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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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BID Nominated for National Award

Bournemouth Town Centre BID has been Nominated for National BID Award for the popular Metropole Market With voting now open to the public, the Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has been shortlisted in The National BID Awards 2018 for the Metropole Market. Launched in September 2017 and renewed for 2018, Bournemouth’s Metropole Market…

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BID Begins Countdown to Christmas with Expert Seminar

Bournemouth Town Centre BID Begins Countdown to Christmas with Expert Advice Seminar  Providing advice on ‘Making the Most out of Christmas’, customer experience expert Richard Knight has delivered the Town Centre BID’s latest advice seminar. With 10 weeks left to go until Christmas, the Bournemouth Town Centre BID has hosted its latest business advice seminar…

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Advice from Dorset Police

We have been contacted by Dorset Police, who have advised us of an increase in commercial overnight burglaries across the Winton, Charminster and Boscombe areas. Although Bournemouth town centre is not affected in the same way, Dorset Police are keen to ensure all businesses, particularly small businesses and independents, are aware, and they have issued…

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Free Family Fun at Horseshoe Common

Circus Folly Fair Will Bring Free Family Fun to Horseshoe Common Bournemouth town centre businesses are collaborating to bring a circus-themed fair to Horseshoe Common on 6th October as part of Arts By The Sea Festival Instigated & supported by Bournemouth Town Centre BID, ‘Circus Folly Fair’ will be the first event of its kind…

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Making the Most of Christmas

Seminar: Making the Most of Christmas Tue 16 October  Thank you to everyone who attended our Effective Networking seminar yesterday – we hope you found it useful! We had some great feedback: “Enlightening, refreshing, different way of thinking” “A very useful and engaging session which was full of practical information delivered in a clear and…

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One to Watch – Beales Part 2

Part two of our interview with Tony Brown from Beales. Tony continues to share insights into his career and retail in the town centre. Missed Part 1? Catch up here:  …

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Quarter Groups Update

By now you may be aware that we have formed a number of ‘Quarter’ Groups within the town centre, giving businesses the chance to actively influence projects or events in their specific area, from hanging flower baskets to large-scale events. The Chairs of these groups recently met with us to establish a common structure and…

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BID COO Hosts Expert Networking Seminar

Bournemouth Town Centre BID COO Hosts Expert Networking Advice Seminar Providing insights into fundamental networking skills, Chief Operating Officer Paul Kinvig has personally hosted the Bournemouth Town Centre BID’s latest advice seminar. Paul Kinvig, experienced networker, business person and COO of Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has hosted the latest in a series…

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BID Provides Window Vinyls for Empty Unit

Have you seen our new vinyls on the windows of the empty Marks and Spencer unit? Working with Digital Storm, a town centre based design and marketing agency, and M&S representatives, we wanted to improve the look of the empty unit, and also use it as a canvas to promote Bournemouth’s excellent visitor experience, and…

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Town Centre Footfall Up over the Air Festival

We are delighted to announce that footfall in the town centre was 26% up on the year before over the Air Festival, with the Saturday of the Air Festival the second busiest day of the year so far (the busiest was Bourne Free). This comes at the end of a lovely long, hot summer, which…

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One to Watch – Beales

The next in our series of stories from town centre businesses. This time, Tony Brown from Beales shares some fascinating insights into his own career and retailing in today’s environment.…

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