and The Green. Shops include Cleeve Clothes a ladies clothes shop, George Lewis Footwear, Post Office, Printer, Hairdressers, Estate Agents, Gift Shop, Butchers, Green Grocer, Video Rental including national chains. There is a large industrial estate with many employers as well as a gym and other facilities. There is also a large business HQ shared by Capita and Zurich behind Grangefield School. GE Aviation also own a large collection of industrial buildings to the west of the A-road through the village. As well as GE there are many hangars used by companies for helicopter construction and flying; these are especially used during the races in Cheltenham