Bournemouth council gives £19k to Coastal BID through recession fund

Bournemouth council gives £19k to Coastal BID through recession fund

Bournemouth council gives £19k to Coastal BID through recession fund

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BOURNEMOUTH council has awarded £19,000 to the Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) through its Recession Fund.

The fund, introduced by the council to help ease the burden of the economic downturn in 2008, looks to grow local business talent, support trade organisations and encourage tourism in the town.

The investment aims to create more income for businesses and support jobs, as well as involving Bournemouth residents through community events.

Bournemouth council leader, Cllr John Beesley, said: “We know that in the current economic climate, more people are relying on our services and more businesses turning to us for advice. That is why we set aside this funding to provide additional support. We will continue to provide direct help where we can and also support our communities so that they can help themselves through these difficult times.”

The money for the Coastal BID will help fund events this year including the P1 Power Boating and Jet Skiing event, Westbourne’s style event and a Shake and Stir event in Southbourne.

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8:42am Sun 23 Feb 14

the_baron1 says...

Surely the money should go to the needy of the borough rather than to fund events like the P1 powerboat & jet ski event.. Again our council leaders have got priorities wrong!
Surely the money should go to the needy of the borough rather than to fund events like the P1 powerboat & jet ski event.. Again our council leaders have got priorities wrong! the_baron1
  • Score: 12

8:42am Sun 23 Feb 14

ctrewyou says...

£19, 000 sounds good, but it's probably what Beesley takes home in expenses. The money would be much better spent on useful things, like the surf reef...
£19, 000 sounds good, but it's probably what Beesley takes home in expenses. The money would be much better spent on useful things, like the surf reef... ctrewyou
  • Score: -2

9:16am Sun 23 Feb 14

Jetwasher says...

What backhander are you getting out this beesley ?
What backhander are you getting out this beesley ? Jetwasher
  • Score: 14

9:25am Sun 23 Feb 14

whataboutthat says...

Power boat racing drives most people insane for entire weekends. It only appeals to those sitting in th eboats. What is a skae and stir event? Cocktail mixing lessons? Why 19k to these events?
Power boat racing drives most people insane for entire weekends. It only appeals to those sitting in th eboats. What is a skae and stir event? Cocktail mixing lessons? Why 19k to these events? whataboutthat
  • Score: 1

10:55am Sun 23 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

The fund, introduced by the council to help ease the burden of the economic downturn in 2008.............

The worker bee staff don't come into this equation then?

A 1% of nothing raise each year for the past 5 years.

It's not bad if you are on 70-100k per year though.
The fund, introduced by the council to help ease the burden of the economic downturn in 2008............. The worker bee staff don't come into this equation then? A 1% of nothing raise each year for the past 5 years. It's not bad if you are on 70-100k per year though. BIGTONE
  • Score: 5

12:13pm Sun 23 Feb 14

BmthNewshound says...

More money from the tax payer destined for one of Beesley's mates. The BID just like the Boscombe Community Interest Company (BCIC) is a way of diverting taxpayers money into the bank accounts of third parties who are not subject to public scrutiny.
More money from the tax payer destined for one of Beesley's mates. The BID just like the Boscombe Community Interest Company (BCIC) is a way of diverting taxpayers money into the bank accounts of third parties who are not subject to public scrutiny. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 4

2:28pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Azphreal says...

Nice to see this fund has had such a great effect,maybe they could use it to paint all the EMPTY shops in Bmth and Bosc!
Nice to see this fund has had such a great effect,maybe they could use it to paint all the EMPTY shops in Bmth and Bosc! Azphreal
  • Score: 1

2:36pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Bob49 says...

ctrewyou wrote:
£19, 000 sounds good, but it's probably what Beesley takes home in expenses. The money would be much better spent on useful things, like the surf reef...
surf reef ?

I thought it was going to be a dive trail or some similar sort of buffoonery (excuse)

what happened to that idea ?
[quote][p][bold]ctrewyou[/bold] wrote: £19, 000 sounds good, but it's probably what Beesley takes home in expenses. The money would be much better spent on useful things, like the surf reef...[/p][/quote]surf reef ? I thought it was going to be a dive trail or some similar sort of buffoonery (excuse) what happened to that idea ? Bob49
  • Score: 1

6:37pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Richard 1976 says...

Think how much illuminated sign that 19 k could buy!
Think how much illuminated sign that 19 k could buy! Richard 1976
  • Score: 1

11:11am Mon 24 Feb 14

alchemist says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
More money from the tax payer destined for one of Beesley's mates. The BID just like the Boscombe Community Interest Company (BCIC) is a way of diverting taxpayers money into the bank accounts of third parties who are not subject to public scrutiny.
and don't forget that those tax payers include businesses who pay business rates so why shouldn't some of that money come back to support businesses?
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: More money from the tax payer destined for one of Beesley's mates. The BID just like the Boscombe Community Interest Company (BCIC) is a way of diverting taxpayers money into the bank accounts of third parties who are not subject to public scrutiny.[/p][/quote]and don't forget that those tax payers include businesses who pay business rates so why shouldn't some of that money come back to support businesses? alchemist
  • Score: 1

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