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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Minimise Waste – Maximise Profit

The SWWMG was set up as a self help group in December 1996 in order to develop and promote the use of best practical techniques for the profitable and economic minimisation of all wastes arising from South Wessex businesses, to secure environmental and financial benefits. The group aims to: promote the efficient use of resources […]

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Winners! Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence

Air Ambulance awards

310 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community on Monday 12th November at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2018. Awards hosts Richard Madeley and Angellica Bell handed out 12 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams, whose stories were inspirational, astounding and humbling. The awards, which are independently judged, went […]

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RockReef and Pier Zip on Bournemouth Pier win Gold and Silver at the Dorset Tourism Awards

RockReef & Pier Zip win at Dorset Tourism Awards

The team at RockReef and the PierZip on Bournemouth Pier are in jubilant mood after winning some fantastic accolades at the Dorset Tourism Awards which took place at The  Lighthouse in Poole on 8th November. A record 72 trophies were presented to tourism businesses from across Dorset at the 2018 Dorset Tourism Awards dinner with […]

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THINK! before you drive

THINK! before you drive

According to the national THINK! road safety campaign, approximately 5,500 people fail a breath test in the morning each year. As we approach the festive period and the Christmas party season, we advise you to tell your family, friends and co-workers to remain extra vigilant the morning after.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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