Next phase of work to begin at Boscombe Crescent in the New Year

Bournemouth Echo: NEW LOOK: Boscombe Crescent NEW LOOK: Boscombe Crescent

THE second phase of work to improve Boscombe Crescent is due to get under way in the New Year, the council has confirmed.

It is part of ongoing attempts to regenerate the area, in particular to overhaul the Crescent’s image as a centre for anti-social behaviour.

The council is aiming to make it ‘a safe and attractive public open space’.

The work is set to start on Tuesday, January 7, and finish in late February.

It includes laying new crescent-shaped paths, creating seating bays for benches next to the planting, providing benches with extra armrests suitable for people with mobility problems and creating a separate pathway from Walpole Road to Christchurch Road.

There will also be a new planting bed to separate that route from the crescent path, additional railings to enclose the planting beds – replacing the temporary wire fences – and a paved area for pop-up kiosks and events with an electrical point.

A permanent Christmas tree socket will be provided, along with the front wall being renovated.

Once the hard landscaping has been finished the council’s parks team will plant the new areas and revisit the existing planting.

Cllr Jane Kelly, cabinet member for partnerships and regeneration, said: “I am so pleased that improvements at Boscombe Crescent are progressing well.

“Soon the space will be much more inviting – a place families can enjoy.

“It is a really important focal point in Boscombe, both as a ‘first impression’ to the area and as an opportunity to show how investment and care can start to bring about a positive change.

“The council, as part of the ‘Backing Boscombe’ project, has taken a lot of time to work with local residents through a variety of consultations so that we create a feel good atmosphere at this public space.”

The works follow a consultation with the community, whose feedback ‘has been crucial in helping to inform decisions made about the improvements’, the council said.

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4:16pm Tue 24 Dec 13

skydriver says...

What happend to phase one did we miss something.
What happend to phase one did we miss something. skydriver

4:30pm Tue 24 Dec 13

mikeymagic says...

skydriver wrote:
What happend to phase one did we miss something.
Nope...phase 1 is call Plant hire. Phase 2 is to knock the cr*p hole down.

Well at least it should be.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: What happend to phase one did we miss something.[/p][/quote]Nope...phase 1 is call Plant hire. Phase 2 is to knock the cr*p hole down. Well at least it should be. mikeymagic

4:34pm Tue 24 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

A few more plants, expensive fancy railings and some shaped paths (wow!) in a small public garden, the usual ;exciting' PR 'solution' to the serious problems of poor old Boscombe - which some folk most certainly don't want to see solved any time soon.
A few more plants, expensive fancy railings and some shaped paths (wow!) in a small public garden, the usual ;exciting' PR 'solution' to the serious problems of poor old Boscombe - which some folk most certainly don't want to see solved any time soon. muscliffman

6:31pm Tue 24 Dec 13

homerjsimpson1979 says...

More benches for the winos and druggies to sleep on.

Well done Bournemonth Council. You're great!!
More benches for the winos and druggies to sleep on. Well done Bournemonth Council. You're great!! homerjsimpson1979

7:47pm Tue 24 Dec 13

UrbanCrab says...

muscliffman wrote:
A few more plants, expensive fancy railings and some shaped paths (wow!) in a small public garden, the usual ;exciting' PR 'solution' to the serious problems of poor old Boscombe - which some folk most certainly don't want to see solved any time soon.
Its taken over 2 years to get this, so I suppose Beasley master vision plan for regenerating Boscombe is a 50 year one, with an extra 50 years built in in case of delays. He says that for once he will be willing to be held to account if this is not achieved on time. Happy Christmas Boscombe, this is your present from the wealthy. BE HAPPY. (That's a council order).
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: A few more plants, expensive fancy railings and some shaped paths (wow!) in a small public garden, the usual ;exciting' PR 'solution' to the serious problems of poor old Boscombe - which some folk most certainly don't want to see solved any time soon.[/p][/quote]Its taken over 2 years to get this, so I suppose Beasley master vision plan for regenerating Boscombe is a 50 year one, with an extra 50 years built in in case of delays. He says that for once he will be willing to be held to account if this is not achieved on time. Happy Christmas Boscombe, this is your present from the wealthy. BE HAPPY. (That's a council order). UrbanCrab

8:50pm Tue 24 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

homerjsimpson1979 wrote:
More benches for the winos and druggies to sleep on.

Well done Bournemonth Council. You're great!!
I thought that was the reason the original benches and Public Conveniences were removed in the first place. The Council should remember the 7 P's.....
Proper Prior Planning Prevents P*ss Poor Performance.
[quote][p][bold]homerjsimpson1979[/bold] wrote: More benches for the winos and druggies to sleep on. Well done Bournemonth Council. You're great!![/p][/quote]I thought that was the reason the original benches and Public Conveniences were removed in the first place. The Council should remember the 7 P's..... Proper Prior Planning Prevents P*ss Poor Performance. O'Reilly

8:53pm Tue 24 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

homerjsimpson1979 wrote:
More benches for the winos and druggies to sleep on.

Well done Bournemonth Council. You're great!!
I thought that was why the benches and Public Conveniences were removed in the first place. The Council should take note of the 7 P's......Proper Prior Planning Prevents P*ss Poor Performance.
[quote][p][bold]homerjsimpson1979[/bold] wrote: More benches for the winos and druggies to sleep on. Well done Bournemonth Council. You're great!![/p][/quote]I thought that was why the benches and Public Conveniences were removed in the first place. The Council should take note of the 7 P's......Proper Prior Planning Prevents P*ss Poor Performance. O'Reilly

10:09pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Huey says...

Get rid of the antisocial people before wasting money on regeneration, please.
Otherwise you are weeing into the wind.
Buildings and open spaces themselves do not cause problems, just the problem inhabitants dumped there by the council.
But hey it's easier and more fun to waste cash instead of tackling route causes, I guess....
Pathetic really.
Get rid of the antisocial people before wasting money on regeneration, please. Otherwise you are weeing into the wind. Buildings and open spaces themselves do not cause problems, just the problem inhabitants dumped there by the council. But hey it's easier and more fun to waste cash instead of tackling route causes, I guess.... Pathetic really. Huey

3:39am Wed 25 Dec 13

AdelaidePete says...

This site is potentially brilliant. I'd suggest strong lighting for nights and pop up sprinklers. It would keep the dossers away.
This site is potentially brilliant. I'd suggest strong lighting for nights and pop up sprinklers. It would keep the dossers away. AdelaidePete

8:40pm Wed 25 Dec 13

onetimeapathetic says...

Simple say to improve it is get rid of all Dave wells properties and rehab places then it will be much nicer
Simple say to improve it is get rid of all Dave wells properties and rehab places then it will be much nicer onetimeapathetic

11:27pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Goldbar says...

lmao Seating Bays , the junkies and meths drinkers will love them.

What a waste of public money - just flatten the crescent area and start again in the long run it woould be better rather waste money every 5 years so Mr A Junkie and co can ruin it .
Get rid of the Dave Wells bedsits in Boscombe as a whole, stop future developer from converting & building these high density flats.

Boscombe been a shi*hole for as many years as I can remember
lmao Seating Bays , the junkies and meths drinkers will love them. What a waste of public money - just flatten the crescent area and start again in the long run it woould be better rather waste money every 5 years so Mr A Junkie and co can ruin it . Get rid of the Dave Wells bedsits in Boscombe as a whole, stop future developer from converting & building these high density flats. Boscombe been a shi*hole for as many years as I can remember Goldbar

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