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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:   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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Quick Conversation: Bournemouth & Poole College

In the latest of our ‘Quick Conversations’ videos, our Chief Operating Officer, Paul Kinvig, chats to Matt Butcher from Bournemouth and Poole College to find out how the College can support businesses with upskilling their workforce, including apprenticeships and training existing staff.…

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Engage – coming to you soon

Our latest edition of Engage, the Town Centre BID’s printed newsletter, will be making its way to all of our Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payers over the next few days. We hope you find it useful and informative. In this edition, we have an update on our Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card, a Day…

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What Was Your Trade Like Over Christmas?

We are gathering data about what trade was like over the Christmas period, and would be really grateful if Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payers could spare a couple of minutes to let us know how your business got on. We understand many of you are not able to disclose specific sales data, and our…

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Free Cyber Security Training for Dorset SMEs

BCP Council is offering FREE Cyber Security and Data Management Training to Dorset SMEs. The national project Cyber Well is all about how we can help small businesses become safer, without taking too much of your time, but remaining useful to your business, saving you money and giving you confidence in your cyber security processes.…

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Thank you to those who came along to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week. We hope you found it useful. For those of you who couldn’t make it, take a look at this short video. We are proud of what we’ve achieved for our levy payers this year, including the launch of the Bournemouth…

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Christmas Free Parking

We are pleased to say that we’ve been able to secure free parking once more on the run up to Christmas, with the help and co-operation of BCP Council. Thursday evenings from 4pm: 5, 12 & 19 December Sunday all day: 1,8,15 & 22 December The free parking offer will apply to the following car…

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Reward your staff and support town centre businesses

With the Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card scheme live and orders coming in, we are now promoting it to local businesses as a great incentive and easy to administer reward scheme for staff, as well as a CSR tool for supporting Bournemouth town centre. The gift cards can be bought in bulk and sent straight…

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Christmas Town Centre Events

With Halloween and Bonfire Night over for another year, it’s time to look ahead to Christmas. Here’s a rundown of the events taking place in the town centre over the festive period! Christmas Tree Wonderland 15 Nov – 2 Jan Bournemouth Lower Gardens Bournemouth’s unique, free, festive trail returns, with over 100 glittering trees and…

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Springboard Case Study

This year Bournemouth Town Centre BID was picked by Springboard, an international organisation, for a spotlight case study and video on our performance, collaborative work and data usage in the town. This has now been published. We are really proud to be recognised in this way, and it’s great to put Bournemouth further on the…

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First Gift Card spent in Bournemouth Town Centre

The first gift card has now been spent in Bournemouth town centre! Buying a present for her best friend has made 11-year-old Marnie Dodd the very first purchaser of the new Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card. The youngster decided the new card would be a great thirteenth birthday idea for her pal, Annabel Beales. So…

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Recycling Boost for Town Centre

THE campaign for a cleaner and greener Bournemouth has been boosted by six new recycling bins. They are located across the town centre area in a scheme sponsored by Specsavers, as part of our Clean & Green strategy. The bins take glass, plastic and cans and will be emptied by staff from BCP Council. BID…

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