This year’s event is being supported by the Coastal BID. Our support has allowed the organisers to publicise the event more widely and also to creatively decorate the bandstand in Fisherman’s Walk to add to the event’s Halloween atmosphere.
Over the years, the Halloween event has captured the imagination of local businesses as well as members of the public. It’s a great chance for you as a Southbourne business owner to get involved and promote your business. Many businesses on The Grove join in the fun by handing out sweet treats as the people pass and appearing in fancy dress too. Why not consider staying open for a little longer on the day to make the most of the passing crowds.
This free, annual event, run by the Friends of Fisherman’s Walk in conjunction with SoSBA, has become a much anticipated date in the Halloween calendar in Bournemouth.The celebrations start at 5pm on Southbourne Green where members of the public meet ready for a procession through Southbourne Grove, ending up at the bandstand in Fisherman’s Walk at 5.30pm. This year’s procession will be led by the Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Chris Mayne.
Chris Anderton, Chairman of the ‘Friends of Fisherman’s Walk’ said, “We are hugely grateful for the support of the Coastal BID and their involvement will hopefully mean that our Halloween event becomes an even bigger success than it already is and that little bit more special.”
Manager of the Coastal BID, Alun Williams, responded, “We’re pleased to work with the Friends of Fisherman’s Walk and the Southbourne-on-Sea Business Association as they continue to work to not only increase the impact, but also the quality of this event.“
Chris concluded, “We are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible. It’s a fantastic free event for all the family and we are urging everyone to just turn up and join in the fun! Fancy dress is encouraged not only for children but for adults too. Age is not a restriction! Last year we even had several of the Borough councillors dressing up and getting involved.”