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October Half Term Events

We are supporting two different events this October half term to animate the town centre and attract families. First will be the Trick or Treat Trail, taking place from Saturday 25 October to Sunday 3 November, with a series of clues leading children and their families to various businesses across the town. If you would…

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Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card – Now Live

The Bournemouth Gift Card scheme is now live, with over 60 businesses already signed up and many more in the pipeline. The first cards have been bought, and we are giving away some loaded cards as competition prizes to kick start the scheme, so you will start to see them in circulation very soon. Look…

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Christmas Events & Decoration

We are looking forward to the return of Christmas Tree Wonderland this November (christmastreewonderland.co.uk), but in addition, we will be supporting a number of other initiatives to brighten and animate the town throughout the festive season. Firstly, thanks to the Triangle Quarter Group, we will be installing winter hanging baskets from the Triangle up Poole…

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Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card – Launching 5 Oct

You may have started to notice adverts for the Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card! Ads have already started appearing in the Bournemouth Echo and in a number of student publications, ready for the launch on 5 October. Listen out for radio ads coming soon on Hot Radio, digital ads on the Alight Media screens around…

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Town Centre BID AGM

Wed 27 November, 6-7pm Our AGM will take place on Wednesday 27 November from 6-7pm. This is the opportunity for BID levy payers to hear about what we have achieved over the last 12 months and what we have planned for the year ahead. There will also be an opportunity to meet our Chair, our Chief…

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Air Festival Survey

BCP Council have contacted us as they are keen to hear businesses’ views on the annual Air Festival to assist with future planning. This is your chance to have your say on the Air Festival and the impacts it has on your business. All responses are anonymous and no individual businesses will be identified. The…

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Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card – Get Set Up

  Thank you to those who attended our levy payer launch for the Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card last night at DNA. We are proud to say that 43 businesses have already signed up to accept the gift card, with local, national and international brands involved. On Mon 23 and Tue 24 September, we will…

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Arts By The Sea Festival

27-29 September 2019   The stunning Arts By The Sea Festival will return to Bournemouth from 27-29 September, and we have helped to support one of the main events – the Shademakers Carnival Procession on Sunday 29 September, which will attract thousands of people to the areas around Old Christchurch Road and Horseshoe Common. The…

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Christmas Tree Wonderland

15 November 2019 to 2 January 2020   Many of our town centre businesses are already looking ahead to Christmas, and we can confirm that Christmas Tree Wonderland will return this year, from 15 November to 2 January, with a switch on event planned for 15 November (details to be confirmed). Last year’s event saw…

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Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card – Information Session

Wed 11 Sep, 6-7pm, DNA   We are holding an informal information session for Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payers to come along and find out more about our Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card, which is launching in October! The session will take place on Wednesday 11 September between 6 and 7pm at DNA, 224-226…

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Freshers Fair & Student Marketing

Arrivals week is looming at Bournemouth University, with 5,000 freshers and 13,000 returning students bringing new opportunities for your business. This years Freshers Fair is on Saturday 28 September, from 10am to 3pm, and SUBU are offering an indoor Gold Pitch reduced from £850 to £450 for Town Centre BID levy payers. Contact Andy Elsey…

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Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card – Launching Soon

Exciting news – we will shortly be launching a Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card! Designed to lock in additional money for levy paying businesses and encourage local spend, the Mastercard debit gift card will be bought online and spent in any participating Bournemouth town centre business. It is easy to use and does not require…

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Free* Business Seminar – Traps for the Unwary

Wed 18 September, 9.30-11.30am  We have joined forces with Steele Raymond Solicitors to offer a free seminar for Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy payers. We would be delighted if you could join us for informal networking with fellow business professionals as we delve into the key issues impacting the high street. We will provide key…

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Big Bournemouth Clean Up

Wed 4 September, 11am – 1pm  Our next Big Bournemouth Clean Up is planned for Wednesday 4 September, in order to give the town centre a spruce up after the busy summer holidays and Air Festival. If you or any of your staff would like to volunteer to help out, we’d love to hear from…

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Circus Skills Family Event at the Triangle

Sat 24 August, 10am – 3pm  The BID is supporting a family friendly event at the Triangle on Saturday 24 August from 10am until 3pm, including a circus skills workshop, juggling, plate spinning, stilt walking, shows, balloon modelling, hula hoop skills and strolling entertainment. The event aims to provide entertainment and fun for the August…

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New Business Liaison Officer

Meet the latest team member of the Bournemouth Town Centre BID. Our new Business Liaison Officer is Lucinda Ackerley who started with us 3 weeks ago and comes from a very experienced FMCG background. Lucinda works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is currently visiting businesses in readiness for the Bournemouth Gift Card roll out.…

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Westover Road Hanging Baskets

You may have noticed the beautiful hanging baskets filling the canopy on Westover Road. We are delighted to have supported this project from the Westover Quarter Group, aimed at brightening up the area and highlighting some of the amazing independent retailers along the road. Our thanks go to all the Westover Road businesses that worked…

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Triangle Map

The Triangle Map, promoting the different businesses to be found in the Triangle area, is now available. This has been produced by the Triangle Quarter Group, and is being given out to the public by Triangle businesses. The Quarter Group are also working towards making it available in the TIC and other local outlets. A…

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New Destination Awards

Official new awards have been launched to celebrate excellence in businesses that make Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch a great place to visit, live and work. The Destination Awards are a completely new showcase for the great work being done in our part of the south coast to attract more tourism and increase facilities for residents.…

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New Look Beale Place – Grand Opening

Completion of Beale Place to be celebrated with a two-day street party The completion of developments to Beale Place in the centre of Bournemouth will be marked with a two-day celebration on the 20th and 21st July organised by the Bournemouth Town Centre BID. A free two-day event including music, children’s entertainment, demos and product…

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Christmas Tree Wonderland wins National Award

We are over the moon to announce that Christmas Tree Wonderland won Best Event in the prestigious national ATCM (Association of Town and City Management) Awards! This was a joint submission from Town Centre BID, Coastal BID and BCP Council. The judges said: “Christmas trees at Christmas time might not be innovative, but the scale…

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