Council officers’ hours could be extended in bid to clamp down on stag and hen ‘party houses’ in Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks

Bournemouth Echo: COMPLAINTS: Brownsea View Avenue in Poole COMPLAINTS: Brownsea View Avenue in Poole

CIVIC chiefs are looking into the possibility of extending the hours some Borough of Poole officers work, in a bid to clamp down on the late night ‘party houses’ in Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks.

Poole MP Robert Syms secured a Westminster Hall debate on the issue, last week, where he told Parliament how a number privately-rented homes in some of the town’s most expensive postcode areas, were being used for raucous raves, stag and hen parties.

Ward councillors had already pledged to work with residents, who complain their lives are being made a misery by the antics of some partygoers.

Complaints include loud music, prostitution and even blow-up sex dolls adorning the exteriors of the luxury homes being rented out. Neighbours say these parties run well into the early hours, after groups return from nightclubs in Bournemouth town centre.

Poole’s Cllr Xena Dion, cabinet holder for the environment, held a special meeting of service heads and neighbourhood police last week. Speaking to the Echo yesterday, she said: “We wanted to ask if we were doing everything as a council that we possibly could do – and the answer is, actually, yes.

“Currently, our officers are on duty until 2am and we are now looking at whether we can extend that, at the discretion of officers.”

However, Cllr Dion stressed the issue, whereby letting agents rent properties to private groups for up to £1,000 a night, needed to ‘be kept in proportion’.

Official figures for the whole of Poole in 2013 show there were just four weekends when noise disturbances were reported at ‘party houses’ after 4am. This year, so far, there has been reports on two additional weekends.

Over the past couple of years Borough of Poole has also lent out noise recording boxes to neighbours six times. Cllr Dion said on five of these occasions the boxes recorded nothing.

She added: “Many people renting these places out are not on stag and hen weekends, many are just families or friends wanting to get-together.

“The letting agent is acting legally, the people coming to the houses are acting legally.

“We are sympathetic to the affected neighbours but there is a limit to what our powers are. We cannot just go around and close these houses down.”

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7:05am Tue 15 Apr 14

Phixer says...

“We wanted to ask if we were doing everything as a council that we possibly could do – and the answer is, actually, yes. Currently, our officers are on duty until 2am and we are now looking at whether we can extend that, at the discretion of officers.”

Sorry luv but your answer should have been 'no'. Life on your patch goes on 24hrs/day, 7days/week.

And what's this 'at the discretion of officers' rubbish? You/they are paid to provide a service.
“We wanted to ask if we were doing everything as a council that we possibly could do – and the answer is, actually, yes. Currently, our officers are on duty until 2am and we are now looking at whether we can extend that, at the discretion of officers.” Sorry luv but your answer should have been 'no'. Life on your patch goes on 24hrs/day, 7days/week. And what's this 'at the discretion of officers' rubbish? You/they are paid to provide a service. Phixer
  • Score: 12

7:30am Tue 15 Apr 14

alasdair1967 says...

Phixer wrote:
“We wanted to ask if we were doing everything as a council that we possibly could do – and the answer is, actually, yes. Currently, our officers are on duty until 2am and we are now looking at whether we can extend that, at the discretion of officers.”

Sorry luv but your answer should have been 'no'. Life on your patch goes on 24hrs/day, 7days/week.

And what's this 'at the discretion of officers' rubbish? You/they are paid to provide a service.
Like minds ,I was going to post similar thoughts,if Poole council are serious about sorting this issue could should be will,there are plenty of employed people myself included that are on a 24/7 call out Rosta ,yes I get paid standby money which increases if I get called out why can't the council do the same !!
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: “We wanted to ask if we were doing everything as a council that we possibly could do – and the answer is, actually, yes. Currently, our officers are on duty until 2am and we are now looking at whether we can extend that, at the discretion of officers.” Sorry luv but your answer should have been 'no'. Life on your patch goes on 24hrs/day, 7days/week. And what's this 'at the discretion of officers' rubbish? You/they are paid to provide a service.[/p][/quote]Like minds ,I was going to post similar thoughts,if Poole council are serious about sorting this issue could should be will,there are plenty of employed people myself included that are on a 24/7 call out Rosta ,yes I get paid standby money which increases if I get called out why can't the council do the same !! alasdair1967
  • Score: 6

7:35am Tue 15 Apr 14

RM says...

Instead of extending their hours 'at officers' discretion' put them on shift work.That way tthey still have enough free hours to have a life but but the service is also available 24/7. It's not rocket science.
Instead of extending their hours 'at officers' discretion' put them on shift work.That way tthey still have enough free hours to have a life but but the service is also available 24/7. It's not rocket science. RM
  • Score: 8

7:54am Tue 15 Apr 14

KLH says...

What needs to happen is that when a house is let out, the customers are made to sign an agreement that if antisocial behaviour is going on then they can be chucked out immediately. Gather their stuff and go home, party is over, finito.

And nothing refunded.
What needs to happen is that when a house is let out, the customers are made to sign an agreement that if antisocial behaviour is going on then they can be chucked out immediately. Gather their stuff and go home, party is over, finito. And nothing refunded. KLH
  • Score: 3

8:39am Tue 15 Apr 14

Townee says...

Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends.
Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service.

Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight.

If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.
Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends. Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service. Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight. If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder. Townee
  • Score: 7

9:00am Tue 15 Apr 14

Baysider says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Phixer wrote:
“We wanted to ask if we were doing everything as a council that we possibly could do – and the answer is, actually, yes. Currently, our officers are on duty until 2am and we are now looking at whether we can extend that, at the discretion of officers.”

Sorry luv but your answer should have been 'no'. Life on your patch goes on 24hrs/day, 7days/week.

And what's this 'at the discretion of officers' rubbish? You/they are paid to provide a service.
Like minds ,I was going to post similar thoughts,if Poole council are serious about sorting this issue could should be will,there are plenty of employed people myself included that are on a 24/7 call out Rosta ,yes I get paid standby money which increases if I get called out why can't the council do the same !!
...because they don't have the money to tear up existing contracts and pay for staff to work an extra 2 hours at the most unsociable time of day just for the sake of the 4 times a year it MIGHT be necessary?

Nor sure if you and your pal Phixer have noticed but councils everywhere are having budgets slashed not increased, most of which goes on social care anyway. Why do you expect more for your money when you should be expecting less really?
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: “We wanted to ask if we were doing everything as a council that we possibly could do – and the answer is, actually, yes. Currently, our officers are on duty until 2am and we are now looking at whether we can extend that, at the discretion of officers.” Sorry luv but your answer should have been 'no'. Life on your patch goes on 24hrs/day, 7days/week. And what's this 'at the discretion of officers' rubbish? You/they are paid to provide a service.[/p][/quote]Like minds ,I was going to post similar thoughts,if Poole council are serious about sorting this issue could should be will,there are plenty of employed people myself included that are on a 24/7 call out Rosta ,yes I get paid standby money which increases if I get called out why can't the council do the same !![/p][/quote]...because they don't have the money to tear up existing contracts and pay for staff to work an extra 2 hours at the most unsociable time of day just for the sake of the 4 times a year it MIGHT be necessary? Nor sure if you and your pal Phixer have noticed but councils everywhere are having budgets slashed not increased, most of which goes on social care anyway. Why do you expect more for your money when you should be expecting less really? Baysider
  • Score: 2

9:19am Tue 15 Apr 14

attra says...

KLH wrote:
What needs to happen is that when a house is let out, the customers are made to sign an agreement that if antisocial behaviour is going on then they can be chucked out immediately. Gather their stuff and go home, party is over, finito.

And nothing refunded.
I live next to one of these houses and the agents do not care one iota. People need to understand this to get the full picture. The agents chat at the top of their voices to the tenants when they arrive (I can hear them inside my house with the windows closed) then swan off, shouting as they go down the drive "have a good time" When we tried to contact them on the so called numbers that people can use if a party is getting louder and louder, it goes to voicemail and you never get a reply or visit.
[quote][p][bold]KLH[/bold] wrote: What needs to happen is that when a house is let out, the customers are made to sign an agreement that if antisocial behaviour is going on then they can be chucked out immediately. Gather their stuff and go home, party is over, finito. And nothing refunded.[/p][/quote]I live next to one of these houses and the agents do not care one iota. People need to understand this to get the full picture. The agents chat at the top of their voices to the tenants when they arrive (I can hear them inside my house with the windows closed) then swan off, shouting as they go down the drive "have a good time" When we tried to contact them on the so called numbers that people can use if a party is getting louder and louder, it goes to voicemail and you never get a reply or visit. attra
  • Score: 3

9:38am Tue 15 Apr 14

liveinpeace says...

Can Cllr Dion's neighbours (you must know who you are) gather up every bored teenager and mad music lover in her neighbourhood and organise one almighty 'legal' blast this weekend. Make sure it lasts 4 days as that is the kind of Easter people living next to these party houses have to look forward to and don't worry - those noise recording boxes, should she install one, record 'nothing' Get going!
Can Cllr Dion's neighbours (you must know who you are) gather up every bored teenager and mad music lover in her neighbourhood and organise one almighty 'legal' blast this weekend. Make sure it lasts 4 days as that is the kind of Easter people living next to these party houses have to look forward to and don't worry - those noise recording boxes, should she install one, record 'nothing' Get going! liveinpeace
  • Score: 5

9:48am Tue 15 Apr 14

Franks Tank says...

Strange how Robert Syms (the missing MP) has taken an interest.
There must be some elections coming up soon.

Did he ever find that furniture that got delivered to the wrong house.
Strange how Robert Syms (the missing MP) has taken an interest. There must be some elections coming up soon. Did he ever find that furniture that got delivered to the wrong house. Franks Tank
  • Score: 5

9:50am Tue 15 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

Contacting the councils environmental planning officers over noise complaints is a complete waste of time, friend of mine spent seven years dealing with these muppets over noisy neighbors and they solved nothing, eventually he took the matter to court and hey presto, problem solved.
Contacting the councils environmental planning officers over noise complaints is a complete waste of time, friend of mine spent seven years dealing with these muppets over noisy neighbors and they solved nothing, eventually he took the matter to court and hey presto, problem solved. Hessenford
  • Score: 8

9:52am Tue 15 Apr 14

rozmister says...

Townee wrote:
Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends.
Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service.

Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight.

If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.
Charminster & Winton are a different Council to Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks. You're not even paying into the same pot to expect the same service! You'd have the same problems with young people if they studied from home, they'd just be delayed until they moved out after graduation. They have to learn somehow, preferably by being idiots and getting fined.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends. Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service. Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight. If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.[/p][/quote]Charminster & Winton are a different Council to Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks. You're not even paying into the same pot to expect the same service! You'd have the same problems with young people if they studied from home, they'd just be delayed until they moved out after graduation. They have to learn somehow, preferably by being idiots and getting fined. rozmister
  • Score: -3

10:34am Tue 15 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

rozmister wrote:
Townee wrote:
Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends.
Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service.

Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight.

If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.
Charminster & Winton are a different Council to Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks. You're not even paying into the same pot to expect the same service! You'd have the same problems with young people if they studied from home, they'd just be delayed until they moved out after graduation. They have to learn somehow, preferably by being idiots and getting fined.
Shouldn't matter which council you pay into, the service should be exactly the same.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends. Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service. Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight. If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.[/p][/quote]Charminster & Winton are a different Council to Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks. You're not even paying into the same pot to expect the same service! You'd have the same problems with young people if they studied from home, they'd just be delayed until they moved out after graduation. They have to learn somehow, preferably by being idiots and getting fined.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't matter which council you pay into, the service should be exactly the same. Hessenford
  • Score: 9

10:43am Tue 15 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

Amazing how Poole Council plans to take tough action to stamp out anti-social behaviour when the residents affected also happen to be the main source of Tory party funding in the Borough.
Amazing how Poole Council plans to take tough action to stamp out anti-social behaviour when the residents affected also happen to be the main source of Tory party funding in the Borough. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 11

10:49am Tue 15 Apr 14

KLH says...

attra wrote:
KLH wrote:
What needs to happen is that when a house is let out, the customers are made to sign an agreement that if antisocial behaviour is going on then they can be chucked out immediately. Gather their stuff and go home, party is over, finito.

And nothing refunded.
I live next to one of these houses and the agents do not care one iota. People need to understand this to get the full picture. The agents chat at the top of their voices to the tenants when they arrive (I can hear them inside my house with the windows closed) then swan off, shouting as they go down the drive "have a good time" When we tried to contact them on the so called numbers that people can use if a party is getting louder and louder, it goes to voicemail and you never get a reply or visit.
Bit like a letting agent in Boscombe (and not Dave Wells either) who lets flats out to all the bellends of the world and has an answerphone out of hours. Doesn't give a monkeys once the money is in their hands.
[quote][p][bold]attra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KLH[/bold] wrote: What needs to happen is that when a house is let out, the customers are made to sign an agreement that if antisocial behaviour is going on then they can be chucked out immediately. Gather their stuff and go home, party is over, finito. And nothing refunded.[/p][/quote]I live next to one of these houses and the agents do not care one iota. People need to understand this to get the full picture. The agents chat at the top of their voices to the tenants when they arrive (I can hear them inside my house with the windows closed) then swan off, shouting as they go down the drive "have a good time" When we tried to contact them on the so called numbers that people can use if a party is getting louder and louder, it goes to voicemail and you never get a reply or visit.[/p][/quote]Bit like a letting agent in Boscombe (and not Dave Wells either) who lets flats out to all the bellends of the world and has an answerphone out of hours. Doesn't give a monkeys once the money is in their hands. KLH
  • Score: 5

10:52am Tue 15 Apr 14

Baysider says...

Hessenford wrote:
rozmister wrote:
Townee wrote:
Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends.
Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service.

Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight.

If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.
Charminster & Winton are a different Council to Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks. You're not even paying into the same pot to expect the same service! You'd have the same problems with young people if they studied from home, they'd just be delayed until they moved out after graduation. They have to learn somehow, preferably by being idiots and getting fined.
Shouldn't matter which council you pay into, the service should be exactly the same.
Ooh...We have an early front runner for today's most Stupid Post of The Day award.

Every council has a different political make up, priorities, demographics and funding yet somehow you think they should all be providing exactly the same levels of service.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends. Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service. Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight. If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.[/p][/quote]Charminster & Winton are a different Council to Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks. You're not even paying into the same pot to expect the same service! You'd have the same problems with young people if they studied from home, they'd just be delayed until they moved out after graduation. They have to learn somehow, preferably by being idiots and getting fined.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't matter which council you pay into, the service should be exactly the same.[/p][/quote]Ooh...We have an early front runner for today's most Stupid Post of The Day award. Every council has a different political make up, priorities, demographics and funding yet somehow you think they should all be providing exactly the same levels of service. Baysider
  • Score: -5

10:54am Tue 15 Apr 14

Dibbles2 says...

This article makes me really cross as the fact remains. The council don't give two hoots to normal residents who don't live in luxurious houses.

It also not their street lights being turned off and not their roads that are full of pot holes.
This article makes me really cross as the fact remains. The council don't give two hoots to normal residents who don't live in luxurious houses. It also not their street lights being turned off and not their roads that are full of pot holes. Dibbles2
  • Score: 4

11:03am Tue 15 Apr 14

Dibbles2 says...

attra wrote:
KLH wrote:
What needs to happen is that when a house is let out, the customers are made to sign an agreement that if antisocial behaviour is going on then they can be chucked out immediately. Gather their stuff and go home, party is over, finito.

And nothing refunded.
I live next to one of these houses and the agents do not care one iota. People need to understand this to get the full picture. The agents chat at the top of their voices to the tenants when they arrive (I can hear them inside my house with the windows closed) then swan off, shouting as they go down the drive "have a good time" When we tried to contact them on the so called numbers that people can use if a party is getting louder and louder, it goes to voicemail and you never get a reply or visit.
What you don't realise though is this is whats hundreds of residents have to put up with year after year in their homes but because this is in a more affluent area all of a sudden it becomes news worthy. I put up with 3 years of hell from my neighbour and I ended up taking the law into my own hands because the council didn't give a ****. I wouldn't recommend doing this to anyone but I was at the end of my tether as it affected my children, my work and my health. You guys complain over what appears to be a few isolated incidences according to Councillor Dion.

Don't get me wrong I do sympathise but it shoudn't have to take this story to be released for things to change. In response to hearing the letting agent through the wall................
.......I sure a shell wouldn't have paid a small fortune for a house if I can hear through the walls.
[quote][p][bold]attra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KLH[/bold] wrote: What needs to happen is that when a house is let out, the customers are made to sign an agreement that if antisocial behaviour is going on then they can be chucked out immediately. Gather their stuff and go home, party is over, finito. And nothing refunded.[/p][/quote]I live next to one of these houses and the agents do not care one iota. People need to understand this to get the full picture. The agents chat at the top of their voices to the tenants when they arrive (I can hear them inside my house with the windows closed) then swan off, shouting as they go down the drive "have a good time" When we tried to contact them on the so called numbers that people can use if a party is getting louder and louder, it goes to voicemail and you never get a reply or visit.[/p][/quote]What you don't realise though is this is whats hundreds of residents have to put up with year after year in their homes but because this is in a more affluent area all of a sudden it becomes news worthy. I put up with 3 years of hell from my neighbour and I ended up taking the law into my own hands because the council didn't give a ****. I wouldn't recommend doing this to anyone but I was at the end of my tether as it affected my children, my work and my health. You guys complain over what appears to be a few isolated incidences according to Councillor Dion. Don't get me wrong I do sympathise but it shoudn't have to take this story to be released for things to change. In response to hearing the letting agent through the wall................ .......I sure a shell wouldn't have paid a small fortune for a house if I can hear through the walls. Dibbles2
  • Score: 2

11:44am Tue 15 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
This article makes me really cross as the fact remains. The council don't give two hoots to normal residents who don't live in luxurious houses.

It also not their street lights being turned off and not their roads that are full of pot holes.
And it's not they who throw rocks at buses and get them diverted.....
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: This article makes me really cross as the fact remains. The council don't give two hoots to normal residents who don't live in luxurious houses. It also not their street lights being turned off and not their roads that are full of pot holes.[/p][/quote]And it's not they who throw rocks at buses and get them diverted..... speedy231278
  • Score: 2

12:28pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Baysider says...

Baysider wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
rozmister wrote:
Townee wrote:
Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends.
Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service.

Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight.

If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.
Charminster & Winton are a different Council to Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks. You're not even paying into the same pot to expect the same service! You'd have the same problems with young people if they studied from home, they'd just be delayed until they moved out after graduation. They have to learn somehow, preferably by being idiots and getting fined.
Shouldn't matter which council you pay into, the service should be exactly the same.
Ooh...We have an early front runner for today's most Stupid Post of The Day award.

Every council has a different political make up, priorities, demographics and funding yet somehow you think they should all be providing exactly the same levels of service.
Ha, ha. Perhaps those giving the thumbs down could explain how the same levels of response are obtainable across hundreds of different authorities then?

The fact is Hessenford, like many others on here, is very quick to share their ignorant, ill informed, cliché riden opinions but not so quick to recognise when they are factually incorrect, suggesting something completely unworkable or just plain stupid like his latest post.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Wow I wonder if people who live in Charminster and Winton would like to swap? Many in these areas have to put up with anti social problems 7 days a week not just at weekends. Once again it shows the more council tax you pay the better the service. Perhaps the next step for them is to call out the troops now they have no wars to fight. If the government want to do something then it should apply to everyone not just the rich. There are lots of University towns in this country and most areas suffer from anti social behaviour. With high speed internet now the norm perhaps Uni's should start thinking about running courses from home so that students don't need to go away to study. And this would free up family houses for people who can't get onto the property ladder.[/p][/quote]Charminster & Winton are a different Council to Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks. You're not even paying into the same pot to expect the same service! You'd have the same problems with young people if they studied from home, they'd just be delayed until they moved out after graduation. They have to learn somehow, preferably by being idiots and getting fined.[/p][/quote]Shouldn't matter which council you pay into, the service should be exactly the same.[/p][/quote]Ooh...We have an early front runner for today's most Stupid Post of The Day award. Every council has a different political make up, priorities, demographics and funding yet somehow you think they should all be providing exactly the same levels of service.[/p][/quote]Ha, ha. Perhaps those giving the thumbs down could explain how the same levels of response are obtainable across hundreds of different authorities then? The fact is Hessenford, like many others on here, is very quick to share their ignorant, ill informed, cliché riden opinions but not so quick to recognise when they are factually incorrect, suggesting something completely unworkable or just plain stupid like his latest post. Baysider
  • Score: 4

1:21pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Dibbles2 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
This article makes me really cross as the fact remains. The council don't give two hoots to normal residents who don't live in luxurious houses.

It also not their street lights being turned off and not their roads that are full of pot holes.
And it's not they who throw rocks at buses and get them diverted.....
Totally unrelated and if you want to go that route.

ELLIOT TAYLOR
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: This article makes me really cross as the fact remains. The council don't give two hoots to normal residents who don't live in luxurious houses. It also not their street lights being turned off and not their roads that are full of pot holes.[/p][/quote]And it's not they who throw rocks at buses and get them diverted.....[/p][/quote]Totally unrelated and if you want to go that route. ELLIOT TAYLOR Dibbles2
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5:59pm Tue 15 Apr 14

beej22 says...

I actually find Bournemouth council quite helpful with noise nuisance in Springbourne. They've dealt with anti social behaviour rapidly and explained the law to some unpleasant foreign neighbours I have who feel playing very loud music in the garden is acceptable behaviour and threaten me when I've politely asked them not to . They come out at week ends when asked to as well, maybe I've been lucky.
I actually find Bournemouth council quite helpful with noise nuisance in Springbourne. They've dealt with anti social behaviour rapidly and explained the law to some unpleasant foreign neighbours I have who feel playing very loud music in the garden is acceptable behaviour and threaten me when I've politely asked them not to . They come out at week ends when asked to as well, maybe I've been lucky. beej22
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