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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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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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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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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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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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LUNAR CELEBRATIONS AND CHINESE NEW YEAR

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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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SMALL RETAILERS & ESTABLISHMENTS

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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SOUTHBOURNE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON at southbourne grove

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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PARKING OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

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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DECORATE THE COASTAL VILLAGES TALLEST CHRISTMAS TREE IN BOSCOMBE!

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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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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Coastal BID GDPR Letter – WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU

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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SIMPLE GUIDE TO DATA PROTECTION AND GDPR

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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