Bourne is a historical market town which is experiencing rapid growth. At the south of the town 2,000 new homes are being developed along with neighbourhood shops, a school, parks and additional community facilities.

On top of a strong agricultural sector Bourne also has a proud tradition in motor racing and manufacturing with it being the birthplace of Raymond Mays, founder of English Racing Automobiles and British Racing Motors.

More recently, a growth in retail has also seen the local economy flourish, benefitting the town and its many surrounding villages.