BCP Council: Rediscover you high streets safely

Heather Martyn, President of Bournemouth Chamber, at the launch of #RediscoverSafely      Photo: Studioshotz Photography

Our town centres, high streets and businesses are open for business and working hard to make it safe for all customers to enjoy.

Whether you like to shop, pop out for lunch or meet a friend for coffee in town or just around the corner, we can all do our bit to support local businesses by rediscovering our favourite shopping areas safely. Local businesses have been doing their bit to be covid-safe, so it’s now time to support them and shop local, safely.

Our town centres and high streets have so much to offer. From must-have fashions to delicious homemade food, the experiences across our areas are unrivalled.

We are encouraging you to make an active choice to shop and spend locally to keep the BCP area’s unique local businesses thriving.

Reconnect with your favourite shop, café or restaurant, because local businesses are at the heart of your community.

Staying safe

Whilst local shops, cafes and other businesses have been doing their bit to icons - Rediscover your high streets safelycomply with government regulations, we all have our part to play in making shopping and going out a safe and enjoyable experience:

    • wear a mask
    • keep your distance
    • wash your hands.

How else can I show my support

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Showing support is about so much more than just spending.

Here are other simple ways to help our brilliant businesses:

  • post a positive review online or on social media
  • make a recommendation to your friends and family
  • give them a follow and share on social media
  • sign up for their newsletters or updates
  • give them a shout ou

Download the pack here.

About the Rediscover campaign

To support the safe return to town centres and high streets, we are launching the Rediscover campaign, funded by a Reopening High Streets Safely grant from the European Regional Development Fund, allocated to us by the government.

The initiative aims to reassure people that it is safe to shop and eat out, and remind them of the unique appeal of businesses and retailers.

We have also been helping businesses access financial support and safety guidance throughout the pandemic.

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Patron: Christmas is not cancelled in Oceana

Life may be a little uncertain at the moment but one thing is for sure, Christmas & New Year will still be in full swing at Oceana Hotels & Restaurants while observing Government guidelines on Social Distancing.

Celebrate safely with our newly released Covid Secure packages!

Festive options & menus for everyone including Entertainment!
Reserve your meal now for just 5.00pp

The Cumberland Hotel
With great traditional food, in a sophisticated London style venue and the best festive display for miles around. On Fridays and Saturdays, you will be entertained by our talented cabaret singer until 10pm.
Find out more

Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
The Ocean Beach is a superb venue with rustic beach charm and offers traditional festive food and Tribute Thursdays.
Find out more

The Suncliff Hotel
The Suncliff Hotel and Overcliff Pub are traditional venues with all the festive charm.
Find out more

Best Western Hotel Royale
The Hotel Royale is a superb modern venue, offering style, great food and tribute nights on Friday/Saturday nights!
Find out more

All Subject to Government Guidelines at the time of event.

For Bookings/Enquiries, get in touch with our Sales Team:

+44(0) 01202 298350
sales@oceanahotels.co.uk

Festive Tributes
Wednesday, 2nd December
Decades – Story of the Man Band

Thursday, 3rd December
A Night to Shine Double Tribute

Thursday, 3rd December
George Michael Christmas Party Tribute

Friday, 4th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Saturday, 5th December
Kylie Minogue Christmas Party Tribute

Sunday, 6th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King

Tuesday, 8th December
Michael Buble Tribute

Wednesday, 9th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Thursday, 10th December
Olly Murs Christmas Party Tribute

Friday, 11th December
George Michael Christmas Party Tribute

Saturday, 12th December
Dolly Parton Show

Sunday, 13th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King

Tuesday, 15th December
Vintage White Christmas with The Mellor Sisters

Wednesday, 16th December
Elvis Tribute Night

Thursday, 17th December
ABBA Christmas Party Tribute

Thursday, 17th December
Elvis Tribute Night

Friday, 18th December
Elton John Christmas Tribute

Saturday, 19th December
Boy George Christmas Tribute

Sunday. 20th December
A Royale Festive Lunch with The King
Tuesday, 22nd December
Elvis Tribute Night

All Subject to Government Guidelines at the time of event.

For Bookings/Enquiries, get in touch with our Sales Team:

+44(0) 01202 298350
sales@oceanahotels.co.uk

Latest COVID-19 figures for Dorset

Public Health Dorset has published the latest weekly figures for COVID-19 in the BCP Council and Dorset Council areas, which show that they have risen COVID-19 cases have risen.

Find out more here

Welfare call if you are told to self-isolate

If you’ve been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace you will receive a welfare call from our ‘Together We Can’ team.

If someone is vulnerable and without a support network of friends and family to help you access food and essential items, help will be offered through our volunteer scheme.

Find out more here.

Protecting people, supporting businesses

Our economic development team and environmental health officers have been assisting local businesses, with advice and support to help them adhere to government COVID-19 guidance, ensuring they re-open, stay open and operate safely and successfully. The majority of businesses have been complying with the guidance. We’ve received a £187,500 government grant to help continue this work so that we can keep local people safe and businesses operating, whilst keeping the infection rate down and avoiding further local restrictions.

We’re working closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact local businesses and will soon be carrying out spot checks to make sure they are COVID-secure. If you run a business and our officers make a call, please don’t ignore it.

Find out more here.

Queen sends personal message of support to UK businesses

By Press Association 2020

The Queen has spoken of her “great pride” in the contribution the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and its members are making to “champion trade and rebuild communities”.

The head of state’s personal message of support for UK businesses was sent to the BCC in the week many non-essential shops reopened as the coronavirus lockdown restrictions were eased.

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, BCC’s president, welcomed the Queen’s message and said it would be a “huge morale boost” to business communities during the pandemic.

The Queen said in her message: “As many organisations around the country are reopening, I send my warmest best wishes and support to business communities throughout the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and across the world.

“At a time of great difficulty for many, it is heart-warming to see the civic response and generosity of so many businesses, small and large, to the challenges posed, whether supporting the health sector or vulnerable communities.

“As patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, it gives me great pride to see the contribution you and your members are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities.

“I wish all businesses every success in their endeavours in the weeks and months ahead.”

Businesses have faced unprecedented financial difficulties during the Covid-19 outbreak, with many having to close their premises or seen customers and clients disappear during the lockdown.

With restrictions beginning to ease many are hoping trade will return but issues are likely to remain for the coming months.

Baroness McGregor-Smith said in response to the Queen’s words: “The Queen’s personal message of support will be a huge morale boost to our business communities at this complex and sensitive time.

“We are grateful that Her Majesty has recognised the crucial role Chambers of Commerce play supporting businesses and communities through the pandemic, and as we restart, rebuild and renew the economy.”

To read the entire article go to The Bournemouth Echo.