Thousands sign Richmond Hill slide petition

A giant slide on Richmond Hill for the day? hundreds sign wacky petition

A giant slide on Richmond Hill for the day? hundreds sign wacky petition

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AROUND 2,000 people have signed a petition to put a slide on Bourne-mouth’s Richmond Hill.

The wacky campaign was started on the internet and has seen hordes of supporters join in with the fun idea.

Bournemouth council has joined in with the debate on the slippery concept, suggesting it would need a crash mat in the Square and joking it could be done on the East or West Cliff.

Lola Lo started the petition on the change.org website, with the heading “Bournemouth Council: Please can we close Richmond Hill for a day and install an awesome slide”.

It was sent to the Echo via Twitter by Luke Williams and interest rocketed after the newspaper re-tweeted the link to the petition.

Adam Donovan, who lives on Richmond Hill, wrote his support on the petition website.

He said: “If this slide was in place then there would be no more walking missions, instead a simple slide down to my front door, perfect.”

Hannah Cahill, also from Bournemouth, wrote: “I think it will be a great opportunity for everyone to join together and have lots of fun.”

The image used on the petition shows how it might look.

Jon Weaver, Bournemouth council’s events and marketing manager, left, said it was a “fun and innovative idea”

“Not sure on the location – very fast and steep down Richmond Hill,” he said.

“You would need at least a big crash mat at the end or it might not be the ride you’d hoped.

“A slide on the cliff slopes with a view of our wonderful beaches and the bay could be a better option.”

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6:16pm Fri 3 May 13

KLH says...

Great idea.

Even better, a large net at the bottom to catch cyclists whizzing down the hill into the square.
Great idea. Even better, a large net at the bottom to catch cyclists whizzing down the hill into the square. KLH
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6:45pm Fri 3 May 13

tommytoyou says...

All the people getting excited about it probably don't realise the council would charge £10 a go.
Not that it'll happen anyway, it's too steep. 'elf and safety nightmare.
All the people getting excited about it probably don't realise the council would charge £10 a go. Not that it'll happen anyway, it's too steep. 'elf and safety nightmare. tommytoyou
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11:03pm Fri 3 May 13

PokesdownMark says...

If we don't do this we don't deserve to be the leading resort in the UK.
If we don't do this we don't deserve to be the leading resort in the UK. PokesdownMark
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12:24am Sat 4 May 13

Miss Opinionated says...

Alder Hills would be better.
Alder Hills would be better. Miss Opinionated
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7:09am Sat 4 May 13

corozin says...

Fabulous, and you could have a ski lift to take you back up afterwards.

Probably exceeds the fun capacity of stagnant Bournemouth Council though. "Fancy another sodding coffee shop?"
Fabulous, and you could have a ski lift to take you back up afterwards. Probably exceeds the fun capacity of stagnant Bournemouth Council though. "Fancy another sodding coffee shop?" corozin
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7:13am Sat 4 May 13

Gastines3 says...

With the Council involved,the crash mat would be installed at the top!!!
With the Council involved,the crash mat would be installed at the top!!! Gastines3
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8:34am Sat 4 May 13

oneshortleg says...

If the council allowed it to happen it would have to be part of the Air Show as sadly this is the only event they are interested in!
If the council allowed it to happen it would have to be part of the Air Show as sadly this is the only event they are interested in! oneshortleg
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10:28am Sat 4 May 13

GAHmusic says...

I don't know where that mocked up pic is supposed to be? Is part of the slide plan to completely redevelop Richmond hill too?
I don't know where that mocked up pic is supposed to be? Is part of the slide plan to completely redevelop Richmond hill too? GAHmusic
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11:15am Sat 4 May 13

jimbo73 says...

Waiting for the Echo to come up with the front page headline - 'Bournemouth Town Centre's on the Slide'.

No fresh news again......
Waiting for the Echo to come up with the front page headline - 'Bournemouth Town Centre's on the Slide'. No fresh news again...... jimbo73
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11:38am Sat 4 May 13

b26b says...

we need a monorail
we need a monorail b26b
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11:38am Sat 4 May 13

bobsworthforever says...

its a road not a childrens playground better moving it somewhere less offensive.
its a road not a childrens playground better moving it somewhere less offensive. bobsworthforever
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12:30pm Sat 4 May 13

manyogie says...

b26b wrote:
we need a monorail
A Monorail !
[quote][p][bold]b26b[/bold] wrote: we need a monorail[/p][/quote]A Monorail ! manyogie
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6:48pm Sat 4 May 13

spooki says...

Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...
Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it... spooki
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4:54pm Sun 5 May 13

Phixer says...

spooki wrote:
Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...
The doom-mongers are out in force again.

What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea?

It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses.

Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...[/p][/quote]The doom-mongers are out in force again. What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea? It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses. Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable? Phixer
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4:56pm Sun 5 May 13

Phixer says...

manyogie wrote:
b26b wrote:
we need a monorail
A Monorail !
Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk!
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b26b[/bold] wrote: we need a monorail[/p][/quote]A Monorail ![/p][/quote]Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk! Phixer
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5:15pm Sun 5 May 13

GAHmusic says...

Phixer wrote:
manyogie wrote:
b26b wrote:
we need a monorail
A Monorail !
Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk!
It's a quote from the Simpsons if you'd seen the episode you'd know what it meant and why it is relevant every time it's posted. Essentialy it is a joke about how councils waste huge sums of money on pointless vanity projects that become disasterous money pits.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b26b[/bold] wrote: we need a monorail[/p][/quote]A Monorail ![/p][/quote]Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk![/p][/quote]It's a quote from the Simpsons if you'd seen the episode you'd know what it meant and why it is relevant every time it's posted. Essentialy it is a joke about how councils waste huge sums of money on pointless vanity projects that become disasterous money pits. GAHmusic
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11:28am Mon 6 May 13

spooki says...

Phixer wrote:
spooki wrote:
Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...
The doom-mongers are out in force again.

What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea?

It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses.

Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?
Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger".
So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota?
Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day!
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...[/p][/quote]The doom-mongers are out in force again. What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea? It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses. Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?[/p][/quote]Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger". So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota? Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day! spooki
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1:20pm Mon 6 May 13

Michael (Dexter) Hall says...

spooki wrote:
Phixer wrote:
spooki wrote:
Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...
The doom-mongers are out in force again.

What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea?

It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses.

Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?
Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger".
So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota?
Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day!
Yes you certainly are a doom and gloom member of society being inconvenienced for a small part of the day while others enjoy themselves, unless you actually spend all day driving up and down Richmond Hill and around the Square then i would suggest other pastimes or careers
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...[/p][/quote]The doom-mongers are out in force again. What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea? It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses. Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?[/p][/quote]Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger". So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota? Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day![/p][/quote]Yes you certainly are a doom and gloom member of society being inconvenienced for a small part of the day while others enjoy themselves, unless you actually spend all day driving up and down Richmond Hill and around the Square then i would suggest other pastimes or careers Michael (Dexter) Hall
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5:02pm Mon 6 May 13

spooki says...

Michael (Dexter) Hall wrote:
spooki wrote:
Phixer wrote:
spooki wrote:
Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...
The doom-mongers are out in force again.

What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea?

It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses.

Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?
Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger".
So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota?
Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day!
Yes you certainly are a doom and gloom member of society being inconvenienced for a small part of the day while others enjoy themselves, unless you actually spend all day driving up and down Richmond Hill and around the Square then i would suggest other pastimes or careers
No I am not "doom and gloom" and how dare you assume something about me when you actually know nothing? I prefer to enjoy myself without inconveniencing lots of other people.
And I never said it was anything to do with the councils money did I?

I do however think Richmond Hill would be slightly less dangerous than having a slide on the cliffside.
[quote][p][bold]Michael (Dexter) Hall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...[/p][/quote]The doom-mongers are out in force again. What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea? It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses. Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?[/p][/quote]Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger". So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota? Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day![/p][/quote]Yes you certainly are a doom and gloom member of society being inconvenienced for a small part of the day while others enjoy themselves, unless you actually spend all day driving up and down Richmond Hill and around the Square then i would suggest other pastimes or careers[/p][/quote]No I am not "doom and gloom" and how dare you assume something about me when you actually know nothing? I prefer to enjoy myself without inconveniencing lots of other people. And I never said it was anything to do with the councils money did I? I do however think Richmond Hill would be slightly less dangerous than having a slide on the cliffside. spooki
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5:29pm Mon 6 May 13

Azphreal says...

Why not have waterslides that go from the clifftop into the sea or the pier into the sea (Thought the company taking over the pier theatre may have said about that) then it could run all through the summer.
Why not have waterslides that go from the clifftop into the sea or the pier into the sea (Thought the company taking over the pier theatre may have said about that) then it could run all through the summer. Azphreal
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5:49pm Mon 6 May 13

Michael (Dexter) Hall says...

My assumption spooki is based on your comments and others i have read over a few months concerning aspects of Bournemouth and other areas.If the town centre was pedestrianised as it should be a slide could be a feature all through the summer.
My assumption spooki is based on your comments and others i have read over a few months concerning aspects of Bournemouth and other areas.If the town centre was pedestrianised as it should be a slide could be a feature all through the summer. Michael (Dexter) Hall
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5:51pm Mon 6 May 13

muscliffman says...

GAHmusic wrote:
Phixer wrote:
manyogie wrote:
b26b wrote:
we need a monorail
A Monorail !
Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk!
It's a quote from the Simpsons if you'd seen the episode you'd know what it meant and why it is relevant every time it's posted. Essentialy it is a joke about how councils waste huge sums of money on pointless vanity projects that become disasterous money pits.
Well we don't have to watch the Simpsons on TV in Bournemouth or Poole to see huge sums of our money wasted on disastrous vanity projects do we?

But best to stop the Monorail references, it really was not that long ago that this was a serious suggestion inside our esteemed Town Hall. Doh!
[quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b26b[/bold] wrote: we need a monorail[/p][/quote]A Monorail ![/p][/quote]Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk![/p][/quote]It's a quote from the Simpsons if you'd seen the episode you'd know what it meant and why it is relevant every time it's posted. Essentialy it is a joke about how councils waste huge sums of money on pointless vanity projects that become disasterous money pits.[/p][/quote]Well we don't have to watch the Simpsons on TV in Bournemouth or Poole to see huge sums of our money wasted on disastrous vanity projects do we? But best to stop the Monorail references, it really was not that long ago that this was a serious suggestion inside our esteemed Town Hall. Doh! muscliffman
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6:49pm Mon 6 May 13

retry69 says...

muscliffman wrote:
GAHmusic wrote:
Phixer wrote:
manyogie wrote:
b26b wrote:
we need a monorail
A Monorail !
Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk!
It's a quote from the Simpsons if you'd seen the episode you'd know what it meant and why it is relevant every time it's posted. Essentialy it is a joke about how councils waste huge sums of money on pointless vanity projects that become disasterous money pits.
Well we don't have to watch the Simpsons on TV in Bournemouth or Poole to see huge sums of our money wasted on disastrous vanity projects do we?

But best to stop the Monorail references, it really was not that long ago that this was a serious suggestion inside our esteemed Town Hall. Doh!
There are some miserable gits that read this paper, nice to see you bring your usual brand of humour to eleviate the depressing thoughts cast by them
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b26b[/bold] wrote: we need a monorail[/p][/quote]A Monorail ![/p][/quote]Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk![/p][/quote]It's a quote from the Simpsons if you'd seen the episode you'd know what it meant and why it is relevant every time it's posted. Essentialy it is a joke about how councils waste huge sums of money on pointless vanity projects that become disasterous money pits.[/p][/quote]Well we don't have to watch the Simpsons on TV in Bournemouth or Poole to see huge sums of our money wasted on disastrous vanity projects do we? But best to stop the Monorail references, it really was not that long ago that this was a serious suggestion inside our esteemed Town Hall. Doh![/p][/quote]There are some miserable gits that read this paper, nice to see you bring your usual brand of humour to eleviate the depressing thoughts cast by them retry69
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7:55pm Mon 6 May 13

spooki says...

Michael (Dexter) Hall wrote:
My assumption spooki is based on your comments and others i have read over a few months concerning aspects of Bournemouth and other areas.If the town centre was pedestrianised as it should be a slide could be a feature all through the summer.
Surely that should read "if the town centre was pedestrianised AS I BELEIVE it should be..."? It's your opinion, it's my opinion, it's everyone's opinion. The difference between us is I don't name-call. I'm not opposed to fun, completely the opposite, I love fun! I think some of us are bored of ideas that are instant, one day things and not there for the residents long-term.
[quote][p][bold]Michael (Dexter) Hall[/bold] wrote: My assumption spooki is based on your comments and others i have read over a few months concerning aspects of Bournemouth and other areas.If the town centre was pedestrianised as it should be a slide could be a feature all through the summer.[/p][/quote]Surely that should read "if the town centre was pedestrianised AS I BELEIVE it should be..."? It's your opinion, it's my opinion, it's everyone's opinion. The difference between us is I don't name-call. I'm not opposed to fun, completely the opposite, I love fun! I think some of us are bored of ideas that are instant, one day things and not there for the residents long-term. spooki
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8:06pm Mon 6 May 13

retry69 says...

retry69 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
GAHmusic wrote:
Phixer wrote:
manyogie wrote:
b26b wrote:
we need a monorail
A Monorail !
Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk!
It's a quote from the Simpsons if you'd seen the episode you'd know what it meant and why it is relevant every time it's posted. Essentialy it is a joke about how councils waste huge sums of money on pointless vanity projects that become disasterous money pits.
Well we don't have to watch the Simpsons on TV in Bournemouth or Poole to see huge sums of our money wasted on disastrous vanity projects do we?

But best to stop the Monorail references, it really was not that long ago that this was a serious suggestion inside our esteemed Town Hall. Doh!
There are some miserable gits that read this paper, nice to see you bring your usual brand of humour to eleviate the depressing thoughts cast by them
See what i mean, now people are telling others what they should be writing,UNBELIEVaBLE
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GAHmusic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]b26b[/bold] wrote: we need a monorail[/p][/quote]A Monorail ![/p][/quote]Leave him alone - he's only just learned to talk![/p][/quote]It's a quote from the Simpsons if you'd seen the episode you'd know what it meant and why it is relevant every time it's posted. Essentialy it is a joke about how councils waste huge sums of money on pointless vanity projects that become disasterous money pits.[/p][/quote]Well we don't have to watch the Simpsons on TV in Bournemouth or Poole to see huge sums of our money wasted on disastrous vanity projects do we? But best to stop the Monorail references, it really was not that long ago that this was a serious suggestion inside our esteemed Town Hall. Doh![/p][/quote]There are some miserable gits that read this paper, nice to see you bring your usual brand of humour to eleviate the depressing thoughts cast by them[/p][/quote]See what i mean, now people are telling others what they should be writing,UNBELIEVaBLE retry69
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9:13pm Mon 6 May 13

stone dweller says...

I cant wait its so exciting
do we old wrinklies get a discount if we show our bus pass
Or even better two goes for the price of one
I think it will be less than £15 a go.
I cant wait its so exciting do we old wrinklies get a discount if we show our bus pass Or even better two goes for the price of one I think it will be less than £15 a go. stone dweller
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9:15pm Mon 6 May 13

Rustyfootballer says...

It would be fun and BBC Breakfast would cover it.
Using the unusually steep hill for a Redbull Hillchasers cycle event would be good too.
It would be fun and BBC Breakfast would cover it. Using the unusually steep hill for a Redbull Hillchasers cycle event would be good too. Rustyfootballer
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10:43pm Mon 6 May 13

Isosceles says...

Why not have an artificial reef instead?
Oops, I forgot, they already tried that!
Why not have an artificial reef instead? Oops, I forgot, they already tried that! Isosceles
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1:15am Tue 7 May 13

guisselle says...

It will cause a land-slide!
It will cause a land-slide! guisselle
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6:11am Tue 7 May 13

PaulOvey says...

This is a great idea forward thinking, and very possible to arrange for a weekend of fun. If it was done over the Air Festival Weekend all the better.

But im afraid I dont think it will happen, as I dont think the UK is that forward thinking.

But I do look forward to being proved wrong.
This is a great idea forward thinking, and very possible to arrange for a weekend of fun. If it was done over the Air Festival Weekend all the better. But im afraid I dont think it will happen, as I dont think the UK is that forward thinking. But I do look forward to being proved wrong. PaulOvey
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6:18am Tue 7 May 13

DUCKFEEDER says...

spooki wrote:
Phixer wrote:
spooki wrote:
Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...
The doom-mongers are out in force again.

What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea?

It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses.

Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?
Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger".
So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota?
Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day!
I have to drive to Bournemouth,I work in Bournemouth,in fact i work in Bournemouth within a 2 minute walk from The Square, I am over 50 yrs old,the idea of a slide on Richmond Hill, Hell I'd give it a go x x x
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...[/p][/quote]The doom-mongers are out in force again. What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea? It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses. Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?[/p][/quote]Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger". So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota? Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day![/p][/quote]I have to drive to Bournemouth,I work in Bournemouth,in fact i work in Bournemouth within a 2 minute walk from The Square, I am over 50 yrs old,the idea of a slide on Richmond Hill, Hell I'd give it a go x x x DUCKFEEDER
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7:05am Tue 7 May 13

The Engineer says...

The first to try it out should be our very deserving councilors, suitably bound and gagged and sent down on their backs head first!
The first to try it out should be our very deserving councilors, suitably bound and gagged and sent down on their backs head first! The Engineer
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7:12am Tue 7 May 13

jobsworthwatch says...

The Engineer wrote:
The first to try it out should be our very deserving councilors, suitably bound and gagged and sent down on their backs head first!
Yeah, as a reward for restoring the view from Bath Road and providing us with that wonderful surf reef!
[quote][p][bold]The Engineer[/bold] wrote: The first to try it out should be our very deserving councilors, suitably bound and gagged and sent down on their backs head first![/p][/quote]Yeah, as a reward for restoring the view from Bath Road and providing us with that wonderful surf reef! jobsworthwatch
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7:28am Tue 7 May 13

Lord Spring says...

stone dweller wrote:
I cant wait its so exciting
do we old wrinklies get a discount if we show our bus pass
Or even better two goes for the price of one
I think it will be less than £15 a go.
Not till after 9-30 am or after 11pm weekdays but OK on weekends and Bank Holidays
[quote][p][bold]stone dweller[/bold] wrote: I cant wait its so exciting do we old wrinklies get a discount if we show our bus pass Or even better two goes for the price of one I think it will be less than £15 a go.[/p][/quote]Not till after 9-30 am or after 11pm weekdays but OK on weekends and Bank Holidays Lord Spring
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7:37am Tue 7 May 13

retry69 says...

DUCKFEEDER wrote:
spooki wrote:
Phixer wrote:
spooki wrote:
Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...
The doom-mongers are out in force again.

What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea?

It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses.

Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?
Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger".
So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota?
Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day!
I have to drive to Bournemouth,I work in Bournemouth,in fact i work in Bournemouth within a 2 minute walk from The Square, I am over 50 yrs old,the idea of a slide on Richmond Hill, Hell I'd give it a go x x x
Well done you,excellent example to set to everyone
[quote][p][bold]DUCKFEEDER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...[/p][/quote]The doom-mongers are out in force again. What is wrong with proposing an innovative idea? It doesn't say anywhere about this being a council event. The organisers need to contact the council for permission - for obvious reasons to the rest of us - and closing Richmond Hill on a public holiday/Sunday is hardly going to inconvenience the masses. Perhaps a longer, gentle, twisting ride from the Lansdowne down Old Christchurch Road would be acceptable?[/p][/quote]Oh yes I'm a "doom-monger". So your saying if this happened, you wouldn't mind AT ALL? If you live, work or have to drive around Bmth Square whether for a living or just to get out for the day, this wouldn't bother you one iota? Why don't we all just collect lots of money and do something stupid in a main road and block it for the day![/p][/quote]I have to drive to Bournemouth,I work in Bournemouth,in fact i work in Bournemouth within a 2 minute walk from The Square, I am over 50 yrs old,the idea of a slide on Richmond Hill, Hell I'd give it a go x x x[/p][/quote]Well done you,excellent example to set to everyone retry69
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8:31am Tue 7 May 13

BmthNewshound says...

With Bournemouth Councils record they'd give the contract to S&D Leisure who'd charge an arm and a leg to have a go.
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Personally I think the slide is a great idea.
With Bournemouth Councils record they'd give the contract to S&D Leisure who'd charge an arm and a leg to have a go. . Personally I think the slide is a great idea. BmthNewshound
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8:55am Tue 7 May 13

P Barker says...

That image if what it would look like, is clearly taken from a US or Canadian city (note the ofice blocks). Maybe we could borrow their slide for the weekend !
That image if what it would look like, is clearly taken from a US or Canadian city (note the ofice blocks). Maybe we could borrow their slide for the weekend ! P Barker
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8:58am Tue 7 May 13

terry jerrard says...

Like to see one at Slades Farm for a weekend
Like to see one at Slades Farm for a weekend terry jerrard
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9:05am Tue 7 May 13

jobsworthwatch says...

Put it down Durley Chine, more fun than a butterfly farm!
Put it down Durley Chine, more fun than a butterfly farm! jobsworthwatch
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9:07am Tue 7 May 13

l'anglais says...

Why the debate?
Bournemouth is supposed to be a tourist resort not just an OAP farm.

One day a year is not going to pull in the masses, from June to August might.

Why not have it on the path leading from the West Cliff down to the Pier.

No doubt the blue rinse brigade will have the final nay.
Why the debate? Bournemouth is supposed to be a tourist resort not just an OAP farm. One day a year is not going to pull in the masses, from June to August might. Why not have it on the path leading from the West Cliff down to the Pier. No doubt the blue rinse brigade will have the final nay. l'anglais
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10:13am Tue 7 May 13

TheDistrict says...

jobsworthwatch wrote:
Put it down Durley Chine, more fun than a butterfly farm!
Agree, a great idea.............
[quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: Put it down Durley Chine, more fun than a butterfly farm![/p][/quote]Agree, a great idea............. TheDistrict
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10:14am Tue 7 May 13

TheDistrict says...

terry jerrard wrote:
Like to see one at Slades Farm for a weekend
Could have lots of slides down the cycle track banks...............
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[quote][p][bold]terry jerrard[/bold] wrote: Like to see one at Slades Farm for a weekend[/p][/quote]Could have lots of slides down the cycle track banks............... .... TheDistrict
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11:11am Tue 7 May 13

terry jerrard says...

TheDistrict wrote:
terry jerrard wrote:
Like to see one at Slades Farm for a weekend
Could have lots of slides down the cycle track banks...............

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I think that might of stopped now AND the dog owners using it,but we digress, its a great fun idea and as for the above reference to the blue rinse brigade the commenter needs to grow up and realise that there would probably be just as many senior participants who prefer to get out and do something rather than sit around criticising every effort that others make to make this town what it is, a fun place.The next step is the doom and gloom mechants mentioned above by some should be shipped out to one of the small islands where they can bore each other all day long and leave the rest of us to enjoy our life
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]terry jerrard[/bold] wrote: Like to see one at Slades Farm for a weekend[/p][/quote]Could have lots of slides down the cycle track banks............... ....[/p][/quote]I think that might of stopped now AND the dog owners using it,but we digress, its a great fun idea and as for the above reference to the blue rinse brigade the commenter needs to grow up and realise that there would probably be just as many senior participants who prefer to get out and do something rather than sit around criticising every effort that others make to make this town what it is, a fun place.The next step is the doom and gloom mechants mentioned above by some should be shipped out to one of the small islands where they can bore each other all day long and leave the rest of us to enjoy our life terry jerrard
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11:58am Tue 7 May 13

nobbythesheep says...

Hands up how many people would put a lion bar down it so it looked like someone had done a poop..... would need to get someone at the bottom with a camera to catch peoples faces....
Hands up how many people would put a lion bar down it so it looked like someone had done a poop..... would need to get someone at the bottom with a camera to catch peoples faces.... nobbythesheep
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12:18pm Tue 7 May 13

jeebuscripes says...

nobbythesheep wrote:
Hands up how many people would put a lion bar down it so it looked like someone had done a poop..... would need to get someone at the bottom with a camera to catch peoples faces....
Or just take a dook in it.

"That is NOT a Snickers!"
[quote][p][bold]nobbythesheep[/bold] wrote: Hands up how many people would put a lion bar down it so it looked like someone had done a poop..... would need to get someone at the bottom with a camera to catch peoples faces....[/p][/quote]Or just take a dook in it. "That is NOT a Snickers!" jeebuscripes
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1:27pm Tue 7 May 13

fedupwithjobsworths says...

jobsworthwatch wrote:
Put it down Durley Chine, more fun than a butterfly farm!
Or better still how about a Toboggan Run down the West Cliff Zig-Zag?
[quote][p][bold]jobsworthwatch[/bold] wrote: Put it down Durley Chine, more fun than a butterfly farm![/p][/quote]Or better still how about a Toboggan Run down the West Cliff Zig-Zag? fedupwithjobsworths
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1:36pm Tue 7 May 13

richt says...

Would S & D leisure be given the contract to install and operate the slide? Most other things in the town seem to be run by them?
Would S & D leisure be given the contract to install and operate the slide? Most other things in the town seem to be run by them? richt
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4:17pm Tue 7 May 13

Fred Kite says...

The towns been on the slide for years.
The towns been on the slide for years. Fred Kite
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10:00am Wed 8 May 13

stone dweller says...

waste of money


just leave the dog poo there


spray it with WD40


free rides for all


jobs a good un.
waste of money just leave the dog poo there spray it with WD40 free rides for all jobs a good un. stone dweller
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1:23pm Wed 8 May 13

British_Beef says...

spooki wrote:
Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...
Seriously? God I'd hate to live in your house, I bet it's grey from wall to wall! This is meant to be a lark, lighten up you dullard!
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Do we want it? No. Is it a waste of money? Yes. Is it a huge inconvenience to a lot of people? Yes! So we'll probably have it...[/p][/quote]Seriously? God I'd hate to live in your house, I bet it's grey from wall to wall! This is meant to be a lark, lighten up you dullard! British_Beef
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3:41pm Wed 8 May 13

ekimnoslen says...

Great idea but this is Bournemouth. Will there be a 24hr bar at the bottom?
Great idea but this is Bournemouth. Will there be a 24hr bar at the bottom? ekimnoslen
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10:08pm Sun 12 May 13

jakeysredd says...

Outrageous idea this is Bournemouth not Malaguff you know, it is surf city of the South remember the great split sandbag off Boscombe pier, do we need thousands of yoof slipping about having fun, no thought not,
Outrageous idea this is Bournemouth not Malaguff you know, it is surf city of the South remember the great split sandbag off Boscombe pier, do we need thousands of yoof slipping about having fun, no thought not, jakeysredd
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