Battle over NCP car park goes on as council on verge of submitting planning application for bus hub

Bournemouth Echo: THE SITE: NCP’s Exeter Road car park THE SITE: NCP’s Exeter Road car park

BOURNEMOUTH council is on the verge of submitting a formal planning application to build a town centre bus hub, despite not owning the site they want to build on.

The NCP car park at Exeter Road is the subject of a fiercely-contested land wrangle – NCP and development partners Licet want to build a multiplex cinema and restaurant complex there but Bournemouth council feel it is the only suitable site for a bus hub.

It wants to get a compulsory purchase order for the site and will formally submit this application once it is sure of getting planning approval.

Planning officers were recently asked to consider whether the council would need to carry out an environmental impact assessment (EIA) as part of its planning application for a bus hub.

EIA’s are required if it is felt the proposed development would have a significant impact on the local environment. In this case planning officers decided it was not needed as most of the site is already in commercial use as a car park and the remainder of the site is not considered to be an environmentally sensitive or vulnerable location.

Unless this decision is called in for further scrutiny, it paves the way for the council to formally submit a planning application for a bus hub.

The council has previously stated that a bus hub would cost up to £5m and would probably require an ongoing subsidy.

Cllr John Beesley, leader of the council, previously told the Echo: “Councils can’t do everything just on financial grounds, they’re not expected to. I want to minimise public subsidy wherever I can.

“Our decisions are based on what is in the best interests of Bournemouth residents and our view is that this is the best and some may say only site that will deliver what’s required by a bus hub.

“The bus congestion issues in Gervis Place have got significantly worse in the last two years and there’s more of a will today than there was then by the bus companies to do something about it.”

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7:32am Sun 30 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

The Clown Hall would make a great hub.
The Clown Hall would make a great hub. BIGTONE
  • Score: 21

7:59am Sun 30 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

Another protracted and expensive legal battle ahead - paid for by the taxpayer
Another protracted and expensive legal battle ahead - paid for by the taxpayer billy bumble
  • Score: 24

8:04am Sun 30 Mar 14

wonderway says...

Is beasley still a director of yellow buses if he is

is this a conflict of interest by him again

will someone answer this
Is beasley still a director of yellow buses if he is is this a conflict of interest by him again will someone answer this wonderway
  • Score: 11

8:07am Sun 30 Mar 14

mikeymagic says...

Here we go again, yet another farcical episode from the council. Still it's not their money they throw around on this stuff, it's ours!
Here we go again, yet another farcical episode from the council. Still it's not their money they throw around on this stuff, it's ours! mikeymagic
  • Score: 14

8:11am Sun 30 Mar 14

High Treason says...

Half a minute. Isn't the planning board made up from councillors? Therefore we have councillors using a compulsory purchase order to land grab so planning board councillors can pass plans to build a bus hub which will require a continuous subsidy from council tax payers. Just think, Putin could have grabbed Crimea without all those troops.
A much better idea would be to demolish the expensive to run town hall complex, move them all into a tower block at Castle Lane and build the bus hub there.
Half a minute. Isn't the planning board made up from councillors? Therefore we have councillors using a compulsory purchase order to land grab so planning board councillors can pass plans to build a bus hub which will require a continuous subsidy from council tax payers. Just think, Putin could have grabbed Crimea without all those troops. A much better idea would be to demolish the expensive to run town hall complex, move them all into a tower block at Castle Lane and build the bus hub there. High Treason
  • Score: 15

9:12am Sun 30 Mar 14

kirsty365 says...

So, Bournemouth has problems because of the out of town developments such as Castlepoint and the councils way to solve this and attract more customers is to build on all the car parks?? can anyone else see this logic as I cannot
So, Bournemouth has problems because of the out of town developments such as Castlepoint and the councils way to solve this and attract more customers is to build on all the car parks?? can anyone else see this logic as I cannot kirsty365
  • Score: 13

9:21am Sun 30 Mar 14

Peggy Babcock says...

Complete bafoons. They have no foresight only choosing underhanded tactics when someone else snaps up the site.

Councillors are the incompetent waste who could not make it in the professional work place. Most would struggle collecting trolleys in Tesco.
Complete bafoons. They have no foresight only choosing underhanded tactics when someone else snaps up the site. Councillors are the incompetent waste who could not make it in the professional work place. Most would struggle collecting trolleys in Tesco. Peggy Babcock
  • Score: 5

9:44am Sun 30 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

And what are the chances that during the advancing stages of this Exeter Road Bus Station planning and CPO process we will all hear the Council's patently favoured Nautilus Leisure scheme by the Pavilion spluttering miraculously back to life - complete with that 75-year dodgy taxpayer funded car park deal?
And what are the chances that during the advancing stages of this Exeter Road Bus Station planning and CPO process we will all hear the Council's patently favoured Nautilus Leisure scheme by the Pavilion spluttering miraculously back to life - complete with that 75-year dodgy taxpayer funded car park deal? muscliffman
  • Score: 17

10:27am Sun 30 Mar 14

Townee says...

Perhaps the developers should also apply for planning permission to build a bus hub on the town hall site. You don't have to own the land to apply, then apply for a compulsory purchase order.
This council is so far up themselves the soon we have a vote to get them out the better. They just seem to think any hair brained idea they think up will be supported by our money and to hell with what anyone else thinks.
Beasley my toys and if you don't play using my rules I will scream and scream until I'm sick or someone finds something to use against him.
Perhaps the developers should also apply for planning permission to build a bus hub on the town hall site. You don't have to own the land to apply, then apply for a compulsory purchase order. This council is so far up themselves the soon we have a vote to get them out the better. They just seem to think any hair brained idea they think up will be supported by our money and to hell with what anyone else thinks. Beasley my toys and if you don't play using my rules I will scream and scream until I'm sick or someone finds something to use against him. Townee
  • Score: 4

10:30am Sun 30 Mar 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

There is far more need for a good bus depot than yet more cinemas.
There is far more need for a good bus depot than yet more cinemas. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: 15

10:40am Sun 30 Mar 14

Derf says...

I thought the bus 'hub' was at the hospital?
I thought the bus 'hub' was at the hospital? Derf
  • Score: 2

11:02am Sun 30 Mar 14

BOURNE RED says...

I'm sorry but Bournemouth council is a joke... Many years ago that was a good place for a bus hub but nowerdays it will just bring more diesel fumes into the town centre and look a eye sore with a new Hilton opposite possibly a 5* would you want to look out your window and see a bus hub? The new cinema complex would be modern state of the art even Dorchester has a better cinema complex then Bournemouth!!! It would bring new life with restaurants over looking the gardens anyone who would turn this down is a fool as the cinemas on westover road are dated and out of favour, only the old grumpy people on here who don't like change will complain... But listen to all those folk who complain for the 100th time if the cinema goes ahead on this car park the 2 on westover will close so there won't be loads of cinemas in town... Plus surely rainy day family entertainment is better then a bus hub that we have done ok without for the past 20 old years..... And if we really must have one how about next to the pavilion where the council were going to want the new cinema complex or on the winter gardens site but don't ruin the chance for a decent complex not to be built so we can breath constant bus fumes in the gardens....!
I'm sorry but Bournemouth council is a joke... Many years ago that was a good place for a bus hub but nowerdays it will just bring more diesel fumes into the town centre and look a eye sore with a new Hilton opposite possibly a 5* would you want to look out your window and see a bus hub? The new cinema complex would be modern state of the art even Dorchester has a better cinema complex then Bournemouth!!! It would bring new life with restaurants over looking the gardens anyone who would turn this down is a fool as the cinemas on westover road are dated and out of favour, only the old grumpy people on here who don't like change will complain... But listen to all those folk who complain for the 100th time if the cinema goes ahead on this car park the 2 on westover will close so there won't be loads of cinemas in town... Plus surely rainy day family entertainment is better then a bus hub that we have done ok without for the past 20 old years..... And if we really must have one how about next to the pavilion where the council were going to want the new cinema complex or on the winter gardens site but don't ruin the chance for a decent complex not to be built so we can breath constant bus fumes in the gardens....! BOURNE RED
  • Score: 9

11:10am Sun 30 Mar 14

RM says...

muscliffman wrote:
And what are the chances that during the advancing stages of this Exeter Road Bus Station planning and CPO process we will all hear the Council's patently favoured Nautilus Leisure scheme by the Pavilion spluttering miraculously back to life - complete with that 75-year dodgy taxpayer funded car park deal?
Try & keep their plans dragging out for a year & then vote them all out.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: And what are the chances that during the advancing stages of this Exeter Road Bus Station planning and CPO process we will all hear the Council's patently favoured Nautilus Leisure scheme by the Pavilion spluttering miraculously back to life - complete with that 75-year dodgy taxpayer funded car park deal?[/p][/quote]Try & keep their plans dragging out for a year & then vote them all out. RM
  • Score: 7

11:17am Sun 30 Mar 14

RivermeadMike says...

What's a bus hub? Do they mean hub caps which busus don't have? Oh of course they mean a BUS STATION!
What's a bus hub? Do they mean hub caps which busus don't have? Oh of course they mean a BUS STATION! RivermeadMike
  • Score: 9

11:36am Sun 30 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Derf wrote:
I thought the bus 'hub' was at the hospital?
And I thought bus 'hubs' were usually attached to the end of each axle underneath the vehicles!

Just ignore the tragically trendy Council speak PR, because it's a 'Bus Station' we are discussing here, whilst at the Hospital we simply have several new 'Bus Stops' (which at vast expense have improved nothing the Council assured us all they would).
[quote][p][bold]Derf[/bold] wrote: I thought the bus 'hub' was at the hospital?[/p][/quote]And I thought bus 'hubs' were usually attached to the end of each axle underneath the vehicles! Just ignore the tragically trendy Council speak PR, because it's a 'Bus Station' we are discussing here, whilst at the Hospital we simply have several new 'Bus Stops' (which at vast expense have improved nothing the Council assured us all they would). muscliffman
  • Score: 6

11:50am Sun 30 Mar 14

alchemist says...

kirsty365 wrote:
So, Bournemouth has problems because of the out of town developments such as Castlepoint and the councils way to solve this and attract more customers is to build on all the car parks?? can anyone else see this logic as I cannot
Kirsty you need to get your facts right, the council has committed to development of the car parks in the town centre to aid regeneration of the town with the commitment that the parking spaces will be replaced as part of the development. This commitment has been met at the first development next to the wessex way. Development of the space above the car parks make sense in a town which has limited development space and has the potential to provide more jobs and income for the town.

See there is logic in it.
[quote][p][bold]kirsty365[/bold] wrote: So, Bournemouth has problems because of the out of town developments such as Castlepoint and the councils way to solve this and attract more customers is to build on all the car parks?? can anyone else see this logic as I cannot[/p][/quote]Kirsty you need to get your facts right, the council has committed to development of the car parks in the town centre to aid regeneration of the town with the commitment that the parking spaces will be replaced as part of the development. This commitment has been met at the first development next to the wessex way. Development of the space above the car parks make sense in a town which has limited development space and has the potential to provide more jobs and income for the town. See there is logic in it. alchemist
  • Score: -11

12:07pm Sun 30 Mar 14

alchemist says...

BOURNE RED wrote:
I'm sorry but Bournemouth council is a joke... Many years ago that was a good place for a bus hub but nowerdays it will just bring more diesel fumes into the town centre and look a eye sore with a new Hilton opposite possibly a 5* would you want to look out your window and see a bus hub? The new cinema complex would be modern state of the art even Dorchester has a better cinema complex then Bournemouth!!! It would bring new life with restaurants over looking the gardens anyone who would turn this down is a fool as the cinemas on westover road are dated and out of favour, only the old grumpy people on here who don't like change will complain... But listen to all those folk who complain for the 100th time if the cinema goes ahead on this car park the 2 on westover will close so there won't be loads of cinemas in town... Plus surely rainy day family entertainment is better then a bus hub that we have done ok without for the past 20 old years..... And if we really must have one how about next to the pavilion where the council were going to want the new cinema complex or on the winter gardens site but don't ruin the chance for a decent complex not to be built so we can breath constant bus fumes in the gardens....!
Why not combine the two with a bus hub on the lower level and cinema and restaurants on the upper floors. The cinema plans always had the screens on the upper levels anyway.

There has been a need in Bournemouth for a central bus hub for some time and to remove the gervis place log jam would be a good thing and provide for wet weather as well.

Surely the car park is just as bad an eye sore and being so central is prime development land that could bring many jobs to the town and make it more family orientated. This town needs to develop and provide better facilities for families both local and visitor.

The cynics on here will no doubt have something to say about that but then perhaps their jobs don't rely on the town prospering.
[quote][p][bold]BOURNE RED[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry but Bournemouth council is a joke... Many years ago that was a good place for a bus hub but nowerdays it will just bring more diesel fumes into the town centre and look a eye sore with a new Hilton opposite possibly a 5* would you want to look out your window and see a bus hub? The new cinema complex would be modern state of the art even Dorchester has a better cinema complex then Bournemouth!!! It would bring new life with restaurants over looking the gardens anyone who would turn this down is a fool as the cinemas on westover road are dated and out of favour, only the old grumpy people on here who don't like change will complain... But listen to all those folk who complain for the 100th time if the cinema goes ahead on this car park the 2 on westover will close so there won't be loads of cinemas in town... Plus surely rainy day family entertainment is better then a bus hub that we have done ok without for the past 20 old years..... And if we really must have one how about next to the pavilion where the council were going to want the new cinema complex or on the winter gardens site but don't ruin the chance for a decent complex not to be built so we can breath constant bus fumes in the gardens....![/p][/quote]Why not combine the two with a bus hub on the lower level and cinema and restaurants on the upper floors. The cinema plans always had the screens on the upper levels anyway. There has been a need in Bournemouth for a central bus hub for some time and to remove the gervis place log jam would be a good thing and provide for wet weather as well. Surely the car park is just as bad an eye sore and being so central is prime development land that could bring many jobs to the town and make it more family orientated. This town needs to develop and provide better facilities for families both local and visitor. The cynics on here will no doubt have something to say about that but then perhaps their jobs don't rely on the town prospering. alchemist
  • Score: 6

12:14pm Sun 30 Mar 14

alchemist says...

mikeymagic wrote:
Here we go again, yet another farcical episode from the council. Still it's not their money they throw around on this stuff, it's ours!
Look forward to seeing your name at the next election so you can commit your own time into make a difference in the town. Hopefully it won't be a farcical experience for us all too.
[quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, yet another farcical episode from the council. Still it's not their money they throw around on this stuff, it's ours![/p][/quote]Look forward to seeing your name at the next election so you can commit your own time into make a difference in the town. Hopefully it won't be a farcical experience for us all too. alchemist
  • Score: -10

12:17pm Sun 30 Mar 14

alchemist says...

Peggy Babcock wrote:
Complete bafoons. They have no foresight only choosing underhanded tactics when someone else snaps up the site.

Councillors are the incompetent waste who could not make it in the professional work place. Most would struggle collecting trolleys in Tesco.
Look forward to seeing your name at the next election so you can commit your own time into make a difference in the town. Hopefully you won't be a buffoon and will have the foresight you say is so lacking in the currently elected councillors. You obviously have the professional background to make the town prosper.
[quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: Complete bafoons. They have no foresight only choosing underhanded tactics when someone else snaps up the site. Councillors are the incompetent waste who could not make it in the professional work place. Most would struggle collecting trolleys in Tesco.[/p][/quote]Look forward to seeing your name at the next election so you can commit your own time into make a difference in the town. Hopefully you won't be a buffoon and will have the foresight you say is so lacking in the currently elected councillors. You obviously have the professional background to make the town prosper. alchemist
  • Score: -9

12:25pm Sun 30 Mar 14

mikeymagic says...

alchemist wrote:
mikeymagic wrote:
Here we go again, yet another farcical episode from the council. Still it's not their money they throw around on this stuff, it's ours!
Look forward to seeing your name at the next election so you can commit your own time into make a difference in the town. Hopefully it won't be a farcical experience for us all too.
I'm not employed to do that and nor do I say I'm qualified. But I do have common sense and I also will exercise my right to vote at the next election. Now run off back to your public sector desk.
[quote][p][bold]alchemist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, yet another farcical episode from the council. Still it's not their money they throw around on this stuff, it's ours![/p][/quote]Look forward to seeing your name at the next election so you can commit your own time into make a difference in the town. Hopefully it won't be a farcical experience for us all too.[/p][/quote]I'm not employed to do that and nor do I say I'm qualified. But I do have common sense and I also will exercise my right to vote at the next election. Now run off back to your public sector desk. mikeymagic
  • Score: 5

12:27pm Sun 30 Mar 14

60plus says...

It will never happen,Bournemouth council spout about lots of things but do nothing they will wait till someone else does it then claim the glory.
It will never happen,Bournemouth council spout about lots of things but do nothing they will wait till someone else does it then claim the glory. 60plus
  • Score: 1

12:37pm Sun 30 Mar 14

BmthNewshound says...

Beesley said "Our decisions are based on what is in the best interests of Bournemouth residents"........ well that's a first.
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The Council is by no means guaranteed success in their bid to compulsory purchase, and a site on which planning permission will be considerably more expensive to CP than a derelict brownfield site being used as a car park.
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Is it in the best interests of Bournemouth residents that Beesley is risking a costly legal battle and committing £millions to build and operate the bus station ?
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The underlying argument is why did Beesley Borough Council give planning permission to Licet in the first place. At the time planning buses were already using Gervis Place and the number of bus movements haven't significantly increased. The Council had thirty years to replace the bus station but instead created the Interchange next to the train station.
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If Beesley was really interested in what is best for Bournemouth residents then he would resign.
Beesley said "Our decisions are based on what is in the best interests of Bournemouth residents"........ well that's a first. . The Council is by no means guaranteed success in their bid to compulsory purchase, and a site on which planning permission will be considerably more expensive to CP than a derelict brownfield site being used as a car park. . Is it in the best interests of Bournemouth residents that Beesley is risking a costly legal battle and committing £millions to build and operate the bus station ? . The underlying argument is why did Beesley Borough Council give planning permission to Licet in the first place. At the time planning buses were already using Gervis Place and the number of bus movements haven't significantly increased. The Council had thirty years to replace the bus station but instead created the Interchange next to the train station. . If Beesley was really interested in what is best for Bournemouth residents then he would resign. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

How come we never had this problem years ago bus stops were spread all around the Square with H&D having their own spot .
Some bright spark closed Old Christchurch Road, hence we now have a Carnation Bus Terminus condensed like milk.

Hub that is what my mother used to call my father amongst other thing.
How come we never had this problem years ago bus stops were spread all around the Square with H&D having their own spot . Some bright spark closed Old Christchurch Road, hence we now have a Carnation Bus Terminus condensed like milk. Hub that is what my mother used to call my father amongst other thing. Lord Spring
  • Score: -3

1:05pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Tig says...

Does anyone know what happened to the insurance money from when the old bus station burnt down? What was it spent on?
Does anyone know what happened to the insurance money from when the old bus station burnt down? What was it spent on? Tig
  • Score: 2

1:28pm Sun 30 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

60plus wrote:
It will never happen,Bournemouth council spout about lots of things but do nothing they will wait till someone else does it then claim the glory.
...or then spend £10million of our money reducing it to a 'developer ripe' hole in the ground?
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: It will never happen,Bournemouth council spout about lots of things but do nothing they will wait till someone else does it then claim the glory.[/p][/quote]...or then spend £10million of our money reducing it to a 'developer ripe' hole in the ground? muscliffman
  • Score: 6

1:33pm Sun 30 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Tig wrote:
Does anyone know what happened to the insurance money from when the old bus station burnt down? What was it spent on?
Presumably the pay out went to the National Bus Company who at the time of the fire owned the Bus Station - a nationalised Company.
[quote][p][bold]Tig[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know what happened to the insurance money from when the old bus station burnt down? What was it spent on?[/p][/quote]Presumably the pay out went to the National Bus Company who at the time of the fire owned the Bus Station - a nationalised Company. muscliffman
  • Score: 6

3:42pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Understated says...

wow, so first its the land train and now this carpark. anything the council doesnt own that operates perfectly fine, they seem to force their plans onto and ruin.

i would rather the cinema complex with improved road system in gervis place than some skanky bus hub that ruins the beauty of the gardens.

its hard enough to find things to do in bournemouth as someone who doesnt enjoy many blockbuster movies nor go clubbing or clothes shopping.. we need variety for all ages to be able to come to the town and spend money. something for all weather. not just more cinemas.
wow, so first its the land train and now this carpark. anything the council doesnt own that operates perfectly fine, they seem to force their plans onto and ruin. i would rather the cinema complex with improved road system in gervis place than some skanky bus hub that ruins the beauty of the gardens. its hard enough to find things to do in bournemouth as someone who doesnt enjoy many blockbuster movies nor go clubbing or clothes shopping.. we need variety for all ages to be able to come to the town and spend money. something for all weather. not just more cinemas. Understated
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Maiseymo says...

Don't need a bus hub or station. just need to make Gervis Place one way for all buses/traffic. Wouldn't then get the jams. No need to tart up Westover Road - too many empty shops. So buses can wait there as they do now - don't get in anyone's way, and aren't waiting for long.
Don't need a bus hub or station. just need to make Gervis Place one way for all buses/traffic. Wouldn't then get the jams. No need to tart up Westover Road - too many empty shops. So buses can wait there as they do now - don't get in anyone's way, and aren't waiting for long. Maiseymo
  • Score: 4

5:03pm Sun 30 Mar 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

alchemist wrote:
mikeymagic wrote:
Here we go again, yet another farcical episode from the council. Still it's not their money they throw around on this stuff, it's ours!
Look forward to seeing your name at the next election so you can commit your own time into make a difference in the town. Hopefully it won't be a farcical experience for us all too.
Make a difference??
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What kind joke is that?
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The only difference I see from the council is between what we pay them and what we get in return.
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All we ever get is feeble excuses of how and why our money is continually wasted.
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£26K on a road sign, £3million just chucked into the sea then claim expenses for all that hard work
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The council are not farcical; they're a disastrous slapstick nightmare where everyone plays a fool.
[quote][p][bold]alchemist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikeymagic[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, yet another farcical episode from the council. Still it's not their money they throw around on this stuff, it's ours![/p][/quote]Look forward to seeing your name at the next election so you can commit your own time into make a difference in the town. Hopefully it won't be a farcical experience for us all too.[/p][/quote]Make a difference?? . What kind joke is that? . The only difference I see from the council is between what we pay them and what we get in return. . All we ever get is feeble excuses of how and why our money is continually wasted. . £26K on a road sign, £3million just chucked into the sea then claim expenses for all that hard work . The council are not farcical; they're a disastrous slapstick nightmare where everyone plays a fool. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -2

7:38pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Wageslave says...

Flatten a few re-habs and turn them into car parks. As for entertainment in bad weather, well that will be on the end of the PIER. Bonkers!!
Flatten a few re-habs and turn them into car parks. As for entertainment in bad weather, well that will be on the end of the PIER. Bonkers!! Wageslave
  • Score: 0

8:16pm Sun 30 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

My uncle wants me to help him, he recently received a bus pass. However, I'm a little confused. Perhaps someone with a bus pass might assist me.
I am unable to find a telephone number that one may use to contact the bus company to come and collect him from his home.
I asked a person recently who told me that, apparently, one is expected to assemble at a place known affectionately as a "bus stop".
It would appear that one must make one's own way to said bus stop and wait for the bus to arrive. Surely this can't be right! Perhaps this person was pulling my leg eh?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you.
My uncle wants me to help him, he recently received a bus pass. However, I'm a little confused. Perhaps someone with a bus pass might assist me. I am unable to find a telephone number that one may use to contact the bus company to come and collect him from his home. I asked a person recently who told me that, apparently, one is expected to assemble at a place known affectionately as a "bus stop". It would appear that one must make one's own way to said bus stop and wait for the bus to arrive. Surely this can't be right! Perhaps this person was pulling my leg eh? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Sun 30 Mar 14

krisb60 says...

Bournemouth Council should have sorted this out from the ashes of the 1976 fire - never an issue back then with a bus station at that location!
Bournemouth Council should have sorted this out from the ashes of the 1976 fire - never an issue back then with a bus station at that location! krisb60
  • Score: 2

8:35am Mon 31 Mar 14

skydriver says...

Simple if they don't own it they can't have it. Oh I forgot Beasley is always trying to get his own way, BBC as I once saw, Beasleys Bully Borough,
Who does he think he is. Pompous fool.
Simple if they don't own it they can't have it. Oh I forgot Beasley is always trying to get his own way, BBC as I once saw, Beasleys Bully Borough, Who does he think he is. Pompous fool. skydriver
  • Score: 2

9:30am Mon 31 Mar 14

NickTheGreekinBmth says...

Bob Bournemouth wrote:
There is far more need for a good bus depot than yet more cinemas.
Couldn't agree more. Have the anti-brigade tried crossing the road in Gervis Place recently - it's like taking your life in your hands. I wish the council luck with this one...
[quote][p][bold]Bob Bournemouth[/bold] wrote: There is far more need for a good bus depot than yet more cinemas.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Have the anti-brigade tried crossing the road in Gervis Place recently - it's like taking your life in your hands. I wish the council luck with this one... NickTheGreekinBmth
  • Score: 0

9:56am Mon 31 Mar 14

UrbanCrab says...

Why not investigate putting a tram system back into Bournemouth. Clean, efficient, modern. It worked very well in croydon.
Why not investigate putting a tram system back into Bournemouth. Clean, efficient, modern. It worked very well in croydon. UrbanCrab
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Mon 31 Mar 14

juniperberry says...

High Treason wrote:
Half a minute. Isn't the planning board made up from councillors? Therefore we have councillors using a compulsory purchase order to land grab so planning board councillors can pass plans to build a bus hub which will require a continuous subsidy from council tax payers. Just think, Putin could have grabbed Crimea without all those troops.
A much better idea would be to demolish the expensive to run town hall complex, move them all into a tower block at Castle Lane and build the bus hub there.
Planners have to comply with the local plan, regulations and laws - it makes no difference that councillors sit on the planning board - they have to comply with planning regulations. If they don't then decisions are overturned on appeals which are handled outside Bournemouth
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Half a minute. Isn't the planning board made up from councillors? Therefore we have councillors using a compulsory purchase order to land grab so planning board councillors can pass plans to build a bus hub which will require a continuous subsidy from council tax payers. Just think, Putin could have grabbed Crimea without all those troops. A much better idea would be to demolish the expensive to run town hall complex, move them all into a tower block at Castle Lane and build the bus hub there.[/p][/quote]Planners have to comply with the local plan, regulations and laws - it makes no difference that councillors sit on the planning board - they have to comply with planning regulations. If they don't then decisions are overturned on appeals which are handled outside Bournemouth juniperberry
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1:00pm Mon 31 Mar 14

mj34 says...

wonderway wrote:
Is beasley still a director of yellow buses if he is

is this a conflict of interest by him again

will someone answer this
no hes not , its a private company with new directors, soooo old school !!!!
[quote][p][bold]wonderway[/bold] wrote: Is beasley still a director of yellow buses if he is is this a conflict of interest by him again will someone answer this[/p][/quote]no hes not , its a private company with new directors, soooo old school !!!! mj34
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1:01pm Mon 31 Mar 14

juniperberry says...

Peggy Babcock wrote:
Complete bafoons. They have no foresight only choosing underhanded tactics when someone else snaps up the site.

Councillors are the incompetent waste who could not make it in the professional work place. Most would struggle collecting trolleys in Tesco.
And you know the work history of every councillor do you?
[quote][p][bold]Peggy Babcock[/bold] wrote: Complete bafoons. They have no foresight only choosing underhanded tactics when someone else snaps up the site. Councillors are the incompetent waste who could not make it in the professional work place. Most would struggle collecting trolleys in Tesco.[/p][/quote]And you know the work history of every councillor do you? juniperberry
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1:03pm Mon 31 Mar 14

mj34 says...

wonderway wrote:
Is beasley still a director of yellow buses if he is

is this a conflict of interest by him again

will someone answer this
no hes not , its been a private company for years now with new directors, soooo old school !!!
[quote][p][bold]wonderway[/bold] wrote: Is beasley still a director of yellow buses if he is is this a conflict of interest by him again will someone answer this[/p][/quote]no hes not , its been a private company for years now with new directors, soooo old school !!! mj34
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8:04pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Herschall says...

Why does the town not own this site - and when was it sold? I understood that all towns own their land and councils only have the right to sell leases for it. How did some past council get the right to sell it?
Why does the town not own this site - and when was it sold? I understood that all towns own their land and councils only have the right to sell leases for it. How did some past council get the right to sell it? Herschall
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