our districts

Bournemouth Coastal BID

districts, each one

a unique destination

Locations Boscombe Southbourne Westbourne Pink Outline + Blue line

Resources / Services 


Funding opportunities

We are always interested in finding out about new ways to support your business. If you have an idea for consideration, please reach out to [email protected] for an initial chat.


Business Trading Areas




For any other enquiries, please contact [email protected] or call 01202 291 200


  • Bournemouth Gardens and Sea front light installation of Christmas tree illuminations and displays. Footfall of over 500,000
  • Coastal Vibes 2021 - a series of Ibiza style entertainers dotted around the businesses on Pier Approach


  • Seed funding ‘Shake & Stir, attracting over 35,000 people to Southbourne, becoming a signature event in the area
  • Supporting Southbourne Revival, attracting 25,000 people to the area
  • Christmas Shopping Guide showcasing the fantastic shops and hospitality businesses in the area
  • Running Christmas events in the High Street and the annual Halloween Children’s parade
  • Supporting Frankenfest in Southbourne attracting 20,000 visitors directly to the trading area
  • Winter and Summer planting in the trading area with 20 planters
  • Strings of lights and Christmas trees above the shops and the large Christmas tree on Southbourne Green


  • Christmas tree and lights on the Community Green
  • Bournemouth Easter bunny hunt
  • New bins


  • Deep cleaning of the precinct
  • Illuminations including Christmas Lights in The Sovereign Centre and over 20 love hearts for Valentines in the High Stree
  • Festoon lighting on the High Street to enhance the environment and to support night-time businesses
  • 12 new ‘Talking Bins’
  • The Easter Bunny promotion involving over 100 shops across the BID area
  • Boscombe ‘Motors by the Sea’ generating over 150,000 in footfall
  • Community Safety Accreditation Scheme providing 2 additional dedicated officers on the streets, helping to reduce crime and anti social behaviour
  • Chinese New Year Celebrations
  • ‘May the 4th Be With You’ events
  •  Halloween in Boscombe• Jazz By The Sea attracting over 5,000 people
  • Boscombe Market with over 20,000 visitors annually
  • Boscombe High Street Wall Mural by Tech Moon with over 13,000 views on Facebook and
  • Improvements to St Michael’s Underpass near to Asda• Flags of Hope installed on the High Street attracting national coverage and recognition
  • Boscombe DISC to help reduce business crime
  • Installed Composter on the roof of the Sovereign Centre


  • Westbourne Traditional Christmas, lighting the shopping areas and providing entertainment
  • Westbourne Royal Wedding Tea Party event
  • Extensive planting and maintenance throughout the year with over 40 floral planters and hanging baskets
  • New Westbourne website to support traders and shoppers
  • District & digital branding and marketing work
  • Support for the Jive Vibe Festival
  • Bournemouth Easter bunny hunt
  • Supporting the Great British High Street and Independent Retailer month, promoting Westbourne as part of that

Better Business – Looking good, feeling great.

Our districts benefit from the “Green, Clean Machine” project. an electric truck that removes graffiti from levy-paying businesses signs, and from trading areas.

Graffiti damages the reputation of the business and makes customers and staff feel uneasy. We also collect food waste and coffee grounds to compost in partnership with a local charity, ’Grounded Community’ - growing vegetables for local food banks.

Safer, more pleasant communities.

Overwhelmingly, our levy payers want a safe and welcoming place for those who work, live and visit the town.

Working in partnership with the police and BCP Council we fund dedicated Community Safety Advisory Scheme Officers who patrol the Boscombe precinct and the surrounding areas. They are reducing crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime, providing a point of contact and a visible deterrent on the high street.

West Cliff / East Cliff

West Cliff
  • Seed funding BAHA who have secured £70,000 funding to provide training and support for hospitality businesses
  • Support for Business Events Bournemouth totalling over £150,000 generating over £3.2 million additional revenue for our businesses and increasing overnight stays for hotels
  • Over 50,000 Tourism Brochures produced and distributed to hotels

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