Member News & Events

New BH Coastal Lottery

BH Coastal Lottery

Bournemouth charities and voluntary organisations can now sign up to a new BH Coastal Lottery, which encourages people to support local good causes. Lottery tickets will be available to buy online from 29 January, with the chance to win prizes of up to £25,000 for just £1 per week. A percentage of ticket sales will go towards local good causes.

If you are a Bournemouth voluntary organisation or charity  and are interested in becoming one of our good causes please email

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Winter Gardens plan approved

Bournemouth Winter Gardens

Plans by Bournemouth Development Company LLP for the iconic Winter Gardens site have now been approved. This £150 million scheme is one of the biggest that Bournemouth has ever seen.

It will create more than 350 new homes, nearly 600 car parking spaces, high-quality restaurants along Exeter Road, a new food store, a dedicated family area with a new piazza, and a widened landscaped pedestrian area along Exeter Road.

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A338 reopens on Saturday

A338 reopens

All four lanes on the A338/Blackwater Junction will be reopened on Saturday 8 December, in time for the Christmas period. The road will be closed southbound Thursday and Friday night between 8pm and 6am, to remove the lane closure. All lanes will then be open from 6am on Saturday 8 December.

Work will still continue on the drainage and widening the embankment southbound up until Friday 21 December, without impacting on traffic.

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Ice alerts: gritting season

Ice alerts: gritting season

As we head into the winter season, we would like to remind you of the increased risk of ice on our roadway surfaces. We’re well prepared with plenty of grit in stock and we’ll be carefully monitoring temperatures and ensuring roads are gritted ahead of icy spells. Find out more about when and where we grit.

Keep up to date with when our gritters are out treating the roads by following us on Twitter.

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FREE Festive Parking

Bournemouth Festive Parking

Heading into Bournemouth to explore the magical Christmas Tree Wonderland spectacle or the popular festive market? Take advantage of the FREE parking being offered in selected town centre car parks!

All day free parking is available on Sundays: 25 November and 2, 9, 16 & 23 December. Free parking is also available on Thursdays from 4pm: 29 November and 6, 13 & 20 December.

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Phase Two A338 works


The second phase of the A338 improvement works has begun. Over the next couple of month and at any one time there are six groups of workers on site.

This week lane two southbound and lane two northbound will be closed from 8pm to 6am on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 November.

For the latest A338 travel updates, please visit the Bournemouth BIG Scheme blog.

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Bournemouth Chamber Interest Free Business Loans

Bournemouth Chamber Interest Free loans

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade Benevolent Fund have announced a new support package for members of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce. Members will be able to apply for an interest and security free business loan to support:

• A new business in need of financial support in order to establish their venture
• An existing business needing support to re-focus their business as a result of economic forces

The average loan amount is expected to be £500 over 2 years with flexible repayments.

Roger Smith, President of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce said: “This is the perfect time for us to take an active role in providing financial support to our members. No one can predict the impact of Brexit and there is great economic uncertainty which is leading to less spending by consumers.”

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce has been supporting local businesses for over a hundred years and is taking the leadership position in business support.

Bournemouth Chamber regularly represents businesses at the Local Government Affairs meeting with the Council and are actively promoting Corporate Social Responsibility to create a sustainable business community in Bournemouth.


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New Bournemouth Chamber CSR website now live

Bournemouth Chambers new CSR website

We are delighted to announce that the team at e-nexus has just launched the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce’s (BCTC) new CSR website which can be found at

The Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce scheme has developed the CSR accreditation scheme to enable more businesses to be corporately socially responsible by:

Supporting charities by increasing donations to charities, increase staff volunteering and increase payroll giving.

Supporting employees by encouraging employers to support staff with flexible working, home working, stress management, gender and disability equality.

Supporting local businesses by encouraging businesses to buy from local and UK based businesses to create sustainable business communities and economic stability.

Richard Milton from e-nexus said: “We are delighted that the first stage of this exciting project has been delivered. We look forward to continuing to work with the Bournemouth Chamber on this exciting new initiative .”

Founded in 2016, e-nexus is a Bournemouth based Marketing Consultancy that specialises in Strategic Marketing Planning & Performance Measurement. Headed up by Founder and Managing Director Richard Milton, e-nexus have a wealth of national and international experience supporting business owners, managers and marketers to deliver effective marketing for their organisations.

Further information can be found at

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Check before you travel

Works start again in earnest from Monday.

Ensure you look at for all the latest info and updates.

Encourage staff to (where possible!)…

  • Car share
  • Cycle in
  • Work from home
  • Review shift patterns
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