Long-awaited “Tardis” to be officially unveiled to the public next month

Long-awaited “Tardis” to be officially unveiled to the public next month

TARDIS: The police box, much like the one used by Dr Who, which is hoped will make Boscombe a safer place

GRATEFUL: Sgt Chris Amey

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BOSCOMBE’S long-awaited police box will be officially unveiled to the public on Tuesday, April 8.

To mark the arrival of the facility, an opening ceremony will take place at 11.30am in the precinct in front of dignitaries, traders and residents.

This will be followed by a family fun day between 12 noon and 4pm, which will be held at the Boscombe precinct marquee and led by Creative Kids.

A host of free activities and entertainment has been organised, including a bouncy castle, face painting, music and games.

Police say the box – one of only two operational in the country – will provide a highly visible policing footprint at the western end of the precinct on Christchurch Road.

It will be regularly staffed during day-time hours, and a yellow phone attached will connect members of the public to Dorset Police at other times.

Bournemouth East neighbourhood inspector Chris Weeks said: “The Boscombe Police Box is just one of a number of projects aimed at reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and will place an obvious policing footprint exactly where it is needed.

“Dorset Police is committed to listening to the concerns of the community and we hope the police box will both reassure those living, working and visiting Boscombe, as well as sending out a very clear message that the area is policed.”

Sergeant Chris Amey, Boscombe partnership and regeneration officer, said: “The steel construction has been completed, the box has been galvanised and is currently being powder-coated at a secret location. When it returns it will undergo its internal fit, which will include security locks, CCTV, telephone and the installation of some exciting bespoke technology.

“I’m extremely grateful to Clare and Cary from Creative Kids who are very kindly organising the family fun day to mark the opening of the police box.

“The day has specifically been organised during the Easter school holiday to encourage parents to bring their children along to celebrate the opening of this iconic landmark.”

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1:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

So breaking news on the long awaited little blue box that will solve all of Boscombe's woes is that..............it is still not there.

Brilliant.
So breaking news on the long awaited little blue box that will solve all of Boscombe's woes is that..............it is still not there. Brilliant. muscliffman
  • Score: 6

3:04pm Tue 25 Mar 14

BoscVegas says...

muscliffman wrote:
So breaking news on the long awaited little blue box that will solve all of Boscombe's woes is that..............it is still not there.

Brilliant.
You are just jealous, the people of Muscliff can only dream of have something as exciting as a police box.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: So breaking news on the long awaited little blue box that will solve all of Boscombe's woes is that..............it is still not there. Brilliant.[/p][/quote]You are just jealous, the people of Muscliff can only dream of have something as exciting as a police box. BoscVegas
  • Score: 14

4:37pm Tue 25 Mar 14

ShuttleX says...

Long awaited by whom?

".... will place an obvious policing footprint" What does that mean in English? The people of Boscombe what Policemen leaving footprints in the town as they patrol it. All these headline grabbing, waste of money gimmicks will not work, no matter what Mr Beesley thinks. His buyback scheme will take decades to have any effect on Boscombe, and at £400,000 a buy back, it will be very expensive. Anybody want to place a bet on how long this box will last before it's out of order?
Long awaited by whom? ".... will place an obvious policing footprint" What does that mean in English? The people of Boscombe what Policemen leaving footprints in the town as they patrol it. All these headline grabbing, waste of money gimmicks will not work, no matter what Mr Beesley thinks. His buyback scheme will take decades to have any effect on Boscombe, and at £400,000 a buy back, it will be very expensive. Anybody want to place a bet on how long this box will last before it's out of order? ShuttleX
  • Score: 5

5:46pm Tue 25 Mar 14

BmthNewshound says...

Nice to know that the increase in the policing precept element of the Council Tax is being wisely spent.
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I'm sure that this latest attempt by Dorset Police to address Boscombes crime problems will leave the local criminal classes quaking in their boots.
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When it comes to Boscombe despite the fact that the Council and Police have thrown £millions in a pathetic attempts to clean up the area appears as dismal and depressing as ever.
Nice to know that the increase in the policing precept element of the Council Tax is being wisely spent. . I'm sure that this latest attempt by Dorset Police to address Boscombes crime problems will leave the local criminal classes quaking in their boots. . When it comes to Boscombe despite the fact that the Council and Police have thrown £millions in a pathetic attempts to clean up the area appears as dismal and depressing as ever. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 3

10:37pm Tue 25 Mar 14

GeorgeW64 says...

They just spent thousands on doing up the Crescent it would have made more sense to place it there where the phone boxes used to be. It won't be long till the Crescent is full of alkies again and all local the staffie owners letting there dogs foul the place and dig up the nice freshly laid turf.
They just spent thousands on doing up the Crescent it would have made more sense to place it there where the phone boxes used to be. It won't be long till the Crescent is full of alkies again and all local the staffie owners letting there dogs foul the place and dig up the nice freshly laid turf. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 4

9:21pm Wed 26 Mar 14

ProudVegan says...

Just another thing for dogs and drunks alike to p1ss up against!
Just another thing for dogs and drunks alike to p1ss up against! ProudVegan
  • Score: -2

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