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Our Rapid Response Cleaner is Back

We are delighted to announce that Ricky, our Clean & Green operative, is back cleaning up the streets of Bournemouth town centre after being on furlough during lockdown. Ricky has already made a great impression on his return and has tackled a number of areas where rubbish had built up. We have already had excellent…

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Engage on the way

Look out for your copy of Engage, our 6 monthly newsletter, which will be delivered to our levy payers over the next week or so. This issue includes articles on collaboration in the hospitality sector, the BCP Council taskforce set up to aid the economic recovery of Bournemouth town centre, and the new normal. If…

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Stay Local Spend Local: Hot Radio

As part of our ‘Stay Local Spend Local’ marketing campaign, you will start to hear a series of advertisements on Hot Radio promoting Bournemouth town centre, starting Wednesday 1 July. There will also be the opportunity for a number of interviews with levy paying businesses, which will be selected from those already signed up to…

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‘Queue Here’ Floor Signs Installed

The majority of our ‘Queue Here’ floor signs have now been installed, and you will start to spot them throughout town. The floor signs were offered for free to Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy paying businesses that need them, in partnership with BCP Council, and are fitted to the street floor, showing customers where to…

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Hand Sanitisers

We have worked with Wonky Table, a newly established network of hospitality businesses across the local area, to support the provision of hand sanitiser units free of charge to a number of hospitality venues to assist them with reopening when the time comes. This the first stage of an ongoing, wide ranging programme to support…

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Town Centre Floral Displays

BCP Council usually provide flower displays throughout the main shopping area of the town centre, however this year this is unfortunately not possible. As a one off, the Town Centre BID have offered to fund some of the flower displays so the town can still look at its best for the returning visitors. We will…

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‘Queue Here’ Floor Signs – FREE

We have been monitoring the situation with queueing in the town centre this week, and have met with a number of businesses to assist. Now, we are offering external floor queueing signs for free to levy paying businesses that need them, in partnership with BCP Council. The signs will be installed from Wednesday of this…

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Reopening: Use of Outdoor Space

We are engaged with BCP Council to look at potential sites where hospitality venues would benefit from the use of outdoor space in the public realm as part of the re-opening phase indicated by central government to commence from 4th July. This is to reduce the impact of social distancing which currently requires a 2m…

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Rangers Return

In order to support the reopening of many of the town’s businesses this week, our Town Rangers will also be making a phased return. All the rangers were furloughed on March 23, apart from Head Ranger Bob Carter who continued to work from home. This week will see the return of some of the Rangers,…

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Planning for the Reopening of Bournemouth Town Centre

BCP Council has produced resources to assist businesses in Bournemouth town centre as they start to open, including guidance for retail businesses, and signage artwork that you can use in your business. You can download the assets here: BCP Council social distancing measures and guidance to retail businesses Keep Your Distance signs (various sizes and…

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BCP Council Economic Recovery Task Force

BCP Council has established a BCP Economic Recovery Task Force to identify and act upon the issues that businesses are facing, and to assist businesses, as they start to re-open, to do so in a safe and co-ordinated manner. The Taskforce consists of business representative organisations across the conurbation and the Town Centre BID is…

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COVID-19 Crisis Management for Business Owners – online event

COVID-19 Crisis Management for Business Owners  11:00 – 11:30, 21/04/2020 Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payers are invited to an exclusive online event on how to protect your business and staff during the COVID-19 crisis run in partnership with HR experts Peninsula. Join us at 11:00 on 21/04/2020 to find out: The answers to FAQs…

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Bournemouth Echo ‘Supporting Local Business’ project – next stage

The next phase of our initiative to promote the work of Bournemouth town centre businesses during the coronavirus crisis is being rolled out. The scheme by the Bournemouth Town Centre BID in partnership with LOCALiQ, the Daily Echo’s digital marketing solutions brand, has already focused on a range of food outlets offering takeaway and delivery…

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Highlight your business for free in the Echo

We are partnering with the Bournemouth Echo to produce an online & in-print platform highlighting local business who are still legitimately open but more importantly have an online/home delivery arm. Businesses who are providing delivery services (or other essential service providers who want to advertise that they are open) will be featured every day on…

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Town Rangers and Clean & Green Team

As you may already be aware, our Ranger and Clean & Green teams have continued to support the businesses in Bournemouth town centre until Monday 23 March. The teams were keen to keep working and supporting Town Centre BID levy paying businesses for as long as possible. However, in the light of the Prime Minister’s…

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Bournemouth Town Centre BID offering free access to HR advice

IN a swift move to ensure town centre business owners have immediate access to urgent human resources help and advice, a support scheme has been set up and sponsored by the Bournemouth Town Centre BID. The Town Centre BID has teamed up with HR specialists Peninsula to offer assistance now for levy payers struggling with…

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BID demands urgent support for businesses

The Bournemouth Town Centre BID has joined forces with Dorset Chamber to write to MPs to press for further, urgent and more extensive support for businesses, with the effects of coronavirus already being felt across the local economy. Read the article here: https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18321632.business-leaders-demand-urgent-support-coronavirus-crisis/   For further updates from the Town Centre BID on Covid-19, please…

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Covid-19 – Town Centre BID Update

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a statutory sick pay relief package for SMEs a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality and leisure…

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Easter Family Fun Days

𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: 𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗥 𝗙𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗬 𝗙𝗨𝗡 𝗗𝗔𝗬𝗦 𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗧𝗣𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗗 It is with regret that due to current events and the continuously developing situation of Covid-19 , we and the organiser have taken the early decision to postpone this year’s Easter Family Fun Days 2020 that were due to take place on Good Friday & Easter Saturday to later…

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Big Bournemouth Clean Up

UPDATE – We regret to announce that in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the most recent advice from the government, the Big Bournemouth Clean Up will not be taking place on the 31 March. We will look to reschedule at a later date, and will let you know as and when we can get…

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