New venues to open at former Bliss and Chilli White buildings

New venues to open at former Bliss and Chilli White buildings

New venues to open at former Bliss and Chilli White buildings

New venues to open at former Bliss and Chilli White buildings

New venues to open at former Bliss and Chilli White buildings

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TWO new late night venues will launch in Bournemouth this month in the former Bliss and Chilli Whites buildings.

This comes more than a year after the former Bliss and Chilli White venues closed their doors suddenly last January.

Now, two businessmen have decided to bring back life to the buildings and open up two venues called Plush and Puressence.

The former Chilli White nightclub is now renamed as Plush and opened its doors at the beginning of March.

Opening in two weeks after renovation work, the Puressence nightclub will be officially launched on Friday 28 March, with a guest appearance from singer Jason Derulo in his official after party after his show at the BIC earlier that night.

Owner Ernie Phelps, operations director of Pure Lounge Bars, and his business partner Colin Willis, said they are pleased to open up two venues in such a great location.

Mr Phelps said: “I’m excited to be in Bournemouth – it has a competitive and thriving nightlife and we’re hoping that we can only improve that.

“We are trying to create a sophisticated feel around the town.

“Bournemouth is now one of the busiest towns in the southwest and on par with the likes of Brighton’s nightlife.”

More than 50 staff have been employed across both new venues including bar staff and security staff.

Both venues have 24 hour licensing and are planned to be open four or five nights a week.

Mr Phelps said that the plans are to open Plush, which has a capacity of 1,100, from 10pm to 4am and Puressence, with a capacity of 1,461, from 10pm until 7am and some Saturdays to screen sport games.

This is the fourth venue for the Pure Lounge Bar company with a previous two clubs in Basingstoke and Andover.

Mr Phelps has a wealth of experience in late night venues with 20 years running a security company and nice years of experience running nightclubs.

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3:12pm Thu 13 Mar 14

BmthNewshound says...

Taking a bit of a gamble opening not one but two bars in Bournemouth.
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Although many will complain I suppose the reopening of these clubs is all part of the council backed studentification of Bournemouth town centre.
Taking a bit of a gamble opening not one but two bars in Bournemouth. . Although many will complain I suppose the reopening of these clubs is all part of the council backed studentification of Bournemouth town centre. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 7

3:47pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Tictock says...

Well done! Providing they run a well managed secure environment and control the flow of substances within the law - then they deserve to do well. Of course there will be objector but it is better than an empty building.
Well done! Providing they run a well managed secure environment and control the flow of substances within the law - then they deserve to do well. Of course there will be objector but it is better than an empty building. Tictock
  • Score: 21

3:51pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Northerner01 says...

So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.
So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is. Northerner01
  • Score: -55

3:51pm Thu 13 Mar 14

skydriver says...

Will it be just for the younger element or will it cater for people in more senior years, well not too senior .....
Will it be just for the younger element or will it cater for people in more senior years, well not too senior ..... skydriver
  • Score: 9

3:53pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Northerner01 says...

However, I do wish these two the best of luck with these 2 new places. I genuinely hope they do well.
However, I do wish these two the best of luck with these 2 new places. I genuinely hope they do well. Northerner01
  • Score: 4

3:54pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Redgolfer says...

Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road.
As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday.
So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.
Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road. As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday. So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night. Redgolfer
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Thu 13 Mar 14

KLH says...

Northerner01 wrote:
So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.
I think most people will be glad that Carr is part of the past of Bournemouth now. New operators, wish them the best of luck, they probably won't bring a FRACTION of the problems that Carr did.
[quote][p][bold]Northerner01[/bold] wrote: So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.[/p][/quote]I think most people will be glad that Carr is part of the past of Bournemouth now. New operators, wish them the best of luck, they probably won't bring a FRACTION of the problems that Carr did. KLH
  • Score: 15

4:04pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Redgolfer says...

Northerner01 wrote:
So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.
Northener01, whilst you are more than entitled to that opinion, the reason why Mr Carr got slagged off continuously, is that the man is considered by many to be a nasty person who has allegedly broken some laws and when the verdict of the forthcoming court case, we will know one way or another.
This pathetic newspaper as you put it, is deemed worthy of your comments so it cannot be all bad.
[quote][p][bold]Northerner01[/bold] wrote: So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.[/p][/quote]Northener01, whilst you are more than entitled to that opinion, the reason why Mr Carr got slagged off continuously, is that the man is considered by many to be a nasty person who has allegedly broken some laws and when the verdict of the forthcoming court case, we will know one way or another. This pathetic newspaper as you put it, is deemed worthy of your comments so it cannot be all bad. Redgolfer
  • Score: 7

4:17pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Arthur Maureen says...

He liked to place little furry creatures where no person should do lol
He liked to place little furry creatures where no person should do lol Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -5

4:47pm Thu 13 Mar 14

High Treason says...

Welcome to Studentville. The whole town is geared up just for students. The only good news for the oldies is we can sell our houses at inflated prices for more student lets. Sorry neighbours but needs must.
Welcome to Studentville. The whole town is geared up just for students. The only good news for the oldies is we can sell our houses at inflated prices for more student lets. Sorry neighbours but needs must. High Treason
  • Score: 1

5:05pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Sandbanks Showpony says...

Can't wait. Put me down on the guest list.
Can't wait. Put me down on the guest list. Sandbanks Showpony
  • Score: 7

5:30pm Thu 13 Mar 14

whataboutthat says...

I love having my ears ripped to shreds and paying 8 quid for a bottle of Becks. Bring it on!
I love having my ears ripped to shreds and paying 8 quid for a bottle of Becks. Bring it on! whataboutthat
  • Score: 3

7:12pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Hitchcock9 says...

These 2 bars were in their prime when Carr had them, always the busiest in town & a top night out. Hope he will be involved in more venue's again one day soon, he knows his stuff old Carr!
These 2 bars were in their prime when Carr had them, always the busiest in town & a top night out. Hope he will be involved in more venue's again one day soon, he knows his stuff old Carr! Hitchcock9
  • Score: -11

8:22pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Tictock says...

Redgolfer wrote:
Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road.
As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday.
So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.
Is this a Chinese puzzle?
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road. As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday. So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.[/p][/quote]Is this a Chinese puzzle? Tictock
  • Score: 4

8:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

KLH says...

Hitchcock9 wrote:
These 2 bars were in their prime when Carr had them, always the busiest in town & a top night out. Hope he will be involved in more venue's again one day soon, he knows his stuff old Carr!
If he gets nearly a decade in the nick he won't........
[quote][p][bold]Hitchcock9[/bold] wrote: These 2 bars were in their prime when Carr had them, always the busiest in town & a top night out. Hope he will be involved in more venue's again one day soon, he knows his stuff old Carr![/p][/quote]If he gets nearly a decade in the nick he won't........ KLH
  • Score: 4

8:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

KLH says...

Hitchcock9 wrote:
These 2 bars were in their prime when Carr had them, always the busiest in town & a top night out. Hope he will be involved in more venue's again one day soon, he knows his stuff old Carr!
If he gets nearly a decade in the nick he won't........
[quote][p][bold]Hitchcock9[/bold] wrote: These 2 bars were in their prime when Carr had them, always the busiest in town & a top night out. Hope he will be involved in more venue's again one day soon, he knows his stuff old Carr![/p][/quote]If he gets nearly a decade in the nick he won't........ KLH
  • Score: 2

8:37pm Thu 13 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
He liked to place little furry creatures where no person should do lol
I knew that was coming........you forgot sodomisers from the Middle East...............s
tand in the naughty corner.
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: He liked to place little furry creatures where no person should do lol[/p][/quote]I knew that was coming........you forgot sodomisers from the Middle East...............s tand in the naughty corner. O'Reilly
  • Score: -4

8:58pm Thu 13 Mar 14

whataboutthat says...

Hitchcock9 wrote:
These 2 bars were in their prime when Carr had them, always the busiest in town & a top night out. Hope he will be involved in more venue's again one day soon, he knows his stuff old Carr!
Thanks Richard!
[quote][p][bold]Hitchcock9[/bold] wrote: These 2 bars were in their prime when Carr had them, always the busiest in town & a top night out. Hope he will be involved in more venue's again one day soon, he knows his stuff old Carr![/p][/quote]Thanks Richard! whataboutthat
  • Score: -4

9:24pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Peroni says...

Northerner01 wrote:
So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.
Most normal respectable people don't want kids in a drug fueled enviroment.
Unlike the likes of that low life !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Northerner01[/bold] wrote: So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.[/p][/quote]Most normal respectable people don't want kids in a drug fueled enviroment. Unlike the likes of that low life !!!!! Peroni
  • Score: 0

11:37pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Bob49 says...

Northerner01 wrote:
So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.
" hated on"

oh dear you sound about 12

Strangely this newspaper you appear to dislike, is the one that you also appear to read regularly. Which if you got a grown up to help you theymight explain that reporting on how somebody has been charged with fraud and theft is not slagging that person off. Nor is reporting the number of times that person has gone bamkrupt owing a large number of folk money either. Or perhaps you could point out to the rest of us to where the Daily Echo has slagged him off - a quote will do.

As to Mr Carr's contribution to the town's nightlife, the town was a vibrant place long before he waddled out of Hamby House. His clubs were notorius for being badly ran and full of under age drinkers. He was to the town's nightlife what rabies would be to Crufts.

And one thing is certain, you won't be on here bleating in his defence after the trial ... just as one or two other apologists won't
[quote][p][bold]Northerner01[/bold] wrote: So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.[/p][/quote]" hated on" oh dear you sound about 12 Strangely this newspaper you appear to dislike, is the one that you also appear to read regularly. Which if you got a grown up to help you theymight explain that reporting on how somebody has been charged with fraud and theft is not slagging that person off. Nor is reporting the number of times that person has gone bamkrupt owing a large number of folk money either. Or perhaps you could point out to the rest of us to where the Daily Echo has slagged him off - a quote will do. As to Mr Carr's contribution to the town's nightlife, the town was a vibrant place long before he waddled out of Hamby House. His clubs were notorius for being badly ran and full of under age drinkers. He was to the town's nightlife what rabies would be to Crufts. And one thing is certain, you won't be on here bleating in his defence after the trial ... just as one or two other apologists won't Bob49
  • Score: 5

8:50am Fri 14 Mar 14

SPIRITCATCHER says...

Northerner01 wrote:
So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.
You need to read the papers a bit more...Carr is attending court these days on charges of fraud and many other...Bournemouth is a much better place with out him at the helm of ANY business.

A warm welcome to the new operators of the new venue's ...hope you keep a tight ship and become an asset to the towns night life...
[quote][p][bold]Northerner01[/bold] wrote: So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.[/p][/quote]You need to read the papers a bit more...Carr is attending court these days on charges of fraud and many other...Bournemouth is a much better place with out him at the helm of ANY business. A warm welcome to the new operators of the new venue's ...hope you keep a tight ship and become an asset to the towns night life... SPIRITCATCHER
  • Score: 1

8:59am Fri 14 Mar 14

KLH says...

Bob49 wrote:
Northerner01 wrote:
So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.
" hated on"

oh dear you sound about 12

Strangely this newspaper you appear to dislike, is the one that you also appear to read regularly. Which if you got a grown up to help you theymight explain that reporting on how somebody has been charged with fraud and theft is not slagging that person off. Nor is reporting the number of times that person has gone bamkrupt owing a large number of folk money either. Or perhaps you could point out to the rest of us to where the Daily Echo has slagged him off - a quote will do.

As to Mr Carr's contribution to the town's nightlife, the town was a vibrant place long before he waddled out of Hamby House. His clubs were notorius for being badly ran and full of under age drinkers. He was to the town's nightlife what rabies would be to Crufts.

And one thing is certain, you won't be on here bleating in his defence after the trial ... just as one or two other apologists won't
Exactly, it was an excellent, vibrant place before Carr, and will hopefully return to being so now thatche is out of the picture. Him and his apologists seem to like the word 'jealous' when describing those of us who criticiise him. Sadly they are mistaken, but it seems it is the only word they can come up with. Only supporters of him are the little oiks that feel done out of something in my opinion!!!

My jealousy is reserved for those parts of the country whose nightlife is vibrant enough without him in it - but now that is no longer necessary!!
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Northerner01[/bold] wrote: So 2 people open clubs and the don't get hated on by the 'Daily Echo', yet when Richard Carr owned them, he got slagged off continuously; and continues to. Such a pathetic newspaper. The nightlife that Bournemouth has is down to Richard Carr for the most part. He made it what it is.[/p][/quote]" hated on" oh dear you sound about 12 Strangely this newspaper you appear to dislike, is the one that you also appear to read regularly. Which if you got a grown up to help you theymight explain that reporting on how somebody has been charged with fraud and theft is not slagging that person off. Nor is reporting the number of times that person has gone bamkrupt owing a large number of folk money either. Or perhaps you could point out to the rest of us to where the Daily Echo has slagged him off - a quote will do. As to Mr Carr's contribution to the town's nightlife, the town was a vibrant place long before he waddled out of Hamby House. His clubs were notorius for being badly ran and full of under age drinkers. He was to the town's nightlife what rabies would be to Crufts. And one thing is certain, you won't be on here bleating in his defence after the trial ... just as one or two other apologists won't[/p][/quote]Exactly, it was an excellent, vibrant place before Carr, and will hopefully return to being so now thatche is out of the picture. Him and his apologists seem to like the word 'jealous' when describing those of us who criticiise him. Sadly they are mistaken, but it seems it is the only word they can come up with. Only supporters of him are the little oiks that feel done out of something in my opinion!!! My jealousy is reserved for those parts of the country whose nightlife is vibrant enough without him in it - but now that is no longer necessary!! KLH
  • Score: 3

10:32am Fri 14 Mar 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I'm in bed by 10pm so will sadly not get to enjoy the offerings of the new establishments.
I'm in bed by 10pm so will sadly not get to enjoy the offerings of the new establishments. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

11:34am Fri 14 Mar 14

MrPitiful says...

Tictock wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road.
As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday.
So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.
Is this a Chinese puzzle?
No - in layman's terms it reads like this:

- For years and years, the local cabbies have been able to pull up outside all the local nightspots and cherry pick whatever punters they want. i.e. if you have a 36DD chest and practically no skirt, you could get a cab straight away. If you were a normal bloke who wanted a lift home to Winton after a couple of beers, you were stuffed.

- A few cabbies "took the p" out of this and also taking into account what a lot of them see as their God-given right to drive badly, park where they want, rip folk off etc. the local council responded to complaints, statistics, and whatever else they pulled out of the hat to restrict certain parts of the town, mainly those mentioned above.

- This resulted in our native cabbies having to queue up on Old Xchurch road with all their new-found foreign counter-parts and take whatever business came next in the queue, regardless of whatthey were wearing or where they were going.

- Said native cabbies threw their toys out of the pram as they realised that their Gravy train - sorry - Gravy cab-ride - was now over. They were all upset that like other walks of life, they have to do a little bit of work and compete and search a little harder for their fares, whilst at the same time abiding by the rules and regs and in some (very few) cases, being a little bit more customer friendly.

- Result - a few of them retired, a few of them carried on and a few of them just moaned about it and sat at the Lansdowne eating their way through KFC instead.

Hope that helps.
[quote][p][bold]Tictock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road. As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday. So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.[/p][/quote]Is this a Chinese puzzle?[/p][/quote]No - in layman's terms it reads like this: - For years and years, the local cabbies have been able to pull up outside all the local nightspots and cherry pick whatever punters they want. i.e. if you have a 36DD chest and practically no skirt, you could get a cab straight away. If you were a normal bloke who wanted a lift home to Winton after a couple of beers, you were stuffed. - A few cabbies "took the p" out of this and also taking into account what a lot of them see as their God-given right to drive badly, park where they want, rip folk off etc. the local council responded to complaints, statistics, and whatever else they pulled out of the hat to restrict certain parts of the town, mainly those mentioned above. - This resulted in our native cabbies having to queue up on Old Xchurch road with all their new-found foreign counter-parts and take whatever business came next in the queue, regardless of whatthey were wearing or where they were going. - Said native cabbies threw their toys out of the pram as they realised that their Gravy train - sorry - Gravy cab-ride - was now over. They were all upset that like other walks of life, they have to do a little bit of work and compete and search a little harder for their fares, whilst at the same time abiding by the rules and regs and in some (very few) cases, being a little bit more customer friendly. - Result - a few of them retired, a few of them carried on and a few of them just moaned about it and sat at the Lansdowne eating their way through KFC instead. Hope that helps. MrPitiful
  • Score: 2

1:44pm Fri 14 Mar 14

mark.s says...

Bliss was a horrible bar with a poor reputation. Might take a bit of work to reverse that. Good luck to both venues.
Bliss was a horrible bar with a poor reputation. Might take a bit of work to reverse that. Good luck to both venues. mark.s
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Glashen says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Tictock wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road.
As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday.
So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.
Is this a Chinese puzzle?
No - in layman's terms it reads like this:

- For years and years, the local cabbies have been able to pull up outside all the local nightspots and cherry pick whatever punters they want. i.e. if you have a 36DD chest and practically no skirt, you could get a cab straight away. If you were a normal bloke who wanted a lift home to Winton after a couple of beers, you were stuffed.

- A few cabbies "took the p" out of this and also taking into account what a lot of them see as their God-given right to drive badly, park where they want, rip folk off etc. the local council responded to complaints, statistics, and whatever else they pulled out of the hat to restrict certain parts of the town, mainly those mentioned above.

- This resulted in our native cabbies having to queue up on Old Xchurch road with all their new-found foreign counter-parts and take whatever business came next in the queue, regardless of whatthey were wearing or where they were going.

- Said native cabbies threw their toys out of the pram as they realised that their Gravy train - sorry - Gravy cab-ride - was now over. They were all upset that like other walks of life, they have to do a little bit of work and compete and search a little harder for their fares, whilst at the same time abiding by the rules and regs and in some (very few) cases, being a little bit more customer friendly.

- Result - a few of them retired, a few of them carried on and a few of them just moaned about it and sat at the Lansdowne eating their way through KFC instead.

Hope that helps.
It's a view certainly, but the point Redgolfer was making, is that no Taxi's will be able to pick up after 10PM in Old Christchurch below Stafford road or in Fir Vale Road. Mr Pitiful may have a point when he says the present position is fairer but this will not be the situation when the work underway at present is finished, so we will have to see, but many of us suspect it will be a disaster. with passengers trying to hail taxi's all over the lower part of Bournemouth towards Gervis Road and the Square, hard to see it being an improvement IMHO, maybe the next step will be to ban taxi's after 10PM from the Square as well.
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tictock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road. As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday. So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.[/p][/quote]Is this a Chinese puzzle?[/p][/quote]No - in layman's terms it reads like this: - For years and years, the local cabbies have been able to pull up outside all the local nightspots and cherry pick whatever punters they want. i.e. if you have a 36DD chest and practically no skirt, you could get a cab straight away. If you were a normal bloke who wanted a lift home to Winton after a couple of beers, you were stuffed. - A few cabbies "took the p" out of this and also taking into account what a lot of them see as their God-given right to drive badly, park where they want, rip folk off etc. the local council responded to complaints, statistics, and whatever else they pulled out of the hat to restrict certain parts of the town, mainly those mentioned above. - This resulted in our native cabbies having to queue up on Old Xchurch road with all their new-found foreign counter-parts and take whatever business came next in the queue, regardless of whatthey were wearing or where they were going. - Said native cabbies threw their toys out of the pram as they realised that their Gravy train - sorry - Gravy cab-ride - was now over. They were all upset that like other walks of life, they have to do a little bit of work and compete and search a little harder for their fares, whilst at the same time abiding by the rules and regs and in some (very few) cases, being a little bit more customer friendly. - Result - a few of them retired, a few of them carried on and a few of them just moaned about it and sat at the Lansdowne eating their way through KFC instead. Hope that helps.[/p][/quote]It's a view certainly, but the point Redgolfer was making, is that no Taxi's will be able to pick up after 10PM in Old Christchurch below Stafford road or in Fir Vale Road. Mr Pitiful may have a point when he says the present position is fairer but this will not be the situation when the work underway at present is finished, so we will have to see, but many of us suspect it will be a disaster. with passengers trying to hail taxi's all over the lower part of Bournemouth towards Gervis Road and the Square, hard to see it being an improvement IMHO, maybe the next step will be to ban taxi's after 10PM from the Square as well. Glashen
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3:52pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Redgolfer says...

Glashen wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
Tictock wrote:
Redgolfer wrote:
Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road.
As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday.
So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.
Is this a Chinese puzzle?
No - in layman's terms it reads like this:

- For years and years, the local cabbies have been able to pull up outside all the local nightspots and cherry pick whatever punters they want. i.e. if you have a 36DD chest and practically no skirt, you could get a cab straight away. If you were a normal bloke who wanted a lift home to Winton after a couple of beers, you were stuffed.

- A few cabbies "took the p" out of this and also taking into account what a lot of them see as their God-given right to drive badly, park where they want, rip folk off etc. the local council responded to complaints, statistics, and whatever else they pulled out of the hat to restrict certain parts of the town, mainly those mentioned above.

- This resulted in our native cabbies having to queue up on Old Xchurch road with all their new-found foreign counter-parts and take whatever business came next in the queue, regardless of whatthey were wearing or where they were going.

- Said native cabbies threw their toys out of the pram as they realised that their Gravy train - sorry - Gravy cab-ride - was now over. They were all upset that like other walks of life, they have to do a little bit of work and compete and search a little harder for their fares, whilst at the same time abiding by the rules and regs and in some (very few) cases, being a little bit more customer friendly.

- Result - a few of them retired, a few of them carried on and a few of them just moaned about it and sat at the Lansdowne eating their way through KFC instead.

Hope that helps.
It's a view certainly, but the point Redgolfer was making, is that no Taxi's will be able to pick up after 10PM in Old Christchurch below Stafford road or in Fir Vale Road. Mr Pitiful may have a point when he says the present position is fairer but this will not be the situation when the work underway at present is finished, so we will have to see, but many of us suspect it will be a disaster. with passengers trying to hail taxi's all over the lower part of Bournemouth towards Gervis Road and the Square, hard to see it being an improvement IMHO, maybe the next step will be to ban taxi's after 10PM from the Square as well.
MrPitiful, at least Glashen has made some valid points as against your ramblings, for your information, Bournemouth Licensing is one of the most strictest Authorities in the country and why should there not be a lot of different people from other countries do the job.
I attempted to point out that since Fir Vale Road was closed to Taxis, it had become one of the most violent Roads in the country simply because if there was trouble between customers, then at least when taxis were there, one of the parties involved could move away and the trouble stopped.
In future, the council want after 10pm at night everybody who wants to leave the area to walk up in all weathers to beyond Stafford Road and I am afraid to say that what happened in Fir Vale Road will be mirrored much more once this scheme is in operation.
It is NOT the point that the new Ranks will be fairer but as was pointed out where do people go quickly to get a taxi from the area of Horseshoe common where most of the food shops, clubs and bars are, I wish the owners of the new clubs well but seeing as one of the clubs will be opening later than 5am when Fir Vale is open to all traffic, I am not sure.
[quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tictock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: Great news for the nightlife of the TOWN, SO WILL THE AUTHORITIES, open up FIR VALE ROAD FOR TAXIS only after 22:00 hrs with a speed restriction of 20 miles per hour and return the Violent Fir Vale Road back to what it was until Taxis were not allowed to rank in the road, you could have entrance via St. Peters Road and exit via Hinton Road. As I was informed one of the reason's why the Authorities were moving out the Taxis from Horseshoe Common was that between January 1st 2007 and December 31 2012 there were 30 accidents in Old Christchurch Road resulting in 32 casualties, 12 of those accidents involved Taxis of these 11 involved pedestrians, all of which occurred between 11pm and 4am, 9 of which occurred Friday to Sunday. So 12 involved Taxis but there were another 18 that did not involve taxis but the authorities have Chosen to penalise the public as well as Taxis by moving all and sundry out to above Stafford Road after 10pm at night, by reducing the speed limit in Fir Vale Road at these times, it will be safe for everybody and you can still enjoy Horseshoe Common in Safety at night.[/p][/quote]Is this a Chinese puzzle?[/p][/quote]No - in layman's terms it reads like this: - For years and years, the local cabbies have been able to pull up outside all the local nightspots and cherry pick whatever punters they want. i.e. if you have a 36DD chest and practically no skirt, you could get a cab straight away. If you were a normal bloke who wanted a lift home to Winton after a couple of beers, you were stuffed. - A few cabbies "took the p" out of this and also taking into account what a lot of them see as their God-given right to drive badly, park where they want, rip folk off etc. the local council responded to complaints, statistics, and whatever else they pulled out of the hat to restrict certain parts of the town, mainly those mentioned above. - This resulted in our native cabbies having to queue up on Old Xchurch road with all their new-found foreign counter-parts and take whatever business came next in the queue, regardless of whatthey were wearing or where they were going. - Said native cabbies threw their toys out of the pram as they realised that their Gravy train - sorry - Gravy cab-ride - was now over. They were all upset that like other walks of life, they have to do a little bit of work and compete and search a little harder for their fares, whilst at the same time abiding by the rules and regs and in some (very few) cases, being a little bit more customer friendly. - Result - a few of them retired, a few of them carried on and a few of them just moaned about it and sat at the Lansdowne eating their way through KFC instead. Hope that helps.[/p][/quote]It's a view certainly, but the point Redgolfer was making, is that no Taxi's will be able to pick up after 10PM in Old Christchurch below Stafford road or in Fir Vale Road. Mr Pitiful may have a point when he says the present position is fairer but this will not be the situation when the work underway at present is finished, so we will have to see, but many of us suspect it will be a disaster. with passengers trying to hail taxi's all over the lower part of Bournemouth towards Gervis Road and the Square, hard to see it being an improvement IMHO, maybe the next step will be to ban taxi's after 10PM from the Square as well.[/p][/quote]MrPitiful, at least Glashen has made some valid points as against your ramblings, for your information, Bournemouth Licensing is one of the most strictest Authorities in the country and why should there not be a lot of different people from other countries do the job. I attempted to point out that since Fir Vale Road was closed to Taxis, it had become one of the most violent Roads in the country simply because if there was trouble between customers, then at least when taxis were there, one of the parties involved could move away and the trouble stopped. In future, the council want after 10pm at night everybody who wants to leave the area to walk up in all weathers to beyond Stafford Road and I am afraid to say that what happened in Fir Vale Road will be mirrored much more once this scheme is in operation. It is NOT the point that the new Ranks will be fairer but as was pointed out where do people go quickly to get a taxi from the area of Horseshoe common where most of the food shops, clubs and bars are, I wish the owners of the new clubs well but seeing as one of the clubs will be opening later than 5am when Fir Vale is open to all traffic, I am not sure. Redgolfer
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