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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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Coastal BID helps business fight crimeChairman, Paul Clarke With lockdown restrictions easing Bournemouth Coastal BID has launched an app to help crack down on low-level crime and anti-social behaviour. It will operate across the BID’s areas of Westbourne, West Cliff, East Cliff, Pier Approach, Boscombe, Southbourne, Pokesdown, Tuckton and Hengistbury Head. The Disc app is free to all businesses, not just those who…Read More >
Big BID boost for Boscombe Boscombe has received a major boost with three new retailers opening in the centre of the town. Lifestyle and Mobility is opening a large store in the Sovereign Centre, the supermarket Malinka on the high street is already trading and across the road the Plant Hustler eatery is expanding into a new unit. With the…Read More >
Bournemouth Coastal BID cleans up Boscombe Boscombe town centre is being given deep clean in preparation for the summer season – thanks to Bournemouth Coastal BID. Street cleaners have been jet-washing the high street, removing chewing gum and graffiti and making it look like new. The Coastal BID applied to the Towns Fund and received a grant to enable them to carry…Read More >
BID backs ‘Shopkeepers Campaign’Chairman, Paul Clarke Bournemouth Coastal BID is backing the ‘Shopkeepers Campaign’ which wants to see a cut to business rates to help retailers.…Read More >
Looking for work? We’re hiring. Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) Project Executive Salary: Up to £23,000 (pro rata) Hours: 22.5 hours until 1 July 2021, then full time (40 hours) The Bournemouth Coast is a hugely popular destination boasting 7 miles of beach and a variety of attractions and areas to visit. BIDs are an arrangement whereby businesses come…Read More >
Twinkle twinkle Coastal BID Bournemouth Coastal BID is urging people to get out to its trading areas before Christmas – and has illuminated them to encourage visitors. With uncertainty about whether a lockdown will be enforced in January, traders need all the custom they can get. In Westbourne, the Coastal BID’s levy-payers have funded lights and shopkeepers have done…Read More >

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