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Lobbying and campaigning is a key part of Poole BID’s role, aswell as working in partnership withorganisations such as BCP Council, Dorset Police and local community organisations and other key stakeholders.

Poole BID is influential in encouraging official bodies such as BCP Council, High Street Heritage Action Zone,Festival Coast Live and community groups to prioritise projects within Poole.

We also provide opportunity for businesses to reduce their costs by working collectively for more preferential rates such as energy provision.

There is no limit on what projects or services can be provided through us. The only requirement is that itshould be in addition to services provided by BCP Council.

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SEPTEMBER 16TH AND 17TH 2023 Following the recent loss of two popular events, five Poole Quay businesses have collaborated to create a new free to

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Seafood & Sounds

SEPTEMBER 16TH AND 17TH 2023 Following the recent loss of two popular events, five Poole Quay businesses have collaborated to create a new free to

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Time has come, It's the 1st of December and we couldn't be more excited 🎄
What date do you put your Christmas tree up? ⁠⁠

Don't forget the Poole Maritime Light Trail has many trees to admire, stroll down the high street and discover the light trail ⚓️

More information 👉 http://pcmlf.co.uk
#poolebid #lovepoole⁠ #christmasinpoole #xmasmaritimelightfest
Christmas Window Display Competition 

Discover Poole and the magnificent window displays to celebrate the festive season🎄

Admire the displays and let us know your favourite by voting for the chance to win £100 ⭐️ to spend at the businesses in Poole🎅🏻

Enter by scanning the QR code in each shop window or follow the link here 👉️ https://poolebid.com/

Voting opens on 8th December 
(One vote per person and voters must be over the age of 16)

The winner will be announced on 23rd December

Areas to visit… 
High Street 
Bus station 
Poole Quay 
Orchard Plaza 
Poole Old Town 
Falkland Square 
Kingland Crescent 
The Dolphin Shopping Centre. 

✨ Explore town and enjoy the Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail ✨

#windowdisplaycomp #christmasinpoole
Find picture-worthy moments all around Poole this festive season. ⁠

Make sure to share your snaps with us using the hashtag #ChristmasInPoole ⁠or tag @poole_bid.⁠

Set sail with Santa and create unforgettable family memories! 🚢🎅🏻

Santa has taken a break from all of his hard work in the North Pole this winter to join @citycruises on their  Sail with Santa cruise around Poole Harbour, starting from 2nd December 2023.

Santa will be walking around the boat, meeting all the children, the small ones and those ‘just a little bit older’ too. Santa will be handing out special presents directly to each child 🎁

You can enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie while you listen to Christmas carols playing in the background, while passing Brownsea Island, Sandbanks Peninsula, Studland Bay and more. 

After your magical journey, don't forget to explore Hennings Christmas Market on the Quay, every Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm, you can shop for unique gifts and local goodies. 

To book your place visit: The link in our bio!
Join us tomorrow for the first night of light!✨⁠
The Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail celebrates Poole’s rich nautical heritage and features a spectacular trail of maritime-themed lights 🎄⁠
The nautical journey starts at the gateways to Poole. 

Once you've travelled through these iconic structures, immerse yourself in a magical maritime Christmas as you follow the light trail from Falkland Square, through the High Street and onto Poole Quay, culminating in the glistening lit-up harbour. ⁠
⭐️ 6 weeks of light and laughter ⭐️⁠
Every evening starting 25th November - 2nd January 

The lights will be switched on as soon as it gets dark, get ready and wrapped up or even better grab a hot chocolate from one of the establishments open late☕️

#ChristmasInPoole #LovePoole⁠ #XmasMaritimeLightFest
👑 Visit Poole and vote for your favourite Christmas window display for the chance to win £100. Voting starts from 8th until 22nd December. 

🎄Simply visit poolebid.com and scroll down to vote.

...plus you can find the web page by scanning the QR code displayed in the windows during the voting period.

Prize ⭐£100⭐ to spend at businesses in the town.

The winner will be picked at random and announced by 23 December. 

👑 The winning window display wins a special cash prize too.

🔎 Areas to visit…
High Street
Poole Quay
Orchard Plaza
Poole Old Town
Falkland Square
Kingland Crescent
The Dolphin Shopping Centre.

🎄 Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Poole.

#LovePoole ⚓
🌱 We are pleased to say that all the winter planting has now been completed right across the town and just in time for Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail launch on Saturday. 

#DiscoverPoole ⚓️
There’s is so much happening in Poole over this festive season! Read on for family-friendly events over November and December🎁

🧞‍♀️Aladdin Christmas Light Trial Competition 
Collect a form and have fun finding the letters in the windows throughout Poole - Starting on Saturday 25th November.

Entry forms are available from:
Truly Scrumptious ~ Poole Old Town
Rope & Anchor ~ Poole Old Town
Flaming Nora's ~ Kingland Crescent
Toytown ~ The Dolphin Shopping Centre

📮Letters to Santa
No need for a stamp. Simply pop your letter in an envelope in the post box which can be found in Putt-Putt Noodle - between 25th November and 24th December.

🎅🏻Window Display Competition 
Visit the shops and see all the wonderful displays, explore Poole.

🎶 Poole Choirs at Christmas
11 choirs and over 300 singers. Each weekend during the festive season the streets of Poole will come to life with wonderful music thanks to the talent of local choirs and special guests. Starting on 25th November until 18th December.

❄️The dolphin shopping centre Artic Adventure and lots more. 

🎤The Lighthouse, Poole’s Pantomime - Aladdin
Book here -  https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/event/aladdin/

🛍️ Henning’s Christmas market
Shop for gifts and local produce. Every Saturday and Sunday from 25th November to 24th December, 10 - 4pm.
📣 5 days till Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail !!

Experience the magic of Christmas with 10 weeks of light and laughter. 

☕️ Many cafes, bars and restaurants will be open late.

For more information visit: pcmlf.co.uk
The Christmas season is a magical time of the year, and the Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail is the perfect way to celebrate, starting on Saturday 25th November 2023🎄
Our trail will be full of holiday cheer, featuring stunning light displays that will put you right into the spirit of the season.

The elves are currently preparing the trail for this year. From Falkland Square along the High Street and to Poole Quay we can't wait for you to experience it. 

🌟 Take a look at our Christmas trail map to see all the wonderful light installations we will have to offer.

@xmasmaritimelighttrail & @mybcpcouncil
Poole Christmas Maritime Light Trail will get you into the festive spirit with sparkling light features, children’s activities, choirs and much more… 

Sant himself could be making an appearance🎅🏻

Get ready for the BIG Christmas Lights Switch On, starting on 25th November. This festive takeover will take place over 6 weeks!

Brought to you by @mybcpcouncil and Poole BID. 

#christmasinpoole #poolelightfestival
For our tomorrow, they gave their today.

As the nation falls silent on this Remembrance Sunday, we will remember them.

To pay respects, the annual Service of Remembrance and Parade will take place at the War Memorial in Poole Park today, 12th November at 10:50.

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Your feedback on Poole Town Centre is highly valued. If you have any suggestions on how we can enhance our town, please feel free to share your thoughts by leaving us a note.

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