Council takes action to tackle anti-social behaviour after stabbing in West Howe

Bournemouth Echo: PROBLEM: Police search the area following a serious assault in the early hours of Wednesday morning PROBLEM: Police search the area following a serious assault in the early hours of Wednesday morning

A VIOLENT stabbing which left a man with deep gashes to his head and neck has prompted Bournemouth council to take action to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The 43-year-old victim was taken to Poole Hospital after the serious assault and a 31-year-old woman has been arrested and released on police bail until mid-January 2014.

Police have said they believe the people involved in the incident, which occurred at Frost Road council flats in West Howe on Wednesday December 18, are known to each other.

Bournemouth council sent round anti-social behaviour information leaflets to all the residents in the housing estate as residents have said vandalism, arson and aggressive behaviour is blighting the lives of families in West Howe.

Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment Cllr David Smith said: “We want to reassure the residents of West Howe that this stabbing was an isolated incident.

“We are working with the Police to make Bournemouth a safe town. It is a tiny minority of people in Bournemouth who behave anti-socially but they can have a big impact in their community. “These information leaflets seek to outline the many forms of anti-social behaviour and remind residents of what the Council can do to help and support them.”

After hearing reports of the suspected stabbing many neighbours have said they feel “unsafe” and remembered the incident in July last year when a man was stabbed to death in nearby Coleman Road.

One resident Becka Burden said: “I don’t feel safe in this area, it’s an absolute nightmare.

“We’ve all got these anti-social behaviour leaflets through our doors but I think more needs to be done.”

Local resident Nick Slaughter: “We have had a lot of problems with anti-social behaviour in this area. The wing mirrors of all the cars in the street have been ripped off and my wife’s car has been smashed.”

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6:10am Fri 20 Dec 13

we-shall-see says...

What good will sending leaflets do to help, when half the residents won't bother reading them - and it's probably those who are the problem in the area.

Perhaps a more concerted effort by the Police to put officers on the ground would help more than leaflets and evict tenants who cause problems. Hit them where it hurts, or they will continue behaving as they feel, regardless of who it upsets or hurts.

If they have no consequences or idle threats from the council for their behaviour, they will continue in the same manner, mark my words …..
What good will sending leaflets do to help, when half the residents won't bother reading them - and it's probably those who are the problem in the area. Perhaps a more concerted effort by the Police to put officers on the ground would help more than leaflets and evict tenants who cause problems. Hit them where it hurts, or they will continue behaving as they feel, regardless of who it upsets or hurts. If they have no consequences or idle threats from the council for their behaviour, they will continue in the same manner, mark my words ….. we-shall-see

6:48am Fri 20 Dec 13

esquisquirrel says...

Wouldn't it have been a good idea to take action on anti-social behaviour BEFORE a stabbing? I'm fairly sure the residents of West Howe haven't been saying that everything was wonderful and fine beforehand.

How many times has their bus service been cancelled because of antisocial behaviour? And yet it's only now the council feel like taking action
Wouldn't it have been a good idea to take action on anti-social behaviour BEFORE a stabbing? I'm fairly sure the residents of West Howe haven't been saying that everything was wonderful and fine beforehand. How many times has their bus service been cancelled because of antisocial behaviour? And yet it's only now the council feel like taking action esquisquirrel

7:22am Fri 20 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

If those involved are Council tenants then kick them out. Stick them in B&B then give some deserving and grateful family the accommodation.
The cost of B&B is of no significance compared to the cost of the community by these actions.
If those involved are Council tenants then kick them out. Stick them in B&B then give some deserving and grateful family the accommodation. The cost of B&B is of no significance compared to the cost of the community by these actions. BIGTONE

8:40am Fri 20 Dec 13

politicaltrainspotter says...

There used to be an 'old school beat officer' by the name of Alan Berry who knew every family and was well liked and had the respect of those in West Howe.

Since his retirement things have gone downhill.So if the council are going to look at tackling anti-social behaviour in the area then i suggest talking to him.

Bring back 1529 !! then you'll see improvements..
There used to be an 'old school beat officer' by the name of Alan Berry who knew every family and was well liked and had the respect of those in West Howe. Since his retirement things have gone downhill.So if the council are going to look at tackling anti-social behaviour in the area then i suggest talking to him. Bring back 1529 !! then you'll see improvements.. politicaltrainspotter

8:42am Fri 20 Dec 13

bosco1 says...

Always the answer "ITS ONLY AN ISOLATED INCIDENT" I dont think that reassures the residents at all. ! As mentioned from another reader evict these people who are trouble and let people be able to live a life of feeling safe within where they live.
Always the answer "ITS ONLY AN ISOLATED INCIDENT" I dont think that reassures the residents at all. ! As mentioned from another reader evict these people who are trouble and let people be able to live a life of feeling safe within where they live. bosco1

8:54am Fri 20 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.
Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies. pete woodley

9:35am Fri 20 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

All trouble makers young and the older the better
should be on the next flight to Somalia
we can do with out every single one you know
Christmas or no Christmas
get shot of them
and the georges
they give me ear ache.
All trouble makers young and the older the better should be on the next flight to Somalia we can do with out every single one you know Christmas or no Christmas get shot of them and the georges they give me ear ache. nickynoodah

9:44am Fri 20 Dec 13

glendower2909 says...

Same old story. There’s an issue so let’s find someone to blame. Anti-social behaviour is not the responsibility of the council, the police or anyone else but those that engage in it and the community as a whole who let them.

If communities got together and took a stand and challenged this behaviour rather than always looking for a scapegoat then things would be better. We have lost the concept of group social responsibility.

Before there are howls of protest I am not suggesting physical engagement just the little things that we can all change. Don’t drop litter, Clean up the street in front of your house, take pride in the appearance of your house? Sweep up, throw away the rubbish, don’t dump unused beds mattresses and other unwanted goods on your or anyone else’s drive and this goes for both privately owned as well as council or H/association properties.

I grew up in a council house and my father used to paint and maintain the exterior himself as a matter of pride. He was pleased to have a place to live and bring up the kids so made sure it was presentable.

Come on guys we are all in this together
Same old story. There’s an issue so let’s find someone to blame. Anti-social behaviour is not the responsibility of the council, the police or anyone else but those that engage in it and the community as a whole who let them. If communities got together and took a stand and challenged this behaviour rather than always looking for a scapegoat then things would be better. We have lost the concept of group social responsibility. Before there are howls of protest I am not suggesting physical engagement just the little things that we can all change. Don’t drop litter, Clean up the street in front of your house, take pride in the appearance of your house? Sweep up, throw away the rubbish, don’t dump unused beds mattresses and other unwanted goods on your or anyone else’s drive and this goes for both privately owned as well as council or H/association properties. I grew up in a council house and my father used to paint and maintain the exterior himself as a matter of pride. He was pleased to have a place to live and bring up the kids so made sure it was presentable. Come on guys we are all in this together glendower2909

10:06am Fri 20 Dec 13

elite50 says...

I left B'm'th 43 years ago.
I am back now.
Nothing has changed.
West Howe took over from East Howe and before that Kinson as the end of civilised B'm'th..
Charminster soared as a social centre when these places turned up!
I left B'm'th 43 years ago. I am back now. Nothing has changed. West Howe took over from East Howe and before that Kinson as the end of civilised B'm'th.. Charminster soared as a social centre when these places turned up! elite50

10:27am Fri 20 Dec 13

nickynoodah says...

I wonder how many Xmas dinners off of my friends and neighbours this year
11 last year
it took me till Easter to eat them all
I'm blessed you know
I've gone off Xmas dinners a bit.
I wonder how many Xmas dinners off of my friends and neighbours this year 11 last year it took me till Easter to eat them all I'm blessed you know I've gone off Xmas dinners a bit. nickynoodah

10:48am Fri 20 Dec 13

Ziggy starburst says...

Excellent work. You clearly have a good understanding of news. You read about someone being stabbed and mangle a string of words together about Christmas dinner. Aaaaand were back in the room.

Just a thought, but if you bring back the police that we used to have or encourage the few we have left to get out of their cars, It might reduce crime a bit. The handful of morons that ruin it for the other 99% of residents that just want to get on with their lives are unlikely to read a leaflet from the council.
Excellent work. You clearly have a good understanding of news. You read about someone being stabbed and mangle a string of words together about Christmas dinner. Aaaaand were back in the room. Just a thought, but if you bring back the police that we used to have or encourage the few we have left to get out of their cars, It might reduce crime a bit. The handful of morons that ruin it for the other 99% of residents that just want to get on with their lives are unlikely to read a leaflet from the council. Ziggy starburst

11:08am Fri 20 Dec 13

crippin says...

i agree with what has been written it is about time bournemouth council acted and evicted these offenders it would make west howe a safer place i have lived here for over fifty years and i will not go out after 5 o,clock as there are to many druggies , drunks and gangs roaming about the streets it wouldnice to see the community police about once in a while and not every now and again when they feel like it as for a leaflet big deal that is a threat is it not i do not think so
i agree with what has been written it is about time bournemouth council acted and evicted these offenders it would make west howe a safer place i have lived here for over fifty years and i will not go out after 5 o,clock as there are to many druggies , drunks and gangs roaming about the streets it wouldnice to see the community police about once in a while and not every now and again when they feel like it as for a leaflet big deal that is a threat is it not i do not think so crippin

11:50am Fri 20 Dec 13

smhinto says...

Yet another example of anti-social behaviour being on the decrease i see !!!
Yet another example of anti-social behaviour being on the decrease i see !!! smhinto

11:57am Fri 20 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

Are we travelling in time, it's like a 'blast from the past' - Echo headline 1966 could easily have been "Council takes action to tackle hoodlum behaviour in West Howe" Echo headline 2013 is "Council takes action to tackle anti-social behaviour in West Howe". It seems some of the bad things around Bournemouth never change - and those leaflets will certainly reach the target, NOT!
Are we travelling in time, it's like a 'blast from the past' - Echo headline 1966 could easily have been "Council takes action to tackle hoodlum behaviour in West Howe" Echo headline 2013 is "Council takes action to tackle anti-social behaviour in West Howe". It seems some of the bad things around Bournemouth never change - and those leaflets will certainly reach the target, NOT! muscliffman

12:05pm Fri 20 Dec 13

littlebee123 says...

crippin wrote:
i agree with what has been written it is about time bournemouth council acted and evicted these offenders it would make west howe a safer place i have lived here for over fifty years and i will not go out after 5 o,clock as there are to many druggies , drunks and gangs roaming about the streets it wouldnice to see the community police about once in a while and not every now and again when they feel like it as for a leaflet big deal that is a threat is it not i do not think so
once the council evict these people, where do you expect them to go? they have to live somewhere. the council cant just evict people. they have to have a good reason. why dont you start blaming the people who are causing the problems, instead of the council and police who are just trying to do their jobs. how are they to know there is Anti-Social behaviour being caused when it isnt reported to them!
[quote][p][bold]crippin[/bold] wrote: i agree with what has been written it is about time bournemouth council acted and evicted these offenders it would make west howe a safer place i have lived here for over fifty years and i will not go out after 5 o,clock as there are to many druggies , drunks and gangs roaming about the streets it wouldnice to see the community police about once in a while and not every now and again when they feel like it as for a leaflet big deal that is a threat is it not i do not think so[/p][/quote]once the council evict these people, where do you expect them to go? they have to live somewhere. the council cant just evict people. they have to have a good reason. why dont you start blaming the people who are causing the problems, instead of the council and police who are just trying to do their jobs. how are they to know there is Anti-Social behaviour being caused when it isnt reported to them! littlebee123

12:15pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Boscomite says...

When was a stabbing down graded from attempted murder to anti-social behaviour?
When was a stabbing down graded from attempted murder to anti-social behaviour? Boscomite

3:46pm Fri 20 Dec 13

live-and-let-live says...

Boscomite wrote:
When was a stabbing down graded from attempted murder to anti-social behaviour?
thats how the police keep the crime figures down. they downgrade the crime or ,in lots of cases, they just ignore it.
[quote][p][bold]Boscomite[/bold] wrote: When was a stabbing down graded from attempted murder to anti-social behaviour?[/p][/quote]thats how the police keep the crime figures down. they downgrade the crime or ,in lots of cases, they just ignore it. live-and-let-live

4:17pm Fri 20 Dec 13

crippin says...

as a foot note to what i wrote earlier iwas trained to look after my self in the armed forces and yet i could not tackle the young gangs thay roam this area on my own as no one would help as for council not knowing about anti social behaviour when you report this there are formes to fill iin ie logging dates and times it takes about council about three months to act
as a foot note to what i wrote earlier iwas trained to look after my self in the armed forces and yet i could not tackle the young gangs thay roam this area on my own as no one would help as for council not knowing about anti social behaviour when you report this there are formes to fill iin ie logging dates and times it takes about council about three months to act crippin

4:22pm Fri 20 Dec 13

ekimnoslen says...

That's it is it? Send round leaflets! A. Fat lot of good that will do. Maybe someone could remind the police that crime prevention is part of their job description, when they're not too busy of course.
That's it is it? Send round leaflets! A. Fat lot of good that will do. Maybe someone could remind the police that crime prevention is part of their job description, when they're not too busy of course. ekimnoslen

2:55pm Sat 21 Dec 13

allopinionscount says...

pete woodley wrote:
Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.
And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.[/p][/quote]And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community. allopinionscount

7:17pm Sat 21 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

allopinionscount wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.
And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.
For a start 2 years as chairman of tenants and leaseholders.Obvious
ly you did not know.
[quote][p][bold]allopinionscount[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.[/p][/quote]And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.[/p][/quote]For a start 2 years as chairman of tenants and leaseholders.Obvious ly you did not know. pete woodley

7:18pm Sat 21 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

allopinionscount wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.
And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.
For a start 2 years as chairman of tenants and leaseholders.Obvious
ly you did not know.
[quote][p][bold]allopinionscount[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.[/p][/quote]And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.[/p][/quote]For a start 2 years as chairman of tenants and leaseholders.Obvious ly you did not know. pete woodley

9:42pm Sat 21 Dec 13

allopinionscount says...

pete woodley wrote:
allopinionscount wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.
And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.
For a start 2 years as chairman of tenants and leaseholders.Obvious

ly you did not know.
And that 2 years somehow makes you qualified? Reality check you have no idea, but thanks for playing, it's nice to see how 'real' people feel.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allopinionscount[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.[/p][/quote]And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.[/p][/quote]For a start 2 years as chairman of tenants and leaseholders.Obvious ly you did not know.[/p][/quote]And that 2 years somehow makes you qualified? Reality check you have no idea, but thanks for playing, it's nice to see how 'real' people feel. allopinionscount

10:49pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Yankee1 says...

Bournemouth.........
.

.........is Bridlington.........
..

with aspirations to be Miami Beach.

It fails, on many levels.
Bournemouth......... . .........is Bridlington......... .. with aspirations to be Miami Beach. It fails, on many levels. Yankee1

10:19am Sun 22 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

allopinionscount wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
allopinionscount wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.
And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.
For a start 2 years as chairman of tenants and leaseholders.Obvious


ly you did not know.
And that 2 years somehow makes you qualified? Reality check you have no idea, but thanks for playing, it's nice to see how 'real' people feel.
plus 2years on panel before,plus 2years with wife when she was chairman,plus......W
hat have you done anonymous one.All opinions count is a lie in your case.If you want to have a personal go at me, come out in the open and stop being a coward.
[quote][p][bold]allopinionscount[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allopinionscount[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Waste of time contacting Council or Police,they would sooner pick on 79 yr old disabled pensioners,as they havent got the bottle, to stand up to bullies.[/p][/quote]And what do you base this on pete? your vast experience in dealing with the police or local authorities? Or perhaps your own experience in dealing with troubled families, poverty and a decline in social values? Please enlighten readers as to your vast knowledge on how to fix this problem instantly when it has taken years to root itself into the community.[/p][/quote]For a start 2 years as chairman of tenants and leaseholders.Obvious ly you did not know.[/p][/quote]And that 2 years somehow makes you qualified? Reality check you have no idea, but thanks for playing, it's nice to see how 'real' people feel.[/p][/quote]plus 2years on panel before,plus 2years with wife when she was chairman,plus......W hat have you done anonymous one.All opinions count is a lie in your case.If you want to have a personal go at me, come out in the open and stop being a coward. pete woodley

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