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Be part of Bournemouth Air Festival

Dates for this year’s Bournemouth Air Festival have been announced, presenting an opportunity for businesses and sponsors to participate in the world’s biggest land and air festival by the sea. Bournemouth Air Festival, organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council, will return on Thursday 29 August – Saturday 31 August this year. Another jam-packed […]



Sign up for Bournemouth Bay Run 2024

You can now sign up for the 41st Bournemouth Bay Run in March. Whatever your running ability – fun or competitive – the event on Sunday 24 March is ideal. Set against the backdrop of Bournemouth’s beautiful seven-mile stretch of sandy beaches, there are four races of various lengths on offer. Dedicated runners can participate in […]



Christmas launches in Bournemouth

Thousands of lights will illuminate the Lower Gardens in Bournemouth to mark the launch of Christmas Tree Wonderland on Friday 17 November. New for this year is a tunnel of light at the start of the trail, which is organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council with main sponsor Coastal Business Improvement District (BID). […]



Winton Library Garden scoops regional award

A community-led garden at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council’s Winton Library has recently received a regional award. The Royal Horticultural Society (HRS) and South and South East Bloom have awarded the green space an ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ award of ‘Thriving Level 4’. The level is attained by assessing the community participation, environmental responsibility and […]



New radio station for Bournemouth

A new radio station for Bournemouth is launching next year covering local news and playing the best songs on the radio. The announcement of Bournemouth One today came 100 years to the day (17 October 2023) after the launch of 6BM – Bournemouth’s first radio station which lasted 16 years. Bournemouth One will offer a […]



Christmas Tree Wonderland refresh

Free festive illuminations will light up Bournemouth this winter as Christmas Tree Wonderland returns with a refresh for its sixth year. The glittering light trail, organised by Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council and main sponsor Coastal BID, is on from 17 November – 1 January 2024. Visitors to the Lower Gardens in Bournemouth, will […]



Free wifi on Boscombe seafront to boost business

A free public wifi service delivered by Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council’s Smart Place programme is now live along Boscombe seafront. Businesses can promote their services through bespoke landing pages on the free wifi portal, which has been funded by the government’s Towns Fund programme. Residents and visitors to Boscombe can benefit from the […]



Turbo stunt plane in first for festival

The world’s first turbo jet-powered Pitts Special muscle bi-plane will be thundering through the skies at Bournemouth Air Festival this year. Former RAF Tornado pilot Richard Goodwin will be displaying his unique G-JPIT bi-plane, which he has reengineered to include two massive ATM Lynx Jet engines. The plane can perform aerobatic manoeuvres such as double-hammerheads […]



Talks on air show future well underway

Talks between the business community and BCP Council to explore the future of Bournemouth Air Festival have been making progress over the last month. Significant financial pressures on the council means that BCP Council’s Three Towns Alliance leadership must look at new ways of sustainably financing the free event in future. A decision to form […]



Primary school competition to meet the Red Arrows launches

Primary school children could be in with the chance of meeting the Red Arrows at the Bournemouth Air Festival by designing their own paper aeroplane. The competition aims to inspire the next generation of children in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole into STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Maths). All primary schools that enter will be invited […]