Category: COVID-19

Beach app rolls out nationally following government backing

EUROPE’S first innovative beach check app developed to help beach-goers check busy beaches following a surge in visitors last summer is set to go national after being backed by central government. Launched in July last year by BCP Council to help beach-goers comply with social distancing after visitors flocked to the coast in their thousands, the BCPBeachCheck app has now become Beach Check UK, funded by the Local Digital Read more…

Multi partner summer response plan supports more than 300,000 visitors choosing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

A dedicated multi-agency summer response plan put in place to welcome people back safely across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole has stood the test and remains in place as visitors and residents continue to enjoy soaring temperatures. With more than 300,000 visitors choosing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole over the Bank Holiday weekend, BCP Council and partners Read more…

Eco Hub at Dolphin Shopping Centre open now for bookings

The Dolphin Shopping Centre’s community-focused Eco Hub has reopened its diary for use by local charities, awareness campaigns, promotions and other initiatives. The Eco Hub is open to applications of any type which fit with its community engagement and sustainability mission. Previous projects and events at the Eco Hub include volunteer fairs, ‘stay and play’ Read more…

Innovative local business projects to receive latest round of discretionary funding

BCP Council is issuing its latest round of ARG Stream 3 discretionary grant funding, which will be used to turbo charge innovative business projects across the region and drive long term economic growth. From today (Monday 24 May) business support organisations, groups representing the retail, hospitality, leisure and welfare sectors and local Business Improvement Districts Read more…

£1.2 million available for local community projects across Bournemouth and Poole

The first round of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Portion Funding is open to bids for residents, businesses and community groups in the Bournemouth and Poole area. The CIL Neighbourhood Portion Fund is a locally set planning charge on developments intended for reinvestment back into improving local education, transport, health and community facilities. [adsense] Open Read more…

Museums and other local attractions get ready to welcome back visitors as more BCP Council services reopen

Indoor attractions across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are starting to welcome back visitors as more BCP Council services open in line with Step 3 in the roadmap out of lockdown. Local attractions including museums, galleries, castles and amusement arcades will be able to fully reopen from today, Monday 17 May, with COVID-secure measures in place, Read more…

The Dolphin Centre safely welcomes shoppers back following reopening of non-essential retail

Dolphin Shopping Centre successfully managed the reoccupation of its non-essential retailers after the stores reopened on Monday, April 12 in line with the easing of government restrictions.   More than 30 non-essential retailers reopened in the centre and an additional 11 new stores opened their doors for the first time in Kingland Crescent. [adsense] John Read more…

Welcome Back Fund for the safe reopening of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Residents and visitors will once again be able to visit Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with the safe reopening of the town centres and seafronts planned, following the third lockdown. The government has allocated BCP Council £416,323 from their Welcome Back Fund which includes just over £65,000 specifically to support coastal areas to safely welcome back holiday Read more…

Local businesses receive £125 million in grant support during COVID-19 pandemic

Within one year, nearly £125 million in grant support has been issued to businesses in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to help them through the pandemic. With a multitude of government grants schemes launching over the last year, BCP Council has moved quickly to review a diverse set of criteria set by the government, launch different Read more…

Continental Circus Berlin offer free seats to NHS Staff & Care Workers for Bournemouth Christmas Show!

Continental Circus Berlin brings its Wonderful Winter show to Bournemouth and as a special thank you to NHS staff & Care Workers the circus is offering them Free Tickets to a special preview show. [adsense] This preview show will take place in a Covid Secure Theatre style Big Top at 7pm on Thursday 17th of Read more…

Christmas Market and Alpine Bar, Bournemouth Town Centre

With the announcement of the latest government advice, organisers of this year’s Christmas offering in Bournemouth have taken the decision to cancel the Alpine Bar and Christmas market due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The planned open-air alpine experience which featured a single-storey bar with rentable igloos and the traditional market will no longer be Read more…

Let’s Talk Money service launches to support local residents with money worries

The Let’s Talk Money service for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole residents has recently launched and aims to provide free and friendly help for those with money worries. The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a major impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. With the government’s furlough scheme ending on 31 October and the end of mortgage, Read more…