JP Morgan to spend £28.6m on improvements at its base in Chaseside, Bournemouth

The JP Morgan site at Chaseside, Bournemouth

JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon

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JP MORGAN is to spend £28.6m improving its Bournemouth base.

The announcement came in a statement in which chief executive Jamie Dimon voiced his pride at the bank being an “active member of the Bournemouth community”.

JP Morgan says a three-year programme of improvements costing 48 million US dollars will transform its technology and operations centre at Chaseside.

More than 4,000 people are employed at the site.

The bank says the improvements will give staff access to more state-of-the-art communications technology and equipment, enabling better interaction with colleagues in Europe, the US and Asia. The building’s restaurant and common spaces will be revitalised and facilities will be upgraded for employees who cycle to work.

Jamie Dimon, New York-based chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, said: “Bournemouth offers access to high quality talent and to facilities that can support our business, not just in London, but around the world.

“We are proud to be an active member of the Bournemouth community and to be the largest private sector employer in Dorset.”

JP Morgan has had offices in Bournemouth for 28 years, supporting client activities in 40 countries. The new funding builds on a £10.7m (18 million US dollar) investment completed in 2011 to improve infrastructure at the site.

Simon Cooper, JP Morgan chief administrative office Bournemouth site leader, said: “Our employees in Bournemouth are an integral part of the global operations of our firm, and our commitment to continually investing in their work is unquestionable. This commitment is something that those of us who live and work here see every day.”

The company’s activities in the town includes the Supporting Our Community programme, which helps 130 local voluntary organisations, charities and schools. It recently invested £1.1m in education through the Achieve Together project, as well as supporting economic growth through the YTKO Get Set For Growth programme, and created opportunities for young people through the Catch 22 Office Apprenticeship Service.

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10:15pm Wed 30 Apr 14

trolley says...

Great news if you like your stress levels through the roof and your day long
Great news if you like your stress levels through the roof and your day long trolley
  • Score: -8

10:21pm Wed 30 Apr 14

chris100 says...

How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads
Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff chris100
  • Score: 7

10:23pm Wed 30 Apr 14

casual_observer says...

What a conveniently timed an announcement, when he is I'm told, visiting Chaseside on Thursday.
What a conveniently timed an announcement, when he is I'm told, visiting Chaseside on Thursday. casual_observer
  • Score: -4

10:35pm Wed 30 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

How does this **** make news? If they were spending £50 on something you wouldnt report it.
How does this **** make news? If they were spending £50 on something you wouldnt report it. hooplaa
  • Score: -27

11:34pm Wed 30 Apr 14

bobthedestroyer says...

chris100 wrote:
How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads
Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office.

Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!!
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!! bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 49

11:35pm Wed 30 Apr 14

bobthedestroyer says...

chris100 wrote:
How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads
Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I should clarify I'm not stating none of the cars are JPM employees, far from it.
[quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I should clarify I'm not stating none of the cars are JPM employees, far from it. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 2

12:19am Thu 1 May 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
chris100 wrote:
How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads
Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office.

Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!!
You're absolutely right. I worked there over 10yrs ago and it was the same. I had to park anywhere between Harewood Ave and Castlepoint. My ex used to work at the hospital and it could take her an hour to get out if she finished at 5 at that junction.
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The ASDA exit at the Lansdowne is another prime example of the council's planners. Even The Muppet show would kick these fool out.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!![/p][/quote]You're absolutely right. I worked there over 10yrs ago and it was the same. I had to park anywhere between Harewood Ave and Castlepoint. My ex used to work at the hospital and it could take her an hour to get out if she finished at 5 at that junction. . The ASDA exit at the Lansdowne is another prime example of the council's planners. Even The Muppet show would kick these fool out. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 15

8:26am Thu 1 May 14

Bournemouth Ohec says...

hooplaa wrote:
How does this **** make news? If they were spending £50 on something you wouldnt report it.
By this I assume you mean JPM Chase spending all that money on developing the site.

It makes news because an international company, the largest private employer in the area, is investing in the area.

Perhaps you'd rather hear bad news?
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: How does this **** make news? If they were spending £50 on something you wouldnt report it.[/p][/quote]By this I assume you mean JPM Chase spending all that money on developing the site. It makes news because an international company, the largest private employer in the area, is investing in the area. Perhaps you'd rather hear bad news? Bournemouth Ohec
  • Score: 34

8:32am Thu 1 May 14

spooki says...

Good! Start with a larger car park! I'm fed up with their staff parking round our roads.
Good! Start with a larger car park! I'm fed up with their staff parking round our roads. spooki
  • Score: -10

8:38am Thu 1 May 14

jinglebell says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
chris100 wrote:
How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads
Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office.

Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!!
JP's might consider a commitment to the environment by laying on their own buses to collect staff from various points. As the roads get more and more congested, I think conglomerates like JP companies need to do this or be forced to do so by government.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!![/p][/quote]JP's might consider a commitment to the environment by laying on their own buses to collect staff from various points. As the roads get more and more congested, I think conglomerates like JP companies need to do this or be forced to do so by government. jinglebell
  • Score: -13

8:39am Thu 1 May 14

whataboutthat says...

Gotta spend some of their ill-gotten gains!
Wahey Post Office shares ( a genteleman's agreement, natch) money laundering - you name it JPM do it!
Facts - look 'em up.
Gotta spend some of their ill-gotten gains! Wahey Post Office shares ( a genteleman's agreement, natch) money laundering - you name it JPM do it! Facts - look 'em up. whataboutthat
  • Score: -21

8:40am Thu 1 May 14

djd says...

spooki wrote:
Good! Start with a larger car park! I'm fed up with their staff parking round our roads.
The parking in down to the Council in more ways than one.
They cannot allow more parking due to Government restrictions on the number of car parking spaces allowed.
They do not restrict the roads around this area sufficiently to prevent all day parking by JPMorgan, Hospital and staff from other offices in the area.
In fairness to the Council they did offer to extend the Littledown Parking Zone to the roads on the other side of Christchurch Rd but the residents told the Councillors that they didn't want a two hour a day parking restriction that would have prevented all day parking, so you only have yourselves to blame if you're affected by the parking.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Good! Start with a larger car park! I'm fed up with their staff parking round our roads.[/p][/quote]The parking in down to the Council in more ways than one. They cannot allow more parking due to Government restrictions on the number of car parking spaces allowed. They do not restrict the roads around this area sufficiently to prevent all day parking by JPMorgan, Hospital and staff from other offices in the area. In fairness to the Council they did offer to extend the Littledown Parking Zone to the roads on the other side of Christchurch Rd but the residents told the Councillors that they didn't want a two hour a day parking restriction that would have prevented all day parking, so you only have yourselves to blame if you're affected by the parking. djd
  • Score: 1

8:53am Thu 1 May 14

strippervicar says...

jinglebell wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
chris100 wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!!
JP's might consider a commitment to the environment by laying on their own buses to collect staff from various points. As the roads get more and more congested, I think conglomerates like JP companies need to do this or be forced to do so by government.
They already do provide buses for staff, buses service Bournemouth, Christchurch, and as far as Ringwood and Poole.
[quote][p][bold]jinglebell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!![/p][/quote]JP's might consider a commitment to the environment by laying on their own buses to collect staff from various points. As the roads get more and more congested, I think conglomerates like JP companies need to do this or be forced to do so by government.[/p][/quote]They already do provide buses for staff, buses service Bournemouth, Christchurch, and as far as Ringwood and Poole. strippervicar
  • Score: 27

8:56am Thu 1 May 14

Townee says...

I can never understand why they built this building where it is. It would have been better at the airport, loads of room for buildings and parking.
I can never understand why they built this building where it is. It would have been better at the airport, loads of room for buildings and parking. Townee
  • Score: -11

8:59am Thu 1 May 14

bmthtony says...

jinglebell wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
chris100 wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!!
JP's might consider a commitment to the environment by laying on their own buses to collect staff from various points. As the roads get more and more congested, I think conglomerates like JP companies need to do this or be forced to do so by government.
Umm they already do provide shuttle buses to various points around the area, 6 different routes if I'm correct.
[quote][p][bold]jinglebell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!![/p][/quote]JP's might consider a commitment to the environment by laying on their own buses to collect staff from various points. As the roads get more and more congested, I think conglomerates like JP companies need to do this or be forced to do so by government.[/p][/quote]Umm they already do provide shuttle buses to various points around the area, 6 different routes if I'm correct. bmthtony
  • Score: 23

9:11am Thu 1 May 14

Bourne1979 says...

A company which directly employs 4,000 people locally and another few hundred indirectly, invests millions in it's campus to secure it's future in Bournemouth, and all people can moan about is parking??? The 4,000 staff spend their money in the local economy, their kids go to local schools, like it or not the company pumps a lot of money into Bournemouth and Dorset. Stop whining, it's positive news!
A company which directly employs 4,000 people locally and another few hundred indirectly, invests millions in it's campus to secure it's future in Bournemouth, and all people can moan about is parking??? The 4,000 staff spend their money in the local economy, their kids go to local schools, like it or not the company pumps a lot of money into Bournemouth and Dorset. Stop whining, it's positive news! Bourne1979
  • Score: 39

9:14am Thu 1 May 14

BmthNewshound says...

A lot of comments about the car parking problems but the article doesn't mention improvements to increase the number of parking spaces but does mention upgrading facilities for people cycling to work !
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As others have said the parking problem is not just down to JPMorgan, the Castle Lane corridor is home to a number big employers. There was talk about creating a park and ride in the area, why not build a car park for people working in the area with a shuttle bus service to the hospital and various offices ?
A lot of comments about the car parking problems but the article doesn't mention improvements to increase the number of parking spaces but does mention upgrading facilities for people cycling to work ! . As others have said the parking problem is not just down to JPMorgan, the Castle Lane corridor is home to a number big employers. There was talk about creating a park and ride in the area, why not build a car park for people working in the area with a shuttle bus service to the hospital and various offices ? BmthNewshound
  • Score: 11

9:43am Thu 1 May 14

Davey Boy2000 says...

I remember when all that was fields . . . . . . no parking problems back then.
I remember when all that was fields . . . . . . no parking problems back then. Davey Boy2000
  • Score: -2

9:50am Thu 1 May 14

ReservoirFrogs says...

Unless Night Is Cold Or Rainy Never Shirk Responsibility Until Losing Everything
Unless Night Is Cold Or Rainy Never Shirk Responsibility Until Losing Everything ReservoirFrogs
  • Score: -7

11:12am Thu 1 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Clearly they are making a heck of a lot of money then! I hope they're declaring their profits in the right countries for tax purposes?
Clearly they are making a heck of a lot of money then! I hope they're declaring their profits in the right countries for tax purposes? speedy231278
  • Score: -12

11:56am Thu 1 May 14

Redgolfer says...

Bourne1979 wrote:
A company which directly employs 4,000 people locally and another few hundred indirectly, invests millions in it's campus to secure it's future in Bournemouth, and all people can moan about is parking??? The 4,000 staff spend their money in the local economy, their kids go to local schools, like it or not the company pumps a lot of money into Bournemouth and Dorset. Stop whining, it's positive news!
I take it that you do NOT live in the vicinity of Chase otherwise you too would be moaning about people who work at JP Morgan cluttering up roads, so that people living in the area cannot park outside their own homes.
With the large profits of this company, why not apply to the Council to build an UNDERGROUND car park in the grounds of JP Morgan, plenty of room and problem solved, after all the Council were going to allow Pavilion Gardens Scheme to build same and then lease it back at £3,000,000 per year over 75 years so they have got to be in agreement, LOL
[quote][p][bold]Bourne1979[/bold] wrote: A company which directly employs 4,000 people locally and another few hundred indirectly, invests millions in it's campus to secure it's future in Bournemouth, and all people can moan about is parking??? The 4,000 staff spend their money in the local economy, their kids go to local schools, like it or not the company pumps a lot of money into Bournemouth and Dorset. Stop whining, it's positive news![/p][/quote]I take it that you do NOT live in the vicinity of Chase otherwise you too would be moaning about people who work at JP Morgan cluttering up roads, so that people living in the area cannot park outside their own homes. With the large profits of this company, why not apply to the Council to build an UNDERGROUND car park in the grounds of JP Morgan, plenty of room and problem solved, after all the Council were going to allow Pavilion Gardens Scheme to build same and then lease it back at £3,000,000 per year over 75 years so they have got to be in agreement, LOL Redgolfer
  • Score: -6

12:10pm Thu 1 May 14

stpjg01 says...

jinglebell wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
chris100 wrote:
How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads
Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office.

Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!!
JP's might consider a commitment to the environment by laying on their own buses to collect staff from various points. As the roads get more and more congested, I think conglomerates like JP companies need to do this or be forced to do so by government.
I think you need to check your facts - JPM DO lay on buses with Britannia, but obviously they cant serve every area or time of work. They are doing their best and are not the only ones parking in your roads, as the previous person said. I live on the University campus and have students parking in my road, but the University was there before the houses and so it was my choice to move there.
[quote][p][bold]jinglebell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!![/p][/quote]JP's might consider a commitment to the environment by laying on their own buses to collect staff from various points. As the roads get more and more congested, I think conglomerates like JP companies need to do this or be forced to do so by government.[/p][/quote]I think you need to check your facts - JPM DO lay on buses with Britannia, but obviously they cant serve every area or time of work. They are doing their best and are not the only ones parking in your roads, as the previous person said. I live on the University campus and have students parking in my road, but the University was there before the houses and so it was my choice to move there. stpjg01
  • Score: 7

12:12pm Thu 1 May 14

Dragback says...

For those complaining about parking. JPM has been there 25 years. Admittedly the number of staff has increased but if you moved there in the last 10 years surely you would have known about the parking issues?

The nice parts around Boscombe East all seem to have good off road parking and have restrictions preventing people parking there all day.

I know not everyone has a choice about where they live but personally I chose not to live next to a railway station, school, football ground, large company for these very reasons.

Like it or not (having previously worked for them for 6 years they are marmite) they have massive positive impact on the local economy. They have implemented a comprehensive bus service, the waiting time to get in the car park is enormous so it's lot like they are handing out parking here and there.
For those complaining about parking. JPM has been there 25 years. Admittedly the number of staff has increased but if you moved there in the last 10 years surely you would have known about the parking issues? The nice parts around Boscombe East all seem to have good off road parking and have restrictions preventing people parking there all day. I know not everyone has a choice about where they live but personally I chose not to live next to a railway station, school, football ground, large company for these very reasons. Like it or not (having previously worked for them for 6 years they are marmite) they have massive positive impact on the local economy. They have implemented a comprehensive bus service, the waiting time to get in the car park is enormous so it's lot like they are handing out parking here and there. Dragback
  • Score: 6

12:14pm Thu 1 May 14

O'Reilly says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
chris100 wrote:
How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads
Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office.

Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!!
They should have built a multi-story car park on Wessex Fields at the inception of the sites you have named...
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!![/p][/quote]They should have built a multi-story car park on Wessex Fields at the inception of the sites you have named... O'Reilly
  • Score: 0

12:21pm Thu 1 May 14

UbelievableJeff says...

Arguing over congestion is one thing, but the global reality of JPM is billions of dollars in fines, illegally aiding oppressive global dictatorships, forcing foreclosures on US service staff, misleading investors, bid rigging....the list goes on. I doubt they are substantially different in this respect from other global banking institutions, but lets not forget the trail of destruction and misery this bank leaves in its wake.
Arguing over congestion is one thing, but the global reality of JPM is billions of dollars in fines, illegally aiding oppressive global dictatorships, forcing foreclosures on US service staff, misleading investors, bid rigging....the list goes on. I doubt they are substantially different in this respect from other global banking institutions, but lets not forget the trail of destruction and misery this bank leaves in its wake. UbelievableJeff
  • Score: -15

1:41pm Thu 1 May 14

spooki says...

djd wrote:
spooki wrote:
Good! Start with a larger car park! I'm fed up with their staff parking round our roads.
The parking in down to the Council in more ways than one.
They cannot allow more parking due to Government restrictions on the number of car parking spaces allowed.
They do not restrict the roads around this area sufficiently to prevent all day parking by JPMorgan, Hospital and staff from other offices in the area.
In fairness to the Council they did offer to extend the Littledown Parking Zone to the roads on the other side of Christchurch Rd but the residents told the Councillors that they didn't want a two hour a day parking restriction that would have prevented all day parking, so you only have yourselves to blame if you're affected by the parking.
Uh no, what exactly is the point there? I was never asked about it because I don't live near Christchurch Road so I am certainly not to blame, as are the residents of Townsend and Strouden Park who have to negotiate dodgy/blind corners and junctions due to careless parking. Ok park here if you want but the council should come round and see the roads for themselves to see they need more yellow lines or no parking zones. Either that or issue residents parking only.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: Good! Start with a larger car park! I'm fed up with their staff parking round our roads.[/p][/quote]The parking in down to the Council in more ways than one. They cannot allow more parking due to Government restrictions on the number of car parking spaces allowed. They do not restrict the roads around this area sufficiently to prevent all day parking by JPMorgan, Hospital and staff from other offices in the area. In fairness to the Council they did offer to extend the Littledown Parking Zone to the roads on the other side of Christchurch Rd but the residents told the Councillors that they didn't want a two hour a day parking restriction that would have prevented all day parking, so you only have yourselves to blame if you're affected by the parking.[/p][/quote]Uh no, what exactly is the point there? I was never asked about it because I don't live near Christchurch Road so I am certainly not to blame, as are the residents of Townsend and Strouden Park who have to negotiate dodgy/blind corners and junctions due to careless parking. Ok park here if you want but the council should come round and see the roads for themselves to see they need more yellow lines or no parking zones. Either that or issue residents parking only. spooki
  • Score: 2

1:49pm Thu 1 May 14

spooki says...

Dragback wrote:
For those complaining about parking. JPM has been there 25 years. Admittedly the number of staff has increased but if you moved there in the last 10 years surely you would have known about the parking issues?

The nice parts around Boscombe East all seem to have good off road parking and have restrictions preventing people parking there all day.

I know not everyone has a choice about where they live but personally I chose not to live next to a railway station, school, football ground, large company for these very reasons.

Like it or not (having previously worked for them for 6 years they are marmite) they have massive positive impact on the local economy. They have implemented a comprehensive bus service, the waiting time to get in the car park is enormous so it's lot like they are handing out parking here and there.
I've lived here for 35 years thanks. I remember there being a huge field and large white house where there now stands a ruddy great greenhouse.

I'm not against their giving folk jobs and bringing money to the community, I would just like it (and I'm sure the staff would too) if they had ample parking to cover the staff and not rely on using public roads where residents can't park outside their own house.
[quote][p][bold]Dragback[/bold] wrote: For those complaining about parking. JPM has been there 25 years. Admittedly the number of staff has increased but if you moved there in the last 10 years surely you would have known about the parking issues? The nice parts around Boscombe East all seem to have good off road parking and have restrictions preventing people parking there all day. I know not everyone has a choice about where they live but personally I chose not to live next to a railway station, school, football ground, large company for these very reasons. Like it or not (having previously worked for them for 6 years they are marmite) they have massive positive impact on the local economy. They have implemented a comprehensive bus service, the waiting time to get in the car park is enormous so it's lot like they are handing out parking here and there.[/p][/quote]I've lived here for 35 years thanks. I remember there being a huge field and large white house where there now stands a ruddy great greenhouse. I'm not against their giving folk jobs and bringing money to the community, I would just like it (and I'm sure the staff would too) if they had ample parking to cover the staff and not rely on using public roads where residents can't park outside their own house. spooki
  • Score: 1

1:51pm Thu 1 May 14

nickynoodah says...

Actually Jamie was in this morning
there's a good chance I will be having a chat with him a bit later
I will put all of your complaints across you know even a knew bike shed

as for 12 21pm above
please just JEFF OFF.
Actually Jamie was in this morning there's a good chance I will be having a chat with him a bit later I will put all of your complaints across you know even a knew bike shed as for 12 21pm above please just JEFF OFF. nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

1:58pm Thu 1 May 14

UbelievableJeff says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Actually Jamie was in this morning
there's a good chance I will be having a chat with him a bit later
I will put all of your complaints across you know even a knew bike shed

as for 12 21pm above
please just JEFF OFF.
Truth hurts?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Actually Jamie was in this morning there's a good chance I will be having a chat with him a bit later I will put all of your complaints across you know even a knew bike shed as for 12 21pm above please just JEFF OFF.[/p][/quote]Truth hurts? UbelievableJeff
  • Score: -3

3:41pm Thu 1 May 14

sooz111 says...

God what a lot of moaners....this Company contributes hugely to our local economy, they do offer shuttle buses for all staff, they employ 4,000 as we know....who are all paid extremely well and are offered superb working conditions and opportunities for future development! So what if Jamie Dimon was visiting today and this press release coincides with his visit! Great news that staff here in Bournemouth are benefitting from improvements. If you worked in London there would be NO parking at all, just a sweaty, grimy commute in!
God what a lot of moaners....this Company contributes hugely to our local economy, they do offer shuttle buses for all staff, they employ 4,000 as we know....who are all paid extremely well and are offered superb working conditions and opportunities for future development! So what if Jamie Dimon was visiting today and this press release coincides with his visit! Great news that staff here in Bournemouth are benefitting from improvements. If you worked in London there would be NO parking at all, just a sweaty, grimy commute in! sooz111
  • Score: 9

3:43pm Thu 1 May 14

Cosmic Crusader says...

ReservoirFrogs wrote:
Unless Night Is Cold Or Rainy Never Shirk Responsibility Until Losing Everything
Creative Anarchists Promote Increased Toxic And Life Imperilling Schemes Mainly Since The Indigenous Natives Knowledge Subsides!
[quote][p][bold]ReservoirFrogs[/bold] wrote: Unless Night Is Cold Or Rainy Never Shirk Responsibility Until Losing Everything[/p][/quote]Creative Anarchists Promote Increased Toxic And Life Imperilling Schemes Mainly Since The Indigenous Natives Knowledge Subsides! Cosmic Crusader
  • Score: -4

3:54pm Thu 1 May 14

Bournemouth Ohec says...

sooz111 wrote:
God what a lot of moaners....this Company contributes hugely to our local economy, they do offer shuttle buses for all staff, they employ 4,000 as we know....who are all paid extremely well and are offered superb working conditions and opportunities for future development! So what if Jamie Dimon was visiting today and this press release coincides with his visit! Great news that staff here in Bournemouth are benefitting from improvements. If you worked in London there would be NO parking at all, just a sweaty, grimy commute in!
Hear, hear.

Imagine this company up and moved sticks from Chaseside to another part of the country, or even abroad.

Then there would be something else to moan about!

How that would affect the local economy!
[quote][p][bold]sooz111[/bold] wrote: God what a lot of moaners....this Company contributes hugely to our local economy, they do offer shuttle buses for all staff, they employ 4,000 as we know....who are all paid extremely well and are offered superb working conditions and opportunities for future development! So what if Jamie Dimon was visiting today and this press release coincides with his visit! Great news that staff here in Bournemouth are benefitting from improvements. If you worked in London there would be NO parking at all, just a sweaty, grimy commute in![/p][/quote]Hear, hear. Imagine this company up and moved sticks from Chaseside to another part of the country, or even abroad. Then there would be something else to moan about! How that would affect the local economy! Bournemouth Ohec
  • Score: 8

4:06pm Thu 1 May 14

Davey Boy2000 says...

Cosmic Crusader wrote:
ReservoirFrogs wrote:
Unless Night Is Cold Or Rainy Never Shirk Responsibility Until Losing Everything
Creative Anarchists Promote Increased Toxic And Life Imperilling Schemes Mainly Since The Indigenous Natives Knowledge Subsides!
Under Regular Writing Any Nonsense Keeps Every Reader Silent
[quote][p][bold]Cosmic Crusader[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ReservoirFrogs[/bold] wrote: Unless Night Is Cold Or Rainy Never Shirk Responsibility Until Losing Everything[/p][/quote]Creative Anarchists Promote Increased Toxic And Life Imperilling Schemes Mainly Since The Indigenous Natives Knowledge Subsides![/p][/quote]Under Regular Writing Any Nonsense Keeps Every Reader Silent Davey Boy2000
  • Score: 2

9:17pm Thu 1 May 14

UbelievableJeff says...

Defend them all you like, but this is a dirty bank.
Defend them all you like, but this is a dirty bank. UbelievableJeff
  • Score: -2

9:56am Fri 2 May 14

mark.s says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
chris100 wrote:
How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads
Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff
I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office.

Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!!
Spot on.
We're a town with car parking disappearing at an alarming rate as the council build on any space they can.

We have a massive car park in Kings Park, and it sits empty save a few lorries for 13 days a fortnight on average, the only exception being Bournemouth's home games.

It's mind boggling that we cannot use this space for our town's workforce.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris100[/bold] wrote: How about they build a car park so there staff can park there instead of blocking up the surrounding roads Lots of times I've gone to visit my mum and I can't even park near her because of there staff[/p][/quote]I think they wanted to build a multi-storey years back but were refused planning permission. THere is only one person to blame for the parking situation and that is Elaine Findlay as she forced them to stop using the gravel car park at Kings Park. Some blame lies with Council for not amending the Five Parks Bye-Law (could have got name wrong). And we should also point the finger at Prescott for his transport plans back when he was in office. Its not just JPM staff there's the hospital (not all staff can park on site), the Courts, RIAS, Teachers. There are a lot of employers and the Councils over the years have made little or no provision for commuters. Not everyone lives close enough to cycle and not everyone wants to cycle and as for the buses!!![/p][/quote]Spot on. We're a town with car parking disappearing at an alarming rate as the council build on any space they can. We have a massive car park in Kings Park, and it sits empty save a few lorries for 13 days a fortnight on average, the only exception being Bournemouth's home games. It's mind boggling that we cannot use this space for our town's workforce. mark.s
  • Score: 0

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