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Coastal BID lights up Christmas

Bournemouth Coastal BID is urging people to see the lights and get out across its trading areas this Christmas to boost local businesses. The BID has funded and secured Christmas lights across its coastal communities from Tuckton to Westbourne. Despite the pandemic and lockdowns, the BID has been ensuring there is something to attract visitors.…

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Coastal BID disappointed with Tier approach

Bournemouth Coastal BID said it was disappointed its seven trading areas have been placed in Tier 2, but is urging people to get out and support local businesses. Only Cornwall, the Isle of Wight and Isles of Scilly have been placed in Tier 1 with the majority of the country in the second tier, which…

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Buy local or bye local

Bournemouth Coastal BID is urging people across its seven ‘villages’ to check whether local businesses are selling online before clicking on Amazon. Many retailers as well as pubs, restaurants and others can take orders online, via text, through Messenger and in various other ways. Without customers many of them could fail, and the run-up to…

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We want a Minister for Hospitality

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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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‘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…

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Coastal BID bags £100,000 for businesses

Bournemouth Coastal BID has secured £100,000 in grants for businesses since the coronavirus struck. Manager Fiona McArthur became aware that many enterprises in the seven ‘villages’ it represents did not realise what they were entitled to. She phoned around all manner of companies and helped them receive what they were due in the form of…

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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.…

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Bournemouth Coastal BID joins in plea to the Chancellor

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).…

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New BID to #RaiseTheBar

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,…

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Olivia O’Sullivan

Director representing East Cliff

Olivia joined Bournemouth’s Coastal BID as a director in July 2019.  Currently running the Green House which is the UK’s greenest hotel, she brings a wealth of knowledge on green issues and climate change which will benefit the Coastal BID and Bournemouth.  Olivia says; “I am excited to be part of the BID and look…

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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…

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Coronavirus update 20 March 2020

Bournemouth Coastal BID Please see below for an update outlining what we know so far about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme outlined in the Chancellor’s speech on 20 March. One thing is clear- this is a reimbursement scheme so employers will have to pay “furloughed” workers their salaries, and will then be reimbursed though by…

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A webinar for Dorset businesses

Dorset Growth Hub will offer updates on the subject and we’d like to take your questions, so we can get them answered. Email info@dorsetgrowthhub.co.uk to get in touch. This live online event will be hosted by Nick Gregory, Programme and Partnership Manager at Dorset Growth Hub who will share the latest information, advice and guidance…

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Our letter to our MPs

As you know, The Coastal BID represents approximately 700 businesses of varying sizes located in the following trading areas: Westbourne, West Cliff, Seafront and Pier Approach, East Cliff, Boscombe, Pokesdown, Southbourne, Tuckton and Hengistbury Head.  The Coastal BID, through our levy, generates an additional £500,000 of benefit for the local community and businesses, allowing us…

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BID’s bid for Boris’s billions

Bournemouth Coastal BID will be urging MPs and councils to target some of the £5bn for bus and cycle infrastructure that was recently promised by the Prime Minister. Boris Johnson announced the funding for English regions that will be spent over the next five years – although details are as yet unclear. Fiona McArthur, who…

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Coastal BID’s festive round-up Featured

Bournemouth Coastal BID literally lit up Christmas across the area – from Tuckton to Westbourne. The seven miles of coastal communities saw tens of thousands of lights put up to mark the festive season. Indeed, when the tree in Pokesdown looked like its branches would be barren, a BID angel arranged for it to be…

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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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Bournemouth Coastal BID Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Coastal BID Privacy Statement Coastal BID UK Internet Privacy Policy Data Protection is an integral part of the Company’s business practices and Bournemouth Coastal BID is committed to protecting your personal information, whether you are a business contact; a customer or prospect interested in our services; an employee or freelancer or a supplier…

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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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STATEMENT: GoBoCoast Competition Extension

Bournemouth Coastal BID has made the decision to extend the closing date of the Go Bournemouth Coast (#GoBoCoast) Competition until Monday 4th June. This decision has been made following consultations internally and with third-party advisors to ensure the #GoBoCoast competition is fair for all participants. Due to several factors out of the control of Bournemouth Coastal…

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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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Jane Swift

Business Development Director representing East Cliff

I am looking forward to working with the Coastal BID team and to growing engagement with the wider business communities. I believe that the BID gives businesses a powerful voice and along with that comes amazing opportunities for growth that will benefit the whole area. From: Marsham Court Hotel Jane@marshamcourthotel.co.uk…

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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 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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