During this difficult time, it’s important to support local businesses.

The Daily Echo and Bournemouth Town Centre BID (Business Improvement District) have teamed-up to shine a light on those businesses still operating at this time and the services they are offering.

A rolling list of all those involved is appearing in print and online to make as many potential customers as possible aware of what’s on offer.

These include:

  • Takeaways
  • Clothing
  • Money transfer
  • Bus services
  • Artwork
  • Books
  • Printing
  • Food delivery
  • Taxi services 
  • Nurseries
  • Legal services
  • Jewellery

Tealith, 83 Commercial Road

We specialise in delicious bubble tea with lots of flavours and alternatives including yoghurt coffee. Bubble tea became a phenomenon in Taiwan in the 1980s and is now hugely popular across Asia. Our extensive menu includes tropical fruit tea and new fizzy teas with lemonade. We have also recently introduced Gyoza dumplings (steamed) a very popular Asian street food. The Bournemouth store is open for deliveries through Deliveroo and we will soon have our own online ordering system for direct takeaway pick ups. We’re open from 11.30am to 6pm every day. Email: info@tealith.com Website: Tealith.com

El Murrino in Old Christchurch Road

We are open for takeaways. Orders can be taken through our El Murrino app or through Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber platforms.

Open from 11:30am everyday for pizza, pasta, salads, risotto takeaway and alcoholic drinks including cocktails.

For more information call 01202 463333.

Naked Deli, 4 Christchurch Road

Open for coffee and a variety goodies for takeaways only.

They are also working with a number other suppliers under the Naked Deli ‘hub’ to supply doughnuts, vegan burgers, jackets, juices and cookies and other items from five local companies. All these great offerings under one roof as a bunch of independents pulling together including Loaded, Juice Box, Vegan Junkies, Glazed and Just Cooked Cookie Company.

Robert Old & Co of Westover Road 

Independent retailer of unique luxury designer clothing for men since 1909. We are trading online with a good selection of some of the items found in store. These include cashmere sweaters, formal and casual shirts, footwear and a wealth of other casual wear. Brands include Ermenegildo Zegna, Paul & Shark, Lamartina Corneliani, Eton and our own Robert Old label. Plus many more. We are offering delivery and free shipping on UK orders. Website: robertold.co.uk. Email: store@old.co.uk

Alfa Menswear, Westover Road

Trading online only at the moment with a new fully functional website showcasing a wide range of menswear for age range 30 upwards. Including suits, jackets, trousers, shirts, knitwear, underwear, tops and shoes.

Discount of 20 per cent on all items and free delivery in the UK.

See alfamenswear.co.uk Email sales@alfamenswear.co.uk

Yobu, Gervis Place

The cafe has been providing Taiwan-inspired Bubble Tea and other speciality frozen and flavoured drinks for the last five years along with cuisine such as noodles, rice dishes and dumplings.

All of this is now available through Deliveroo and Just Eats and with their own direct delivery services launched just in the past few days, across BH1-18 and BH22-24.

Please go to Yobu’s Facebook page to download order form and email to contact@yolicious.co.uk Telephone: 07944 822304.

Yellow Buses 

Yellow Buses is running an emergency timetable during the Coronavirus crisis and these services are for key workers such as health and social care staff and those in the retail sector.

See yellowbuses.co.uk for the latest route information.

If anyone has any requests or suggestions about routes and timings that may help essential workers keep important services going, please contact us and we will do what we can.

Email wecanhelp@yellowbuses.co.uk

Moni Boutique, Burlington Arcade

An independent and unique luxury fashion boutique with a variety of high quality, ladies’ fashions that cannot be found elsewhere on the high street.

Now trading online, see www.moniboutique.com for more details. 30 per cent discount on all items on the website and free delivery, goods dispatched the following day. For more see the Moni Facebook page or email info@moniboutique.com

Del Marco Pizzeria 

Del Marco’s traditional pizzeria and coffee shop on Yelverton Road is back open for takeaway coffees, pizza and pasta from 12-8pm Monday to Saturday. The team led by Ed have been busy giving the place a new look during the lockdown. Takeaway through Uber Eats and Just Eats for delivery or order and collect yourself. For more details call Ed or Cas on 01202 914840.

Smokin' Aces 

The popular Cocktail Bar & Whiskey Lounge is open for delivery of beers and cocktails. Please go to www.smokin-aces.co.uk/delivery We are only able to provide this service for those living in postcodes ranging from BH1 to BH14 at the moment. Cocktails are freshly made on the same day you receive them. Please choose a delivery slot at checkout. Order cut-off time is 10am on day of delivery.

GE Bridge

GE Bridge of Old Christchurch Road which supplies medical, mobility and healthcare products is operating a mail order and free local delivery service where possible and certainly for essential care items such as gloves and aprons. There are limited supplies at the moment. Same or next day delivery available in the local area for most orders. Please call James on 01202 204802 to discuss any requirements or emailbournemouth@bl-medical.com. Staff wish all customers a safe time and look forward to seeing them when the shop is able to reopen.

Giggi Gelateria 

This popular gelateria in the Burlington Arcade is open for home delivery offering a choice of delicious ice cream, cakes and other desserts. A huge variety of flavours and tastes to put a smile on your face in these challenging times. Including Cherry Amaretto, Chocolate, Rum & Raisin, Vanilla, Coconut, Blue bubble gum, Mint Choc and Giggi (cookies and cream) and many more. Selection of dairy free and vegan options available. For full menu and price-list please see Giggi Gelateria on Facebook. Email giggiicecream@gmail.com. Telephone: 07940 054981. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/56431238806/posts/10157167495218807/ Enjoy a real flavour of Italy.

Bag of Holding, 8 The Triangle 

Our gaming lounge is closed but we are very much open for takeaway food collected in person and through delivery with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

We have our own delivery drivers too. We specialise in vegan burgers, loaded fries and American-style steak burgers. If you can’t find us through one service, please persevere and try another. For more information please call 01202 558972.

Westover Gallery

Our prestigious art gallery is still operating online. We have hundreds of pieces of artwork available with £25 off your first order when you register online.Free UK delivery on all items at the moment. Two stunning recent paintings of Bournemouth Pier at sunrise and sunset by Neil Dawson are also available to purchase. See more at westovergallery.co.uk. Call 01202 297682. Email: ally@westovergallery.co.uk

Keith Jones Christian Bookshop 

We specialise in Christian books including Bibles, along with greeting cards and gift products, CDs and DVDs. The store is closed to visiting customers but we are taking orders through the website and on the phone so please do get in touch. We have plenty of reading and listening material. See keithjones.co.uk. Please email kjinfo@btconnect.com. Call 01202 292272.

BadHand Coffee, Norwich Avenue

Open for the delivery of our roast speciality grade coffee for wholesale and retail in the town centre. We deliver by bike in tubs that we reuse and for domestic consumers we use home compost-able packaging.We are roasting for online delivery orders.Customers can choose the coffee and the grind they want as a one-off purchase or six or twelve week subscription. Most days of the week. See www.badhandcoffee.com

Eat Pho, 210 Old Christchurch Road 

Delicious, traditional Vietnamese cuisine including soups, rice and noodle dishes and much more. Fresh and healthy. Takeaway from the premises or delivery through Deliveroo or Uber Eats. Open Monday to Friday 5pm-10pm. Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 10pm. For more see eatpho.co.uk

Monty’s Lounge, Bourne Avenue

Delivery only with a great range of American-style diner food including burgers, hotdogs, fries, sticky wings and mozzarella dippers. For phone orders, free delivery in a four mile radius by Christian while brother Mike does the cooking. Otherwise through Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Evenings from 5-9.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Call 01202 552588Montyslounge.co.uk

Hobs Repro

We are printers in Bournemouth located in Bournemouth centre. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge of both reprographics and the print industry. We offer a comprehensive range of reprographics services from design through to printing and finishing with quality and speed in mind. We are only taking orders by email or uploaded through our website at the moment so please contact us and we will be delighted to help. Work or home deliveries. 01202 553233 hobsrepro.com Bournemouth@hobs.com

Flirt Cafe 

Flirt in the Triangle is open for takeaway orders or pre-order by phone. The popular eaterie offers teas, speciality coffees, shakes and smoothies (variety of flavours) and artisan cakes. The food menu includes beef chilli, vegetarian chilli, southern fried chicken and chips, fish and chips and sausages (fresh from Peter Treble butchers) and chips. There’s also a full range of New Forest Ice Cream. Opening hours Wednesday and Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday and Saturday 10am-7pm. To preorder call 01202 553999 or simply turn up. Flirt is also selling a variety of multicoloured, patterned, professional quality face masks.

Westbourne Tandoori

‘Winner of the Best Indian Restaurant in Dorset 2019’

30% off for NHS blue light card holders and 20% off orders over £30 when you book online. Use PROMO CODE: WESTB20TK www.westbournetandoori.com Tel 01202 767142

Truly’s in Seamoor Road, Westbourne

Open for home dining and grocery supply deliveries. www.trulys.co.uk Tel 01202 757479 or email hello@trulys.co.uk

Dilli Haat Restaurant in Westbourne

Bringing the rich and aromatic flavours of India. Open for deliveries and free meals for NHS staff (T&Cs apply)www.dillihaat.co.uk Tel 07986 138556 or 01202 764865. email at Dillihaat@outlook.com

PRC Streamline Taxis will deliver to your door

Prescriptions and medications (approved NHS medical transport provider) Shopping, take-aways… whatever you need www.prcstreamline.co.uk or Tel 01202 373737

Rapido delivery

Our delivery service is between the hours of 10am-11 pm.
We Stock a range of  groceries, confectionery, alcoholic beverages and
tobacco products. The minimum order is just £5.00. Our website is www.rapidodelivery.uk  or call 01202 522570

Double H Nurseries

Special offer for orchids lovingly grown in the heart of the New Forest by Double H Nurseries. Save 50%, multi buy offer £20 for 4 and free delivery. Visit www.loveorchids.co.uk

John Edge 

Retired solicitor with over 45 years of experience with fixed reasonable fees. Happy to discuss wills, powers of attorney and probate matters. For a free telephone consultation call 01202 883293 or 07415 512148 or email johnedge007@gmail.com. 

Charles Nobel

Charles Nobel are still offering a stunning selection of jewellery through their website, with the perfect gift for a loved one just a click away. They are also offering 10% off* when you sign up to their newsletter and free shipping! https://www.charlesnobel.com/

Ableworld

Ableworld, voted the number one mobility retailer in the UK, is open and here to help. We understand coronavirus is affecting everyone’ lives. If you rely on mobility aids, continence care and daily living aids to remain independent, we are here to help. We are taking extra precautions by: adhering to 2m social distancing guidelines as advised by the government, increased hygiene routines with all staff and regular disinfecting of the store. Stores are located at 1565 Wimborne Road, Kinson, BH10 7AZ. Telephone 01202 575819. And at 54 Bridge Street, Christchurch, BH23 1EB. Telephone 01202 496777. https://www.ableworld.co.uk/home.aspx

The Tow Bar Centre 

The Tow Bar Centre the South's leading manufacturer for bespoke and import car tow bars is open, our company has been built on personal service and we take great pride in our total commitment to our customers. Towbars fitted to all types of vehicles. Over 1000 Towbars in stock. Fully guaranteed and insured at very competitive prices.  Fitted to EC9420 Standards,  Please phone us on 01202 738575 to make an appointment. http://www.towbarcentredorset.co.uk/

Cafe Aroma 

Cafe Aroma has reopened for delivery and collections only. New easy to use online and telephone ordering system. Visit www.aromacafes.co.uk. Open seven days a week, orders accepted between 10am and 2pm and 5pm and 8pm. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates. Full menu is available online.

Just Shutters 

We’re trading and using home measuring kits to negate the need for a designer to visit the customer's home.  The designer is then available to discuss the right style, colour and finish to add the ‘wow factor’, this can be done by phone, WhatsApp, Zoom or however is most convenient for that customer.  25% discount off the total order value for Dorset customers until lockdown is lifted. Our contact number is 01202 240769 and the website www.justshutters.co.uk.