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Westbourne celebrated a Very Victorian Christmas last weekend

Westbourne’s Very Victorian Christmas will be continuing throughout December with Victorian-themed festive fun, including captivating street theatre performers on hand to entertain visitors. A spectacular opening marked the start of Christmas celebrations in Westbourne. Beginning with the annual Choirs by Candlelight event on the 30th November, and the arrival of Santa in Westbourne Arcade, the Victorian-themed…

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Counter Terrorism Policing wants Christmas security all wrapped up

With the festive rush getting underway, Counter Terrorism Policing launched its biggest ever winter advertising campaign to the public on the 19th November, as part of ACT: Action Counters Terrorism. This campaign aims to encourage the public to remain vigilant, look out for suspicious behaviour and inform people how to report their concerns, providing a…

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SMALL RETAILERS & ESTABLISHMENTS

There has been a Commercial Burglary series where it appears as though small independent retailers/establishments are being targeted.  It has been brought to our attention that thieves are openly smashing windows to gain entry to steal cash, including tip/charity jars, and media devices. Please call Dorset Police on 101 to report anyone acting suspiciously and…

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Scape’s 10th anniversary this friday at the westbourne arcade

Happy birthday Scape Interiors West! As we’re getting ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this fantastic Westbourne based business, we’d like to invite you to join us this Friday at Westbourne Arcade from 5.30-7.30 for drinks, nibbles, gifts and a good dose of Christmas cheer. (And let’s not forget, there’s 10% off EVERYTHING)…

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SOUTHBOURNE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON at southbourne grove

There’s something so magical and festive about congregating in a village centre in the crisp winter cold waiting for the Christmas season to be officially heralded. Southbourne always makes Christmas magical, so come along and join the local community celebrating the annual switch on of the Christmas lights. With 80 Christmas trees along Southbourne Grove…

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santa’s letterbox in southbourne

Festive fun has begun in Southbourne with Santa’s Letterbox Southbourne’s Christmas countdown started with Santa’s Letterbox on Saturday 17th November until Saturday 8th December. Santa’s Letterboxes are renowned in Southbourne with receiving over 1,000 letters addressed to Santa. The most interesting and historic Santa’s letterbox is on the Community Green, Southbourne Grove, Southbourne. We also recommend to follow…

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Calling all fans of photography!

Sovereign Shopping Centre is hosting Boscombe Camera Club’s annual photography exhibition this week! Grab your friends and visit the shopping centre between Thursday and Saturday to gaze at some amazing shots of our beautiful coast. Dates: Thursday 15th November to Saturday 17th November. Opening times: 10am to 4pm Address: Sovereign Centre, 600 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Dorset, BH1 4SX All the family…

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PARKING OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Did you know? Free car parking will be available in Boscombe, Southbourne and Westbourne on select dates this Christmas period. KEY DATES – After 4pm on Thursday 29th November and 6th, 13th & 20th December PLUS ALL Sunday on 25th November, and 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd December. FREE CAR PARKS 🚗 Boscombe 🚗 Hawkwood Road Main |…

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Our high streets still need help

Our high streets still need help… A £5 billion rates reduction to help high street businesses, financed by a fairer tax on online business. Solve business rates inequality now.  Paul Clarke, Chairman Bournemouth Coastal BID and Cluster Manager Bournemouth Hallmark Hotels, summarised: “At the last meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) of Town Centres…

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Oceanarium October half term activities

Save upto 30% this October half term on tickets and Gold memberships! Trick or treat yourself to a trip to the Oceanarium this October half term and make savings of up to 30% when you book online in advance. From Friday 19th October – Sunday 4th November, take advantage of this amazing offer and come face to…

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DECORATE THE COASTAL VILLAGES TALLEST CHRISTMAS TREE IN BOSCOMBE!

It’s competition time! Want to be in with a chance of designing one of the 30 gift boxes which will be featured on Boscombe’s Christmas tree? At 15 metres it will be the tallest Christmas tree in Bournemouth’s coastal villages! You can send a sheet of A3 or A4 paper, with your creative, colourful and Christmassy…

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Christmas wonderland in Bournemouth’s Coastal Villages

Westbourne Victorian Christmas  Westbourne will be bustling over the festive period with irresistible characters from the Victorian era. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol changed the way the festive season is celebrated. In a world in which Christmas is widely regarded as the most wonderful time of the year, the Victorian Christmas is famous for carol…

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Help Celebrate Bournemouth’s Remarkable Coastal High Streets!

We are delighted to announce that we’ve entered Bournemouth Coastal districts into the national Great British High Street (GBHighSt) Awards. As part of our campaign to win this award, we invite you to help us celebrate inspirational business success stories from across Bournemouth’s coast. We are also keen to highlight the GBHighSt ‘Spend & Win’…

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Partnership with the iBournemouth app

Press Release Issued: July 2018 Word Count: 339 Coastal BID partnership with iBournemouth to benefit Coastal Villages this summer To help develop the tourism offering of Bournemouth’s coastal areas this summer, Bournemouth Coastal BID has announced a partnership with the iBournemouth app. Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District has announced a partnership with the iBournemouth app…

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Adventuring in Westbourne with the Go Bo Coast Winners!

Earlier in the year, Bournemouth’s coastal businesses joined forces to provide a fun family-friendly Easter activity. Utilising our Go Bournemouth Coast App, we brought back the popular #LoveBournemouthBunnies competition with a new and exciting augmented reality twist. Hiding physical golden bunnies and unlockable virtual bunnies in the premises of participating businesses we created an exciting…

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Burglary Crime Prevention Advice

To reduce the chances of your business becoming a victim of a burglary, take some time to consider the below points about your property. Always remember, if your premises look insecure to you, they will look insecure to a burglar!  Download information here: Crime prevention advice for businesses…

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Coastal BID GDPR Letter – WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU

Dear Colleague, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! Data protection regulations are changing, and we need you to let us know if you want to continue receiving all our communication. If you love receiving our updates, please respond on this letter to ensure you don’t miss out on all the latest inspiration from your Bournemouth…

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SIMPLE GUIDE TO DATA PROTECTION AND GDPR

The majority of the guide is basic common sense. Treat other peoples information the way that you would expect yours to be treated, so in other words, keep it secure, don’t share it without permission and only collect what you need for that specific purpose. So here goes: Only collect what you need – If…

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Return of Giant Easter Weekend brings hundreds of visitors to Boscombe

Hundreds of visitors flocked to Boscombe during the Easter Weekend as local businesses collaborated to host an array of themed events and activities Following last year’s success, local businesses in Boscombe united once again to entertain the public with a diversity of fun, free, and family-friendly activities over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. This included…

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Coastal BID Welcome’s back the popular BEAF Festival to Boscombe this spring!

Bournemouth Coastal BID is sponsoring the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe, celebrating Boscombe’s creative and digital business community at the town’s largest ever independent Arts festival from 27th April – 7th May. The Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe is back for 2018 with a greater and more vibrant programme of arts and cultural activities. With additional funding…

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Hop, bound and bounce – Love Bournemouth Bunnies is back!

Are you ready to have some Easter fun? The biggest Easter hunt in Bournemouth is back! We need you to hop, bound and bounce across Bournemouth’s coastal areas in search of over 100 golden and virtual bunnies.  As a reward for finding those pesky rabbits, there’s up to £1000 in shopping vouchers to be won…

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It’s a bird! It’ a plane! It’s a Bunny!? Bournemouth’s Easter Campaign Launches

Flying into action the Bournemouth business community has launched the Love Bournemouth Bunnies 2018 competition, with a new augmented reality twist. A herd of ‘giant bunnies’ have flown from Bournemouth Pier and across the sky to mark the launch of ‘Love Bournemouth Bunnies’, a special Easter campaign which is uniting Bournemouth’s coastal businesses. Following the…

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Coastal BID Business Pack – Easter 2018!

Love Bournemouth Bunnies 2018! When: 15th March – 9th April 2018 Last year’s hugely successful Love Bournemouth Bunnies Easter competition is returning with a new augmented reality twist on the Go Bournemouth Coast App (GoBoCoast)! What’s New? Providing a fun and interactive activity, your participating business will: Display a physical golden bunny for the full…

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Love Bournemouth Bunnies is back for 2018!

Following the success of last years campaign, over 100 Bournemouth businesses are uniting to bring back the Love Bournemouth Bunnies competition, with a new augmented reality twist. Following the success of last years campaign, over 100 Bournemouth businesses are uniting to bring back the Love Bournemouth Bunnies competition, with a new augmented reality twist. The…

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Celebrating mum’s on the Coast

  Mothers are real-life superheroes. Really now, they are! Have you ever seen a regular person who doesn’t need much sleep, is always prepared come rain or shine, has unlimited love to spread and always wants the best for you? This year if you’re struggling to find that special gift, we’ve got it sorted! Here,…

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Have a Culinary adventure in Bournemouth…with your Pooch

Want to know where the best dog-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner spots are?  Bournemouth’s coast has a wide range of eateries where you can take your canine along with you. Have a look at our recommendations, relax, sit back, and plan your next foodie adventure with your pooch. Boscombe                  Start off your day at Cafe…

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THE 2018 BAPTA FINALISTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BERENDSEN ARE REVEALED

The 2018 BAPTA finalists have now been revealed. This year has seen more entries and nominations than ever with businesses from Burley, Highcliffe, Swanage, Wareham, Wimborne and Verwood all entering for the first time and with over 7,000 votes across the four public vote categories. Said Andy Woodland, Chairman of Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Management…

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Come on a dog-loving holiday in Bournemouth!

Love your pooch too much and don’t want to leave it home during your holiday? You don’t need to if you’re coming to Bournemouth! Bournemouth has a fantastic range of dog-friendly hotels across its coastal districts. So, if you’re planning a holiday this year, make sure you pack your dog’s bags as well! When planning…

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“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?” Blog

As 2018 is the Chinese Zodiac’s ‘Year of the Dog’, we thought it only appropriate to praise man’s best friend and the local businesses that welcome them with our innovative ‘Go Bournemouth Coast’ augmented reality app. Needless to say, there are many views regarding dog-friendly businesses. Some people love to be surrounded by fluffy companions…

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“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”

“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?” This year we are celebrating the Chinese New Year on Bournemouth’s Coast with our innovative ‘Go Bournemouth Coast’ augmented reality app. As 2018 is the Chinese Zodiac’s ‘Year of the Dog’, it’s the perfect time to praise man’s best friend in our trading…

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Walk, Woof and Wag” dog walk

Help us Celebrate The Chinese New Year of the Dog on our “Walk, Woof and Wag”. This free circular dog walk is open to anyone with a well behaved dog and aims to raise money for the PDSA.  No fee, but donations gratefully received on the day. Date: Saturday 10th February Meet  for an 11am start from…

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Coastal BID 2018 campaign – Year of the Dog

Coastal BID 2018 campaign 2018 has now arrived and it’s time to celebrate the Year of the Dog! To kick the year off, we want to celebrate this event and embrace dog-friendly businesses! What’s Happening? For one month from mid January to mid February, we want to promote your business in an exciting way. Our…

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Last chance to enter the 2018 BAPTAs!

The 2018 Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards (BAPTAs) celebrate the achievements of tourism businesses and individuals from across the BH postcode region. The awards have seen year on year growth and have become the most successful awards across the South and a must in the business event calendar and this year’s event is set to…

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Events 2018

CHINESE NEW YEAR – YEAR OF THE DOG Boscombe – Fun Dog Day Sat 10 Feb 2018 The coastal year starts by adapting the renowned Chinese New Year Celebrations – it’s ‘Year of the Dog 2018’. Watch out for Boscombe’s Fun Dog Show (tbc) – and if your business is dog friendly, let us know…

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Oceana Hotels get creative and sponsor the BAPTAs

For 2018, the Oceana Hotels are backing the BAPTAs by sponsoring the ‘Creative Concept of the Year Award’, having won an award back in 2016 and gaining finalist status in 2017 themselves! Oceana Hotels & Leisure provides accommodation for the inspired traveller, and unique events and leisure for local neighbourhoods in the greater Bournemouth &…

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Bournemouth’s festive augmented reality app launched

In the countdown to Christmas, Bournemouth’s coastal businesses have launched the exciting ‘Express your Inner Elfie’ Interactive Christmas Campaign. Until the 6th January 2018, the state of the art ‘Go Bournemouth Coast’ augmented reality app will bring twelve virtual elves to local businesses on the coast. Shoppers will need to take ‘elfie’s’ (or selfies) using the…

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Express Your Inner Elfie this Christmas! – Briefing Document for businesses

Express Your Inner Elfie this Christmas!  Augmented Reality Christmas Campaign In the lead up to Christmas, we are pleased to be launching the exciting ‘Express your Inner Elfie’ Interactive Christmas Campaign. From the 17th November 2017 right up until the 6th January 2018, our new Augmented Reality App, ‘Go Bournemouth Coast’ will attract people to…

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Love Bournemouth Bunnies Recognized in Public Relations Awards!

We are pleased to announce that we are finalists in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Pride Awards for South England and the Channel Islands, Low Budget Campaign of the Year in recognition of our Easter campaign, #LoveBournemouthBunnies. Created in partnership with one of the South’s leading public relations firms, Darren Northeast PR, #LoveBournemouthBunnies…

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Bournemouth’s New Innovative Festive App Showcased At World Travel Market

An innovative new augmented reality app coming exclusively to the Bournemouth Coast this Christmas, has been showcased at the World Travel Market London Specialists in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) content production, Diverse Interactive showcased the brand-new app, funded by Bournemouth Coastal BID, at the World Travel Market London on 8th November. The…

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AGM Dinner Menu 2017

Pick two dishes from the following 3 choices. (starter or main , or main and dessert)   Starters A –  Jamon De Teruel B – Alsace Bacon potato Salad C – Hay baked vegetables goats cheese curd D- Smoked Haddock Croquettas     Main Dish 1 – Fillet of Hake or Stone Bass 2 –…

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Westbourne Town Crier Position

Westbourne Town Crier Can you command a crowd and out shout the wind? Do you like dressing-up? Then you might be the person we’re looking for! The coastal village of Westbourne are seeking to recruit a Town Crier. This is an unpaid position and you will be expected to attend pre-arranged events. A Town Crier…

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Be a part of the Coastal BID Christmas Campaign!

Christmas in the Coastal Villages  We’re looking for 100 businesses to take part in our Christmas Campaign, running from 17th November right up until Christmas! As a participating business, you will receive great content coverage on social media, through PR, leaflets, website and more! There will be unique sponsorship opportunities available too. Throughout the coastal district, all of…

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