BCP Council launches the ‘Rediscover Safely’ initiative, driven by Reopening High Streets Safely. The campaign will be urging people to rediscover and reconnect safely with the high street, boosting local business for retailers, cafes, bars and restaurants. “There’s a wealth of retail and hospitality offers along Christchurch high street - independents and chains, all needing the support of local residents. With the launch of ‘Rediscover Safely’ we must support local businesses and the high street where and when we can.” - Andrew Barfield, President of Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wifqTvN7xy8 ... See more
Rediscover your local high street safely and boost local businesses. That’s the appeal being made to the residents of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in ...
Excellent article promoting Christchurch in general and the Captains Club Hotel in particular for a staycation!
The Mail on Sunday's Liz Gill went on a family break to Christchurch. She stayed at the Captain's Club Hotel and enjoyed a visit to the clifftop Highcliffe Castle.
The Chamber is delighted that we now have our first newsletter "Christchurch Chamber Chat" out and being distributed throughout Christchurch. Our volunteers are popping copies into shops and businesses all over Christchurch. If you would like a copy or two, please PM us and we will make sure we deliver one to you. Thank you! ... See more
Latest info from HMRC about employees working from home
During the past few months, many employers have asked employees to work from home – sometimes providing mobile phones and internet to help them.
Excellent video from Robert Wilson of the Captains Club Hotel on how their hospitality business is coping under current circumstances
Our lovely art gallery opened yesterday and is so lovely! 🖌️ 😄 ⠀ This is an on going pop up shop which features artwork by the artist Kate Marr @artist.katemarr https://buff.ly/3iXeo93 The Art Gallery is situated by the Travelodge here at Saxon Square Shopping Centre. ... See more
Following the request earlier in the year for businesses to outline their preferred improvement projects for Christchurch. The responses also allowed for detailed priority projects to be identified and these are as follows: 🔸THE PRIORITY PROJECTS🔸 The projects which the survey respondents wish to see enacted are as follows and are listed in priority order. 1 Car parking discounts 2 Improving the appearance of empty shops 3 Marketing & promotion to project the town to a far wider audience 4 Projects to encourage investment into Christchurch 5 Car parking arrangements to provide additional spaces 6 More major town centre events or festivals 7 Schemes to save businesses money on their overheads 8 Social Media campaigning 9 Increased floral planting or landscaping 10 New seasonal events, including more Christmas activities 11 Visitor website 12 Business to business communication 13 Street cleansing & washing, including chewing gum removal 14 Town Centre Wi-Fi for visitors 15 Physical improvements to paving, landscaping or street furniture Read more here > https://christchurchbid.co.uk/bid-update-3/ ... See more
It's #ShopLocal week! Support local small businesses in your community by visiting your local high street. Pop out to your favourite bakery, butchers or florist - or any local shop. Do you have a fave local shop? Share it with us & tell us why they’re great using #ShopLocal ... See more
Latest news from BCP Council on their extensive support of businesses
💷 More business support available! 💷 Is your business registered as operating from home? Have you seen a significant fall in income due to Covid-19? If you're a business in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole and did not qualify for funding in the first phase of our Local Discretionary Grant Scheme, you could now be eligible for business support. The phase 2 criteria of our Local Discretionary Grant scheme now covers: ➡️ those who trade from a residential premises and can show a significant fall in income due to #Covid19 ➡️ businesses with fixed property costs and a Rateable Value below £100,000 that are still unable to open from 25 July due to government rules. Previously this was only applicable to those with a Rateable Value below £51,000. To qualify, businesses must have been trading on or before 11 March 2020 and not received any other grant support so far. Businesses who previously applied for the first phase of the scheme but did not meet the criteria may now be eligible - these applications will be automatically reviewed and considered in phase 2. You must apply by midnight on Sunday 2 August: http://orlo.uk/K8LVZ Please share with friends, family and anyone you think could benefit from phase 2 funding. ... See more