Revealed: What the Boscombe Tardis police box will look like

HERE IT IS: The Boscombe Tardis

HERE IT IS: The Boscombe Tardis

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AN IMAGE showing what the police box at Boscombe precinct will look like has been released.

The two-tonne Tardis-style building, designed by architect James Roberts of Anders Roberts and Associates, will be manned by police officers and PCSOs during daytime hours when it opens in late spring.

Based on the original 1929 design, which became iconic as Dr Who’s time machine, the eye-catching structure is being built by AMK Industries in Christchurch and has been funded by businesses.

Police say they hope it will help them tackle crime and increase their presence on the streets, as well as attract more families and tourists to visit the area.

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11:07am Mon 3 Mar 14

John T says...

Could we also have an iconic pissoir to complement the Boscombe street scene?
Could we also have an iconic pissoir to complement the Boscombe street scene? John T
  • Score: 7

11:09am Mon 3 Mar 14

Huey says...

Retardis more like
Retardis more like Huey
  • Score: 1

11:12am Mon 3 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

"Police say they hope it will help them tackle crime and increase their presence on the streets"

Perhaps not wasting money rubbish like this and employing more bobbies might increase their presence?
"Police say they hope it will help them tackle crime and increase their presence on the streets" Perhaps not wasting money rubbish like this and employing more bobbies might increase their presence? speedy231278
  • Score: 5

11:25am Mon 3 Mar 14

BmthNewshound says...

Another pointless Boscombe PR Stunt. They will officially launch the police box with the Echo taking photo's of Underhill, Beesley, & a couple of PC's all with cheesy grins on their faces. After a couple of weeks police officers will be replaced by a couple of PCSO's, and then a few weeks after that they'll be replaced by a notice displaying a phone number to call to report any dodgy goings on.
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I don't see how a police box is going to encourage families and tourists to visit the area. How long before the police box is daubed with graffiti or vandalised ?
Another pointless Boscombe PR Stunt. They will officially launch the police box with the Echo taking photo's of Underhill, Beesley, & a couple of PC's all with cheesy grins on their faces. After a couple of weeks police officers will be replaced by a couple of PCSO's, and then a few weeks after that they'll be replaced by a notice displaying a phone number to call to report any dodgy goings on. . I don't see how a police box is going to encourage families and tourists to visit the area. How long before the police box is daubed with graffiti or vandalised ? BmthNewshound
  • Score: 7

11:32am Mon 3 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

We really should appreciate the immense effort the 'artist' involved here must have taken to ensure that of all the library pictures available to best show this little blue box in Boscombe precinct the actual one chosen included a background building that was encased in unsightly scaffolding.
We really should appreciate the immense effort the 'artist' involved here must have taken to ensure that of all the library pictures available to best show this little blue box in Boscombe precinct the actual one chosen included a background building that was encased in unsightly scaffolding. muscliffman
  • Score: 3

11:37am Mon 3 Mar 14

John T says...

muscliffman wrote:
We really should appreciate the immense effort the 'artist' involved here must have taken to ensure that of all the library pictures available to best show this little blue box in Boscombe precinct the actual one chosen included a background building that was encased in unsightly scaffolding.
You pays your money and he takes his choice!
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: We really should appreciate the immense effort the 'artist' involved here must have taken to ensure that of all the library pictures available to best show this little blue box in Boscombe precinct the actual one chosen included a background building that was encased in unsightly scaffolding.[/p][/quote]You pays your money and he takes his choice! John T
  • Score: 4

12:41pm Mon 3 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

I really can't see how a policeman sat inside a little blue box with high windows is going to be a deterrent against crime? Wouldn't it be better if they were walking up and down the precinct?

I understand it will not be manned at night. instead having a yellow phone inside that the public can use to call the police? Won't drunks use it as a toilet and drug users as somewhere discrete to jack up?
I really can't see how a policeman sat inside a little blue box with high windows is going to be a deterrent against crime? Wouldn't it be better if they were walking up and down the precinct? I understand it will not be manned at night. instead having a yellow phone inside that the public can use to call the police? Won't drunks use it as a toilet and drug users as somewhere discrete to jack up? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 6

2:45pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Bob49 says...

But nothing being done to discourage unscrupulous landlords from atttrracting and housing those drink and drug addicts who cause the problems


ps any chance of a photo of Boscombe beach where all that sand that was moved from Southbourne has now been washed away - or how much it cost. ?
But nothing being done to discourage unscrupulous landlords from atttrracting and housing those drink and drug addicts who cause the problems ps any chance of a photo of Boscombe beach where all that sand that was moved from Southbourne has now been washed away - or how much it cost. ? Bob49
  • Score: 1

3:31pm Mon 3 Mar 14

smhinto says...

It is a bit small to house a Police riot squad and a squad of SO-19 police officers is'nt it ?? Because that is what is required to Police Boscombe streets i'm afraid.
It is a bit small to house a Police riot squad and a squad of SO-19 police officers is'nt it ?? Because that is what is required to Police Boscombe streets i'm afraid. smhinto
  • Score: 1

7:24pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Mozzacc says...

Will residents be able to pop in for a brew!?
Will residents be able to pop in for a brew!? Mozzacc
  • Score: 2

8:27pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Tictock says...

And where is Mr PCC in the picture?
And where is Mr PCC in the picture? Tictock
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Mon 3 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

John T wrote:
Could we also have an iconic pissoir to complement the Boscombe street scene?
Oui Monsieur............
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: Could we also have an iconic pissoir to complement the Boscombe street scene?[/p][/quote]Oui Monsieur............ O'Reilly
  • Score: 2

8:44pm Mon 3 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

A new 'cottaging' venue.....
A new 'cottaging' venue..... O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

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