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 numerous acts performing between 4.30pm and 8.30pm.
Fiona McArthur from the Coastal BID said: “We’ve tried to extend the length of the season for the benefit of our levy-payers and we’ve had a good September.
“The weather has been kind and we hope it remains so for this event on Pier Approach.
“There are all manner of entertainers performing on three platforms and the previous Coastal Vibe was extremely popular.
“We’ve organised a variety of events and we’ll be doing more through the autumn and in the run-up to Christmas.”
As well as fire-breathers there is an Ibiza chill-out sax player, a bongo act as well as an eclectic mix of other musicians.
It is being organised by Slick Events.
Notes to editors:
The Coastal BID runs from Westbourne to Hengistbury Head. It is one of two BIDs voted through by Bournemouth businesses in April 2012. In this ballot, 73% of those who voted supported the creation of the BID. There are 760 eligible businesses within the Coastal BID area, with a total rateable value of £30 million.
Business Improvement Districts, (BIDs), originated in Canada in the 1980s and quickly spread to the USA.
In January 2004 the Government introduced legislation which created the legal framework for setting up BIDs in Britain. To date over 185 have been established in the UK. They have been credited with halting and reversing the decline in many towns and cities. BIDs last for three or five years. Of the 87 that have come up for renewal, 78 have been voted in for a second term, usually with an increased turnout and majority. BIDs are successful!
BIDs work on simple principles. Businesses decide what projects they wish to undertake to improve the area and their profitability. Every eligible organisation contributes a small percentage of their business rateable value (usually around 1% or 2%). From these many contributions a significant fund is built up which has the power to make a real difference.
Based on a 1.5% levy the Coastal Districts BID generates a core income of c. £466,000. Because of the power of the BID it is possible to attract additional income through voluntary contributions and match funding for key projects etc.
BIDs make places more attractive and exciting to visit, reducing costs to participating businesses, increasing footfall and putting local businesses in control of the additional services which they have funded.
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