Man tasered after hour-long standoff in Roumelia Lane

Bournemouth Echo: Roumelia Lane cordoned off by police Roumelia Lane cordoned off by police

A MAN was tasered by police officers yesterday following a one-hour standoff at a flat in Boscombe.

Officers were called to Roumelia Lane at 12.29pm following reports a “distressed” man had shut himself in a flat.

A cordon was placed at either end of the lane for the public’s safety while specially-trained officers negotiated with the man.

Dozens of police officers, some wearing helmets and carrying shields, and a team of paramedics attended the incident.

Bournemouth East Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Weeks said: “At 12.29pm yesterday Dorset Police received a report of a concern for welfare for a man at an address in Roumelia Lane in Bournemouth.

“Officers attended and a man in his forties was arrested on suspicion of affray and is helping officers with their enquiries.

“In the interests of the public’s and officers’ safety, a cordon was put in place at the junctions of Roumelia Lane with Sea Road and Adeline Road. A taser was also deployed.”

One resident, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I live just off the lane and it just appears to be one thing after another at the moment. It is worrying when you live here.

“But they have tried really hard to make it nicer down here and it does look and feel a lot better.”

Rosie Bavaso, who owns Rosie’s Cafe in the road, said the incident involved the friend of a tenant in the block of flats who appeared to be very “distressed and upset”.

“The police had a mediator who spent about half an hour talking to the man. He then came down and was handcuffed and put into the van.

“They closed the lane for about an hour as a safety precaution.”

Rosie added: “Every time the police have responded to an incident here, they have done an excellent job.”

An employee at Majestic Gym said the disturbance came from a flat just metres away.

He added: “It sounds like there might have been fighting.

“I didn’t see it. There were three or four police cars and two ambulances.”

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2:09pm Tue 26 Feb 13

stevobath says...

Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi
t scroungers...YAWN!
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN! stevobath
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2:11pm Tue 26 Feb 13

speedy231278 says...

About time that area was demolished!
About time that area was demolished! speedy231278
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2:15pm Tue 26 Feb 13

BourneRed says...

So the incident was all over within half an hour of the echo reporting it? Breaking news indeed...
So the incident was all over within half an hour of the echo reporting it? Breaking news indeed... BourneRed
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2:25pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Bournemouth2014 says...

Spot on reporting as usual!
Spot on reporting as usual! Bournemouth2014
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2:28pm Tue 26 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi
t scroungers blah blah, alcoholics, mentally ill.

Yeah we're all bored of it too but it keeps happening.
Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers blah blah, alcoholics, mentally ill. Yeah we're all bored of it too but it keeps happening. scrumpyjack
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2:40pm Tue 26 Feb 13

suzigirl says...

Maybe he had run out of weed!
Maybe he had run out of weed! suzigirl
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2:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

skydriver says...

speedy231278 wrote:
About time that area was demolished!
You are right there, infact the whole of Boscombe.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: About time that area was demolished![/p][/quote]You are right there, infact the whole of Boscombe. skydriver
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2:52pm Tue 26 Feb 13

O'Reilly says...

Shoplifter legging it from Iceland, the back way...
Shoplifter legging it from Iceland, the back way... O'Reilly
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2:53pm Tue 26 Feb 13

O'Reilly says...

I think I'd be 'very distressed' if I lived in Roumelia Lane.
I think I'd be 'very distressed' if I lived in Roumelia Lane. O'Reilly
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3:14pm Tue 26 Feb 13

oneharley1 says...

skydriver says...
2:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

speedy231278 wrote:
About time that area was demolished!
You are right there, infact the whole of Boscombe.

Where do you live Skydriver?
skydriver says... 2:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13 speedy231278 wrote: About time that area was demolished! You are right there, infact the whole of Boscombe. Where do you live Skydriver? oneharley1
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3:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Oldalbanian says...

"Distressed" as a result of being tasered?
"Distressed" as a result of being tasered? Oldalbanian
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3:30pm Tue 26 Feb 13

WOC says...

stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi

t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it). WOC
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3:39pm Tue 26 Feb 13

MikeFrench says...

How pleasing to see that the new tarmac and one-way system etc etc has regenerated this area successfully.
How pleasing to see that the new tarmac and one-way system etc etc has regenerated this area successfully. MikeFrench
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3:57pm Tue 26 Feb 13

rozmister says...

WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi


t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive.

Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf
es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood.

Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out.

Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive. Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood. Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out. Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell. rozmister
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4:03pm Tue 26 Feb 13

chris100 says...

how many things have happened in that lane since dave wells built flats ect ?????
how many things have happened in that lane since dave wells built flats ect ????? chris100
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4:03pm Tue 26 Feb 13

chris100 says...

how many things have happened in that lane since dave wells built flats ect ?????
how many things have happened in that lane since dave wells built flats ect ????? chris100
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4:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

oneharley1 says...

rozmister wrote:
WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi



t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive.

Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf

es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood.

Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out.

Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.
Well said my friend, well said.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive. Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood. Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out. Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.[/p][/quote]Well said my friend, well said. oneharley1
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4:10pm Tue 26 Feb 13

The Renegade Master says...

Yes, large parts of Boscombe do need demolishing and replacing and they can start with that derelict dump known as the BCCA.
Yes, large parts of Boscombe do need demolishing and replacing and they can start with that derelict dump known as the BCCA. The Renegade Master
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4:15pm Tue 26 Feb 13

s-pb2 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
About time that area was demolished!
why?

there are plenty of people who live there who arent up to anything, have jobs and so on, so what will you do with them?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: About time that area was demolished![/p][/quote]why? there are plenty of people who live there who arent up to anything, have jobs and so on, so what will you do with them? s-pb2
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4:17pm Tue 26 Feb 13

s-pb2 says...

WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi


t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
Actually please dont come to Boscombe we dont need people like you here.

In 20 years I seemed to have managed to live in Boscombe without any of those things happening to me.
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]Actually please dont come to Boscombe we dont need people like you here. In 20 years I seemed to have managed to live in Boscombe without any of those things happening to me. s-pb2
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4:21pm Tue 26 Feb 13

WOC says...

rozmister wrote:
WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi



t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive.

Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf

es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood.

Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out.

Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.
My comment came after the 'let's demolish the whole thing', so let's not blame me for other peoples opinions, eh?!

The fact of the matter is Boscombe does have far more unsavoury incidents than anywhere else locally (and if that isn't the case then maybe you ought to be looking towards your local newspaper for only reporting significant incidents in Boscombe and not anywhere else). I also don't recall reading that the person involved was mentally unwell, and if they are then I wish them well in the future, but if they are some drug addled 'victim' then I have little to no sympathy, make of that what you will.

I have to visit the O2 Academy Bournemouth soon and if on my evening out I am proved wrong and find that Boscombe is now a thriving & safe place to visit then I will be sure to let you know.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive. Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood. Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out. Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.[/p][/quote]My comment came after the 'let's demolish the whole thing', so let's not blame me for other peoples opinions, eh?! The fact of the matter is Boscombe does have far more unsavoury incidents than anywhere else locally (and if that isn't the case then maybe you ought to be looking towards your local newspaper for only reporting significant incidents in Boscombe and not anywhere else). I also don't recall reading that the person involved was mentally unwell, and if they are then I wish them well in the future, but if they are some drug addled 'victim' then I have little to no sympathy, make of that what you will. I have to visit the O2 Academy Bournemouth soon and if on my evening out I am proved wrong and find that Boscombe is now a thriving & safe place to visit then I will be sure to let you know. WOC
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4:22pm Tue 26 Feb 13

rozmister says...

The Renegade Master wrote:
Yes, large parts of Boscombe do need demolishing and replacing and they can start with that derelict dump known as the BCCA.
By all means demolish and REPLACE.

There's housing in Boscombe I wouldn't keep a dog in so when they're done demolishing and replacing the BCCA they could demolish and replace that with good quality decent housing. And that hotel that's been left to go to ruin by Boscombe Chine Gardens is an eyesore too although that would be a refurbishment rather than a demolish and replace I hope.

But while the rich are getting richer renting out substandard properties to people or holding onto a listed building because if they let it become derelict they might be able to develop there there won't be any change.

These aren't problems created by the people of Boscombe but by Bournemouth Borough Council.
[quote][p][bold]The Renegade Master[/bold] wrote: Yes, large parts of Boscombe do need demolishing and replacing and they can start with that derelict dump known as the BCCA.[/p][/quote]By all means demolish and REPLACE. There's housing in Boscombe I wouldn't keep a dog in so when they're done demolishing and replacing the BCCA they could demolish and replace that with good quality decent housing. And that hotel that's been left to go to ruin by Boscombe Chine Gardens is an eyesore too although that would be a refurbishment rather than a demolish and replace I hope. But while the rich are getting richer renting out substandard properties to people or holding onto a listed building because if they let it become derelict they might be able to develop there there won't be any change. These aren't problems created by the people of Boscombe but by Bournemouth Borough Council. rozmister
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4:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

rozmister says...

WOC wrote:
rozmister wrote:
WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi




t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive.

Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf


es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood.

Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out.

Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.
My comment came after the 'let's demolish the whole thing', so let's not blame me for other peoples opinions, eh?!

The fact of the matter is Boscombe does have far more unsavoury incidents than anywhere else locally (and if that isn't the case then maybe you ought to be looking towards your local newspaper for only reporting significant incidents in Boscombe and not anywhere else). I also don't recall reading that the person involved was mentally unwell, and if they are then I wish them well in the future, but if they are some drug addled 'victim' then I have little to no sympathy, make of that what you will.

I have to visit the O2 Academy Bournemouth soon and if on my evening out I am proved wrong and find that Boscombe is now a thriving & safe place to visit then I will be sure to let you know.
It says he was 'very upset', 'distressed' and a 'very sensitive' situation. That strikes me as someone whose mentally unstable, possibly due to drug use possibly not. They're obviously not of sane mind to be barricading themselves into a building in the middle of the day distressed as hell while the police try to coax them out. That's not the actions of someone whose mentally well.

Boscombe probably does have a slightly higher proportion of reported crimes than some of the other areas of Bournemouth. There are still less crimes committed in Boscombe than Bournemouth town centre (I looked on the police website recently). On top of that Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West, we've got more drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres than any other area of Bournemouth or Poole and in 2011 the combined population of Boscombe East & Boscombe West was 17,000 people. Out of those 17,000 people you see how many incidents in a year? When you put some perspective on things instead of believing the Bournemouth Echo spin Boscombe's really not bad. It's just media hype demonising a certain area - and yes when I was asked my opinion by an Echo reporter on Boscombe high street I told them exactly the same things I've said to you...unsurprisingly they weren't interested and they didn't publish anything I said.

I hope you have a lovely evening at the 02 Academy when you next visit. If you're looking for somewhere to drink before hand or afterwards I'd highly recommend the Cellar Bar which is always lovely with great staff.
[quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive. Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood. Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out. Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.[/p][/quote]My comment came after the 'let's demolish the whole thing', so let's not blame me for other peoples opinions, eh?! The fact of the matter is Boscombe does have far more unsavoury incidents than anywhere else locally (and if that isn't the case then maybe you ought to be looking towards your local newspaper for only reporting significant incidents in Boscombe and not anywhere else). I also don't recall reading that the person involved was mentally unwell, and if they are then I wish them well in the future, but if they are some drug addled 'victim' then I have little to no sympathy, make of that what you will. I have to visit the O2 Academy Bournemouth soon and if on my evening out I am proved wrong and find that Boscombe is now a thriving & safe place to visit then I will be sure to let you know.[/p][/quote]It says he was 'very upset', 'distressed' and a 'very sensitive' situation. That strikes me as someone whose mentally unstable, possibly due to drug use possibly not. They're obviously not of sane mind to be barricading themselves into a building in the middle of the day distressed as hell while the police try to coax them out. That's not the actions of someone whose mentally well. Boscombe probably does have a slightly higher proportion of reported crimes than some of the other areas of Bournemouth. There are still less crimes committed in Boscombe than Bournemouth town centre (I looked on the police website recently). On top of that Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West, we've got more drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres than any other area of Bournemouth or Poole and in 2011 the combined population of Boscombe East & Boscombe West was 17,000 people. Out of those 17,000 people you see how many incidents in a year? When you put some perspective on things instead of believing the Bournemouth Echo spin Boscombe's really not bad. It's just media hype demonising a certain area - and yes when I was asked my opinion by an Echo reporter on Boscombe high street I told them exactly the same things I've said to you...unsurprisingly they weren't interested and they didn't publish anything I said. I hope you have a lovely evening at the 02 Academy when you next visit. If you're looking for somewhere to drink before hand or afterwards I'd highly recommend the Cellar Bar which is always lovely with great staff. rozmister
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4:39pm Tue 26 Feb 13

WOC says...

I have heard good things about Cellar Bar and will be popping in for a swift half after our gig at the O2.

I am sorry we have differing opinions on Boscombe, but you seem like a pleasant enough person so I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.
I have heard good things about Cellar Bar and will be popping in for a swift half after our gig at the O2. I am sorry we have differing opinions on Boscombe, but you seem like a pleasant enough person so I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. WOC
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4:47pm Tue 26 Feb 13

baxtar01 says...

@ chris 100
Too many incidents my friend.

There must be a simple solution to all this..........
Ummm....... how about LOTS of CCTV cameras in the lane and making DAVE WELLS responsible for buying and fitting and monitoring them!

Oh I can hear you all now....calling this idea 'stupid' and 'what the hell does she know?'
Well, its just a comment.

all those with the best ideas can comment above!
Happy days!
@ chris 100 Too many incidents my friend. There must be a simple solution to all this.......... Ummm....... how about LOTS of CCTV cameras in the lane and making DAVE WELLS responsible for buying and fitting and monitoring them! Oh I can hear you all now....calling this idea 'stupid' and 'what the hell does she know?' Well, its just a comment. all those with the best ideas can comment above! Happy days! baxtar01
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5:00pm Tue 26 Feb 13

rozmister says...

baxtar01 wrote:
@ chris 100
Too many incidents my friend.

There must be a simple solution to all this..........
Ummm....... how about LOTS of CCTV cameras in the lane and making DAVE WELLS responsible for buying and fitting and monitoring them!

Oh I can hear you all now....calling this idea 'stupid' and 'what the hell does she know?'
Well, its just a comment.

all those with the best ideas can comment above!
Happy days!
Dave Wells already has an anti social behaviour team that will come out and deal with incidents. On top of that Roumelia Lane where this happened has CCTV I believe which was installed as part of Bournemouth 2026 so the problem isn't a lack of CCTV.

I don't think the block of flats on the end where the young man was shot last summer and a lot of trouble seems to happen are even Dave Wells but I could be wrong. I've never noticed one of his normal signs on the building.
Contrary to popular belief he's not the only Landlord in Boscombe and he doesn't own every property.
[quote][p][bold]baxtar01[/bold] wrote: @ chris 100 Too many incidents my friend. There must be a simple solution to all this.......... Ummm....... how about LOTS of CCTV cameras in the lane and making DAVE WELLS responsible for buying and fitting and monitoring them! Oh I can hear you all now....calling this idea 'stupid' and 'what the hell does she know?' Well, its just a comment. all those with the best ideas can comment above! Happy days![/p][/quote]Dave Wells already has an anti social behaviour team that will come out and deal with incidents. On top of that Roumelia Lane where this happened has CCTV I believe which was installed as part of Bournemouth 2026 so the problem isn't a lack of CCTV. I don't think the block of flats on the end where the young man was shot last summer and a lot of trouble seems to happen are even Dave Wells but I could be wrong. I've never noticed one of his normal signs on the building. Contrary to popular belief he's not the only Landlord in Boscombe and he doesn't own every property. rozmister
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5:16pm Tue 26 Feb 13

street warrior says...

I think the person kicked off because he was so angered with seeing the un manned Police Van parked up outside McDonalds and not serving any purpose and also the person was so irate at seeing two PCSO's walking down Roumeila Lane side by side chatting away as if they were on a day trip out???
I think the person kicked off because he was so angered with seeing the un manned Police Van parked up outside McDonalds and not serving any purpose and also the person was so irate at seeing two PCSO's walking down Roumeila Lane side by side chatting away as if they were on a day trip out??? street warrior
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5:20pm Tue 26 Feb 13

street warrior says...

Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway??

I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole
Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway?? I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole street warrior
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5:23pm Tue 26 Feb 13

street warrior says...

As far as the CCTV goes in Roumeila Lane, it's just a dummy one and isn't linked to any network !!! Great deterent
As far as the CCTV goes in Roumeila Lane, it's just a dummy one and isn't linked to any network !!! Great deterent street warrior
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5:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

BournemouthMum says...

This seems to have been blown way out of proportion and I can't help wondering whether the Echo would have reported on such a non story had this 'incident' taken place elewhere in Bournemouth. Probably not.
This seems to have been blown way out of proportion and I can't help wondering whether the Echo would have reported on such a non story had this 'incident' taken place elewhere in Bournemouth. Probably not. BournemouthMum
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6:03pm Tue 26 Feb 13

skydriver says...

oneharley1 wrote:
skydriver says...
2:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

speedy231278 wrote:
About time that area was demolished!
You are right there, infact the whole of Boscombe.

Where do you live Skydriver?
Thankfully not Boscombe, but read the other comments they too are scathing not a pleasant place I think you must agree, total demolition is the only real answer, then it can truly be upgraded to a place without drop outs and young people wondering around with ankle tags, you know those on curfew!!
[quote][p][bold]oneharley1[/bold] wrote: skydriver says... 2:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13 speedy231278 wrote: About time that area was demolished! You are right there, infact the whole of Boscombe. Where do you live Skydriver?[/p][/quote]Thankfully not Boscombe, but read the other comments they too are scathing not a pleasant place I think you must agree, total demolition is the only real answer, then it can truly be upgraded to a place without drop outs and young people wondering around with ankle tags, you know those on curfew!! skydriver
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6:14pm Tue 26 Feb 13

baxtar01 says...

@razzmister
To quote stevewarrior 'dummy cctv cameras'. And, if there is cctv working in the lane, how comes no one has been caught for ANY of the crimes that have been committed in Roumelia lane? and believe me there have been a few!

And I would also like to add that Dave Wells owns ALL the flats that have been built in Roumelia lane over the last 8/9 years!

Anyway happy people, I am now signing off as my favourite programme, THE MENTALIST has just started. So I bid you all a very peaceful evening. Ttfn x
@razzmister To quote stevewarrior 'dummy cctv cameras'. And, if there is cctv working in the lane, how comes no one has been caught for ANY of the crimes that have been committed in Roumelia lane? and believe me there have been a few! And I would also like to add that Dave Wells owns ALL the flats that have been built in Roumelia lane over the last 8/9 years! Anyway happy people, I am now signing off as my favourite programme, THE MENTALIST has just started. So I bid you all a very peaceful evening. Ttfn x baxtar01
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6:33pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

rozmister wrote:
WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi



t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive.

Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf

es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood.

Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out.

Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.
Well said Roz. I've never had any trouble myself in Boscombe over the last 40 years .My house was demolished for the Sovereign Centre, so I had to move out. Boscombe is soft in comparison to a lot of other places. The small number of troublemakers are smalltime 'wannabee' gangsters and would not last 5 minutes in a place like Peckham or Tower Hamlets. Unfortunately every town or City will have it's poor/deprived areas. Further to the cmments above I hope to get to the Cellar Bar soon too, sounds great.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive. Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood. Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out. Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.[/p][/quote]Well said Roz. I've never had any trouble myself in Boscombe over the last 40 years .My house was demolished for the Sovereign Centre, so I had to move out. Boscombe is soft in comparison to a lot of other places. The small number of troublemakers are smalltime 'wannabee' gangsters and would not last 5 minutes in a place like Peckham or Tower Hamlets. Unfortunately every town or City will have it's poor/deprived areas. Further to the cmments above I hope to get to the Cellar Bar soon too, sounds great. Telscombe Cliffy
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6:35pm Tue 26 Feb 13

s-pb2 says...

skydriver wrote:
oneharley1 wrote:
skydriver says...
2:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

speedy231278 wrote:
About time that area was demolished!
You are right there, infact the whole of Boscombe.

Where do you live Skydriver?
Thankfully not Boscombe, but read the other comments they too are scathing not a pleasant place I think you must agree, total demolition is the only real answer, then it can truly be upgraded to a place without drop outs and young people wondering around with ankle tags, you know those on curfew!!
I say again, if you were to demolish Boscombe, where are you going to put the majority of people in Boscombe who are hard working and have jobs? Plenty of people in Boscombe also own their own homes. So how would you compensate them? Care to answer, or are you just another idiot with nothing constructive to say?
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oneharley1[/bold] wrote: skydriver says... 2:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13 speedy231278 wrote: About time that area was demolished! You are right there, infact the whole of Boscombe. Where do you live Skydriver?[/p][/quote]Thankfully not Boscombe, but read the other comments they too are scathing not a pleasant place I think you must agree, total demolition is the only real answer, then it can truly be upgraded to a place without drop outs and young people wondering around with ankle tags, you know those on curfew!![/p][/quote]I say again, if you were to demolish Boscombe, where are you going to put the majority of people in Boscombe who are hard working and have jobs? Plenty of people in Boscombe also own their own homes. So how would you compensate them? Care to answer, or are you just another idiot with nothing constructive to say? s-pb2
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6:53pm Tue 26 Feb 13

skydriver says...

I have plenty to say, the few hard workers who are in residence I'm sorry, I really refer to the other lowlife mentioned in these comments, you must agree, there are too many in and around Boscombe, I feel by your tone you are not one of them, so to you I apologise.
I have plenty to say, the few hard workers who are in residence I'm sorry, I really refer to the other lowlife mentioned in these comments, you must agree, there are too many in and around Boscombe, I feel by your tone you are not one of them, so to you I apologise. skydriver
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7:03pm Tue 26 Feb 13

boscombewizard says...

So, where do you live sky driver? Good posts rozmister. I have lived in Boscombe since 1999. Our three children were 9, 10 and 14 at the time. They are all away now, but still love Boscombe. My son has played many, many gigs at the Portman and cellar bar/chaplins over the years. Next gig is in March. None of us have ever been attacked or threatened by anyone. There is a sense of belonging amongst many in Boscombe. The strongest sense of any area polled by the council. It's really simple. If you don't like it don't come. Yes there are people with problems and, as anywhere, they will gather where property is cheapest and/or readily available. WOC, I hope you enjoy the cellar bar pre gig, some excellent real ale straight out of the barrel. Always a good vibe.
So, where do you live sky driver? Good posts rozmister. I have lived in Boscombe since 1999. Our three children were 9, 10 and 14 at the time. They are all away now, but still love Boscombe. My son has played many, many gigs at the Portman and cellar bar/chaplins over the years. Next gig is in March. None of us have ever been attacked or threatened by anyone. There is a sense of belonging amongst many in Boscombe. The strongest sense of any area polled by the council. It's really simple. If you don't like it don't come. Yes there are people with problems and, as anywhere, they will gather where property is cheapest and/or readily available. WOC, I hope you enjoy the cellar bar pre gig, some excellent real ale straight out of the barrel. Always a good vibe. boscombewizard
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11:44pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Bob49 says...

Demolish the worst parts of Boscombe ?

Ye gods, there would be riots.


Some folk clearly aren't aware of how much money is made from housing benefit by renting out squalid bedsits/studios etc for £500 or more a month.

Remove that huge earner and you would have quite a few of the 'great and good' up in arms in protest at the loss - or actually having a quiet word in the right ear.


ps why do you think that there has been the go ahead for more of these nice lttle earners - or affordable housing as the not too bright will will squeak.?
Demolish the worst parts of Boscombe ? Ye gods, there would be riots. Some folk clearly aren't aware of how much money is made from housing benefit by renting out squalid bedsits/studios etc for £500 or more a month. Remove that huge earner and you would have quite a few of the 'great and good' up in arms in protest at the loss - or actually having a quiet word in the right ear. ps why do you think that there has been the go ahead for more of these nice lttle earners - or affordable housing as the not too bright will will squeak.? Bob49
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12:01am Wed 27 Feb 13

blahblahbleurgh says...

I reckon roumelia lane gets so much trouble coz its tucked away direct of the high st. i go to boscombe all the time ive never been mugged threatened or killed and ive always been driven away with all my wheels on my car. People will choose who and what intimidates them and decide their impression of an area from that. I live in west howe and get sick of people judging mebecause of where i live and they have never been there
I reckon roumelia lane gets so much trouble coz its tucked away direct of the high st. i go to boscombe all the time ive never been mugged threatened or killed and ive always been driven away with all my wheels on my car. People will choose who and what intimidates them and decide their impression of an area from that. I live in west howe and get sick of people judging mebecause of where i live and they have never been there blahblahbleurgh
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9:08am Wed 27 Feb 13

suzigirl says...

blahblahbleurgh wrote:
I reckon roumelia lane gets so much trouble coz its tucked away direct of the high st. i go to boscombe all the time ive never been mugged threatened or killed and ive always been driven away with all my wheels on my car. People will choose who and what intimidates them and decide their impression of an area from that. I live in west howe and get sick of people judging mebecause of where i live and they have never been there
So you live in the Reservation - nice!
[quote][p][bold]blahblahbleurgh[/bold] wrote: I reckon roumelia lane gets so much trouble coz its tucked away direct of the high st. i go to boscombe all the time ive never been mugged threatened or killed and ive always been driven away with all my wheels on my car. People will choose who and what intimidates them and decide their impression of an area from that. I live in west howe and get sick of people judging mebecause of where i live and they have never been there[/p][/quote]So you live in the Reservation - nice! suzigirl
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9:55am Wed 27 Feb 13

Dibbles2 says...

rozmister wrote:
WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi



t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive.

Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf

es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood.

Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out.

Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.
Most sensible comment I have seen on here in a very long time!
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive. Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood. Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out. Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.[/p][/quote]Most sensible comment I have seen on here in a very long time! Dibbles2
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9:57am Wed 27 Feb 13

rozmister says...

baxtar01 wrote:
@razzmister
To quote stevewarrior 'dummy cctv cameras'. And, if there is cctv working in the lane, how comes no one has been caught for ANY of the crimes that have been committed in Roumelia lane? and believe me there have been a few!

And I would also like to add that Dave Wells owns ALL the flats that have been built in Roumelia lane over the last 8/9 years!

Anyway happy people, I am now signing off as my favourite programme, THE MENTALIST has just started. So I bid you all a very peaceful evening. Ttfn x
People have been caught for the murder of Reece James Menzies over the summer as well as the murder of Nicholas Ormerod and the attack on Nick Verron. I haven't seen any other serious crimes in the paper on Roumelia Lane so I couldn't comment on why no one's been caught for them but if you are the victim of numerous crimes and the police aren't helping you I'm sorry to hear that. Have you contacted your local councillor/MP or the IPCC?

I don't believe the cameras are dummy cameras and I think the whole idea is pretty ridiculous but if you believe that fair enough.

I've viewed 2 flats on Roumelia Lane and been offered viewings of 3 more (weren't suitable for my requirements though) and none of them were Dave Wells properties. He may own the new builds on Roumelia Lane but he doesn't own every flat and building. I'd imagine the reason he owns the new builds is because when they came to redevelop the area there weren't many investors willing to put up capital to build in an area with a reputation like Roumelia Lane. I don't like Dave Wells style of housing (build em high, small and cheap then rent to all sorts) but you have to understand that there isn't always the capital available from other sources to develop parts of Boscombe. We need investment in the area from other sources or more stringent regulation on what Dave Wells builds to change the types of properties in Boscombe and until we get that he will probably always be the person who works on most new developments because he's got the cash and resources needed.
[quote][p][bold]baxtar01[/bold] wrote: @razzmister To quote stevewarrior 'dummy cctv cameras'. And, if there is cctv working in the lane, how comes no one has been caught for ANY of the crimes that have been committed in Roumelia lane? and believe me there have been a few! And I would also like to add that Dave Wells owns ALL the flats that have been built in Roumelia lane over the last 8/9 years! Anyway happy people, I am now signing off as my favourite programme, THE MENTALIST has just started. So I bid you all a very peaceful evening. Ttfn x[/p][/quote]People have been caught for the murder of Reece James Menzies over the summer as well as the murder of Nicholas Ormerod and the attack on Nick Verron. I haven't seen any other serious crimes in the paper on Roumelia Lane so I couldn't comment on why no one's been caught for them but if you are the victim of numerous crimes and the police aren't helping you I'm sorry to hear that. Have you contacted your local councillor/MP or the IPCC? I don't believe the cameras are dummy cameras and I think the whole idea is pretty ridiculous but if you believe that fair enough. I've viewed 2 flats on Roumelia Lane and been offered viewings of 3 more (weren't suitable for my requirements though) and none of them were Dave Wells properties. He may own the new builds on Roumelia Lane but he doesn't own every flat and building. I'd imagine the reason he owns the new builds is because when they came to redevelop the area there weren't many investors willing to put up capital to build in an area with a reputation like Roumelia Lane. I don't like Dave Wells style of housing (build em high, small and cheap then rent to all sorts) but you have to understand that there isn't always the capital available from other sources to develop parts of Boscombe. We need investment in the area from other sources or more stringent regulation on what Dave Wells builds to change the types of properties in Boscombe and until we get that he will probably always be the person who works on most new developments because he's got the cash and resources needed. rozmister
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10:19am Wed 27 Feb 13

rozmister says...

street warrior wrote:
Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway??

I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole
Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section.

They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived.

Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else.

Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.
[quote][p][bold]street warrior[/bold] wrote: Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway?? I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole[/p][/quote]Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section. They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived. Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else. Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell. rozmister
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10:38am Wed 27 Feb 13

BournemouthMum says...

rozmister wrote:
street warrior wrote:
Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway??

I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole
Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section.

They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived.

Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else.

Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.
Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area.

The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs.

Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]street warrior[/bold] wrote: Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway?? I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole[/p][/quote]Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section. They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived. Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else. Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.[/p][/quote]Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area. The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs. Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be. BournemouthMum
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10:52am Wed 27 Feb 13

rozmister says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
rozmister wrote:
street warrior wrote:
Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway??

I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole
Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section.

They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived.

Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else.

Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.
Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area.

The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs.

Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.
In comparison to some parts of London Boscombe is a walk in the park I wouldn't disagree. My family's from Lewisham area and that's a whole other ball game compared to Boscombe.

However children starting school in Boscombe are more likely to be behind developmentally when starting school, people die 10 years younger than any other part of Bournemouth, there's higher levels of drug and alcohol abuse and lower levels of educational attainment. That's something that needs to be remedied where possible because it's not the norm across the country. People shouldn't live like that and children definitely shouldn't be growing up like that.

I don't think Boscombe is that bad either. I enjoy living there, I have a very happy life (more so than when I lived in other areas of Bournemouth) and my friends mainly live round this way too. I'm proud of the diversity and mix of people you see in Boscombe, how friendly most people are and I love all the cafes and restaurants we have. Like you say it's a few people who cause most of the crime.
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]street warrior[/bold] wrote: Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway?? I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole[/p][/quote]Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section. They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived. Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else. Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.[/p][/quote]Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area. The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs. Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.[/p][/quote]In comparison to some parts of London Boscombe is a walk in the park I wouldn't disagree. My family's from Lewisham area and that's a whole other ball game compared to Boscombe. However children starting school in Boscombe are more likely to be behind developmentally when starting school, people die 10 years younger than any other part of Bournemouth, there's higher levels of drug and alcohol abuse and lower levels of educational attainment. That's something that needs to be remedied where possible because it's not the norm across the country. People shouldn't live like that and children definitely shouldn't be growing up like that. I don't think Boscombe is that bad either. I enjoy living there, I have a very happy life (more so than when I lived in other areas of Bournemouth) and my friends mainly live round this way too. I'm proud of the diversity and mix of people you see in Boscombe, how friendly most people are and I love all the cafes and restaurants we have. Like you say it's a few people who cause most of the crime. rozmister
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11:04am Wed 27 Feb 13

s-pb2 says...

BournemouthMum wrote:
rozmister wrote:
street warrior wrote:
Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway??

I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole
Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section.

They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived.

Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else.

Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.
Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area.

The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs.

Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.
Two considered and wholly accurate comments.

We do get some ridiculous idiotic comments about Boscombe. Some about demolition, some about the state of everyone living here, we even had some previously state that the roughest parts of New York were safer! Seriously they did!!

No one would deny who live here that Boscombe has problems. But Boscombe also needs people willing to invest in the area, whether that be businesses or people moving into the area (i.e. those with money, who arent using or drinking! e.g. those approaching retirement and so on). I very much feel that some of the posters here who almost get sick enjoyment out of mouthing off about Boscombe, are just as much of the problem as the druggies or alkies. They are telling the world including anyone who wants to invest in a future in Boscombe complete exaggerations, lies and misinformation. In other words these people dont want Boscombe to get better, they actually get a kick out of keeping Boscombe the way it is. And i also include the Echo in this. In order to sell papers they enjoy every incident, however minor, every robbery and every murder in Boscombe (of which there is only a couple a year and are nearly always to do with the drugs trade)
[quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]street warrior[/bold] wrote: Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway?? I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole[/p][/quote]Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section. They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived. Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else. Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.[/p][/quote]Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area. The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs. Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.[/p][/quote]Two considered and wholly accurate comments. We do get some ridiculous idiotic comments about Boscombe. Some about demolition, some about the state of everyone living here, we even had some previously state that the roughest parts of New York were safer! Seriously they did!! No one would deny who live here that Boscombe has problems. But Boscombe also needs people willing to invest in the area, whether that be businesses or people moving into the area (i.e. those with money, who arent using or drinking! e.g. those approaching retirement and so on). I very much feel that some of the posters here who almost get sick enjoyment out of mouthing off about Boscombe, are just as much of the problem as the druggies or alkies. They are telling the world including anyone who wants to invest in a future in Boscombe complete exaggerations, lies and misinformation. In other words these people dont want Boscombe to get better, they actually get a kick out of keeping Boscombe the way it is. And i also include the Echo in this. In order to sell papers they enjoy every incident, however minor, every robbery and every murder in Boscombe (of which there is only a couple a year and are nearly always to do with the drugs trade) s-pb2
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11:58am Wed 27 Feb 13

Peter 123 says...

Boscombe is ok been there 20 years yes it has gone down a bit over the years but you could not pay me to live in places like Winton Poole charminster. Wallis down kinson . On the other hand anyone want to swap from hegisbury head I am up for it....
Boscombe is ok been there 20 years yes it has gone down a bit over the years but you could not pay me to live in places like Winton Poole charminster. Wallis down kinson . On the other hand anyone want to swap from hegisbury head I am up for it.... Peter 123
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12:27pm Wed 27 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi

t scroungers...YAWN!
From the story..

"One resident, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I live just off the lane and it just appears to be one thing after another at the moment. It is worrying when you live here."
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]From the story.. "One resident, who didn’t want to be named, said: “I live just off the lane and it just appears to be one thing after another at the moment. It is worrying when you live here." scrumpyjack
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12:31pm Wed 27 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

rozmister wrote:
WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi



t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive.

Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf

es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood.

Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out.

Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.
"Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out."


It's a shathole. It's like the bottom of an emptying sink with all the crud being drawn to it.

And yes I have been there recently. Never changes (well other than just a little bit worse each year).
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive. Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood. Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out. Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.[/p][/quote]"Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out." It's a shathole. It's like the bottom of an emptying sink with all the crud being drawn to it. And yes I have been there recently. Never changes (well other than just a little bit worse each year). scrumpyjack
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12:34pm Wed 27 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

s-pb2 wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
rozmister wrote:
street warrior wrote:
Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway??

I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole
Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section.

They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived.

Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else.

Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.
Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area.

The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs.

Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.
Two considered and wholly accurate comments.

We do get some ridiculous idiotic comments about Boscombe. Some about demolition, some about the state of everyone living here, we even had some previously state that the roughest parts of New York were safer! Seriously they did!!

No one would deny who live here that Boscombe has problems. But Boscombe also needs people willing to invest in the area, whether that be businesses or people moving into the area (i.e. those with money, who arent using or drinking! e.g. those approaching retirement and so on). I very much feel that some of the posters here who almost get sick enjoyment out of mouthing off about Boscombe, are just as much of the problem as the druggies or alkies. They are telling the world including anyone who wants to invest in a future in Boscombe complete exaggerations, lies and misinformation. In other words these people dont want Boscombe to get better, they actually get a kick out of keeping Boscombe the way it is. And i also include the Echo in this. In order to sell papers they enjoy every incident, however minor, every robbery and every murder in Boscombe (of which there is only a couple a year and are nearly always to do with the drugs trade)
So you're saying it is crap because crapheads live there and to get better you need more nice people with lots of money to simply move into the area and spend their hard earned money and all will be hunky dory?

Ok fella.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]street warrior[/bold] wrote: Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway?? I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole[/p][/quote]Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section. They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived. Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else. Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.[/p][/quote]Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area. The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs. Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.[/p][/quote]Two considered and wholly accurate comments. We do get some ridiculous idiotic comments about Boscombe. Some about demolition, some about the state of everyone living here, we even had some previously state that the roughest parts of New York were safer! Seriously they did!! No one would deny who live here that Boscombe has problems. But Boscombe also needs people willing to invest in the area, whether that be businesses or people moving into the area (i.e. those with money, who arent using or drinking! e.g. those approaching retirement and so on). I very much feel that some of the posters here who almost get sick enjoyment out of mouthing off about Boscombe, are just as much of the problem as the druggies or alkies. They are telling the world including anyone who wants to invest in a future in Boscombe complete exaggerations, lies and misinformation. In other words these people dont want Boscombe to get better, they actually get a kick out of keeping Boscombe the way it is. And i also include the Echo in this. In order to sell papers they enjoy every incident, however minor, every robbery and every murder in Boscombe (of which there is only a couple a year and are nearly always to do with the drugs trade)[/p][/quote]So you're saying it is crap because crapheads live there and to get better you need more nice people with lots of money to simply move into the area and spend their hard earned money and all will be hunky dory? Ok fella. scrumpyjack
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3:44pm Wed 27 Feb 13

guisselle says...

The moon is made of cheese and
Enid Blyton lives!
The moon is made of cheese and Enid Blyton lives! guisselle
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9:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

jinglebell says...

Oh dear....Boscombe has problems, its ludicrous to pretend it does not; it also has assets that are not being used to its benefit. Unfortunately, our Council has a preference for not using the assets and so Boscombe continues to decline.
Money spent at the seafront has done diddle squat to help the majority of Boscombe with more and more shops closing.
According to Cllr. Wakefield et al, the Shelley Theatre has been "opening soon" for about 10 years now....still it lies derelict while the Council ignore it.
The BCCA is to be demolished by the Council - when we could have a cinema in it and a massive amount of other things.....no, we are forced to have 11 minuscule houses instead so more families will come to the area with sod all to do.....in fact why bother building houses when the ones already for sale in Boscombe have been on the market for months and months and at only £140K each?
How I wish we had an election next month and a huge number of Independent candidates running throughout Bournemouth; Boscombe's ward councillors are the very pit of society....they watch all this happening and vote for 11 houses; no money for the centre of Boscombe; more for the beach etc etc.
By the time the election comes around I think I would happily vote for a horse - at least it would know how to say "nay" to the small dictator at the Town Hall.
Oh dear....Boscombe has problems, its ludicrous to pretend it does not; it also has assets that are not being used to its benefit. Unfortunately, our Council has a preference for not using the assets and so Boscombe continues to decline. Money spent at the seafront has done diddle squat to help the majority of Boscombe with more and more shops closing. According to Cllr. Wakefield et al, the Shelley Theatre has been "opening soon" for about 10 years now....still it lies derelict while the Council ignore it. The BCCA is to be demolished by the Council - when we could have a cinema in it and a massive amount of other things.....no, we are forced to have 11 minuscule houses instead so more families will come to the area with sod all to do.....in fact why bother building houses when the ones already for sale in Boscombe have been on the market for months and months and at only £140K each? How I wish we had an election next month and a huge number of Independent candidates running throughout Bournemouth; Boscombe's ward councillors are the very pit of society....they watch all this happening and vote for 11 houses; no money for the centre of Boscombe; more for the beach etc etc. By the time the election comes around I think I would happily vote for a horse - at least it would know how to say "nay" to the small dictator at the Town Hall. jinglebell
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10:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

s-pb2 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
rozmister wrote:
street warrior wrote:
Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway??

I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole
Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section.

They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived.

Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else.

Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.
Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area.

The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs.

Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.
Two considered and wholly accurate comments.

We do get some ridiculous idiotic comments about Boscombe. Some about demolition, some about the state of everyone living here, we even had some previously state that the roughest parts of New York were safer! Seriously they did!!

No one would deny who live here that Boscombe has problems. But Boscombe also needs people willing to invest in the area, whether that be businesses or people moving into the area (i.e. those with money, who arent using or drinking! e.g. those approaching retirement and so on). I very much feel that some of the posters here who almost get sick enjoyment out of mouthing off about Boscombe, are just as much of the problem as the druggies or alkies. They are telling the world including anyone who wants to invest in a future in Boscombe complete exaggerations, lies and misinformation. In other words these people dont want Boscombe to get better, they actually get a kick out of keeping Boscombe the way it is. And i also include the Echo in this. In order to sell papers they enjoy every incident, however minor, every robbery and every murder in Boscombe (of which there is only a couple a year and are nearly always to do with the drugs trade)
So you're saying it is crap because crapheads live there and to get better you need more nice people with lots of money to simply move into the area and spend their hard earned money and all will be hunky dory?

Ok fella.
Of course investment in an area is going to help it. Duh!!
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]street warrior[/bold] wrote: Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway?? I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole[/p][/quote]Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section. They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived. Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else. Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.[/p][/quote]Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area. The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs. Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.[/p][/quote]Two considered and wholly accurate comments. We do get some ridiculous idiotic comments about Boscombe. Some about demolition, some about the state of everyone living here, we even had some previously state that the roughest parts of New York were safer! Seriously they did!! No one would deny who live here that Boscombe has problems. But Boscombe also needs people willing to invest in the area, whether that be businesses or people moving into the area (i.e. those with money, who arent using or drinking! e.g. those approaching retirement and so on). I very much feel that some of the posters here who almost get sick enjoyment out of mouthing off about Boscombe, are just as much of the problem as the druggies or alkies. They are telling the world including anyone who wants to invest in a future in Boscombe complete exaggerations, lies and misinformation. In other words these people dont want Boscombe to get better, they actually get a kick out of keeping Boscombe the way it is. And i also include the Echo in this. In order to sell papers they enjoy every incident, however minor, every robbery and every murder in Boscombe (of which there is only a couple a year and are nearly always to do with the drugs trade)[/p][/quote]So you're saying it is crap because crapheads live there and to get better you need more nice people with lots of money to simply move into the area and spend their hard earned money and all will be hunky dory? Ok fella.[/p][/quote]Of course investment in an area is going to help it. Duh!! s-pb2
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10:17pm Wed 27 Feb 13

s-pb2 says...

jinglebell wrote:
Oh dear....Boscombe has problems, its ludicrous to pretend it does not; it also has assets that are not being used to its benefit. Unfortunately, our Council has a preference for not using the assets and so Boscombe continues to decline.
Money spent at the seafront has done diddle squat to help the majority of Boscombe with more and more shops closing.
According to Cllr. Wakefield et al, the Shelley Theatre has been "opening soon" for about 10 years now....still it lies derelict while the Council ignore it.
The BCCA is to be demolished by the Council - when we could have a cinema in it and a massive amount of other things.....no, we are forced to have 11 minuscule houses instead so more families will come to the area with sod all to do.....in fact why bother building houses when the ones already for sale in Boscombe have been on the market for months and months and at only £140K each?
How I wish we had an election next month and a huge number of Independent candidates running throughout Bournemouth; Boscombe's ward councillors are the very pit of society....they watch all this happening and vote for 11 houses; no money for the centre of Boscombe; more for the beach etc etc.
By the time the election comes around I think I would happily vote for a horse - at least it would know how to say "nay" to the small dictator at the Town Hall.
You seriously think an election will change things? Look what happened last time, they actually ditched the only half decent councillor in favour of another Tory and romped home! If you have an election next month, i guarantee that Boscombe will return the same 3 dopey Torys as we have now.
[quote][p][bold]jinglebell[/bold] wrote: Oh dear....Boscombe has problems, its ludicrous to pretend it does not; it also has assets that are not being used to its benefit. Unfortunately, our Council has a preference for not using the assets and so Boscombe continues to decline. Money spent at the seafront has done diddle squat to help the majority of Boscombe with more and more shops closing. According to Cllr. Wakefield et al, the Shelley Theatre has been "opening soon" for about 10 years now....still it lies derelict while the Council ignore it. The BCCA is to be demolished by the Council - when we could have a cinema in it and a massive amount of other things.....no, we are forced to have 11 minuscule houses instead so more families will come to the area with sod all to do.....in fact why bother building houses when the ones already for sale in Boscombe have been on the market for months and months and at only £140K each? How I wish we had an election next month and a huge number of Independent candidates running throughout Bournemouth; Boscombe's ward councillors are the very pit of society....they watch all this happening and vote for 11 houses; no money for the centre of Boscombe; more for the beach etc etc. By the time the election comes around I think I would happily vote for a horse - at least it would know how to say "nay" to the small dictator at the Town Hall.[/p][/quote]You seriously think an election will change things? Look what happened last time, they actually ditched the only half decent councillor in favour of another Tory and romped home! If you have an election next month, i guarantee that Boscombe will return the same 3 dopey Torys as we have now. s-pb2
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11:50pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Browser123 says...

The 2 PCSO`s chatting whilst walking in Roumelia lane would have been to their base in the middle of Roumlia lane, opposite the alley to the main road, so probably were just chatting before they went on patrol again..
The 2 PCSO`s chatting whilst walking in Roumelia lane would have been to their base in the middle of Roumlia lane, opposite the alley to the main road, so probably were just chatting before they went on patrol again.. Browser123
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2:22am Thu 28 Feb 13

Tom 'Boscombe' Jones says...

rozmister wrote:
WOC wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi



t scroungers...YAWN!
You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).
I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive.

Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf

es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood.

Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out.

Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]WOC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Watch the usual commenters.Blah Blah Blah,Boscombe dregs,Junkies,Benefi t scroungers...YAWN![/p][/quote]You said it! If BosVegas wasn't frequently in the paper for fights, shootings, stabbings, thefts etc etc then people wouldn't have any grounds to slag it off. I for one do not go to Boscombe anymore for fear of not getting out alive (that is a joke, but sadly there is an element of truth in it).[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for three years and never been a victim of any crime. Until recently I lived by the Crescent so in the heart of the apparently 'roughest part' of Boscombe. I've never been shot, stabbed, mugged, burgled, threatened, attacked or anything. So there is absolutely no element of truth in your joke about fearing you won't get out of Boscombe alive. Plenty of people live perfectly happy normal lives in Boscombe; working, bringing up children, socialising in local bars/restaurants/caf es, walking along the seafront, going to the park, etc. It's a small group of people, who often have problems with alcohol and substance abuse, who cause the majority of anti-social behaviour and crime. And it's people like you making a massive drama about one small aspect of Boscombe that leads to comments about demolishing the whole of Boscombe. Never mind the young professionals and family who live and work in the area, lets demolish the whole thing because we've ended up with all the drug and alcohol addicts in Bournemouth & Poole because no one else would have them housed in their neighbourhood. Bournemouth is a vibrant area with lots going for it - if you stopped being such a massive snob and looking for crime and trouble round every corner you might find that out. Also it's pretty clear from this story the person involved is mentally unwell. If the headline said "Mentally unwell man barricades himself in building in Sandbanks" the response on here would be completely different. But because the person involved lives in Boscombe they MUST be a junkie. It's disgusting to see such a lack of compassion towards a fellow human being who is obviously very unwell.[/p][/quote]Well said. Tom 'Boscombe' Jones
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9:58am Thu 28 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

s-pb2 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
s-pb2 wrote:
BournemouthMum wrote:
rozmister wrote:
street warrior wrote:
Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway??

I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole
Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section.

They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived.

Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else.

Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.
Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area.

The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs.

Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.
Two considered and wholly accurate comments.

We do get some ridiculous idiotic comments about Boscombe. Some about demolition, some about the state of everyone living here, we even had some previously state that the roughest parts of New York were safer! Seriously they did!!

No one would deny who live here that Boscombe has problems. But Boscombe also needs people willing to invest in the area, whether that be businesses or people moving into the area (i.e. those with money, who arent using or drinking! e.g. those approaching retirement and so on). I very much feel that some of the posters here who almost get sick enjoyment out of mouthing off about Boscombe, are just as much of the problem as the druggies or alkies. They are telling the world including anyone who wants to invest in a future in Boscombe complete exaggerations, lies and misinformation. In other words these people dont want Boscombe to get better, they actually get a kick out of keeping Boscombe the way it is. And i also include the Echo in this. In order to sell papers they enjoy every incident, however minor, every robbery and every murder in Boscombe (of which there is only a couple a year and are nearly always to do with the drugs trade)
So you're saying it is crap because crapheads live there and to get better you need more nice people with lots of money to simply move into the area and spend their hard earned money and all will be hunky dory?

Ok fella.
Of course investment in an area is going to help it. Duh!!
'Duh!' indeed. What was I thinking, it's a genius plan.

I will phone Savills and Winktons, you get on to the broad sheets.

We'll have mutli-millionaires moving in by the end of the month.

Oooh and what about celebrities? I mean, if Gazza can live there the options know no bounds!
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BournemouthMum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]street warrior[/bold] wrote: Dont you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe anyway?? I dont agree Boscombe is deprived at all, have any of you seen the program "People Like us?" about a community that lives in Harperhey in Manchester. Now that is a deprived area, any hows Boscombe still a **** hole[/p][/quote]Boscombe is the most deprived area in the South West - that's a fact it's not my opinion so it doesn't matter whether you agree or not. It's based on stats and research not on the opinion of one person on the Bournemouth Echo comments section. They've worked it out by looking at a variety of indicators of deprivation such as income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education, skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment. Boscombe scores lower in these areas than anywhere else in the South West which is why it's classed as deprived. Harpurhey is more deprived than Boscombe because it's the most deprived are in the whole of England - that's why it was selected to be for that documentary. But Boscombe is in the top 1% of most deprived areas in the country so it's pretty deprived in comparison to everywhere else. Your comment "don't you have to be mentally unwell to live in Boscombe" is pretty disrespectful - both to the hard working majority who live peacefully in Boscombe and to people who are mentally unwell.[/p][/quote]Boscombe may well be deprived according to stats, but it's not the same as inner city deprivation. I am from London and there are places there where crime and poverty is so rife that these places make Boscombe look like an upmarket area. The inner cities are full of sprawling council estates with a high percentage of unemployment where most people are afraid to go out at night - Boscombe is nothing like that, in fact a large proportion of Boscombe residents are owner occupiers and have jobs. Boscombe's problems are largely due to the high density of drug rehab centres and people with 'issues'. It's really not as bad as people make it out to be.[/p][/quote]Two considered and wholly accurate comments. We do get some ridiculous idiotic comments about Boscombe. Some about demolition, some about the state of everyone living here, we even had some previously state that the roughest parts of New York were safer! Seriously they did!! No one would deny who live here that Boscombe has problems. But Boscombe also needs people willing to invest in the area, whether that be businesses or people moving into the area (i.e. those with money, who arent using or drinking! e.g. those approaching retirement and so on). I very much feel that some of the posters here who almost get sick enjoyment out of mouthing off about Boscombe, are just as much of the problem as the druggies or alkies. They are telling the world including anyone who wants to invest in a future in Boscombe complete exaggerations, lies and misinformation. In other words these people dont want Boscombe to get better, they actually get a kick out of keeping Boscombe the way it is. And i also include the Echo in this. In order to sell papers they enjoy every incident, however minor, every robbery and every murder in Boscombe (of which there is only a couple a year and are nearly always to do with the drugs trade)[/p][/quote]So you're saying it is crap because crapheads live there and to get better you need more nice people with lots of money to simply move into the area and spend their hard earned money and all will be hunky dory? Ok fella.[/p][/quote]Of course investment in an area is going to help it. Duh!![/p][/quote]'Duh!' indeed. What was I thinking, it's a genius plan. I will phone Savills and Winktons, you get on to the broad sheets. We'll have mutli-millionaires moving in by the end of the month. Oooh and what about celebrities? I mean, if Gazza can live there the options know no bounds! scrumpyjack
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10:29am Thu 28 Feb 13

rozmister says...

jinglebell wrote:
Oh dear....Boscombe has problems, its ludicrous to pretend it does not; it also has assets that are not being used to its benefit. Unfortunately, our Council has a preference for not using the assets and so Boscombe continues to decline.
Money spent at the seafront has done diddle squat to help the majority of Boscombe with more and more shops closing.
According to Cllr. Wakefield et al, the Shelley Theatre has been "opening soon" for about 10 years now....still it lies derelict while the Council ignore it.
The BCCA is to be demolished by the Council - when we could have a cinema in it and a massive amount of other things.....no, we are forced to have 11 minuscule houses instead so more families will come to the area with sod all to do.....in fact why bother building houses when the ones already for sale in Boscombe have been on the market for months and months and at only £140K each?
How I wish we had an election next month and a huge number of Independent candidates running throughout Bournemouth; Boscombe's ward councillors are the very pit of society....they watch all this happening and vote for 11 houses; no money for the centre of Boscombe; more for the beach etc etc.
By the time the election comes around I think I would happily vote for a horse - at least it would know how to say "nay" to the small dictator at the Town Hall.
There's plenty for families in Boscombe the problem is people expect so much for their family nowadays. Children don't need loads and loads of different facilities to entertain them. They're happy down the beach building sandcastles, playing in the park, kicking a ball around down near Kings Park, doing dance classes at the dance school, reading books from Boscombe library, going to the children's centre if they're under 5 and playing with the other kids, take them on the land train if they like trains, Southbourne's got a really good soft play cafe that's only a few stops on the bus, Littledown swimming pool again is only a short bus journey, etc. I don't know why people keep saying there's nothing in Boscombe for families there's plenty as long as you use your imagination and put in some effort! It would be a waste of the council's money to pay for loads of facilities duplicated in every small ward because families couldn't be bothered to get the bus to them/drive if they have a car and didn't have the imagination to entertain their kids at home!
[quote][p][bold]jinglebell[/bold] wrote: Oh dear....Boscombe has problems, its ludicrous to pretend it does not; it also has assets that are not being used to its benefit. Unfortunately, our Council has a preference for not using the assets and so Boscombe continues to decline. Money spent at the seafront has done diddle squat to help the majority of Boscombe with more and more shops closing. According to Cllr. Wakefield et al, the Shelley Theatre has been "opening soon" for about 10 years now....still it lies derelict while the Council ignore it. The BCCA is to be demolished by the Council - when we could have a cinema in it and a massive amount of other things.....no, we are forced to have 11 minuscule houses instead so more families will come to the area with sod all to do.....in fact why bother building houses when the ones already for sale in Boscombe have been on the market for months and months and at only £140K each? How I wish we had an election next month and a huge number of Independent candidates running throughout Bournemouth; Boscombe's ward councillors are the very pit of society....they watch all this happening and vote for 11 houses; no money for the centre of Boscombe; more for the beach etc etc. By the time the election comes around I think I would happily vote for a horse - at least it would know how to say "nay" to the small dictator at the Town Hall.[/p][/quote]There's plenty for families in Boscombe the problem is people expect so much for their family nowadays. Children don't need loads and loads of different facilities to entertain them. They're happy down the beach building sandcastles, playing in the park, kicking a ball around down near Kings Park, doing dance classes at the dance school, reading books from Boscombe library, going to the children's centre if they're under 5 and playing with the other kids, take them on the land train if they like trains, Southbourne's got a really good soft play cafe that's only a few stops on the bus, Littledown swimming pool again is only a short bus journey, etc. I don't know why people keep saying there's nothing in Boscombe for families there's plenty as long as you use your imagination and put in some effort! It would be a waste of the council's money to pay for loads of facilities duplicated in every small ward because families couldn't be bothered to get the bus to them/drive if they have a car and didn't have the imagination to entertain their kids at home! rozmister
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1:34pm Thu 28 Feb 13

BourneRed says...

All very true rozmister, if the echo comments are anything to go by people will moan about anything. Just have a look at the Air Festival article with someone moaning because it rained a couple of times. Since when did rain prevent anyone from having fun?

Bournemouth is an excellent place to live and that includes Boscombe's half a dozen streets that have issues.

Have a drive around the country and see some real desperate areas.
All very true rozmister, if the echo comments are anything to go by people will moan about anything. Just have a look at the Air Festival article with someone moaning because it rained a couple of times. Since when did rain prevent anyone from having fun? Bournemouth is an excellent place to live and that includes Boscombe's half a dozen streets that have issues. Have a drive around the country and see some real desperate areas. BourneRed
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6:44pm Thu 28 Feb 13

bigjohn says...

Keep all the strange people in one place and the police dont have far to travel. Social deprivation in one hit.
Keep all the strange people in one place and the police dont have far to travel. Social deprivation in one hit. bigjohn
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6:43pm Mon 4 Mar 13

Dorset Logic says...

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