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Hotel staff working on the East and West Cliffs can commute free on Beryl bikes and scooters thanks to Bournemouth Coastal BID. Funding made available from the ‘business improvement district’ will help recruitment and take more vehicles off the road. A partnership between the Coastal BID and...

[caption id="attachment_10202" align="alignnone" width="300"] Rachel Maddix, centre, and Peter Ruscoe, right, and Black Cherry creatives outside Boscombe's newest venue[/caption] Bournemouth Coastal BID has hailed Boscombe’s new comedy and music venue as a shot in the arm for the high street. The Black Cherry Theatre close to Sainsbury’s...

[caption id="attachment_10002" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Coastal Vibe event on Pier Approach[/caption] Fire-breathers and music acts will be performing on Bournemouth’s Pier Approach this Thursday (30th). It is the second Coastal Vibe event funded by Bournemouth Coastal BID and BCP Council’s Festival Coast Live. There will be three stages...

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...

[caption id="attachment_9548" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ali Abdullah, owner of Malinka supermarket, Aaron Sverdloff, owner of Lifestyle and Mobility, and Aaron Bryans from Plant Hustler[/caption] Boscombe has received a major boost with three new retailers opening in the centre of the town. Lifestyle and Mobility is opening a large...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

[caption id="attachment_8010" align="alignleft" width="1024"] 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.[/caption] Boscombe High Street has been hit with a...

[caption id="attachment_7542" align="alignleft" width="250"] Chairman, Paul Clarke[/caption] 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...

[caption id="attachment_7590" align="alignleft" width="755"] Neil Andrews of Cole Miller solicitors[/caption] 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...

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...

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...

Fiona McArthur from Bournemouth Coastal BID 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...