Category: Shopping

The Dolphin donates the community’s favourite wooden animals to Poole Museum

The Dolphin in Poole has donated its original wooden animal sculptures to Poole Museum, where the sculptures will be featured following the museum’s ongoing redevelopment. The wooden animals were originally sculpted by artist Peter Hand and installed in the centre in 1969 where they were enjoyed by thousands of children for 30 years. After being removed in 1997, the Read more…

Car Park Works now complete at Castlepoint! To celebrate they are giving away a £250 Shopping Spree!

Castlepoint are pleased to announce the end of the car park works programme at the shopping park. After a major five-year reconstruction, five phases of works and two walkway reconstructions, the car park has been rebuilt and is now fully open for public use. To celebrate, Castlepoint are giving away a £250 shopping spree at Read more…

‘Pawsome’ news for the Dolphin Centre!

The Dolphin Centre confirms dog-friendly shopping in time for Christmas The Dolphin Centre in Poole has announced that well-behaved dogs are welcome throughout the centre with 56 of its retailers now allowing dogs in their stores. Participating stores include popular retailers H&M, Beales, Starbucks, Pandora, New Look, Pen Gallery, Grounded Coffee and many more in Read more…

Boost to high streets as footfall figures climb

High streets in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have shown an increase in footfall during April, as residents came out in force to support the local economy.  Footfall data for Bournemouth’s high street confirms in April 2022, over 4.6 million people visited during this month, an increase of 36% from the previous year and similar to Read more…

BCP Smart Place programme launches new local Boscombe Community App

As part of BCP Council’s Smart Place programme, a new local app for the Boscombe community has been launched to deliver valuable information to local residents, businesses and visitors to the area. People can visit the app via: myboscombe.azurewebsites.net/App/ Built as a Progressive Web App (PWA), MyBoscombe can be used either as a website or as Read more…

Community food pilot schemes to help residents in hardship across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

As the council’s Household Support Fund continues to help those struggling to afford food and energy bills, BCP’s Access to Food partnership has launched two pilot schemes in late February with local foodbanks and businesses to improve access to fresh food and meals. A foodbank pilot is underway with £15,000 of funding to four local Read more…

Dolphin Centre calls out to small businesses to trade at Street Market

The Dolphin Centre in Poole is encouraging small businesses and start-ups to trade at its Street Market, a recent addition to the centre which allows shoppers to support local. The Street Market, introduced in September last year, is encouraging applications from all makers and small businesses to showcase their products and help expand their customer Read more…

FREE Parking this Christmas in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

This year BCP Council are offering free parking in the build-up to Christmas to help support local businesses. Please check where and when you can park for free. Please see further down the page for specific locations. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Town Centres Thursdays – 4pm to 10pm 2, 9, 16 and 23 December Sundays Read more…

Festive Travel Offers across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Late night Christmas shoppers, residents and visitors to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are set to benefit from a whole range of festive travel offers over the next few weeks including free parking on selected days, discounted bus tickets and free bike rides. It’s all part of BCP Council’s commitment to support local high streets and Read more…

Much-awaited Five Guys restaurant to open at Castlepoint Shopping Park this November

American burger brand Five Guys, famed for its mouth-watering, made to order burgers, hot dogs, generous fries and irresistible milkshakes, is set to open a new restaurant at Castlepoint Shopping Park in November. The American–diner-style restaurant has become one of the UK’s most-loved restaurants. With over 250,000 possible burger order combinations, as well as over 1,000 possible ways Read more…

Plans underway to make Poole Quay and (Lower) High St enhanced walking and cycling measures seasonal

Following a six-month public consultation and extensive discussions with the local business community, BCP Council will progress with plans to keep the Poole Quay enhanced walking and cycling measures in place over the summer and remove them during winter. Last summer BCP Council introduced experimental measures to prioritise walking and cycling at Poole Quay. These 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…

KINGLAND has now officially launched in Poole town centre

The Dolphin Centre’s new shopping district of 10 hand-picked independent retailers has opened to the public for the first time after the nationwide lockdown. The KINGLAND development has brought together Dorset’s most innovative young entrepreneurs to create one exciting, curated retail environment in Poole town centre. [adsense] Each retailer in KINGLAND has been deliberately chosen to create a diverse selection of independent brands which locals Read more…

Poole’s new shopping district is set to rejuvenate the town centre as it adds a further five new retailers into the mix at KINGLAND

Legal & General’s development continues at KINGLAND, Poole’s new shopping district on Kingland Crescent, to transform what was once a tired and grey high street into a thriving stretch of ten shops showcasing the county’s most innovative, up-and-coming young companies.   Legal & General is working with local independent businesses to deliver a tailored retail Read more…

KINGLAND has arrived! Poole’s new shopping district is set to rejuvenate the town centre, as L&G announces its latest retailers on Kingland Crescent

Kingland Crescent creates unique retail opportunities for some of the county’s most innovative, entrepreneurial businesses Development is underway to transform Poole’s Kingland Crescent into a thriving new high street, with the first of ten new retailers set to open their doors in the coming weeks. The regeneration of Kingland Crescent is part of an ambitious 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…