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Top 10 things Bournemouth residents like to complain about

Bournemouth Echo: Top 10 things Bournemouth residents like to complain about Top 10 things Bournemouth residents like to complain about

Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time. There are some topics however that we seem to like to moan about more than others. 

So without further ado, here are the top ten things us Bournemouth residents like to complain about:

Bournemouth Echo: Traffic queuing to get out of Bournemouth

1. Traffic – Whether its roadworks or an accident or just a mass influx of visitors, it’s fair to say Bournemouth suffers its fair share of major traffic jams. Who remembers the giant queue on the A338 Spur Road last year after a particularly busy weekend in the summer?

 

Bournemouth Echo: Litter left on Bournemouth beach during last summer's heatwave

2. Litter on the beach – we agree it’s a problem and join others in urging people to take their litter home with them. In fact, let’s try and make sure these scenes aren’t repeated this year. Spare a thought for the poor council workers who have to clear this up and let’s all do our bit.

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3. Stag and hen dos – large groups of women and men dressed in silly costumes seem to provoke a strong reaction from incensed residents. In fact, such is Bournemouth’s reputation as the hotspot for stag and hen dos, other nearby towns fear it spreading to them. But is people spending money and boosting our night-time economy such a bad thing?

Bournemouth Echo: ON THE PROM: Walkers and cyclists

4. Cyclists on the prom – There is always a small minority who let everyone else down. Cycling is allowed on the prom during winter months, but during the summer to still see cyclists biking up and down the crowded seafront during restricted times seems to frustrate a lot of people.

Bournemouth Echo: Parking meters on Manor Road in Bournemouth

5. Price of parking – “HOW MUCH?” Is the cry you might hear from anguished visitors standing at the parking meters. Why not get the bus, or train, or even better get on your bike – but keep off the seafront!

 

Bournemouth Echo: ‘DISASTER’: The Waterfront building

6. Imax – even though its gone, it’s the building we all love to hate. And now, it’s been demolished people have had to find something else to moan about.

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7. Dog mess – We think this is a universal pet hate for people. We live in a beautiful place with glorious beaches, stunning coastline and spotless parks. So please – we know it’s a minority – pick up after your pooch.

 

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Town Hall

8. Councils – it doesn’t matter which one it is – people love to have a pop at councils. But remember, often they do a great job, which goes unnoticed. Have a think about the clear-up work the councils did during the storms or the fantastic Air Festival Bournemouth Council puts on every year.

Bournemouth Echo: Navitus Bay wind farm opponents welcome government subsidy cuts

9. Wind farm – a hot topic which continues to divide local opinion - which side are you on?

Bournemouth Echo: Daily Echo photographer and reader pictures of disruption caused by storms across Dorset in February 2014.

10. Weather – It's always said Britain has an obsession with the weather and here in Bournemouth we're no exception. It’s either too hot/cold/wet/snowy/windy/icy – whatever the weather it will never be right. 

Have we missed something off? let us know in the comments below!

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10:09am Fri 30 May 14

dobrojoe says...

You have missed the drop-off charge at Bournemouth Airport. I see more moans about that than anything else here ;?)
You have missed the drop-off charge at Bournemouth Airport. I see more moans about that than anything else here ;?) dobrojoe
  • Score: 78

10:10am Fri 30 May 14

High Treason says...

It is not the council workers, you know, the ones out cleaning the streets, emptying bins, storm damage clean up, removing dead animals from the highways, etcetera. It is the management at the town hall. Behind closed door meetings, overpaid executives, outsourcing services and treating the general staff as under dogs.
It is not the council workers, you know, the ones out cleaning the streets, emptying bins, storm damage clean up, removing dead animals from the highways, etcetera. It is the management at the town hall. Behind closed door meetings, overpaid executives, outsourcing services and treating the general staff as under dogs. High Treason
  • Score: 79

10:14am Fri 30 May 14

High Treason says...

dobrojoe wrote:
You have missed the drop-off charge at Bournemouth Airport. I see more moans about that than anything else here ;?)
I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration.
[quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: You have missed the drop-off charge at Bournemouth Airport. I see more moans about that than anything else here ;?)[/p][/quote]I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration. High Treason
  • Score: 19

10:37am Fri 30 May 14

wool525 says...

what about the pain in the **** students !
what about the pain in the **** students ! wool525
  • Score: 55

10:46am Fri 30 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

wool525 wrote:
what about the pain in the **** students !
A worthy number 2.
[quote][p][bold]wool525[/bold] wrote: what about the pain in the **** students ![/p][/quote]A worthy number 2. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 21

10:47am Fri 30 May 14

bsjc1234 says...

"High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration.

For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils.

One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.
"High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration. For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils. One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes. bsjc1234
  • Score: 13

10:51am Fri 30 May 14

TheDistrict says...

Bournemouth Airport run by the Council. Try the Manchester Air Group, MAG.

1. Roadworks and Accidents. Probaby the same people who complain about our roads are the ones who complain about pot holes, overgrown hedgerows, And invariably the way some drive, the cause of accidents.
2. If everyone picked up litter, their own, or litter they see instead of walking by it, the beaches would be much cleaner.
3. Hen and Stag Nights. Bournemouths own fault for providing the venues that attract them in.
4. A fixed cycle lane, and stay in it. Wonder out, fined.
5. As long as the Council out source such things as carparks, then the prices will continue to rise.
6. IMAX. Gone and forgotten.
7. More signs, more wardens, more reporting. Catch the owners.
8. Councils. Let them get on with it, they will never change. There are some good councillors and departments.
9. Windfarms. For them. Needed.
10. Weather. Natural happening. Nothing we can do about it.
Bournemouth Airport run by the Council. Try the Manchester Air Group, MAG. 1. Roadworks and Accidents. Probaby the same people who complain about our roads are the ones who complain about pot holes, overgrown hedgerows, And invariably the way some drive, the cause of accidents. 2. If everyone picked up litter, their own, or litter they see instead of walking by it, the beaches would be much cleaner. 3. Hen and Stag Nights. Bournemouths own fault for providing the venues that attract them in. 4. A fixed cycle lane, and stay in it. Wonder out, fined. 5. As long as the Council out source such things as carparks, then the prices will continue to rise. 6. IMAX. Gone and forgotten. 7. More signs, more wardens, more reporting. Catch the owners. 8. Councils. Let them get on with it, they will never change. There are some good councillors and departments. 9. Windfarms. For them. Needed. 10. Weather. Natural happening. Nothing we can do about it. TheDistrict
  • Score: -6

11:02am Fri 30 May 14

Derf says...

The glaring obvious omission seems to be 'The standard of Echo journalism'

There's hardly a story on this website that doesn't have a comment about it...
The glaring obvious omission seems to be 'The standard of Echo journalism' There's hardly a story on this website that doesn't have a comment about it... Derf
  • Score: 47

11:03am Fri 30 May 14

woby_tide says...

11. The shocking standards and editing at the local newspaper?

Lest we forget such stories as "Tea towel sets on fire"
11. The shocking standards and editing at the local newspaper? Lest we forget such stories as "Tea towel sets on fire" woby_tide
  • Score: 37

11:04am Fri 30 May 14

nickynoodah says...

Close down all the shops that sell size25 see through tights you know it is
Close down all the shops that sell size25 see through tights you know it is nickynoodah
  • Score: 3

11:42am Fri 30 May 14

boyerboy says...

bsjc1234 wrote:
"High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration.

For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils.

One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.
Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????
[quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: "High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration. For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils. One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.[/p][/quote]Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ???? boyerboy
  • Score: -2

11:59am Fri 30 May 14

The Cerne Giant says...

I just love the Poole/Bournemouth conurbation, and find little to complain about

Methinks the Evening Echo is a superb confection of news, up to date road/weather information, and thoroughly deserves the prestigious award recently received

Must dash, I have a great afternoon planned using the friendly local transport

Lubooo all
I just love the Poole/Bournemouth conurbation, and find little to complain about Methinks the Evening Echo is a superb confection of news, up to date road/weather information, and thoroughly deserves the prestigious award recently received Must dash, I have a great afternoon planned using the friendly local transport Lubooo all The Cerne Giant
  • Score: -10

12:03pm Fri 30 May 14

The Cerne Giant says...

boyerboy wrote:
bsjc1234 wrote:
"High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration.

For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils.

One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.
Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????
Is the excellent Bournemouth University actually sited in Bournemouth ?
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: "High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration. For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils. One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.[/p][/quote]Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????[/p][/quote]Is the excellent Bournemouth University actually sited in Bournemouth ? The Cerne Giant
  • Score: 7

12:25pm Fri 30 May 14

SympatheticSam says...

I hate people that moan about stuff. I also hate the OHEC.
I hate people that moan about stuff. I also hate the OHEC. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 0

12:59pm Fri 30 May 14

guitario says...

Only a few items in this list are truly Bournemouth specific. So here is my alternative list;

1. Castle Lane - where every vehicle goes to die.. a slow painful death..
2. The Air Festival - Brilliant, but please get a few new planes - and just pay up and book the Vulcan.
3. Developments - Is it a car park? Is it a cinema? Is it a bus hub? Just build something.. ANYTHING!
4. Drink prices - JD & Coke is not £4; you bunch of money grabbing idiots.
5. Charminster - Lovely people - shame about the place.
6. Yellow Buses - You wait all day and nothing comes along at once..
7. Male clothes shopping - Unless you're a student or one of those strange guys with fancy beards and tight jeans.. it's non existent.
8. East Cliff - But at least it's not Charminster.
9. Rent prices - £650 for a 1 bedroom flat 2 miles out of town? Really?
10. JP Morgan - Why is it everyone you meet seems to work there?

Bonus;

11. Bournemouth Echo list articles - They genuinely get worse each time.
Only a few items in this list are truly Bournemouth specific. So here is my alternative list; 1. Castle Lane - where every vehicle goes to die.. a slow painful death.. 2. The Air Festival - Brilliant, but please get a few new planes - and just pay up and book the Vulcan. 3. Developments - Is it a car park? Is it a cinema? Is it a bus hub? Just build something.. ANYTHING! 4. Drink prices - JD & Coke is not £4; you bunch of money grabbing idiots. 5. Charminster - Lovely people - shame about the place. 6. Yellow Buses - You wait all day and nothing comes along at once.. 7. Male clothes shopping - Unless you're a student or one of those strange guys with fancy beards and tight jeans.. it's non existent. 8. East Cliff - But at least it's not Charminster. 9. Rent prices - £650 for a 1 bedroom flat 2 miles out of town? Really? 10. JP Morgan - Why is it everyone you meet seems to work there? Bonus; 11. Bournemouth Echo list articles - They genuinely get worse each time. guitario
  • Score: 23

1:16pm Fri 30 May 14

Pablo23 says...

"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed. Pablo23
  • Score: 6

1:29pm Fri 30 May 14

High Treason says...

wool525 wrote:
what about the pain in the **** students !
I pity the students. Yes they are a blot with their housing for many residents in the area and they pack the clubs and bars. But I pity them for having to pay so much money for so little and be in debt for years.
[quote][p][bold]wool525[/bold] wrote: what about the pain in the **** students ![/p][/quote]I pity the students. Yes they are a blot with their housing for many residents in the area and they pack the clubs and bars. But I pity them for having to pay so much money for so little and be in debt for years. High Treason
  • Score: 13

1:35pm Fri 30 May 14

uberbloke says...

10 things? Reading the Echo comments I thought it was just one...

1. Gypsies / Travelers
2. see 1.
3. see 1.
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10. see 1.
10 things? Reading the Echo comments I thought it was just one... 1. Gypsies / Travelers 2. see 1. 3. see 1. . . . 10. see 1. uberbloke
  • Score: 28

1:42pm Fri 30 May 14

Bournefre says...

People love to moan about the 'night time economy'. Some places are charging £5 - £6 a drink, nearly a tenner for cocktails, but people who haven't been out for years still moan about the "cheap drinks and offers such as buy one get one free". A lot of nightclubs have shut down but there will always be 'too many', and the remaining licensed premises seem to be expected to pay a levy for any litter which emanates from the takeaways, and for policing people who sat at home getting drunk on booze they bought in a supermarket.
People love to moan about the 'night time economy'. Some places are charging £5 - £6 a drink, nearly a tenner for cocktails, but people who haven't been out for years still moan about the "cheap drinks and offers such as buy one get one free". A lot of nightclubs have shut down but there will always be 'too many', and the remaining licensed premises seem to be expected to pay a levy for any litter which emanates from the takeaways, and for policing people who sat at home getting drunk on booze they bought in a supermarket. Bournefre
  • Score: 6

1:48pm Fri 30 May 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

dobrojoe wrote:
You have missed the drop-off charge at Bournemouth Airport. I see more moans about that than anything else here ;?)
Of course "Bournemouth" Airport is actually in Christchurch and "Bournemouth" University is in Poole but they both impact on Bournemouth more than their own towns.
[quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: You have missed the drop-off charge at Bournemouth Airport. I see more moans about that than anything else here ;?)[/p][/quote]Of course "Bournemouth" Airport is actually in Christchurch and "Bournemouth" University is in Poole but they both impact on Bournemouth more than their own towns. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: 4

2:01pm Fri 30 May 14

mj34 says...

Yea stag and hen dos ,
Why do people moan about people dressed in silly costumes having fun ?
Because people don't like to see people happy and having fun
Yea stag and hen dos , Why do people moan about people dressed in silly costumes having fun ? Because people don't like to see people happy and having fun mj34
  • Score: -4

2:23pm Fri 30 May 14

nermal says...

I was going to say "The fact that the Echo journalists don't appear to know how to use an apostrophe" but several people have beaten me to it with very similar comments! I do like that we have a local paper, but I DO wish they would employ a couple of decent proofreaders.
I was going to say "The fact that the Echo journalists don't appear to know how to use an apostrophe" but several people have beaten me to it with very similar comments! I do like that we have a local paper, but I DO wish they would employ a couple of decent proofreaders. nermal
  • Score: 13

2:45pm Fri 30 May 14

smhinto says...

What about ineffective Policing and the annual 'Diddley' invasion, along with lunatic decisions and lack of proactive thought by Bournemouth Council
What about ineffective Policing and the annual 'Diddley' invasion, along with lunatic decisions and lack of proactive thought by Bournemouth Council smhinto
  • Score: 2

3:06pm Fri 30 May 14

pete woodley says...

Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80. pete woodley
  • Score: 7

3:08pm Fri 30 May 14

pete woodley says...

Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

3:21pm Fri 30 May 14

beachcomber1 says...

not a bad list, but i think eastern european immigrants (even though the area is +85% white Brit according to the Census) causes more fuss than the wind farm. probably too contentious for a fun list. and i think cycling isn't just about on the Prom in the summer, but on the pavements at all times. but again probably too contentious.

traffic? do me a favour! go spend a month driving in London then come back here.
not a bad list, but i think eastern european immigrants (even though the area is +85% white Brit according to the Census) causes more fuss than the wind farm. probably too contentious for a fun list. and i think cycling isn't just about on the Prom in the summer, but on the pavements at all times. but again probably too contentious. traffic? do me a favour! go spend a month driving in London then come back here. beachcomber1
  • Score: 11

4:10pm Fri 30 May 14

arthur1948 says...

Cycling on pavements and on pedestrianized areas......
Cycling on pavements and on pedestrianized areas...... arthur1948
  • Score: 11

4:18pm Fri 30 May 14

Tony South West says...

pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80.[/p][/quote]Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you.. Tony South West
  • Score: -1

4:30pm Fri 30 May 14

John T says...

pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
pete
Is that nearly 80 moans a day, your age or your waist size?!?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80.[/p][/quote]pete Is that nearly 80 moans a day, your age or your waist size?!? John T
  • Score: 3

4:32pm Fri 30 May 14

Controversial But True says...

Nobody mentioned Boscombe's vast collection of druggies and winos!!!
Nobody mentioned Boscombe's vast collection of druggies and winos!!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 13

4:32pm Fri 30 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

We recently stayed at a house in Townsend.And had terrible trouble with the grey monkies that continuously stole the bird feed we put out.we complained to the council who never did send anyone around to eradicate the pests .So wander if it is worth complaining.
We recently stayed at a house in Townsend.And had terrible trouble with the grey monkies that continuously stole the bird feed we put out.we complained to the council who never did send anyone around to eradicate the pests .So wander if it is worth complaining. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -1

4:56pm Fri 30 May 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Close down all the shops that sell size25 see through tights you know it is
Says the weirdo who likes to wear tights, while 'Hand Jiving' perusing dubious sites....
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Close down all the shops that sell size25 see through tights you know it is[/p][/quote]Says the weirdo who likes to wear tights, while 'Hand Jiving' perusing dubious sites.... stevobath
  • Score: -1

5:09pm Fri 30 May 14

MrPitiful says...

Blimey. This list is just a cut and paste of LooneyBob49's last 10 posts.
Blimey. This list is just a cut and paste of LooneyBob49's last 10 posts. MrPitiful
  • Score: -1

5:28pm Fri 30 May 14

pete woodley says...

John T wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
pete
Is that nearly 80 moans a day, your age or your waist size?!?
Waist size a steady 48,so there
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80.[/p][/quote]pete Is that nearly 80 moans a day, your age or your waist size?!?[/p][/quote]Waist size a steady 48,so there pete woodley
  • Score: 1

6:02pm Fri 30 May 14

John T says...

pete woodley wrote:
John T wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
pete
Is that nearly 80 moans a day, your age or your waist size?!?
Waist size a steady 48,so there
pete
Sincere thanks for confirming that your back is broad!

P.S. I have never doubted the size of your backbone. LOL.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80.[/p][/quote]pete Is that nearly 80 moans a day, your age or your waist size?!?[/p][/quote]Waist size a steady 48,so there[/p][/quote]pete Sincere thanks for confirming that your back is broad! P.S. I have never doubted the size of your backbone. LOL. John T
  • Score: 1

7:02pm Fri 30 May 14

Pablo23 says...

Tony South West wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..
They better not have been

They take Pete on, they take me on!
[quote][p][bold]Tony South West[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80.[/p][/quote]Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..[/p][/quote]They better not have been They take Pete on, they take me on! Pablo23
  • Score: 1

7:39pm Fri 30 May 14

O'Reilly says...

The Cerne Giant wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
bsjc1234 wrote:
"High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration.

For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils.

One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.
Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????
Is the excellent Bournemouth University actually sited in Bournemouth ?
No.....and neither is the airport.
[quote][p][bold]The Cerne Giant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: "High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration. For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils. One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.[/p][/quote]Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????[/p][/quote]Is the excellent Bournemouth University actually sited in Bournemouth ?[/p][/quote]No.....and neither is the airport. O'Reilly
  • Score: 3

10:26pm Fri 30 May 14

nickynoodah says...

sneeped you did I you little tnuc
no sympathy for you here George
get under with shafto. it is you know
sneeped you did I you little tnuc no sympathy for you here George get under with shafto. it is you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

10:37pm Fri 30 May 14

Rally says...

woby_tide wrote:
11. The shocking standards and editing at the local newspaper?

Lest we forget such stories as "Tea towel sets on fire"
Then there was the Echo report of a fire that 'went out' before the fire brigade arrived - leaving the reader wondering vaguely why the fire didn't have the common courtesy to have stayed in until after the brigade had arrived!
Then there's the Echo reports of cars in collision with trees, walls, lampposts, and other inanimate objects - I was taught that a collision requires both objects to be moving.
[quote][p][bold]woby_tide[/bold] wrote: 11. The shocking standards and editing at the local newspaper? Lest we forget such stories as "Tea towel sets on fire"[/p][/quote]Then there was the Echo report of a fire that 'went out' before the fire brigade arrived - leaving the reader wondering vaguely why the fire didn't have the common courtesy to have stayed in until after the brigade had arrived! Then there's the Echo reports of cars in collision with trees, walls, lampposts, and other inanimate objects - I was taught that a collision requires both objects to be moving. Rally
  • Score: 5

11:50pm Fri 30 May 14

pete woodley says...

O'Reilly wrote:
The Cerne Giant wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
bsjc1234 wrote:
"High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration.

For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils.

One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.
Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????
Is the excellent Bournemouth University actually sited in Bournemouth ?
No.....and neither is the airport.
Before Bournemouth came into dorset,there was a dash over the border at County Gates at 10pm onwards as Bournemouth had extra half hours drinking time,often from Woodman to The Westbourne,and anyone speeding down Poole rd knew that Poole police cars would not travel over the border,and vice versa.
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Cerne Giant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: "High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration. For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils. One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.[/p][/quote]Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????[/p][/quote]Is the excellent Bournemouth University actually sited in Bournemouth ?[/p][/quote]No.....and neither is the airport.[/p][/quote]Before Bournemouth came into dorset,there was a dash over the border at County Gates at 10pm onwards as Bournemouth had extra half hours drinking time,often from Woodman to The Westbourne,and anyone speeding down Poole rd knew that Poole police cars would not travel over the border,and vice versa. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

11:50pm Fri 30 May 14

pete woodley says...

O'Reilly wrote:
The Cerne Giant wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
bsjc1234 wrote:
"High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration.

For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils.

One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.
Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????
Is the excellent Bournemouth University actually sited in Bournemouth ?
No.....and neither is the airport.
Before Bournemouth came into dorset,there was a dash over the border at County Gates at 10pm onwards as Bournemouth had extra half hours drinking time,often from Woodman to The Westbourne,and anyone speeding down Poole rd knew that Poole police cars would not travel over the border,and vice versa.
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Cerne Giant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: "High Treason" Says I think the "INTERNATIONAL" airport is run by the council. Of course people moan about it because they know they are being fleeced. As soon as you drive in its depressing. Cheap car park, annoying barriers, fiddly tokens and getting soaked before you board the flight. I am waiting for someone to drive through the barriers on their way out due to sheer frustration. For once our councils are innocent, Bournemouth Airport is owned and run by MAG (Manchester Airport) though the area is sits is administered by both Bournemouth and Christchurch Councils. One the Echo did miss - What is Bournemouth doing here, all proper locals like me know we should be back in Hampshire as we were in 1974 before the boundary changes.[/p][/quote]Yup please remove Bournemouth from Dorset and STOP referring to "Bournemouth bay" ....AND shops that are clearly in Poole describing them selves as in Bournemouth....WHY ????[/p][/quote]Is the excellent Bournemouth University actually sited in Bournemouth ?[/p][/quote]No.....and neither is the airport.[/p][/quote]Before Bournemouth came into dorset,there was a dash over the border at County Gates at 10pm onwards as Bournemouth had extra half hours drinking time,often from Woodman to The Westbourne,and anyone speeding down Poole rd knew that Poole police cars would not travel over the border,and vice versa. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

12:10am Sat 31 May 14

s-pb2 says...

What do the people of Bournemouth like to moan about?

Literally everything. If they arent burning someone at the stake they arent happy.

What do the people of Bournemouth like?

Nothing. Biggest bunch of narrow minded moaners ever.
What do the people of Bournemouth like to moan about? Literally everything. If they arent burning someone at the stake they arent happy. What do the people of Bournemouth like? Nothing. Biggest bunch of narrow minded moaners ever. s-pb2
  • Score: 7

4:14am Sat 31 May 14

steve.in.sydney says...

Pablo23 wrote:
Tony South West wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..
They better not have been

They take Pete on, they take me on!
I'm with you Pablo23, as I'm also a member of the Pete Woodley appreciation society.
But while we are all enjoying a good moan, who is the idiot at the Ohec who insists on spelling our great town Bourne-mouth?
[quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony South West[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80.[/p][/quote]Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..[/p][/quote]They better not have been They take Pete on, they take me on![/p][/quote]I'm with you Pablo23, as I'm also a member of the Pete Woodley appreciation society. But while we are all enjoying a good moan, who is the idiot at the Ohec who insists on spelling our great town Bourne-mouth? steve.in.sydney
  • Score: -1

5:13am Sat 31 May 14

BIGTONE says...

Chewing gum Central......
Chewing gum Central...... BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

7:15am Sat 31 May 14

Peggy Babcock says...

Surf Reef?
Surf Reef? Peggy Babcock
  • Score: -1

7:37am Sat 31 May 14

nickynoodah says...

The funny one has lost his zimmer frame
=bedsit bound it is you know
The funny one has lost his zimmer frame =bedsit bound it is you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -5

8:09am Sat 31 May 14

nothingtofear says...

Rally wrote:
woby_tide wrote:
11. The shocking standards and editing at the local newspaper?

Lest we forget such stories as "Tea towel sets on fire"
Then there was the Echo report of a fire that 'went out' before the fire brigade arrived - leaving the reader wondering vaguely why the fire didn't have the common courtesy to have stayed in until after the brigade had arrived!
Then there's the Echo reports of cars in collision with trees, walls, lampposts, and other inanimate objects - I was taught that a collision requires both objects to be moving.
Please don't forget the story of the woman who found weevils in her flour. Would've won the Pulitzer Prize if it had been in the USA.
[quote][p][bold]Rally[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woby_tide[/bold] wrote: 11. The shocking standards and editing at the local newspaper? Lest we forget such stories as "Tea towel sets on fire"[/p][/quote]Then there was the Echo report of a fire that 'went out' before the fire brigade arrived - leaving the reader wondering vaguely why the fire didn't have the common courtesy to have stayed in until after the brigade had arrived! Then there's the Echo reports of cars in collision with trees, walls, lampposts, and other inanimate objects - I was taught that a collision requires both objects to be moving.[/p][/quote]Please don't forget the story of the woman who found weevils in her flour. Would've won the Pulitzer Prize if it had been in the USA. nothingtofear
  • Score: 0

10:18am Sat 31 May 14

nickynoodah says...

what about two bricks funny vankar
what about two bricks funny vankar nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

11:12am Sat 31 May 14

Graham Rees says...

dobrojoe wrote:
You have missed the drop-off charge at Bournemouth Airport. I see more moans about that than anything else here ;?)
Just pull in to an indent, in front of some premises, 50-100 yards on the left as you approach the Bournemouth terminal building. Assumes you can leave your passenger to fend for her/him self with luggage. I agree service charge is bad. Have you also noticed that as you approach Hurn from Parley, the crucial traffic lights at the left turn for the airport terminal are invariably red, with no traffic flowing?
[quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: You have missed the drop-off charge at Bournemouth Airport. I see more moans about that than anything else here ;?)[/p][/quote]Just pull in to an indent, in front of some premises, 50-100 yards on the left as you approach the Bournemouth terminal building. Assumes you can leave your passenger to fend for her/him self with luggage. I agree service charge is bad. Have you also noticed that as you approach Hurn from Parley, the crucial traffic lights at the left turn for the airport terminal are invariably red, with no traffic flowing? Graham Rees
  • Score: 2

12:37pm Sat 31 May 14

pete woodley says...

steve.in.sydney wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
Tony South West wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..
They better not have been

They take Pete on, they take me on!
I'm with you Pablo23, as I'm also a member of the Pete Woodley appreciation society.
But while we are all enjoying a good moan, who is the idiot at the Ohec who insists on spelling our great town Bourne-mouth?
Thanks steve and pablo23,i needed cheering up,and the echo has also helped by closing down a bogus journalist,thanks echo.In view of another terrible murder,i think all commenters should be careful.
[quote][p][bold]steve.in.sydney[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tony South West[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80.[/p][/quote]Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..[/p][/quote]They better not have been They take Pete on, they take me on![/p][/quote]I'm with you Pablo23, as I'm also a member of the Pete Woodley appreciation society. But while we are all enjoying a good moan, who is the idiot at the Ohec who insists on spelling our great town Bourne-mouth?[/p][/quote]Thanks steve and pablo23,i needed cheering up,and the echo has also helped by closing down a bogus journalist,thanks echo.In view of another terrible murder,i think all commenters should be careful. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

4:41pm Sat 31 May 14

Buzetti says...

Arrogant a-hole natives of the Canford Cliffs massive, driving at 50+ in a 30 limit, usually in a black Porsche Cayenne or Range Rover Sport
Driver always wearing that same rictus-serious face - "I am concentrating on driving my very big black car very fast, but don't worry as I am wearing a serious expression and am a consumate wheels-man, and am well within the limits of my personal skills at the wheel. The speed limit is for the proles and does not apply to me"
Arrogant a-hole natives of the Canford Cliffs massive, driving at 50+ in a 30 limit, usually in a black Porsche Cayenne or Range Rover Sport Driver always wearing that same rictus-serious face - "I am concentrating on driving my very big black car very fast, but don't worry as I am wearing a serious expression and am a consumate wheels-man, and am well within the limits of my personal skills at the wheel. The speed limit is for the proles and does not apply to me" Buzetti
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Sun 1 Jun 14

kinsonjim says...

Wrll done 'bsjc1234' and I thought I was the only one who wants our town returned to Hampshire. I am fed up with Bournmeouth supporting the coffers of the coastal towns west of this town, they are all in a 'Time Warp' Visit them out of season, and you won't get back to Bournemouth, Boscombe, Winton quick enough.
Wrll done 'bsjc1234' and I thought I was the only one who wants our town returned to Hampshire. I am fed up with Bournmeouth supporting the coffers of the coastal towns west of this town, they are all in a 'Time Warp' Visit them out of season, and you won't get back to Bournemouth, Boscombe, Winton quick enough. kinsonjim
  • Score: 0

8:04pm Sun 1 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

Tony South West wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Pablo23 wrote:
"Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time."

Really? I'd never noticed.
Keeps me going at nearly 80.
Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..
Yes, and complaining to echo,as they do not like me speaking my mind.
[quote][p][bold]Tony South West[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo23[/bold] wrote: "Let's face it; we all like nothing better than to have a grumble from time to time." Really? I'd never noticed.[/p][/quote]Keeps me going at nearly 80.[/p][/quote]Pete..You've been quiet lately no one ganging up on you..[/p][/quote]Yes, and complaining to echo,as they do not like me speaking my mind. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

2:12pm Mon 2 Jun 14

H2o-hara says...

Too much tackiness on the sea front with roundabouts , bouncy jumps , carousels , helter skelters , swings .etc etc . Hidey hi !
Too much tackiness on the sea front with roundabouts , bouncy jumps , carousels , helter skelters , swings .etc etc . Hidey hi ! H2o-hara
  • Score: 0

10:10pm Mon 2 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

H2o-hara wrote:
Too much tackiness on the sea front with roundabouts , bouncy jumps , carousels , helter skelters , swings .etc etc . Hidey hi !
Very sad if we end up like southend or clacton.Best job,i really enjoyed was patrolling the gardens,from Pier to Coy Pond.BBC gardeners were the tops.
[quote][p][bold]H2o-hara[/bold] wrote: Too much tackiness on the sea front with roundabouts , bouncy jumps , carousels , helter skelters , swings .etc etc . Hidey hi ![/p][/quote]Very sad if we end up like southend or clacton.Best job,i really enjoyed was patrolling the gardens,from Pier to Coy Pond.BBC gardeners were the tops. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

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