Rediscover your high streets safely

Our town centres, high streets and businesses are open for business from 2 December, and they have been working hard to make it safe for all customers to enjoy. 

Whether you like to shop, pop out for lunch or a coffee in town or just around the corner, we can all do our bit to support local businesses by rediscovering our favourite shopping areas safely. Local businesses have been doing their bit to be covid-safe, so it’s now time to support them and shop local, safely.

Our town centres and high streets have so much to offer. From must-have fashions to delicious homemade food, the experiences across our areas are unrivalled. 

We also have a wealth of amazing shops who have adapted to provide online sales, click and collect services, local deliveries and more. There are some real hidden gems all brimming with personality, passion and pride with some offering locally sourced items which aren’t available through major online retailers so you can choose things that are really unique to the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area. 

These shops will only survive if we continue to spend locally, that's why we are encouraging you to make an active choice to shop and spend locally to keep the BCP area’s unique local businesses thriving. 

Why shop local? 

There are many benefits to shopping locally, from supporting businesses, discovering unique products, to the environmental impact. Find out more here

Staying safe

We all have our part to play in making shopping and going out a safe experience: 

  • wear a mask
  • keep your distance 
  • wash your hands.

How else can I show my support

Showing support is about so much more than just spending. 

Here are other simple ways to help our brilliant businesses: 

  • post a positive review online or on social media 
  • make a recommendation to your friends and family 
  • give them a follow and share on social media 
  • sign up for their newsletters or updates 
  • give them a shout out.

About the Rediscover campaign

To support our town centres and high streets, we have launched the Rediscover campaign, funded by a Reopening High Streets Safely grant from the European Regional Development Fund, allocated to us by the government. 

We have also been helping businesses access financial support and safety guidance throughout the pandemic.  


We've produced a set of Rediscover Safely 'Search and Shop Local' window posters for you to download and display in your shop window so your customers know how to reach you:

You can also download posters and social media assets to use for your business, specific to your area:

Keep up to date

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