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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 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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Elephants return to Boscombe Boscombe High Street has been hit with a stampede of colour as a new large-scale mural, commissioned by Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF), is unveiled on the front of the Sovereign Centre this week. Aritst, Krishna Malla, commonly known as Tech Moon, was commissioned by BEAF to create the mural for this year’s BEAF festival.…Read More >
Bournemouth Coastal BID joins in plea to the ChancellorChairman, Paul Clarke Bournemouth Coastal BID says time is running out for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and is urging the government for more clarity and assistance.The BID is backing the national #RaiseTheBar campaign, which has now written to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking him to amend the Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG).…Read More >
Read the #RaiseTheBar letter to the Chancellor At the Coastal BID we are supporting the #RaiseTheBar camapign – and here is the latest letter.…Read More >
New BID to #RaiseTheBarChairman, Paul Clarke Bournemouth Coastal BID has thrown its weight behind a national campaign that is urging the government to give extra help to the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. The #RaiseTheBar initiative is calling for ministers to expand the rateable value threshold in these areas from £51,000 to £150,000. This would allow businesses to access the Retail,…Read More >
Coastal BID’s coronavirus help Dorset law firm Coles Miller is offering free initial consultations with levy-payers in the Coastal BID area about the impact of the coronavirus on their businesses. The expert solicitors understand all the emergency packages so far announced and how to access them. As levy-payers themselves they are keen to assist those trading in the Coastal…Read More >

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