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Local Consultations – Have your say…

Cllr John Beesley, Bournemouth Council leader, Cllr Janet Walton, leader of Poole Council, Cllr Ian Monks, leader of East Dorset District Council

All nine councils across Dorset are working together on local government reform for the county.  Local government reorganisation gives Dorset’s councils an opportunity to change how they do things in order to protect services and improve the quality of life of residents. It is also a way for councils to reduce costs as their funding […]

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Free Weekend Event – P1 Powerboat

Please see the schedule for the Powerboat P1 weekend 3rd and 4th September, sponsored by the Coastal BID. This is a FREE weekend event happening from Bournemouth to Boscombe – pier to pier.

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March 2015: Mandy Payne Presidency of BCTC comes to an end.

Mandy Payne Immediate Past President

This March marks the end of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce President, Mandy Payne’s, two terms in office. A chapter in the history of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce is coming to an end this March as current President, Mandy Payne, will be stepping down after two terms in office. The Bournemouth Chamber […]

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New BCTC President Inaugurated at 99th Presidents Dinner 2015

Peter Matthews Chamber President 2015

The Chamber have recently celebrated their first AGM as an incorporated company which also marked the inauguration of new president, Peter Matthews. Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce have recently hit a significant milestone as they celebrated their 99th President’s Dinner and First AGM as an incorporated company on Thursday the 19th of March. Attended […]

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New Coastal BID Manager appointed.

Stephan Bournemouth BID

The Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) has just announced the appointment of Stefan Krause as its new BID Manager. With the retirement of the current BID Manager, Alun Williams, later this year, Stefan will be joining the BID on 5 May to ensure that there is a comprehensive handover period. Stefan joins the Coastal […]

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New President hosts Castlepoint Big Brekkie!

BCTC President, Peter Matthews

The management suite at Castlepoint Shopping Park was transformed into a pop up breakfast area to fundraise for Autism Wessex on World Autism Awareness Day.    Peter Matthews, the General Manager of Castlepoint and the newly appointed President of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce, invited chamber members to a Big Brekkie.  Over £100 was […]

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Parliament Week 2015 – Young People have their say.

Parliament Week 2015

As part of Parliament Week (16-22 November) pupils from 11 Bournemouth schools joined Bournemouth’s two MPs, Councillors, the Mayor, an MEP and a Lord to debate a local and national subject. The debate took place in the Council Chamber at Bournemouth Town Hall on Friday 20 November giving 66 Bournemouth students the chance to connect […]

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BTA 2016 Finalists announced

BTA 2016 Finalists Announced

The wait is finally over and The Bournemouth Tourism Awards can now reveal the finalists of the 2016 Bournemouth Tourism Awards. Tourism and business trade judges as well as sponsors have spent days deliberating over hundreds of entries and nominations to select the top companies who have made the prestigious finalist shortlist in The Bournemouth […]

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Bournemouth Beach Replenishment Project

Bournemouth Beach Replenishment

Bournemouth’s famous golden sands will be replenished over the coming months to replace sand gradually washed away over the years due to coastal erosion. A total of 320,000 cubic metres of new beach material will be pumped onto the beach using specialist equipment with work starting between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers and then continuing East […]

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