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Our Printed Newsletter – Coming Soon

Our printed newsletter, Engage, will be hitting doorsteps very soon with updates on BID news and our progress against the priorities outlined in our Business Plan. A copy will be sent to every one of our levy paying businesses. If you have not received your copy by the end of February, please contact us on…

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Visitor Survey

The results of our annual Visitor Survey are in, and are now up on our website. Every year, we ask Bournemouth residents and visitors to give their opinion on a whole host of subjects – from the cleanliness of the town to what they enjoy and dislike most about coming to town. We had 891…

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Future of the High Street

Have you been following the Future of the High Street features in the Echo? In case you have missed any, here are links to the articles so far. Mon 28 Jan: Overview. What has really gone wrong on our high streets? Tue 29 Jan: Big and small perspective from the department stores and the small…

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One to Watch: Naked Coffee

Our latest “Quick Conversations” video shows our COO Paul Kinvig chatting to Ian Saul of Naked Coffee about success, competition, ethics, and why it sometimes pays off to take risks. Watch it here:…

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Big Bournemouth Clean Up

This year we have two dates planned for our Big Bournemouth Clean Up: Wed 3 April 2019 – 11am – 1pm Wed 4 September 2019 – 11am – 1pm The April date will form part of the Great British Spring Clean, and is timed to give the town a spring clean before the start of…

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What Was Your Trade Like Over Christmas?

We would be really grateful if our levy paying businesses could spare a minute or two to let us know how your business got on in 2018, particularly over the Christmas period. We understand that many of you are not able to disclose specific sales data, and so our short survey won’t ask you for…

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Beale Place set for a Revamp

On Monday 28 January, work will begin on Beale Place, following the successful trial pedestrianisation of the area. Bournemouth Council will be creating a new public space for people to enjoy and for events to take place. New landscaping and paving, modern seating, plants and trees, as well as public art celebrating Bournemouth’s literary history…

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Christmas Tree Competition Winner

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Christmas Tree Competition is Pizza Express at Bh2. Our independent judge, Retail Consultant Richard Knight, praised the innovative use of an everyday item in a fun, eyecatching freestanding Christmas tree that had been developed from scratch. Congratulations to Pizza Express who will receive £250 of…

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One to Watch – Bisou De Vin

Our latest video shows our COO, Paul Kinvig, chatting to Martin Hall, the General Manager of the independent wine bar Bisou De Vin about the challenges it faces as a new independent in the heart of Bournemouth town centre.  …

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Search for Chair of new DMB

SEARCH BEGINS FOR CHAIR OF NEW DESTINATION MANAGEMENT BOARD TO SUPPORT NEW AUTHORITY’S CITY BY THE SEA ASPIRATION. Replacing the successful Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Management Board, from April 2019, a new Destination Management Board (DMB) will be created to reflect the new wider strategic authority of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and its City by…

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Bournemouth Town Centre BID AGM

Bournemouth Town Centre BID looks back on an impactful year at its 2018 AGM  Following its successful renewal in 2017, Bournemouth Town Centre BID takes stock of its work over the past year and looks ahead to future plans at its Annual General Meeting. From Lansdowne’s hugely popular Metropole Market to the stunning spectacle of…

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Christmas Tree Competition

Christmas Tree Competition Encourages Bournemouth Businesses to create a new tradition Bournemouth businesses are being invited to get into the seasonal spirit by creating their own unique Christmas Trees out of their products or services for a festive competition organised by the Town Centre BID Every year, Bournemouth aims to put on a range of…

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Security Checklist for Businesses

This checklist has been created by Counter Terrorism Policing to assist businesses in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year. During this period we can see a significant increase in the number of people visiting retail and night time economy premises. This checklist will help to ensure that the right protective security measures…

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Late Night Shopping & Free Parking

Bournemouth Town Centre BID & Bournemouth Council Collaboration Increases Free Christmas Car Parking Working in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council, Bournemouth Town Centre BID are delighted to announce increased free car parking across town for visitors over key dates this Christmas period. With the Christmas period fast approaching, collaboration between Bournemouth Town Centre BID and…

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Christmas Tree Wonderland Launch & Booklets

Friday 16th November sees the launch of Christmas Tree Wonderland at Pier Approach. Music and entertainment starts at 6pm, with the official switch on from 6.30pm. Our Town Centre Rangers have been visiting businesses giving out copies of the Christmas Tree Wonderland booklet. If you haven’t received any yet, and would like some to give…

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Coca Cola Christmas Truck

The iconic Coca Cola Christmas Truck will once more be visiting Bournemouth this Christmas, on Sat 1 Dec and Sun 2 Dec, at Pier Approach. The truck always attracts huge crowds, many of which will follow the Christmas Tree Wonderland trail into the town centre, so if you are a retailer or food and drink…

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Christmas Town Centre Attractions

This month will see the launch of the Christmas festivities in the town centre. Here’s a quick rundown of the main attractions in town: Skate Bournemouth – 15 Nov to 6 Jan. Click here to find out more Lights Switch On – 16 Nov  Click here to find out more Christmas Tree Wonderland – 16…

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New Business Liaison Officer

Oddny Edwards, Town Centre BID’s recently appointed Business Liaison Officer is full of enthusiasm for Bournemouth’s diverse shops and restaurants and explains how she plans to work with local businesses to project a more positive image of its High Street Oddny Edwards, the new Business Liaison Officer for Bournemouth’s Town Centre BID, came to the…

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Upside Down House

The Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has formed a new partnership with the Upside Down House with the aim of generating promotional opportunities for local businesses. Partnering up with the Upside Down House, an attraction which allows people to ‘walk on the ceiling’, the Bournemouth Town Centre BID is aiming to generate new…

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AGM – Your Invitation

Wed 14 November   By now, you should all have received your invitation to the Town Centre BID AGM on 14 November, 6-7pm at Bournemouth Library. This is your chance to mingle with the board, get updated with the work the BID is doing, and ask any questions. If for any reason your invitation has…

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