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Brexit Checker Tool & Transition Guides

The transition period has ended and new rules are here. Act now to keep your business moving. The transition period has ended and the UK has left the EU customs union and single market and now enjoys a zero tariffs, zero quotas relationship with the EU as an independent trading nation. Following the signing of…

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Christmas Opening Hours

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our town centre businesses a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year. The BID office will be open as usual until 18 December. The office will be closed over the festive period and will reopen on 4 January. Our Rangers and Rapid Response Cleaner…

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Support Local Campaign – 12 Days of Christmas videos

Look out for a series of Christmas video messages from business leaders around the town on the Bournemouth Echo Facebook page. The videos form part of our latest Support Local campaign, and feature a variety of business owners giving out positive messages and encouraging people to come to town over Christmas.        …

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Gift Card Christmas Promotion

Here at Bournemouth Town Centre BID, we have been driving sales of our Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card ahead of Christmas. We’re determined to keep spend within our local business community, and every penny from every card bought is locked into the Town Centre BID area and goes directly to town centre businesses. We have…

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Support Local Christmas Campaign

We are extending our Support Local campaign with the Bournemouth Echo through the run up to Christmas, but this time we are focussing on the hospitality and night time economy sectors, as they are the worst affected by the tier system. Look out for a launch piece in the Echo on Saturday, followed by four…

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Reduced Parking Offer from NCP

VISITORS to Bournemouth town centre in the run up to Christmas can take advantage of newly reduced parking deals with NCP using their contactless app and can also pre-book. The company, working in partnership with the Bournemouth Town Centre BID, has launched the new prices, only available via the NCP ParkPass App or Pre-book, allowing…

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Discounted Bus Travel

Yellow Buses and More Buses are offering incentives for shoppers in the lead up to Christmas, in the form of a ticket that permits two to five people to travel together on any number of journeys in the Bournemouth area for just £5 – a saving of £7 on the normal price. Tickets are available…

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New Tier System Beginning Tomorrow

From tomorrow, 2 December, the lockdown will end and be replaced by the Tier system. As we are sure you have heard by now, Bournemouth has been placed in Tier 2. For many of our businesses, the differences between Tiers 1 and 2 are minimal. In both tiers, retail, indoor leisure, personal care, accommodation and…

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Additional Restrictions Support Grants

BCP Council have launched Stream 1 of the latest grant support scheme, the Additional Restrictions Support Grants, which will see £7.9 million distributed to businesses across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Funding will be distributed in three streams, each distinct and together aiming to form a comprehensive package of support. Stream 1 is now open to…

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Furloughed Staff Return

We are pleased to confirm that all of our furloughed staff will be back this week. Ricky, our rapid response cleaner, will be back today, Tuesday 1 December,  to help spruce up the town before businesses are able to reopen on 2 December. Our team of Town Rangers will be back to support businesses on…

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AGM – new date

Our AGM, which had to be postponed due to the lockdown, is now scheduled to take place on 10 February 2021 from 6-7pm. The venue will be announced nearer the time. We are hoping to be able to meet with our town centre businesses in person as usual, but may need to move to a…

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Government Restrictions from 2 December

What You Need To Know On 2 December, England will move back into a regional, tiered approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country. The government will announce which areas are in which tier on Thursday 26 November. There are 3 tiers for local restrictions: Tier 1: Medium alert Tier…

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Free Parking & Late Night Shopping

We are pleased to announce that BCP Council have agreed to provide free parking on the run up to Christmas in Bournemouth town centre. Free Parking will be available in selected car parks on the following days & times Thursday evening from 4pm to 10pm 3 December 10 December 17 December 24 December Sunday from…

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Christmas in Bournemouth – Opportunity

BCP Council are seeking bids from operators for several small Christmas attractions, catering or retail units within the town centre from 4th December 2020 – 3rd January 2021. This is subject to restrictions being lifted on 2nd December and therefore units or attractions must be able to be brought in with 48 hours notice. Operational…

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Local Restrictions Support Grant – Applications Open

Applications for Local Restrictions Support Grant are now open. To qualify for a grant your business must have been: open as usual before any restrictions were in place providing services in person to customers from the premises registered for business rates at the premises on 5 November 2020 required to close due to the restrictions…

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Bournemouth Gift Card – Christmas Assets

We now have assets available to help promote the Bournemouth Town Centre Gift Card over Christmas. If you are a Town Centre BID levy payer, please contact us on and we will provide you with copies for you to use on your own website and social media. If your company wants to reward your…

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Support Local Campaign

‘Support Local’ Campaign – Free Promotion for Businesses Following the government’s announcements over the weekend, we will once again be running a campaign with the Daily Echo during lockdown to promote Bournemouth Town Centre BID levy paying businesses who are still operating via online services or delivery. The campaign will run during November and will…

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AGM Postponed

NOTIFICATION: AGM Postponed Our AGM was due to take place on Wednesday 2 December 2020, however due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have taken the decision to postpone it until Spring 2021. We will confirm the new date as soon as possible.…

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New National Restrictions and Support Available

New National Restrictions from 5 November To reduce social contact, and help slow the spread of coronavirus, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close from 5 November until 2 December. These include: all non-essential retail, including, but not limited to clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, auction houses,…

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Street Furniture Clean Up

We are delighted to announce we have been successful in securing £9,000 of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding to embark on a project in partnership with BCP Council to smarten up the street furniture in Bournemouth town centre. Work will begin in Spring 2021, with the aim of completing before Easter. Lampposts, street furniture, junction…

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Cancel The Curfew Campaign

We are supporting the #CancelTheCurfew campaign, and have written to our local MPs urging them to use their influence at Government level to help our struggling hospitality and leisure industry. Read our letter to Conor Burns MP here Read our letter to Tobias Ellwood MP here Read the article in the Bournemouth Echo here.  …

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