A NEW app for the Boscombe community has been launched, to deliver information to residents, businesses and visitors as part of BCP Council’s Smart Place programme.

Funded through the digital sector of the Bournemouth Towns Fund, MyBoscombe enables a range of users to connect directly with the local area by promoting community groups, support organisations, independent shops, restaurants and travel operators.

The MyBoscombe app also provides details about local jobs, social groups, volunteering opportunities and places to visit, as well as information about local services available from the council and its agencies.

Local company IoTech Limited was commissioned to build MyBoscombe in collaboration with BCP Council’s Smart Place team.

BCP Smart Place hopes to make the MyBoscombe app more sophisticated, with greater technical capability including a more interactive platform, further accessibility features and more products and resources available to use in the future.

Boscombe Ward Councillor Jane Kelly, lead member for communities, said: “I am delighted to see the launch of the MyBoscombe app take place. Having such valuable local information all in one accessible place will be a real asset to the Boscombe community.

"With so much on offer in the area, from wellbeing organisations to cultural events, MyBoscombe provides a platform to promote all of the great work taking place that people may not know about.”

Councillor Jane Kelly said: “Key to the success of the app is working with local people, businesses and communities, to make sure it focuses on what matters most so it is important that people submit ideas of what they want to see next.”

People can submit their ideas directly via the app by using the ‘Your ideas’ lightbulb button. General feedback on the use of the app’s features can also be submitted.

MyBoscombe can be used via any device with internet access without a subscription or download.

Although supported by website desktops, users with smartphones or tablets can add the app to their home screens so it can function similarly to a traditional app.

MyBoscombe can be accessed via: myboscombe.azurewebsites.net/App/