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  • "so another £3 million quid , do they never learn ? who is this for the benefit of ?
    the surf reef was used by 10 people so they got £300,000 each spent on them .why dont they put this facility in the very underused Kings Park , where there will now be a nice new car park and there is already tons of space .
    no one is going to use a a facility that they cant park near and its at the bottom of the steepest hill in the area ! do this council ever think things through ?
    you cant go near the water because of the deteriorating failed surf reef , this should be put out to local referendum , this obsession with cleaning up the image of Boscombe , needs to start nearer the railway lines and south from there ,never mind congregating everthing around the worlds dullest crumbling wreck of a pier ."
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Decision day for proposed Boscombe £3m coastal activity park

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CIVIC leaders meet today to decide whether or not to forge ahead with plans for a £3million coastal activity park at Boscombe Beach.

If built, the park would be the first of its kind in the UK and offer a “vigorous activity programme for children and adults.”

The attraction, boasting an outdoor public gym/trim trail and commercial dive centre, is part of Bournemouth’s ambitious plans to create a world-class seafront.

Bournemouth Borough Council cabinet members will discuss the proposal at the Town Hall this morning.

A report prepared for members by Mark Broderick, of the council’s programme and project management office, describes the proposal as an integral part of the National Coastal Tourism Academy.

It added: “The Coastal Activity Park will provide an innovative year-round, all-weather attraction based around the Bourne-mouth/Boscombe seafront.

“It will be designed for all, from elite sports people, developing athletes, new to sport, tourists and families.

“The main points of focus will be improving tourism and working with other services within Bournemouth Borough Council to expand on sports, leisure and arts projects and healthy-lifestyle projects.”

If given the go-ahead, the park will provide a host of activities including leisure snorkelling, a try-dive facility, beach areas for sport, an open water canoe programme and discovery trail, children’s activities, arts/music trail and beach lifeguard training programmes.

“The project will include schools, youth groups, disability target groups and contribute towards healthy lifestyle agendas and the GP referral scheme delivery,” stated the report.

It added: “There will be recreation offers for all to access – such as a family area near Urban Reef with swing ball, table tennis and children’s play equipment.

“We aim to make most activities inclusive and accessible to all.”

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