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Poole BID Waste and Recycling Project

Dear BID Member.

We at Poole Business Savings team, are starting a waste initiative, which aims to implement a single waste disposal scheme across the BID. The focus is to achieve impressive cost and environmental benefits. Currently there are more than a dozen waste collectors operating across the BID community. BID members are experiencing various levels of service and paying different costs.

The first stage of the process is to assess what the current situation is across all businesses.

Please take a few minutes to complete the following short survey, which will help us ascertain your needs and enable us to put together the best waste and recycling scheme possible.

Link to survey:

SURVEY LINK http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/DFPER/

Benefits of Waste Initiative

* Improving service

* Reducing costs

* Reducing traffic flows

* Improving air quality

* Increasing recycling

* Reducing waste to landfill

* Reducing carbon footprints

With your help we will be working together to make a very big difference in our community.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

LIGHT UP POOLE – DIGITAL LIGHT ART FESTIVAL

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15-17 February 2018, Poole town centre

Showing the town in a completely new light, the first Light Up Poole festival of light art will completely transform the High Street from Falklands Square to the Quay.

From 15 to 17 February 2018 the town centre after dark will provide the dramatic backdrop to a series of light art and digital installations designed to inspire, delight and enchant locals and visitors alike. International and local artists, many of them working in collaboration with Poole schools and arts organisations, have been given a platform to showcase their often ground breaking work in a celebration of Poole’s cultural diversity, rich heritage and unique location.

“We’ve chosen theme of Identity and challenged digital artists, architects and lighting designers to reinvent themselves and consider the town as their main inspiration,” says Libby Battaglia of festival directors Audacious.

“Light Up Poole will show how something as simple as light can completely transform a place you think you know. It’s warm, it’s safe, people are drawn by it to come together and share the experience.

“It is a great opportunity for the people of Poole to really celebrate its growing reputation as a destination for artistic excellence, cultural learning and innovative collaborations between business and the arts.”

Light Up Poole will see the town centre divided into 11 zones from Lighthouse, through Falkland Square, down the High Street to the Old Town, Poole Museum and Quay Amusements each showcasing a new artwork and interactive installations.

Among the many highlights are:

:: Submergence – An immersive, responsive, walk-through experience created by Squidsoup, the international group of artists, researchers, technologists and designers. It uses more than 5,000 individual points of controlled light to create feelings of presence and movement within physical space. The installation transforms space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide. A semi-linear 12-minute piece that forms an abstract with a gradual increase in tension, building to a final climax, each movement has its own elements, atmosphere and responsiveness that are open to interpretation.

:: The Squirrel – a digital art installation by Sober Industries to highlight the extinction plight of Brownsea Island’s famous resident colony of red squirrels. The Squirrel was commissioned by Quays Culture as part of the Unnatural Borders art event exploring the interaction between mankind and the animal world.

:: Arbour – a new work by multi-media artist Mark Parry who works with cross-art combinations of light, film, digital video and photography to convey meaning through evocative and emotive imagery and sound.

:: Amuzo – the award-winning, Bournemouth-based team of game and App developers whose creations have been played more than two billion times and topped the App Store in more than 150 countries launch their new smartphone game, Flo, at Light Up Poole.

:: Café Conversations – informal chats in cafes and other town centre venues to share new ways of thinking differently about creativity, the arts and expression.

A key element of the first Light Up Poole festival is the emphasis on creating new learning opportunities.

:: Sounds of Poole – an inspirational learning project focussing on music technology and devised by SoundStorm, Bournemouth and Poole’s music education hub. Sound artist Jon Adams is working with pupils from Poole schools to record sounds of the town and incorporate them in an illuminated soundscape album that will be played at the Fish Shambles on the Quay during the festival.

:: ArtfulScribe poetry agency is running a film poetry weekend workshop at Poole Museum on 13 and 14 January with photographic artist Helen Dewbery and poet and filmmaker Chaucer Cameron.

:: Working in partnership with Lighthouse and Bournemouth University, Light Up Poole also has a weekend of workshops on 27 and 28 January aimed at young people aged 16-21 who want to sharpen their vlog-making skills.

The festival will also provide Poole with its first look at some new art forms:

:: Poets and filmmakers are being invited to enter the Film Poetry competition with £500 for the winning title and the shortlisted films projected on the wall of Poole Museum.

:: Projection Mapping, Projection Bombing – Bournemouth University alumni Ashley Wilkie uses spatial augmented reality technology to turn buildings, objects even whole landscapes into display surfaces for his digital art and light graffiti laser tags. This will be Poole as it has never been seen before.

Light Up Poole is the first in a number of headline events planned for 2018 to celebrate the 40th birthday of Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts.

Phil Gibby, South-West director for Arts Council England, says: “We’re delighted to support Audacious through our National Lottery-funded Grants for the Arts programme. This award supports Audacious to develop local, national and international talent by showcasing artists through Light Up Poole events.

“Emerging digital technologies will be used to create interactive public spectacles in the town centre aiming to challenge perceptions and allow more people to experience and be inspired by great art and culture.”

Light Up Poole is presented by Audacious community interest company with the support of lead partner and sponsor Poole BID and Arts Council England and in partnership with Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, and Bournemouth University, as well as Poole Borough Council, SoundStorm music education agency and ArtfulScribe, which finds, develops and promotes new and emerging writers and audiences for live literature.

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Seek out Santa Competition Winner

Poole BID and Borough of Poole has announced the winner of Poole’s Small Business Saturday ‘Seek out Santa’ competition. Throughout December ‘Seek out Santa’ Trail finders have been busy exploring local small shops and brands in Poole Town Centre, Ashley Cross, Ashley Road and Broadstone, collecting stickers in a bid to win the prize!

The lucky winner of the Christmas Hamper filled with Dorset goodness from On the Green Interiors, Ashley Cross is Max and Family of Broadstone, Dorset. Congratulations!

James Irvine, On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross and Les Robertson, BID Manager, Poole BID picking the winning entry

James Irvine, On the Green Interiors located in Ashley Cross and Les Robertson, BID Manager, Poole BID picking the winning entry

James Irvine, Co-owner of On the Green Interiors said: “We’ve been delighted with the response to the ‘Seek out Santa’ Trail as part of Small Business Saturday. It’s been great to be part of an initiative that highlights local independent brands and shops across Poole and encourages families to explore and chance upon new shops!”

Les Robertson, BID Manager, Poole BID said “Shopping locally is a way of supporting the people who live around you. By shopping, eating and drinking at a local small business, you are helping boost the local economy. Small Business Saturday and the festive activities around Christmas are a key part of our plans to create awareness of what’s on offer in Poole and encourage shoppers into the shops all year round.”

Adrian Trevett, Economic Development Manager, Borough of Poole, added: “Small businesses are vital for the economy of Poole and account for over 95% of our companies. We should all do what we can to support them and this really means spend our money with them!”

Poole Christmas Wreath Trail

As part of Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza, you are invited to find 6 wreaths cleverly hidden in shops in the town centre. Each wreath has a letter that will make a seasonal word and you’ll find some clues on the entry form to help along the way! The top prize is £100 worth of vouchers from The Entertainer, so get hunting and support your local shops this Christmas!

BID Christmas Wreath entry form

Click the picture to download your entry form!

Entries must be received by post to: Poole BID, 175a High Street, Poole, BH15 1ZT or emailed to: info@poolebid.com by 24th December 2017.

 

For more details and events taking palce for Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza please see poolebid.com/news-events.

Poole’s Santa Procession

Santa Claus is coming to town and he will be leading a procession through Poole on his Christmas train, arriving first at Poole Quay by City Cruise, on Sunday, December 3 at 11.00am.

In partnership with Poole BID, Santa’s Procession is one part of Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza, taking place throughout Poole on Thursday, November 30 until Sunday, December 3. Joined by the Mayor of Poole, Councillor Lindsay Wilson and the stars of the Lighthouse’s panto performance of Cinderella, including presenter Peter Duncan, the procession will start at Poole Quay. The procession will then move towards Old Orchard and then parade through the High Street to Falkland Square.

Also joining the procession are the Poole Sea Cadets, Shining Bright Like a Star performers, Dolphin Marching Band, Bournemouth Carnival Band and Children’s Christmas Fancy Dress Competition entrants. To enter, please arrive at Poole Quay by 10:30am to be a part of the event.

On Sunday, December 3 there will also be live entertainment across three stages, the Christmas Market will be open on Poole Quay from 10am until 4pm and the Winter Bar will be serving warming refreshments from 11am until 6pm.

Poole Christmas Extravaganza

Les Robertson, Poole BID manager, added: “We’re all very excited about the arrival of the star of this year’s Christmas Extravaganza, Santa Claus, who will be making quite the entrance on Poole Quay, and then leading a fun, interactive procession up Poole High Street. This event will be enjoyable for all the family and we encourage little ones to dress-up for the chance to win our Children’s Christmas Fancy Dress competition, judged by The Mayor of Poole, Councillor Lindsay Wilson.

“There is something for everyone at this year’s Poole Christmas Extravaganza, but the Santa Procession is sure to be a fun time for all.”

Other seasonal activities and festive competitions with great prizes to be won, also organised by Poole BID, will take place throughout December. Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza will be held over four days starting on Thursday, November 30.

For further information about Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza and to see a full list of entertainment visit: www.poolebid.com/news-events/ or follow Poole BID on social media for live updates.

Three Stages of Musical Entertainment at Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza

Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza brings four days of musical entertainment across three stages, starting on Thursday, November 30 until Sunday, December 3.

There’s entertainment galore planned for this year’s Poole Christmas Extravaganza, including three stages of live musical performances taking place in Falkland Square, in Poole High Street, and Poole Quay.

Spread over four days, performances by The Little Chix, the Rising Voices Choir, Alice & The Hounds, Xyander and the Keys, a Katy Perry tribute, Matt Black, In the Mix Duo, among others, will take place across the three locations in Poole. As well as musical entertainment, over the weekend award-winning children’s entertainer Jamie Jigsaw and other children’s entertainment will be on offer throughout the town.

Les Robertson, Poole BID manager, said: “This year we have organised an array of musical acts to suit all who join us at Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza. We have some great performances planned from our Little Mix and Katy Perry tribute acts, as well as some original bands, and the Rising Voices Choir has an exciting festive performance planned for us on Poole Quay.”

Little Chix

Other seasonal activities and festive competitions with fantastic prizes to be won, also organised by Poole BID, will take place throughout December, but Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza will be held over four days starting on Thursday, November 30.

For further information about Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza and to see a full list of entertainment visit: www.poolebid.com/news-events/ or follow Poole BID on social media for live updates.

Seek out Santa Trail – Competition and Prize Draw

Win a Christmas Hamper

‘Seek Out Santa’ between 2nd and 18th December for your chance to win!

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Join us in celebrating and supporting small shops, cafes, pubs and businesses across the Borough of Poole in the lead up to Christmas by ‘Seeking out Santa’.
This fun Prize Draw Competition is our local celebration of the ‘Small Business Saturday’ initiative which takes place on Saturday 2 December 2017.

 

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How to Enter
Pick up a ‘Seek out Santa’ Trail Leaflet in your local Library, Poole Tourist Information Centre (within Poole Museum) or at one of the 20 participating stores.
Or simply download and print out the leaflet here: Seek out Santa
Collect stickers from 5 participating shops to enter our Competition and Prize Draw for the chance to win a fabulous Christmas Hamper from ‘On the Green Interiors’

Good Luck!

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CLICK THE MAP TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM!

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Terms and Conditions
The competition run from 2-18 December 2017.
The closing date for receipt of entries is 10am Monday 18 December 2017.
The draw will take place on Tuesday 19 December 2017.
The submitted entry form must be completed in full (with a minimum of 5 stickers).
The competition is not open to Borough of Poole Councillors, employees or families or Poole BID Board Members, employees or families or participating shops across the Borough of Poole.
A winner will be picked at random from all the completed entries received by 10am on Monday 18 December 2017.
The winner will be notified and receive their Hamper Prize by Saturday 23 December 2017. Prize must be redeemed by Saturday 23 December 2017.
The prize is a Christmas Hamper by ‘Hampers on the Green’.
Stickers can be collected at any of the 20 participating stores or businesses listed in this year’s ‘Seek out Santa’ Trail Map. Only one sticker can be collected from any given participating shop or business.
No purchase necessary. There is no cash alternative.
The prize is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Promoter’s decision is final and in the event of a dispute, no correspondence will be entered into.
By taking part in this competition, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Any break of these terms and conditions by the winner may result in the forfeiture of the prize.

A Christmas Extravaganza Comes To Poole

 

A fun-filled schedule of festive events is planned for this year’s Poole Christmas Extravaganza which will take place throughout Poole town centre and Poole Quay over four days, starting on Thursday, November 30 until Sunday, December 3.Poole Christmas Extravaganza

In partnership with Poole BID, the Christmas Extravaganza will see a jam-packed calendar of entertainment; including several viewings of the Water Fountain Laser Projection Show coming to Poole for the first time this year, fireworks, three stages of live music, a winter bar and a Christmas tree light switch on at both Poole Quay and Falkland Square.

On Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3 a Christmas market on Poole Quay will showcase traditional Christmas trade stands with exclusive gift items available to purchase.

The Extravaganza’s schedule is bursting with entertainment and activities sure to get you in the Christmas spirit including a visit from the man himself, Santa Claus, who will arrive on a City Cruises’ boat to Poole Quay at 11.00am on Sunday, December 3. Santa will parade through Poole on his Christmas train, joined by The Mayor of Poole Councillor Lindsay Wilson and the stars of the Lighthouse’s panto performance of Cinderella. Santa’s procession will start at Poole Quay, moving towards Old Orchard and then through the High Street to Falkland Square.

Les Robertson, Poole BID manager, said: “Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza is going to be a spectacle to behold this year with plenty of live entertainment and lights galore. There truly will be something for everyone to enjoy.

Other seasonal activities and festive competitions with fantastic prizes to be won, also organised by Poole BID, will take place throughout December, but Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza will be held over four days starting on Thursday, November 30.”

For further information about Poole’s Christmas Extravaganza and to see a full list of entertainment visit: www.poolebid.com/news-events/ or follow Poole BID on social media for live updates.

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