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Coronavirus Rules – What Has Changed

Following the Prime Minister’s speech last night, here is a summary of the changes businesses are being asked to make, and when each comes in. Businesses Businesses selling food or drink (including cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants), social clubs, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement arcades (and other indoor leisure centres or facilities), funfairs, theme parks, adventure…

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Bournemouth Coffee Culture Month

Bournemouth Coffee Culture Month October 2020 During October, we will be running a campaign to promote and celebrate Bournemouth’s wonderful coffee shops, and if your business serves coffee and you are a Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payer, then we’d love for you to get involved. We are producing a map of Bournemouth’s coffee venues,…

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Freshers’ Fair Lansdowne

50% Discount for Levy Payers Sunday 27 September, 10am-3pm This year the Bournemouth University Freshers’ Fair has been moved to Bournemouth town centre, and will take place at the Lansdowne on Sunday 27 September from 10am to 3pm. The event will utilise Holdenhurst Road, with the road closed to traffic for the day, and the…

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Capp – New App for Hospitality Sector

A new local app is being launched to support the hospitality sector and help customers to feel safe using venues and restaurants again. The app, called CAPP, allows businesses to show how many vacancies they have in real time, and also automates Track and Trace requirements. The idea is that customers will register once, and…

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Regional Growth and Local Government Grants

Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to help them access specialist professional advice such as HR, accountants, legal,…

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Echo Stay Local Spend Local – Free Editorial

he latest stage in our ‘Stay Local Spend Local’ campaign, in partnership with the Daily Echo, we are giving Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payers the chance to receive free editorial in the Echo to highlight your business. Each participating business will be included in an attractive ‘Spotlight on Bournemouth’ editorial feature to showcase the…

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Hot Radio Interviews

We have a number of interview slots available on Hot Radio for Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payers who accept Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Cards. We are running a 3 month campaign on Hot Radio to promote use of the Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card. The Gift Cards can be used for payment in shops,…

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Eat Out to Help Out – Echo Supplement

Last week we published a special 12 page supplement in the Echo to promote the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ campaign in the local area, in partnership with the Daily Echo, Poole BID and Coastal BID. The supplement highlighted the huge range of hospitality businesses in the local area, and urged readers to make the…

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Quick Conversations: Bostico International

In the latest in our series of ‘Quick Conversations’ videos, our Chief Operating Officer, Paul Kinvig, chats to Andreea Bostan from Bostico International to find out more about the unique challenges and responsibilities of running an international translation business. Watch it here.…

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Face Masks – Free Window Vinyls

As of 24 July, people must by law wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets. It is already the law that people must wear a face covering on public transport. In order to help retailers to encourage compliance, we have some window vinyls available free of charge to Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payers.…

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Eat Out to Help Out

Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on-premises consumption can now register for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, offering a discount to diners to encourage them to eat at your restaurant. You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme: all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August…

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VAT: Reduced Rate for Hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions

The government is now allowing VAT registered businesses to apply a temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT to certain supplies relating to: hospitality hotel and holiday accommodation admissions to certain attractions The temporary reduced rate will apply to supplies that are made between 15 July 2020 and 12 January 2021. These changes are being brought…

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Alight Media Pledges to Support Bournemouth SMEs with Free Advertising

Alight Media, the leading challenger in UK digital and paper posters, commits to a 12-month package of support for local businesses to help SMEs and re-start the economy    As businesses change the way they operate to be COVID-safe, the Generator programme tackles the core commercial challenges of immediate cashflow and jumpstarting revenue. Those that…

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Business Liaison Officer back

We are delighted to have our Business Liaison Officer, Lucinda Ackerley, back in the town centre this week. Lucinda has been working from home throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, so those of you who have been trading throughout may still have been hearing from her via phone and email. Lucinda will be dropping in on as…

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Stay Local Spend Local: Retail & Hospitality Supplement

This Friday 10 July sees the publication of a special retail supplement in the Bournemouth Echo, as part of our ‘Stay Local Spend Local’ campaign. Eight pages will appear in the Echo and online, in support of the retail sector, including features on several retail businesses who signed up for the campaign during June. The…

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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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