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Welcome to Bournemouth Coastal BID. Here you will find the very latest news and opportunities for BID businesses, to help you keep up to date with what the BID can do for you.

The current BID term runs from 2017 – 2022. Find out more about Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) here.


UPDATE AS AT 18 JUNE 2020 – BCP’s Downloadable and printable Covid-19 social distancing signage Click here.

UPDATE AS AT 20 May 2020 – Click here.

UPDATE AS AT 15 May 2020 – Latest Government advice for those working in in shops and the retail industry. Click here

UPDATE AS AT 4 May 2020 – Results of City Dressing High Street Survey Click here

UPDATE AS AT 20 April 2020: Click here.

UPDATE AS AT 17 April 2020: Destination Management Board COVID-19 Business Barometer Survey for Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

UPDATE AS AT 29 March 2020: BCP Council have published details of the grant funding that is available for businesses benefitting from Small Business Rate Relief and also for those who have a rateable value of up to £51,000.00.  Please click on our Coronavirus resource tab to find the links for the information and forms you will need to apply.

UPDATE AS AT 26 MARCH 2020: In a response to many queries from our levy payers about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme we have added additional information to our website. Please go to our Coronavirus resource tab for further details.

For up to date details and support following the Chancellor’s statement on 20 March please click here.

In the light of the current COVID-19 crisis our Chairman, Paul Clarke has issued the following statement.

We are keeping this page up to date as further news is announced. Please use the Coronavirus resources page we’re compiling.

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We want a Minister for HospitalityChairman, Paul Clarke Bournemouth Coastal BID is throwing its support behind a campaign to have a dedicated Minister for Hospitality in the government. The BID, which represents the coastal region from Tuckton to Westbourne, is dependent on the hospitality sector more than most. With the brief summer season now over, many businesses are banking on half term and…Read More >
Boscombe to be beautified thanks to the Coastal BID Boscombe is to benefit from a £65,000 grant that will be used to add seating, lighting and plants – and to give it a deep clean. The money was secured by Bournemouth Coastal BID, which submitted a funding application to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government via Boscombe’s Towns Fund. The funding will mean…Read More >
Monsters invade Bournemouth Monsters are on the march along the Bournemouth coast – and collecting them will help the NHS. Bournemouth Coastal BID has launched the Monster Hero Safari trail in its seven areas; Tuckton, Pokesdown, Southbourne, Boscombe, East Cliff and West Cliff, Seafront and Westbourne. There are 10 monsters who can be found on the windows of…Read More >
Blooming businesses Businesses in Westbourne are creating a floral welcome for visitors as things begin to open up. Dawn McLachlan, landlady of The Porterhouse, and a team of volunteers have been adding plants around the trading centre. Retailers, publicans, restaurants and hotels are gearing up for the relaxing of the rules and need to attract customers. Dawn,…Read More >
‘We’re good to go’ – new industry standard launched Read this message from our partners at Visit England… As a valued partner, we are delighted to inform you of the launch of a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark, in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works…Read More >

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