VIDEO: Doctor Who fans and residents turn out for unveiling of Boscombe's 'Tardis'

VIDEO: Doctor Who fans and residents turn out for unveiling of Boscombe's 'Tardis'

Doctor Who fans and residents turn out for unveiling of Boscombe's 'Tardis'

Doctor Who fans and residents turn out for unveiling of Boscombe's 'Tardis'

Doctor Who fans and residents turn out for unveiling of Boscombe's 'Tardis'

Doctor Who fans and residents turn out for unveiling of Boscombe's 'Tardis'

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BOSCOMBE residents and Dr Who fans turned out in droves to see the unveiling of the new police box in the precinct today.

The box, which has been in place but covered up with hoardings for the past week, was unveiled by Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood at 11.30am, with music from the police band.

It is intended to provide a regular police presence in the western end of the precinct – an antisocial behaviour hotspot – while also attracting tourists to Boscombe.

News of the launch was spread via a number of Dr Who websites, and fans of the show travelled from around the south for the event.

Mike Ball, 41, travelled from Portsmouth with his wife Karen and children Louise, seven, and Simon, six, for the unveiling.

“We travelled down specially to see it as we are fans of Dr Who, and we decided to make it a day out down here,” he said.

“It is slightly fatter than the Tardis but it looks very good. I think it will be good for the community.

“We didn’t know that there are problems with crime around here but hopefully it will have a positive effect on that too.”

The police box will be regularly staffed during day-time hours by police officers and police community support officers, who can be approached for advice and support by members of the public.

A yellow phone is attached allowing people to contact the force at other times.

The box was funded, supported and built by a range of local businesses and organisations, which are recognised in engraved paving stones around the base.

Inspector Chris Weeks said: “We are delighted to be here today, I have seen the box in various different guises while it was pieces of metal being fabricated, but it is great to see it finished.

“It does make a statement, that Dorset Police are here to care for the community.

“I understand some people have travelled from some distance to see the launch today and it is great to have so many different people here.

“The feedback we have had has been very positive”

He said the 22 local businesses which have supported the project demonstrated a commitment to invest in the community.

The launch was accompanied by a family fun day, with a bouncy castle and inflatables, children’s arts and crafts activities and face painting, in the precinct, which continues until 4pm.

The following businesses and organisations have supported the police box: Dorset Police, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Bournemouth Borough Council, AMK Industries Limited, Anders Roberts and Associates Ltd, Glossbrook Builders Ltd, DWP Housing Partnership, National Landlords Association – Dorset, Hamilton Fraser Insurance, Hoare Banks Stonemasons, Koh Thai, Nationwide Building Society, Urban Reef Restaurant, Michael Grubb Studio, Backing Boscombe Regeneration Partnership, Royal Arcade Apartments, Graemar Group, Community Development Foundation, Bournemouth Coastal Bid, Southern Security Services Ltd, Sovereign Shopping Centre, South Western Ambulance Service and the O2 Academy Bournemouth.

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1:31pm Tue 8 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

I'm sure this Turdis will have people flocking in their droves to Boscombe. If they need a more obvious Police presence, why not have more coppers on the beat. If they can't afford them, get rid of the PCC who almost no-one wanted....
I'm sure this Turdis will have people flocking in their droves to Boscombe. If they need a more obvious Police presence, why not have more coppers on the beat. If they can't afford them, get rid of the PCC who almost no-one wanted.... speedy231278
  • Score: 17

1:50pm Tue 8 Apr 14

skydriver says...

Attracting tourist to Boscombe, highly unlikely, other than dropouts from other parts of the country, who see a few bob to be made my selling drugs.
I have said before the only way to bring up the standard of Boscombe is to rebuild.
Will this monolith make Boscombe a safer area.........NO.
Attracting tourist to Boscombe, highly unlikely, other than dropouts from other parts of the country, who see a few bob to be made my selling drugs. I have said before the only way to bring up the standard of Boscombe is to rebuild. Will this monolith make Boscombe a safer area.........NO. skydriver
  • Score: -13

1:51pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

I should imagine it will make not a jot of difference to the cyclists as they ride through the precinct, the junkies will still deal opposite the Nationwide and unscrupulous landords will continue to milk the system by housing 'undesirables' in squalid accomodation for maximum housing benefit.


"Well Mr Smith you do have cancer, but we are not going to treat it instead we are going to hang a pretty picture on the wall opposite your bed ......... then we will all go off and spent some time patting each other on the back"

It will not stop any crime or solve it, but merely highlight it to a wider world " We did not know that there were problems with crime around here".
I should imagine it will make not a jot of difference to the cyclists as they ride through the precinct, the junkies will still deal opposite the Nationwide and unscrupulous landords will continue to milk the system by housing 'undesirables' in squalid accomodation for maximum housing benefit. "Well Mr Smith you do have cancer, but we are not going to treat it instead we are going to hang a pretty picture on the wall opposite your bed ......... then we will all go off and spent some time patting each other on the back" It will not stop any crime or solve it, but merely highlight it to a wider world " We did not know that there were problems with crime around here". Bob49
  • Score: -4

1:58pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Markmag says...

Notice the list of supporting companies doesn't include the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, not Bmth Borough Council). Bearing in mind the BBC own the rights to the Police Box design (the Met Police lost a legal case some years back to the BBC) I really hope their permission has been sought for this, otherwise the council may be paying for this clear copyright infringement to be bulldosed next week!
Notice the list of supporting companies doesn't include the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, not Bmth Borough Council). Bearing in mind the BBC own the rights to the Police Box design (the Met Police lost a legal case some years back to the BBC) I really hope their permission has been sought for this, otherwise the council may be paying for this clear copyright infringement to be bulldosed next week! Markmag
  • Score: 14

1:58pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Buzetti says...

Couple of Daleks on patrol might do the trick....

Plus, it's a con - clearly no bigger inside than on the outside judging by the pictures..
Couple of Daleks on patrol might do the trick.... Plus, it's a con - clearly no bigger inside than on the outside judging by the pictures.. Buzetti
  • Score: 18

2:06pm Tue 8 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Markmag wrote:
Notice the list of supporting companies doesn't include the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, not Bmth Borough Council). Bearing in mind the BBC own the rights to the Police Box design (the Met Police lost a legal case some years back to the BBC) I really hope their permission has been sought for this, otherwise the council may be paying for this clear copyright infringement to be bulldosed next week!
Now that would be funny
[quote][p][bold]Markmag[/bold] wrote: Notice the list of supporting companies doesn't include the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation, not Bmth Borough Council). Bearing in mind the BBC own the rights to the Police Box design (the Met Police lost a legal case some years back to the BBC) I really hope their permission has been sought for this, otherwise the council may be paying for this clear copyright infringement to be bulldosed next week![/p][/quote]Now that would be funny BarrHumbug
  • Score: 11

2:13pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Dorset Logic says...

Visit it in the next few days to be certain of seeing it, before it has a green moss growth in a 2ft ring around the base
Visit it in the next few days to be certain of seeing it, before it has a green moss growth in a 2ft ring around the base Dorset Logic
  • Score: -3

2:15pm Tue 8 Apr 14

BoscVegas says...

Regeneration complete!
Regeneration complete! BoscVegas
  • Score: 15

2:18pm Tue 8 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

It looks like a couple of pot heads have snook inside and beat them to it.
It looks like a couple of pot heads have snook inside and beat them to it. BIGTONE
  • Score: 5

2:20pm Tue 8 Apr 14

muscliffman says...

Just a pity they cannot use this Tardis to travel back about forty years in time and bring back the fine place Boscombe once was. Then importantly of course not repeat the countless mistakes that led to the mess we have today - and that certainly includes paying £3million for that useless reef and allowing all those HMOs.
Just a pity they cannot use this Tardis to travel back about forty years in time and bring back the fine place Boscombe once was. Then importantly of course not repeat the countless mistakes that led to the mess we have today - and that certainly includes paying £3million for that useless reef and allowing all those HMOs. muscliffman
  • Score: 19

2:28pm Tue 8 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better.
Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO.

Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.
Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better. Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO. Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made. TheDistrict
  • Score: -6

2:54pm Tue 8 Apr 14

smhinto says...

It does not look big enough to accommodate a squad of SO-19 armed Police officers which would be required to Police the streets of Boscombe.
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Even then this might not be sufficient.
It does not look big enough to accommodate a squad of SO-19 armed Police officers which would be required to Police the streets of Boscombe. . Even then this might not be sufficient. smhinto
  • Score: 0

3:11pm Tue 8 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

The best use for this thing would be to fill it with plastic explosive, shift it a few hundred yards along to Roumelia lane and detonate in one evening. That would sort out the crime rate in a more effective manner.....
The best use for this thing would be to fill it with plastic explosive, shift it a few hundred yards along to Roumelia lane and detonate in one evening. That would sort out the crime rate in a more effective manner..... speedy231278
  • Score: 4

3:47pm Tue 8 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

Is the Council wise in encouraging tourists to visit Boscombe ?
.
This is really nothing more than a desperate PR stunt that merely highlights the fact that police and council have failed to resolve Boscombes. It would be interesting to know just where the £millions spent on this area has actually been used and who has actually benefitted.

All the police box will do is displace the antisocial behaviour and create a crime hotspot somewhere else only for the criminal activities to surface again once the police have packed up and gone home.
Is the Council wise in encouraging tourists to visit Boscombe ? . This is really nothing more than a desperate PR stunt that merely highlights the fact that police and council have failed to resolve Boscombes. It would be interesting to know just where the £millions spent on this area has actually been used and who has actually benefitted. All the police box will do is displace the antisocial behaviour and create a crime hotspot somewhere else only for the criminal activities to surface again once the police have packed up and gone home. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 2

3:49pm Tue 8 Apr 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

When Italia 90 opened the band played 'Nessun Dorma.' When the box was unveiled in Boscombe they should of played 'Send In The Clowns.'


And they did as prior to the unveiling nobody wanted it.There's conversations and private conversation but not having the courage to hold honesty.And knowing Boscombe it has become a 'sitting target' for either a comical stunt or a malicious one.

So with a police box in the precinct this must give off a sign that the area suffers from high crime.Something we already knew Yes ,it will move anti-social behaviour on but only when it's manned and if the tories gain the majority in the next general election than more cuts will implemented and i bet even now a 'closed due to staff shortages' sign would be laying around in Inspector Weeks office.

So only two independent traders contributed when the idea was to get fifteen on board.This reminds me of the fountain that was in the precinct and the same will happen to this in time.Novelty, for the Dr Who fans but as most things it'll wear off and may become an embarrasment.

The box is supposed to regenerate Boscombe.Well, maybe you should ask one of the donators to improve his housing stock instead of throwing his money at cause for PR and be sincere of his real values for Boscombe.

One good thing to come out of it is that Bournemouth east has an MP and he should be more concerned with the expenses scandal surrounding Maria Miller the only claimant not to be sanctioned.
When Italia 90 opened the band played 'Nessun Dorma.' When the box was unveiled in Boscombe they should of played 'Send In The Clowns.' And they did as prior to the unveiling nobody wanted it.There's conversations and private conversation but not having the courage to hold honesty.And knowing Boscombe it has become a 'sitting target' for either a comical stunt or a malicious one. So with a police box in the precinct this must give off a sign that the area suffers from high crime.Something we already knew Yes ,it will move anti-social behaviour on but only when it's manned and if the tories gain the majority in the next general election than more cuts will implemented and i bet even now a 'closed due to staff shortages' sign would be laying around in Inspector Weeks office. So only two independent traders contributed when the idea was to get fifteen on board.This reminds me of the fountain that was in the precinct and the same will happen to this in time.Novelty, for the Dr Who fans but as most things it'll wear off and may become an embarrasment. The box is supposed to regenerate Boscombe.Well, maybe you should ask one of the donators to improve his housing stock instead of throwing his money at cause for PR and be sincere of his real values for Boscombe. One good thing to come out of it is that Bournemouth east has an MP and he should be more concerned with the expenses scandal surrounding Maria Miller the only claimant not to be sanctioned. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 1

4:28pm Tue 8 Apr 14

UrbanCrab says...

Astounding to see that the politicians, men in suits and police outnumbered the general public. Sad to see children jostled out the way in the stampede of politicians to get into place for the photo opportunity. Most of those politicians rarely if ever come into Boscombe.
Still this will probably bring some tourists in but how long will it remain intact.
The coastal activity park will also bring people in but will it be sustainable after the 2.3million runs out and where will people park now they''ve built on the seafront car park?
Astounding to see that the politicians, men in suits and police outnumbered the general public. Sad to see children jostled out the way in the stampede of politicians to get into place for the photo opportunity. Most of those politicians rarely if ever come into Boscombe. Still this will probably bring some tourists in but how long will it remain intact. The coastal activity park will also bring people in but will it be sustainable after the 2.3million runs out and where will people park now they''ve built on the seafront car park? UrbanCrab
  • Score: 6

4:28pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

But Bboscombe is the new Sanbanks, they told us that didn't they.

The phones were red hot with folk trying to buy the surf pods ... that was another one.

90 new jobs, 10,000 surf visits, an Italian style piazza


in the meantime more money is being wasted digging up what was spent on the Crescent Gardens barely a year ago, a quarter of a million is sat as scrap iron dumped along Sea Road

with a further £3m laying rotting offshore causing that part of the beach to be a no go area for visitors

it would make for a splendid Ealing comedy, if it were not such a tragic waste of taxpayers money
But Bboscombe is the new Sanbanks, they told us that didn't they. The phones were red hot with folk trying to buy the surf pods ... that was another one. 90 new jobs, 10,000 surf visits, an Italian style piazza in the meantime more money is being wasted digging up what was spent on the Crescent Gardens barely a year ago, a quarter of a million is sat as scrap iron dumped along Sea Road with a further £3m laying rotting offshore causing that part of the beach to be a no go area for visitors it would make for a splendid Ealing comedy, if it were not such a tragic waste of taxpayers money Bob49
  • Score: 12

4:37pm Tue 8 Apr 14

crispyduck says...

Good to see Nigel Farage (bottom right) showing his support!!
Good to see Nigel Farage (bottom right) showing his support!! crispyduck
  • Score: 6

4:38pm Tue 8 Apr 14

crispyduck says...

...Mr Farage is on third pic btw...
...Mr Farage is on third pic btw... crispyduck
  • Score: 5

4:43pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Boscomite says...

Why don't you tell us the day before it happens. So those of us who want to support Boscombe can come along and do so.
Why don't you tell us the day before it happens. So those of us who want to support Boscombe can come along and do so. Boscomite
  • Score: 4

5:49pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Mbtime says...

Lets see how long it takes for it to get covered in graffiti or using it as a urinal. Another faste of money spent in Boscombe. This will go the same way as the fountain.
Lets see how long it takes for it to get covered in graffiti or using it as a urinal. Another faste of money spent in Boscombe. This will go the same way as the fountain. Mbtime
  • Score: 3

5:52pm Tue 8 Apr 14

MrPitiful says...

TheDistrict wrote:
Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better.
Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO.

Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.
If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC.

Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better. Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO. Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.[/p][/quote]If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC. Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it. MrPitiful
  • Score: 5

6:12pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

MrPitiful wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better.
Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO.

Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.
If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC.

Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.
or more accurately you cannot get over the fact that there are those who were born and grew up there who want the best for Boscombe - and that isn't futile and wasteful 'starburst' schemes that do nothing but attempt to mask over the underlying causes of Boscombe continuating deterioratiom

similar bleats were made when another huge amount of money was wasted on the Crescent Gardens "oh no", they whinged "it is part of Boscombe's regeneration" - so much so, that it has now all been dug up barely a year later

the big crackdown on drug dealing - all now quietly forgotten

the much vaunted clean up of the HMO's - no longer running after the initial publicity

and so the sad saga continues, albeit with the usual suspects over exciting themselves about something they appear to have little knowledge of ......

................. much as with their squeaks about alleged theft and fraud by a well known 'nightclub consultant'

something that wasn't queitly forgotten, was it
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better. Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO. Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.[/p][/quote]If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC. Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.[/p][/quote]or more accurately you cannot get over the fact that there are those who were born and grew up there who want the best for Boscombe - and that isn't futile and wasteful 'starburst' schemes that do nothing but attempt to mask over the underlying causes of Boscombe continuating deterioratiom similar bleats were made when another huge amount of money was wasted on the Crescent Gardens "oh no", they whinged "it is part of Boscombe's regeneration" - so much so, that it has now all been dug up barely a year later the big crackdown on drug dealing - all now quietly forgotten the much vaunted clean up of the HMO's - no longer running after the initial publicity and so the sad saga continues, albeit with the usual suspects over exciting themselves about something they appear to have little knowledge of ...... ................. much as with their squeaks about alleged theft and fraud by a well known 'nightclub consultant' something that wasn't queitly forgotten, was it Bob49
  • Score: 0

6:46pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Yankee1 says...

I prefer to see a large Ford Crown Victoria painted with Sheriff's logo, a burly cop inside, with a Glock hand gun, a shortened Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, an AR15, a computer terminal, and the authority to keep the peace.

Not a 'Tardis'. Get a grip. This is fantasy.

Will we see Jon Pertwee as Dorset's police head soon?
I prefer to see a large Ford Crown Victoria painted with Sheriff's logo, a burly cop inside, with a Glock hand gun, a shortened Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, an AR15, a computer terminal, and the authority to keep the peace. Not a 'Tardis'. Get a grip. This is fantasy. Will we see Jon Pertwee as Dorset's police head soon? Yankee1
  • Score: 5

7:06pm Tue 8 Apr 14

crispyduck says...

At last, we can all gather in the TARDIS and escape to another dimension, and unshackle ourselves from the evil clutches of the Bosconians for good!
At last, we can all gather in the TARDIS and escape to another dimension, and unshackle ourselves from the evil clutches of the Bosconians for good! crispyduck
  • Score: 2

8:40pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Plumber64 says...

We'll I wish the people of Boscombe luck in the quest to clean up their streets . I have to say after living and working in Bristol for manny years ,Boscombe could take a look at St Paul's and Easton . A three point approach from the the Police ,the communities and the local authority have really transformed the place.
It still has it's problems but it's come along way ,know is the time to look at your Councillors and vote in people who are for the people not there own agenda .
We'll I wish the people of Boscombe luck in the quest to clean up their streets . I have to say after living and working in Bristol for manny years ,Boscombe could take a look at St Paul's and Easton . A three point approach from the the Police ,the communities and the local authority have really transformed the place. It still has it's problems but it's come along way ,know is the time to look at your Councillors and vote in people who are for the people not there own agenda . Plumber64
  • Score: 8

10:20pm Tue 8 Apr 14

GeorgeW64 says...

They should have built it by the Crescent with a cctv on top.
They should have built it by the Crescent with a cctv on top. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 2

10:26pm Tue 8 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Boscombe - you either love it or hate it
Boscombe - you either love it or hate it hooplaa
  • Score: 2

10:40pm Tue 8 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

PMSL......Even on the news story on the Turdis on Meridian TV there were police sirens going off in the distance.
PMSL......Even on the news story on the Turdis on Meridian TV there were police sirens going off in the distance. BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

12:15am Wed 9 Apr 14

jezmmm says...

If Boscombe doesn't ever improve or regenerate, it will be because the amount of negativity exampled by virtually every comment here (from people some of whom don't even live in Boscombe nor know the true happenings here but are happy to take their knowledge from media hyped up exaggerated negative stories) outweighs the good that genuine people are trying to achieve, quite often for no personal gain. Ask yourselves, are you doing anything better for the good of the community you live in, Boscombe or elsewhere?
If Boscombe doesn't ever improve or regenerate, it will be because the amount of negativity exampled by virtually every comment here (from people some of whom don't even live in Boscombe nor know the true happenings here but are happy to take their knowledge from media hyped up exaggerated negative stories) outweighs the good that genuine people are trying to achieve, quite often for no personal gain. Ask yourselves, are you doing anything better for the good of the community you live in, Boscombe or elsewhere? jezmmm
  • Score: 5

12:52am Wed 9 Apr 14

janeorm says...

jezmmm wrote:
If Boscombe doesn't ever improve or regenerate, it will be because the amount of negativity exampled by virtually every comment here (from people some of whom don't even live in Boscombe nor know the true happenings here but are happy to take their knowledge from media hyped up exaggerated negative stories) outweighs the good that genuine people are trying to achieve, quite often for no personal gain. Ask yourselves, are you doing anything better for the good of the community you live in, Boscombe or elsewhere?
couldn't have put it better myself ,, there will always be people who like it and people who don't,, just so sad that this comment column is filled with people who have nothing good to say,, maybe if they turned that negativity into something positive things in boscombe might be different,, i lived in Boscombe many years ago and yes it was a different place,, and so were many other places different,, you cannot blame a town for its downfall, its the people within that area that make it what it is,,
Today i attended the unveiling of this Police Box (tardis) but not as a spectator,, but as one of the other events that were taking place,,
Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my sons unlawful death in Roumelia Lane,, We are the only Anti knife charity in Dorset,, raising awareness to the devastating effect knives have on lives,, and rather than be disappointed with the tardis i was more disappointed with the lack of interest in our charity,, more so because Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood a victim at one time of a knife attack decided he didn't have the time and we weren't important enough to pop along and speak to us,, But fortunately for us there were many who did,,
It was good to see that this Tardis wasn't financed with public funds but by private investors,, but once again our local PCC get the backlash from his resident commenter speedy231278 to you mr speedy231278,, what pray are you doing to make Boscombe a better place to live in,,
[quote][p][bold]jezmmm[/bold] wrote: If Boscombe doesn't ever improve or regenerate, it will be because the amount of negativity exampled by virtually every comment here (from people some of whom don't even live in Boscombe nor know the true happenings here but are happy to take their knowledge from media hyped up exaggerated negative stories) outweighs the good that genuine people are trying to achieve, quite often for no personal gain. Ask yourselves, are you doing anything better for the good of the community you live in, Boscombe or elsewhere?[/p][/quote]couldn't have put it better myself ,, there will always be people who like it and people who don't,, just so sad that this comment column is filled with people who have nothing good to say,, maybe if they turned that negativity into something positive things in boscombe might be different,, i lived in Boscombe many years ago and yes it was a different place,, and so were many other places different,, you cannot blame a town for its downfall, its the people within that area that make it what it is,, Today i attended the unveiling of this Police Box (tardis) but not as a spectator,, but as one of the other events that were taking place,, Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my sons unlawful death in Roumelia Lane,, We are the only Anti knife charity in Dorset,, raising awareness to the devastating effect knives have on lives,, and rather than be disappointed with the tardis i was more disappointed with the lack of interest in our charity,, more so because Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood a victim at one time of a knife attack decided he didn't have the time and we weren't important enough to pop along and speak to us,, But fortunately for us there were many who did,, It was good to see that this Tardis wasn't financed with public funds but by private investors,, but once again our local PCC get the backlash from his resident commenter speedy231278 to you mr speedy231278,, what pray are you doing to make Boscombe a better place to live in,, janeorm
  • Score: 6

1:03am Wed 9 Apr 14

MrPitiful says...

Bob49 wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better.
Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO.

Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.
If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC.

Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.
or more accurately you cannot get over the fact that there are those who were born and grew up there who want the best for Boscombe - and that isn't futile and wasteful 'starburst' schemes that do nothing but attempt to mask over the underlying causes of Boscombe continuating deterioratiom

similar bleats were made when another huge amount of money was wasted on the Crescent Gardens "oh no", they whinged "it is part of Boscombe's regeneration" - so much so, that it has now all been dug up barely a year later

the big crackdown on drug dealing - all now quietly forgotten

the much vaunted clean up of the HMO's - no longer running after the initial publicity

and so the sad saga continues, albeit with the usual suspects over exciting themselves about something they appear to have little knowledge of ......

................. much as with their squeaks about alleged theft and fraud by a well known 'nightclub consultant'

something that wasn't queitly forgotten, was it
Yes Bob - whatever. Only you could shoe-horn a reference to your old buddy Mr Carr into this debate.

I am over the fact that a few genuine local folk want Boscombe to improve both in the short and long term and yes, I agree a Tardis or a few new plants in the Crescent are not going to cut it.

However, a lot of whinging, moaning, accusing, stomping up and down and jumping on absolutely everything others do to try and improve the area isn't going to cut it either.

Perhaps "those who were born and grew up there" should turn off their computers, get off their backsides and become a lot more pro-active in actually improving the area themselves. Much better than berating the efforts of others.

Sadly, it seems that "those who were born and grew up there" are more happy to just roll over, let the area carry on detoriating, keep the local councillors in power and just sit and moan about the status quo.

Don't forget - once you have sent it - copy & paste your email to the BBC on here for us all to see.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better. Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO. Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.[/p][/quote]If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC. Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.[/p][/quote]or more accurately you cannot get over the fact that there are those who were born and grew up there who want the best for Boscombe - and that isn't futile and wasteful 'starburst' schemes that do nothing but attempt to mask over the underlying causes of Boscombe continuating deterioratiom similar bleats were made when another huge amount of money was wasted on the Crescent Gardens "oh no", they whinged "it is part of Boscombe's regeneration" - so much so, that it has now all been dug up barely a year later the big crackdown on drug dealing - all now quietly forgotten the much vaunted clean up of the HMO's - no longer running after the initial publicity and so the sad saga continues, albeit with the usual suspects over exciting themselves about something they appear to have little knowledge of ...... ................. much as with their squeaks about alleged theft and fraud by a well known 'nightclub consultant' something that wasn't queitly forgotten, was it[/p][/quote]Yes Bob - whatever. Only you could shoe-horn a reference to your old buddy Mr Carr into this debate. I am over the fact that a few genuine local folk want Boscombe to improve both in the short and long term and yes, I agree a Tardis or a few new plants in the Crescent are not going to cut it. However, a lot of whinging, moaning, accusing, stomping up and down and jumping on absolutely everything others do to try and improve the area isn't going to cut it either. Perhaps "those who were born and grew up there" should turn off their computers, get off their backsides and become a lot more pro-active in actually improving the area themselves. Much better than berating the efforts of others. Sadly, it seems that "those who were born and grew up there" are more happy to just roll over, let the area carry on detoriating, keep the local councillors in power and just sit and moan about the status quo. Don't forget - once you have sent it - copy & paste your email to the BBC on here for us all to see. MrPitiful
  • Score: 1

8:10am Wed 9 Apr 14

bosco1 says...

How long will it be before the telephone is wrenched off the box ?!
How long will it be before the telephone is wrenched off the box ?! bosco1
  • Score: 8

8:21am Wed 9 Apr 14

boscombewizard says...

It isn't just this story, but any story. The sniping and negativity is all over Echo stories. It is a very juvenile (and mostly anonymous) activity. I wonder if it is an English thing? Maybe some get a kick out of **** and complaining. I honestly don't understand.

With reference to this story, there are many ongoing changes and developments in Boscombe. It isn't dangerous at night or any when else, at least not in my experience. There are many places I don't like but I don't feel the need to be negative about them.
It isn't just this story, but any story. The sniping and negativity is all over Echo stories. It is a very juvenile (and mostly anonymous) activity. I wonder if it is an English thing? Maybe some get a kick out of **** and complaining. I honestly don't understand. With reference to this story, there are many ongoing changes and developments in Boscombe. It isn't dangerous at night or any when else, at least not in my experience. There are many places I don't like but I don't feel the need to be negative about them. boscombewizard
  • Score: 3

12:40pm Wed 9 Apr 14

BoscVegas says...

Yankee1 wrote:
I prefer to see a large Ford Crown Victoria painted with Sheriff's logo, a burly cop inside, with a Glock hand gun, a shortened Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, an AR15, a computer terminal, and the authority to keep the peace.

Not a 'Tardis'. Get a grip. This is fantasy.

Will we see Jon Pertwee as Dorset's police head soon?
I wouldn't. Encourages crims to carry firearms. there are many things America is good at, law enforcement is not one of them.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: I prefer to see a large Ford Crown Victoria painted with Sheriff's logo, a burly cop inside, with a Glock hand gun, a shortened Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, an AR15, a computer terminal, and the authority to keep the peace. Not a 'Tardis'. Get a grip. This is fantasy. Will we see Jon Pertwee as Dorset's police head soon?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't. Encourages crims to carry firearms. there are many things America is good at, law enforcement is not one of them. BoscVegas
  • Score: 1

12:55pm Wed 9 Apr 14

jezmmm says...

janeorm wrote:
jezmmm wrote:
If Boscombe doesn't ever improve or regenerate, it will be because the amount of negativity exampled by virtually every comment here (from people some of whom don't even live in Boscombe nor know the true happenings here but are happy to take their knowledge from media hyped up exaggerated negative stories) outweighs the good that genuine people are trying to achieve, quite often for no personal gain. Ask yourselves, are you doing anything better for the good of the community you live in, Boscombe or elsewhere?
couldn't have put it better myself ,, there will always be people who like it and people who don't,, just so sad that this comment column is filled with people who have nothing good to say,, maybe if they turned that negativity into something positive things in boscombe might be different,, i lived in Boscombe many years ago and yes it was a different place,, and so were many other places different,, you cannot blame a town for its downfall, its the people within that area that make it what it is,,
Today i attended the unveiling of this Police Box (tardis) but not as a spectator,, but as one of the other events that were taking place,,
Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my sons unlawful death in Roumelia Lane,, We are the only Anti knife charity in Dorset,, raising awareness to the devastating effect knives have on lives,, and rather than be disappointed with the tardis i was more disappointed with the lack of interest in our charity,, more so because Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood a victim at one time of a knife attack decided he didn't have the time and we weren't important enough to pop along and speak to us,, But fortunately for us there were many who did,,
It was good to see that this Tardis wasn't financed with public funds but by private investors,, but once again our local PCC get the backlash from his resident commenter speedy231278 to you mr speedy231278,, what pray are you doing to make Boscombe a better place to live in,,
Well put and well done, I'm glad a campaign such as yours got the public interest at least at this event.
Like you I just find it sad that faceless people can contribute such negativity from the safety of their sofas while mostly not contributing any potential solutions apart from sarcasm.
Whatever else is going on or not going on, in black and white terms surely it's better to have the police box there than not have it there, so it's a good thing isn't it? Amazingly the majority of people here don't think so, or did they not read the article past the first word "Boscombe..." and then saw it as an unjustified chance to lay into an already vilified community?
[quote][p][bold]janeorm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jezmmm[/bold] wrote: If Boscombe doesn't ever improve or regenerate, it will be because the amount of negativity exampled by virtually every comment here (from people some of whom don't even live in Boscombe nor know the true happenings here but are happy to take their knowledge from media hyped up exaggerated negative stories) outweighs the good that genuine people are trying to achieve, quite often for no personal gain. Ask yourselves, are you doing anything better for the good of the community you live in, Boscombe or elsewhere?[/p][/quote]couldn't have put it better myself ,, there will always be people who like it and people who don't,, just so sad that this comment column is filled with people who have nothing good to say,, maybe if they turned that negativity into something positive things in boscombe might be different,, i lived in Boscombe many years ago and yes it was a different place,, and so were many other places different,, you cannot blame a town for its downfall, its the people within that area that make it what it is,, Today i attended the unveiling of this Police Box (tardis) but not as a spectator,, but as one of the other events that were taking place,, Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my sons unlawful death in Roumelia Lane,, We are the only Anti knife charity in Dorset,, raising awareness to the devastating effect knives have on lives,, and rather than be disappointed with the tardis i was more disappointed with the lack of interest in our charity,, more so because Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood a victim at one time of a knife attack decided he didn't have the time and we weren't important enough to pop along and speak to us,, But fortunately for us there were many who did,, It was good to see that this Tardis wasn't financed with public funds but by private investors,, but once again our local PCC get the backlash from his resident commenter speedy231278 to you mr speedy231278,, what pray are you doing to make Boscombe a better place to live in,,[/p][/quote]Well put and well done, I'm glad a campaign such as yours got the public interest at least at this event. Like you I just find it sad that faceless people can contribute such negativity from the safety of their sofas while mostly not contributing any potential solutions apart from sarcasm. Whatever else is going on or not going on, in black and white terms surely it's better to have the police box there than not have it there, so it's a good thing isn't it? Amazingly the majority of people here don't think so, or did they not read the article past the first word "Boscombe..." and then saw it as an unjustified chance to lay into an already vilified community? jezmmm
  • Score: 5

5:52pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Liz Lc says...

speedy231278 wrote:
The best use for this thing would be to fill it with plastic explosive, shift it a few hundred yards along to Roumelia lane and detonate in one evening. That would sort out the crime rate in a more effective manner.....
have you been down the lane recently and seen what the community have done there... or do you just sit at your pc all day writing pointless and silly comments like this...hmmmm no brainer one would think
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: The best use for this thing would be to fill it with plastic explosive, shift it a few hundred yards along to Roumelia lane and detonate in one evening. That would sort out the crime rate in a more effective manner.....[/p][/quote]have you been down the lane recently and seen what the community have done there... or do you just sit at your pc all day writing pointless and silly comments like this...hmmmm no brainer one would think Liz Lc
  • Score: 3

6:32pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Bob49 wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better.
Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO.

Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.
If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC.

Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.
or more accurately you cannot get over the fact that there are those who were born and grew up there who want the best for Boscombe - and that isn't futile and wasteful 'starburst' schemes that do nothing but attempt to mask over the underlying causes of Boscombe continuating deterioratiom

similar bleats were made when another huge amount of money was wasted on the Crescent Gardens "oh no", they whinged "it is part of Boscombe's regeneration" - so much so, that it has now all been dug up barely a year later

the big crackdown on drug dealing - all now quietly forgotten

the much vaunted clean up of the HMO's - no longer running after the initial publicity

and so the sad saga continues, albeit with the usual suspects over exciting themselves about something they appear to have little knowledge of ......

................. much as with their squeaks about alleged theft and fraud by a well known 'nightclub consultant'

something that wasn't queitly forgotten, was it
Yes Bob - whatever. Only you could shoe-horn a reference to your old buddy Mr Carr into this debate.

I am over the fact that a few genuine local folk want Boscombe to improve both in the short and long term and yes, I agree a Tardis or a few new plants in the Crescent are not going to cut it.

However, a lot of whinging, moaning, accusing, stomping up and down and jumping on absolutely everything others do to try and improve the area isn't going to cut it either.

Perhaps "those who were born and grew up there" should turn off their computers, get off their backsides and become a lot more pro-active in actually improving the area themselves. Much better than berating the efforts of others.

Sadly, it seems that "those who were born and grew up there" are more happy to just roll over, let the area carry on detoriating, keep the local councillors in power and just sit and moan about the status quo.

Don't forget - once you have sent it - copy & paste your email to the BBC on here for us all to see.
oh dear

you haven't a clue have you, not the slightest

whilst the place is being systemically turned into a third world ghetto I,and others, should join in the futile distraction and accept that the real cause is concuously being avoided

the only whinging is from you and your fellow travellers, who as with the nightclubs, believe that anything is good enough for the town no matter how cr ap it is - and anyone who suggests it could and should be better is 'negative' !

town centre - Clacton circa 1973 ....... Boscome - a slum in Rio de Janerio

but wait, what's that we hear, the council are going to do nothing about it, no clamping down on HMO's, to cracking down on the drunks and smack heads just more absurd posturing at the public expense.... again... and again.... and again, on the basis that because all of this nonsense has failed so many times we should continue to have more of it

ps how was that opening night at the V Club - you sure got that right didn't you, I'm sure we all bow to your superior knowledge of who is doing what in our town !
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better. Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO. Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.[/p][/quote]If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC. Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.[/p][/quote]or more accurately you cannot get over the fact that there are those who were born and grew up there who want the best for Boscombe - and that isn't futile and wasteful 'starburst' schemes that do nothing but attempt to mask over the underlying causes of Boscombe continuating deterioratiom similar bleats were made when another huge amount of money was wasted on the Crescent Gardens "oh no", they whinged "it is part of Boscombe's regeneration" - so much so, that it has now all been dug up barely a year later the big crackdown on drug dealing - all now quietly forgotten the much vaunted clean up of the HMO's - no longer running after the initial publicity and so the sad saga continues, albeit with the usual suspects over exciting themselves about something they appear to have little knowledge of ...... ................. much as with their squeaks about alleged theft and fraud by a well known 'nightclub consultant' something that wasn't queitly forgotten, was it[/p][/quote]Yes Bob - whatever. Only you could shoe-horn a reference to your old buddy Mr Carr into this debate. I am over the fact that a few genuine local folk want Boscombe to improve both in the short and long term and yes, I agree a Tardis or a few new plants in the Crescent are not going to cut it. However, a lot of whinging, moaning, accusing, stomping up and down and jumping on absolutely everything others do to try and improve the area isn't going to cut it either. Perhaps "those who were born and grew up there" should turn off their computers, get off their backsides and become a lot more pro-active in actually improving the area themselves. Much better than berating the efforts of others. Sadly, it seems that "those who were born and grew up there" are more happy to just roll over, let the area carry on detoriating, keep the local councillors in power and just sit and moan about the status quo. Don't forget - once you have sent it - copy & paste your email to the BBC on here for us all to see.[/p][/quote]oh dear you haven't a clue have you, not the slightest whilst the place is being systemically turned into a third world ghetto I,and others, should join in the futile distraction and accept that the real cause is concuously being avoided the only whinging is from you and your fellow travellers, who as with the nightclubs, believe that anything is good enough for the town no matter how cr ap it is - and anyone who suggests it could and should be better is 'negative' ! town centre - Clacton circa 1973 ....... Boscome - a slum in Rio de Janerio but wait, what's that we hear, the council are going to do nothing about it, no clamping down on HMO's, to cracking down on the drunks and smack heads just more absurd posturing at the public expense.... again... and again.... and again, on the basis that because all of this nonsense has failed so many times we should continue to have more of it ps how was that opening night at the V Club - you sure got that right didn't you, I'm sure we all bow to your superior knowledge of who is doing what in our town ! Bob49
  • Score: -3

9:25pm Wed 9 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Good to see the clowns turned up.the PCC and Councillors.To the point the Box might do some good.
Good to see the clowns turned up.the PCC and Councillors.To the point the Box might do some good. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

3:46am Thu 10 Apr 14

MrPitiful says...

Bob49 wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
Bob49 wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
TheDistrict wrote:
Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better.
Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO.

Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.
If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC.

Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.
or more accurately you cannot get over the fact that there are those who were born and grew up there who want the best for Boscombe - and that isn't futile and wasteful 'starburst' schemes that do nothing but attempt to mask over the underlying causes of Boscombe continuating deterioratiom

similar bleats were made when another huge amount of money was wasted on the Crescent Gardens "oh no", they whinged "it is part of Boscombe's regeneration" - so much so, that it has now all been dug up barely a year later

the big crackdown on drug dealing - all now quietly forgotten

the much vaunted clean up of the HMO's - no longer running after the initial publicity

and so the sad saga continues, albeit with the usual suspects over exciting themselves about something they appear to have little knowledge of ......

................. much as with their squeaks about alleged theft and fraud by a well known 'nightclub consultant'

something that wasn't queitly forgotten, was it
Yes Bob - whatever. Only you could shoe-horn a reference to your old buddy Mr Carr into this debate.

I am over the fact that a few genuine local folk want Boscombe to improve both in the short and long term and yes, I agree a Tardis or a few new plants in the Crescent are not going to cut it.

However, a lot of whinging, moaning, accusing, stomping up and down and jumping on absolutely everything others do to try and improve the area isn't going to cut it either.

Perhaps "those who were born and grew up there" should turn off their computers, get off their backsides and become a lot more pro-active in actually improving the area themselves. Much better than berating the efforts of others.

Sadly, it seems that "those who were born and grew up there" are more happy to just roll over, let the area carry on detoriating, keep the local councillors in power and just sit and moan about the status quo.

Don't forget - once you have sent it - copy & paste your email to the BBC on here for us all to see.
oh dear

you haven't a clue have you, not the slightest

whilst the place is being systemically turned into a third world ghetto I,and others, should join in the futile distraction and accept that the real cause is concuously being avoided

the only whinging is from you and your fellow travellers, who as with the nightclubs, believe that anything is good enough for the town no matter how cr ap it is - and anyone who suggests it could and should be better is 'negative' !

town centre - Clacton circa 1973 ....... Boscome - a slum in Rio de Janerio

but wait, what's that we hear, the council are going to do nothing about it, no clamping down on HMO's, to cracking down on the drunks and smack heads just more absurd posturing at the public expense.... again... and again.... and again, on the basis that because all of this nonsense has failed so many times we should continue to have more of it

ps how was that opening night at the V Club - you sure got that right didn't you, I'm sure we all bow to your superior knowledge of who is doing what in our town !
eh?
( Apparently this is how we start intelligent posts during a debate on here now )

Addressing your last point first - The opening night of Halo ( Get down with it OldBob - it's called Halo - V is so last year darling ) went down very well. It was such a shame you didn't take me up on the offer of a free night out - you missed a golden opportunity to see first hand how the establishment is actually now run. No trouble, a strict zero-tolerance door policy, a more select crowd and a mainly repeat clientele.
This is as opposed to believing the rumours that you hear in the bus stop or Post Office queue from your fellow Bingo Busters, or your memories of your old days of when you were apparently one of Mr Carr's junior whipping boys! - Which pub did you used to collect glasses in for him again?

I don't claim to have a more superior knowledge of the town than anyone else - flattered if you think I do. However, if you think Boscombe is currently comparable to a "Slum in Rio De Janeiro", then not only are you insulting some of your fellow neighbours but you are also contradicting your claim of living and seeing the area on a daily basis.

You also need to turn off your PC, open your eyes and get out more. Boscombe - "a slum in Rio De Janeiro"?? Old Bob, I know we have seldom agreed on many a subject but even I had you down as being above a silly, ignorant and meaningless comment like that.

Heaven help you if you ever ended up in a Rio De Janeiro slum - or any other slum for that matter - if you actually think they are comparable to Boscombe in any way, shape or form.

I could take you around council estates in this country where I was brought up as a child which make Boscombe seem like Butlins. The thing is OldBob, people like you are oblivious to the real world and quite frankly, it would be alien to you and I doubt very much you would be able to emotionally handle what you would experience.

I've not gone on to read the rest of your waffle in any detail as by a quick glance it consists of the usual "I'm right and you're wrong" style of ranting and raving.

One point I would raise however - if you feel tha the local council aren't doing enough about HMO's, the drunks and drug abusers and any other issues you think Boscombe has and instead are squandering money on pointless projects instead ( which I agree are all fair points raised by the way) then why don't you use your "domestic" inside contact at the council - aka Mrs OldBob49 - to find out why this is happening and what we locals can expect to be done about it?

The offer of a pint - in Halo - or any other local night spot still stands by the way. As long as it's on a weekend. Promise I'll look after you.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: Did not go much on the Police Band. A Cadet band could have played better. Will the Tardis make any difference, has anything else made any difference, the answer to both is NO. Mind you it would be a laugh if copyright infringment was made.[/p][/quote]If copyright infringements have been made, I can think of a couple of curtain twitchers from here that will have no doubt already anonymously "grasssed up" via email to the BBC. Hands wringing and licking their lips as they did it.[/p][/quote]or more accurately you cannot get over the fact that there are those who were born and grew up there who want the best for Boscombe - and that isn't futile and wasteful 'starburst' schemes that do nothing but attempt to mask over the underlying causes of Boscombe continuating deterioratiom similar bleats were made when another huge amount of money was wasted on the Crescent Gardens "oh no", they whinged "it is part of Boscombe's regeneration" - so much so, that it has now all been dug up barely a year later the big crackdown on drug dealing - all now quietly forgotten the much vaunted clean up of the HMO's - no longer running after the initial publicity and so the sad saga continues, albeit with the usual suspects over exciting themselves about something they appear to have little knowledge of ...... ................. much as with their squeaks about alleged theft and fraud by a well known 'nightclub consultant' something that wasn't queitly forgotten, was it[/p][/quote]Yes Bob - whatever. Only you could shoe-horn a reference to your old buddy Mr Carr into this debate. I am over the fact that a few genuine local folk want Boscombe to improve both in the short and long term and yes, I agree a Tardis or a few new plants in the Crescent are not going to cut it. However, a lot of whinging, moaning, accusing, stomping up and down and jumping on absolutely everything others do to try and improve the area isn't going to cut it either. Perhaps "those who were born and grew up there" should turn off their computers, get off their backsides and become a lot more pro-active in actually improving the area themselves. Much better than berating the efforts of others. Sadly, it seems that "those who were born and grew up there" are more happy to just roll over, let the area carry on detoriating, keep the local councillors in power and just sit and moan about the status quo. Don't forget - once you have sent it - copy & paste your email to the BBC on here for us all to see.[/p][/quote]oh dear you haven't a clue have you, not the slightest whilst the place is being systemically turned into a third world ghetto I,and others, should join in the futile distraction and accept that the real cause is concuously being avoided the only whinging is from you and your fellow travellers, who as with the nightclubs, believe that anything is good enough for the town no matter how cr ap it is - and anyone who suggests it could and should be better is 'negative' ! town centre - Clacton circa 1973 ....... Boscome - a slum in Rio de Janerio but wait, what's that we hear, the council are going to do nothing about it, no clamping down on HMO's, to cracking down on the drunks and smack heads just more absurd posturing at the public expense.... again... and again.... and again, on the basis that because all of this nonsense has failed so many times we should continue to have more of it ps how was that opening night at the V Club - you sure got that right didn't you, I'm sure we all bow to your superior knowledge of who is doing what in our town ![/p][/quote]eh? ( Apparently this is how we start intelligent posts during a debate on here now ) Addressing your last point first - The opening night of Halo ( Get down with it OldBob - it's called Halo - V is so last year darling ) went down very well. It was such a shame you didn't take me up on the offer of a free night out - you missed a golden opportunity to see first hand how the establishment is actually now run. No trouble, a strict zero-tolerance door policy, a more select crowd and a mainly repeat clientele. This is as opposed to believing the rumours that you hear in the bus stop or Post Office queue from your fellow Bingo Busters, or your memories of your old days of when you were apparently one of Mr Carr's junior whipping boys! - Which pub did you used to collect glasses in for him again? I don't claim to have a more superior knowledge of the town than anyone else - flattered if you think I do. However, if you think Boscombe is currently comparable to a "Slum in Rio De Janeiro", then not only are you insulting some of your fellow neighbours but you are also contradicting your claim of living and seeing the area on a daily basis. You also need to turn off your PC, open your eyes and get out more. Boscombe - "a slum in Rio De Janeiro"?? Old Bob, I know we have seldom agreed on many a subject but even I had you down as being above a silly, ignorant and meaningless comment like that. Heaven help you if you ever ended up in a Rio De Janeiro slum - or any other slum for that matter - if you actually think they are comparable to Boscombe in any way, shape or form. I could take you around council estates in this country where I was brought up as a child which make Boscombe seem like Butlins. The thing is OldBob, people like you are oblivious to the real world and quite frankly, it would be alien to you and I doubt very much you would be able to emotionally handle what you would experience. I've not gone on to read the rest of your waffle in any detail as by a quick glance it consists of the usual "I'm right and you're wrong" style of ranting and raving. One point I would raise however - if you feel tha the local council aren't doing enough about HMO's, the drunks and drug abusers and any other issues you think Boscombe has and instead are squandering money on pointless projects instead ( which I agree are all fair points raised by the way) then why don't you use your "domestic" inside contact at the council - aka Mrs OldBob49 - to find out why this is happening and what we locals can expect to be done about it? The offer of a pint - in Halo - or any other local night spot still stands by the way. As long as it's on a weekend. Promise I'll look after you. MrPitiful
  • Score: 0

5:06pm Thu 10 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

Pitiful,is the right name what a mouthful of i am superior tripe from you.
Pitiful,is the right name what a mouthful of i am superior tripe from you. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

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