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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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New Logo for the Town Centre BID

We are pleased to present our new logo, designed for us by a Bournemouth town centre company, and chosen by our board of directors, made up of representatives from town centre businesses. As you may have noticed, our previous logo included the Bournemouth Balloon, which has been gone some time, and we also wanted to…

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Free Seminar – Effective Networking

Wed 19 September   Our next seminar, free to Town Centre BID levy payers, is Effective Networking, and will be led by our very own COO, Paul Kinvig. With so many opportunities to go ‘networking’, how can you increase the chances of building business relationships that add real value? In this seminar discover hints &…

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BID Supported Events

Businesses often tell us that events in the town are too focussed on the Square. Although we have no say in where council or independently run events take place, we do make sure that events that the BID supports cover different areas of town. Look out for the following BID supported events, coming up soon:…

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Anti-Social Behaviour Q&A Session

Town Centre BID Helps Bournemouth Businesses Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour  Addressing the needs of town centre businesses, the Bournemouth Town Centre BID has hosted an informative anti-social behaviour business advice seminar. The Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has held its latest business advice seminar at Sharkeys Sports Bar on Old Christchurch Road. Focusing on…

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Town Centre BID’s response to Litter Levels

Bournemouth’s Town Centre BID Responds to Rising Summer Heatwave Litter Levels Following an influx of additional visitors to Bournemouth this Summer, the Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) is supporting Bournemouth Council’s new anti-litter initiatives. Bringing in hundreds of thousands of additional visitors, Bournemouth’s town centre businesses have been celebrating an exceptional summer tourism…

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New Student Arrivals

Very soon the new influx of students will be arriving in Bournemouth, and there are various opportunities for you to introduce them to your business. If you are offering a student discount, you can get a FREE business listing on the SUBU Student Discount page. All you need to do is complete the registration form…

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Bournemouth featured on BBC

Did you see us on the Victoria Derbyshire show on Tuesday morning, or on BBC news throughout the day? We were talking about Bournemouth town centre and how we’re bucking the national and regional trend on footfall. If you missed it, you can catch it on BBC iplayer by clicking here (the piece on Bournemouth…

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Dealing With Anti-Social Behaviour

Our Next FREE* Seminar – Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour Tue 21 August, 11am-1pm Our next seminar, free to Town Centre BID levy payers, is about how to handle anti-social behaviour from people coming into your business, and how to address issues around rough sleeping and begging. This seminar will be a slightly different format to…

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Look Out For Our Printed Newsletter

You should have received a copy of our printed newsletter by now, giving you an update on what the BID has been up to in the last year. If you haven’t received your copy, let us know and we’ll drop one in to you. Alternatively, you can download a copy by clicking here.…

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Slide Bournemouth

Slide Bournemouth 26-27 August From the team that created SKATE Bournemouth – Town Centre BID and THIS Event Co are pleased to welcome SLIDE Bournemouth to Richmond Hill on the 26th and 27th of August 2018. With a 120m long waterslide as the central attraction, the event promises to turn Richmond Hill into a hive…

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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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Metropole Market – Twisted Circus

Metropole Market – Twisted Circus Sun 29 July, 11am-5pm   The award-winning Metropole Market is back in Lansdowne this Sunday, with a ‘Twisted Circus’ theme. Lobster Boy, Tattooed Lady and the Bearded Lady are just some of the characters out and about greeting the public, with sword-swallowing, fire-breathing and other spectacular circus acts. The event…

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Metropole Market wins National Award

Town Centre BID Brings Home Prestigious National ATCM Award Bournemouth Town Centre BID has been awarded the ‘Best Event’ of the Year at the Association of Town and City Management Awards Ceremony for its work with Metropole Market. Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has received the ‘Best Event’ of the Year Award at…

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Christmas in Summer

Did you attend last week’s ‘Christmas in Summer’ event? For those of you that couldn’t make it, here’s a quick run-down. Complete with roller skating Christmas puddings, classic Christmas tunes and baubles, the event revealed exciting preparations for Bournemouth’s Christmas Tree Wonderland 2018. This will bring a new and game-changing attraction to Bournemouth, the first…

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Reporting ASB, Begging or Homeless Concerns

How to Report Anti-Social Behaviour, Begging or Homeless Concerns Our Town Centre Rangers get a lot of requests to help deal with anti-social behaviour, begging or concerns about homeless people in the town centre. Although the Rangers are always happy to support, there are procedures in place so that these issues can be dealt with…

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Public Consultation on Conservation Areas

Bournemouth Borough Council is asking for your say on what happens next with three areas of the town centre – Old Christchurch Road, West Cliff and Poole Hill, and East Cliff. All three areas have a legal status of special architectural or historic interest, called Conservation Areas. However, all three are also under immense pressure…

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Marketing On A Budget

Our Next Business Seminar – Marketing on a Budget Tue 17 July, 9.30-12.30  The next in our series of business seminars is all about how to market your business when you don’t have a marketing team or a huge budget. Darren Northeast of DNPR will guide you through ideas for eye-catching marketing activities that you…

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Who’s your Bournemouth Hero?

If you know an exceptional individual working in a Bournemouth business, someone who goes the extra mile and absolutely loves their job, we want to hear about them! To showcase Bournemouth’s exceptional employees, we are launching an exciting digital campaign this summer. #BournemouthHeroes will give you the opportunity to promote your unsung hero to thousands…

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