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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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Metropole Market – Mardis Gras

Sun 24 June This Sunday, the Metropole Market is bringing a taste of New Orleans to Lansdowne! There will be jazz music, in association with the Jazz By The Sea Festival, entertainment, Louisiana cuisine, and two chances to catch a traditional Mardis Gras procession (12pm and 2.30pm), with visitors encouraged to dress up. The last…

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Christmas Tree Wonderland – Business Engagement Event

Thu 5 July, 8-9am Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy paying businesses are cordially invited to a Business Engagement Event to hear about the plans for Christmas in Bournemouth this year and hear about how they can get involved. The Bournemouth Town Centre BID is partnering with Bournemouth Tourism and the Coastal BID this year to…

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CSAS Scheme Launch Event

Community Safety Accreditation Scheme Launch Event Thursday 7 June, 5-7pm In a bid to tackle the issue of anti-social behaviour and disorder in Bournemouth town centre, Bournemouth Council is launching a new scheme, CSAS (Community Safety Accreditation Scheme). The launch will be held at Bournemouth Library this Thursday, 7 June, from 5-7pm. You can come…

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Metropole Market 2018 Debut

17,000 people “journey down the rabbit hole” for Metropole Market’s 2018 debut Over 17,000 people attended Metropole Market’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’-themed event on Sunday 27 May Thousands from across the county came to Lansdowne on Bank Holiday Weekend for a day of family fun. Funded by Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District, the market provided…

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2018 Events

Here’s a few dates for your diary during 2018: 27 May – Metropole Market (Alice in Wonderland theme) 9 June – Africa Comes to Bournemouth 15 to 24 June – Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival 24 June – Metropole Market (New Orleans Jazz Festival theme) 24 June – 7 July – Jazz by the Sea…

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Metropole Market

27 May, Holdenhurst Road, Lansdowne It’s nearly time for the first Metropole Market of 2018! It will take place on Sunday 27 May between 11am and 9pm, and will feature music, stalls, and entertainment. The theme for this event is Alice in Wonderland – there’s even a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Footfall for the 2017…

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Stress & Mental Health in the Workplace Seminar

The Bournemouth Town Centre BID has hosted a free business advice seminar on the impact of stress and how to increase wellbeing in the workplace.  Across the country, half a million people are absent from work every year with stress, depression and anxiety, costing UK businesses up to £42bn a year. The Bournemouth Town Centre…

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Yobu – One to Watch

Watch our interview with Mei Pan, owner of Yobu, the Frozen Yoghurt & Bubble Tea Café on Gervis Place. Mei shares the story of how she came to start her business in Bournemouth, and the secrets behind Yobu’s success. Watch this space – we will be featuring more interesting stories from local businesses over the…

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Big Bournemouth Clean Up

Volunteers Get Stuck In with Big Bournemouth Clean Up  Organised by the Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID), local volunteers, Councillors and community groups have come together to give Bournemouth a good spring clean. For the second year, the Big Bournemouth Clean Up has swept through Bournemouth’s town centre with the aim of cleaning…

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Join Our Team

Join our team and make a real difference! We are looking for an exceptional candidate with fantastic communication skills for the newly created role of Business Liaison Officer at the Bournemouth Town Centre BID. This is an exciting new part-time role, working as a primary point of contact between the BID and the town centre…

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Motivating Yourself & Your Team Seminar

Town Centre Businesses Receive Expert Advice on Motivation The Bournemouth Town Centre BID has hosted a free business advice seminar, focusing on how business leaders can motivate themselves and their teams to ensure success.  Last month, 86% of SMEs in the UK reported that they were struggling with efficiency problems as a result of uninspired…

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More Free Business Seminars Announced

April – October 2018  The first two in our series of monthly business seminars have taken place and we’ve received excellent feedback from the businesses who have attended. We are now incredibly excited to announce the line up for the rest of 2018! As a reminder, there is no charge for Town Centre BID levy…

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GDPR Statement

We want to stay in touch With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on 25 May, the way we send information to our levy payers needs to be reviewed.  We believe it’s vitally important that we are able to stay in touch with you in order to let you know what…

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