Sustainability and awareness of our impact on the local environment & community is a fundamental consideration for B7s planning. We are always looking to introduce new initiatives to reduce the B7s footprint and welcome suggestions from all.
We’re working hard to reduce single-use plastics, increase recycling, and strive to make B7s an example to other events. Please help us in our mission to keep our little part of the world beautiful.
We are lucky enough to call Bournemouth and it’s surrounding area our home, and we are proud to be able to bring thousands of people here for one weekend a year and show-off what the area has to offer.
We are fully aware of the impact that our event can have for local residents, and therefore we work closely with our community, and provide a dedicated phone line throughout Bournemouth 7s so that residents can contact us with any concerns they may have.
We know that travel is an essential component to any festival, however it has been found to contribute between 60%-80% to the event’s overall carbon footprint.
To tackle this we are:
Working with the charity ecolibrium who supports organisations and individuals to reduce, record and balance travel-related carbon emissions.
Use ecolibrium’s online Travel Carbon Calculator to work out your travel emissions to the event and balance them with a donation to one of their climate solutions programmes.
Car Share: If you are driving to the festival, sign up and save money on a parking ticket. Looking for a lift? Find awesome people who’ll drive you to the festival. Travel green and save money.
Public Transport: We highly recommend our dedicated shuttle services as the cleanest way to travel to Bournemouth 7s. See our Travel FAQs for further details.
We work closely with our waste contractor to develop the best waste management solutions and make sure we minimise the amount of waste going to landfill.
We aim to increase recycling rates each year and also aim to salvage materials that can be reused, particularly within the campsite. In 2023, we were proud to more than triple our recycling rates from 2022!
Zero Waste to Lanfill
Anything that cannot be reycycled is sent directly to an energy-from-waste facility where it is burned to generate green electricity.
In a world where diversity is celebrated, and the importance of creating spaces that accommodate everyone is paramount, Bournemouth 7s works hard each year to be a festival that welcomes everyone.
We are proud to offer a complimentary ticket for all Carers and Personal Assistants (PAs).
To request a complimentary ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will share the relevant form. All we require is supporting documentation from the accessible ticket holder. We accept the following documentation, which must show your full name:
Deadline: Friday 3rd May 2024 at 5pm
Bournemouth 7s Festival is held at:
Chapel Gate, Christchurch, BH23 6BL
We are lucky to call BU Sports Campus our home, which means there are some tarmac paths by the entrances, however the site is largely greenfield. As an outdoor event, weather conditions can dramatically affect the ground conditions. Please check the forecast beforehand and consider preparations you may need to make and any extra equipment that may be necessary.
All routes in and out of arenas, campsites, and various areas of the site will be wide enough for wheelchair access, however there may be areas of the site with difficult access due to rough ground. Stewards will be available to assist as far as possible.