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Coastal BID helps business fight crime

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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May the 4th be with you!

The force was strong with over 4,000 Star Wars fans joining Bournemouth’s inaugural Star Wars Appreciation Day hosted by the Sovereign Shopping Centre in Boscombe, in association with Bournemouth Coastal BID, BEAF and the brilliant Dorset Troopers. Hundreds of families followed the call for Jedi Younglings to join the Jedi Academy with some 250 children…

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EU Settlement Scheme

Communication for EU Staff working locally You may be aware that the Home office recently launched their EU Settlement Scheme which means any EU residents living in the UK must apply for settled status if they wish to remain in the country. The application is simple and free of charge. The Home office has produced…

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Love Bournemouth Bunnies

WIN AMAZING PRIZES Visit participating businesses, take your Selfie with the bunny and use #LoveBournemouthBunnies to enter the competition. 25 golden bunnies are hopping in and out of shops, hotels and restaurants all over Westbourne, West Cliff, the Sea front, East Cliff, Boscombe, Pokesdown, Southbourne and Tuckton. For more information, visit https://lovebournemouthbunnies.info/…

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Fiona McArthur

Operations Manager


  Fiona is Operations Manager for the Bournemouth Coastal BID. Her role is to ensure the five year business plan is delivered for 2017-2022. This includes reporting to the Board and also liaising with businesses on a day-to-day basis, listening to and engaging with them and helping promote their trading environment. Fiona has previously worked…

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Justin Brandon

Board Member representing Westbourne

I was asked to become a member of the Coastal BID board to represent Westbourne, after my predecessor took maternity leave. My role is to represent Westbourne’s retail area, predominately along Poole Road, Seymoor Roa and Westbourne Arcade and to liaise with fellow traders and levy payers to acertain what they would like to see…

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Eytan Krips

Board Member representing West Cliff

I am delighted to have joined the Coastal BID and to be helping to represent the Business community of Westcliff, Bournemouth. It is important that businesses see how they can benefit from the BID and how to take advantage of all it brings to the local area. Having experienced a very successful Christmas Tree Wonderland,…

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Valentines Day Offers

Love is most definitely in the air for our Coastal businesses… Planning a night away on Valentine’s? Visit Bournemouth Carlton this Thursday for a romantic getaway. For £99, you’ll receive a 1-night stay for 2 people including dinner in Frederick’s Restaurant, breakfast and a glass of Prosecco each. Book online and you may be the…

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Help make 2019 a prosperous one for your customers and encourage them to take part in our Chinese New Year themed treasure trail. Customers need collect 10 different stamps stamps in the correct order from the 22 participating businesses across Boscombe, Pokesdown, Southbourne and Westbourne for their chance to win £8,888.00! Our aim is to encourage…

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Lunar New Year Tuesday 5th February 2019, Year of the Pig Help make 2019 a prosperous one for your customers and encourage them to take part in our Chinese New Year themed treasure trail. Customers need collect 10 different stamps stamps in the correct order from the 22 participating businesses across Boscombe, Pokesdown, Southbourne and Westbourne for…

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Westbourne celebrated a Very Victorian Christmas

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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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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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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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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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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