Newly-revamped Boscombe Crescent to open today

How Boscombe Crescent looked before the works

How Boscombe Crescent looked before the works

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The newly-revamped Boscombe Crescent will be officially opened at 1.30pm today by mayor Rod Cooper.

The improvements include new crescent-shaped paths, seating bays for benches next to the planting, benches with extra armrests suitable for people with mobility problems and creating a separate pathway from Walpole Road to Christchurch Road.

Cllr Jane Kelly, cabinet member for partnerships and regeneration, said before the work was completed: “It is a really important focal point in Boscombe, both as a ‘first impression’ to the area and as an opportunity to show how investment and care can start to bring about a positive change.

“The council, as part of the ‘Backing Boscombe’ project, has taken a lot of time to work with local residents through a variety of consultations so that we create a feel good atmosphere at this public space.”

The work followed a consultation with the community, whose feedback ‘has been crucial in helping to inform decisions made about the improvements’, the council said.

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9:34am Thu 1 May 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe.

So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings.

Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.
This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe. So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings. Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 15

9:43am Thu 1 May 14

crispy_pants says...

politicaltrainspotte
r
wrote:
This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe.

So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings.

Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.
You're probably not wrong, but you have to start somewhere and eventually that little spark will start to lift people and make them proud of where they live.
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe. So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings. Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.[/p][/quote]You're probably not wrong, but you have to start somewhere and eventually that little spark will start to lift people and make them proud of where they live. crispy_pants
  • Score: 12

9:48am Thu 1 May 14

Hessenford says...

crispy_pants wrote:
politicaltrainspotte

r
wrote:
This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe.

So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings.

Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.
You're probably not wrong, but you have to start somewhere and eventually that little spark will start to lift people and make them proud of where they live.
It would have been better to start with removing all the undesirables from the area before spending money sprucing up only for the drunks and druggies to move back in and destroy it again.
[quote][p][bold]crispy_pants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe. So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings. Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.[/p][/quote]You're probably not wrong, but you have to start somewhere and eventually that little spark will start to lift people and make them proud of where they live.[/p][/quote]It would have been better to start with removing all the undesirables from the area before spending money sprucing up only for the drunks and druggies to move back in and destroy it again. Hessenford
  • Score: 14

9:50am Thu 1 May 14

master plan says...

crispy_pants wrote:
politicaltrainspotte

r
wrote:
This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe.

So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings.

Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.
You're probably not wrong, but you have to start somewhere and eventually that little spark will start to lift people and make them proud of where they live.
Amongst crack dens and brothels you can try and make it as smart as you like but if you want to change the area you got to sort out there root problems
[quote][p][bold]crispy_pants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe. So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings. Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.[/p][/quote]You're probably not wrong, but you have to start somewhere and eventually that little spark will start to lift people and make them proud of where they live.[/p][/quote]Amongst crack dens and brothels you can try and make it as smart as you like but if you want to change the area you got to sort out there root problems master plan
  • Score: 8

9:59am Thu 1 May 14

Azphreal says...

'benches with extra armrests suitable for people with mobility problems' lol really? NO the armrests are a common thing to stop people sleeping on the benches as they know that the drunks will be back soon and they do not want them sleeping there. This was just a waste of money,were all they have really done is return the benches they removed,made 2 straight paths curved and put in a new path so how much has it cost? This is typical really the council have for years used Bosc (and Townsend) as a dumping ground for people on benefits and then start to complain that it needs to be 'poshed up'. At the same time Bosc market is dying and there are many empty units in the centre so what are they doing about that? The things that give people jobs,the things that will bring people into the area to spend money or maybe a stupid police box is enough that has its own CCTV,is guarded by police AND has the nearest street CCTV on it at all times (feel so protected) is a big enough draw.
'benches with extra armrests suitable for people with mobility problems' lol really? NO the armrests are a common thing to stop people sleeping on the benches as they know that the drunks will be back soon and they do not want them sleeping there. This was just a waste of money,were all they have really done is return the benches they removed,made 2 straight paths curved and put in a new path so how much has it cost? This is typical really the council have for years used Bosc (and Townsend) as a dumping ground for people on benefits and then start to complain that it needs to be 'poshed up'. At the same time Bosc market is dying and there are many empty units in the centre so what are they doing about that? The things that give people jobs,the things that will bring people into the area to spend money or maybe a stupid police box is enough that has its own CCTV,is guarded by police AND has the nearest street CCTV on it at all times (feel so protected) is a big enough draw. Azphreal
  • Score: 6

10:16am Thu 1 May 14

speedy231278 says...

It'll be covered in urine, vomit and drunks by the morning then!
It'll be covered in urine, vomit and drunks by the morning then! speedy231278
  • Score: 6

10:55am Thu 1 May 14

BmthNewshound says...

Another complete waste of taxpayers money. When it comes to Boscombe Regeneration the saying "You can't polish a turd" comes to mind.
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Another complete waste of taxpayers money. When it comes to Boscombe Regeneration the saying "You can't polish a turd" comes to mind. . BmthNewshound
  • Score: 6

11:13am Thu 1 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Lots of very negative comments so far. OK, Boscombe is no Sandbanks but it's no West Howe either.
Lots of very negative comments so far. OK, Boscombe is no Sandbanks but it's no West Howe either. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -1

11:36am Thu 1 May 14

skydriver says...

Wow now I see why we need town mayors, who would have done this very unimportant job if they weren't around.
This if courses is toungue in cheek. Is this really news, it's Boscombe, so what, it's just a nicer area for the druggies to do their thing!!!
Wow now I see why we need town mayors, who would have done this very unimportant job if they weren't around. This if courses is toungue in cheek. Is this really news, it's Boscombe, so what, it's just a nicer area for the druggies to do their thing!!! skydriver
  • Score: 0

11:44am Thu 1 May 14

Blackandred says...

Fantastic idea and a good effort all round. Now the winos and associated wastrels will have nice seats to sit on and nice flowerbeds to throw their cans into. Perhaps we could sponsor a nice water feature for them so that they don’t have to traipse all of the way to the nearest public convenience.
Fantastic idea and a good effort all round. Now the winos and associated wastrels will have nice seats to sit on and nice flowerbeds to throw their cans into. Perhaps we could sponsor a nice water feature for them so that they don’t have to traipse all of the way to the nearest public convenience. Blackandred
  • Score: 5

12:17pm Thu 1 May 14

SympatheticSam says...

Nuke Boscombe. Job done. Everything and Everyone is scum in Boscum.
Nuke Boscombe. Job done. Everything and Everyone is scum in Boscum. SympatheticSam
  • Score: -13

12:44pm Thu 1 May 14

muscliffman says...

Exactly how many times and how much money has been spent in the past twenty years doing up - or in trendy modern Council speak terms - 'regenerating' Boscombe Cresecent, because it seems to be a work is perpetual expensive and quite ineffectual non-progress!
Exactly how many times and how much money has been spent in the past twenty years doing up - or in trendy modern Council speak terms - 'regenerating' Boscombe Cresecent, because it seems to be a work is perpetual expensive and quite ineffectual non-progress! muscliffman
  • Score: 6

12:46pm Thu 1 May 14

KitKatPuss says...

What a waste of money and effort! This will be destroyed within a few months by the drunks, druggies and prostitutes!

Boscombe doesn't need a cosmetic facelift....it needs to get rid of it's undesirables as described above.

This is a bit like covering a pile of rubbish with a silk throw....eventually the throw will come off!
What a waste of money and effort! This will be destroyed within a few months by the drunks, druggies and prostitutes! Boscombe doesn't need a cosmetic facelift....it needs to get rid of it's undesirables as described above. This is a bit like covering a pile of rubbish with a silk throw....eventually the throw will come off! KitKatPuss
  • Score: 3

1:47pm Thu 1 May 14

skydriver says...

Boscombe nuking is the right answer, why waste even more money, it will need to done again next week.
Boscombe nuking is the right answer, why waste even more money, it will need to done again next week. skydriver
  • Score: -5

1:48pm Thu 1 May 14

GeorgeW64 says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
Nuke Boscombe. Job done. Everything and Everyone is scum in Boscum.
You are a pathetic imbecile.
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Nuke Boscombe. Job done. Everything and Everyone is scum in Boscum.[/p][/quote]You are a pathetic imbecile. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 10

2:25pm Thu 1 May 14

Bob49 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Lots of very negative comments so far. OK, Boscombe is no Sandbanks but it's no West Howe either.
err, wrong

The comments are in the main from folk who want Boscombe to be improved and know that this idiocy is not only not the answer, but is a convenient way of avoiding dealing with the real problem by putting up a bit of flimsy window dressing.

It is no more than an insult - and a hideous waste of money to boot, given that a huge sum of money was spent a year or so back only to see it all ripped out again barely a year later. It will not act as a spark either, no more than a sticking plaster on a broken leg will act as a spark to heal the fractured leg.

The real problem with Boscombe is not so much those with drink and drug problems, but why the council continue to tip toe around the blindingly obvious cause of those folk being there is the council continues to pay maximum rent to even the most squalid of ratholes, thereby encouraging landlords to recruit and house those causing the problems.

And just as with the nonsense today we previously had another starburst initiative where the council was going to crackdown on rogue landlords. Yep, we had the usual guff in the Echo, the usual photo of council officials arms crossed looking concerned ................... and then what ? Nothing, all quietly forgotten again.

So I suggest that folk reading this ask themselves, why is this cause not being addressed and dealt with ........ cynics might, however, suggest that there are too many well connected snouts in that particualry full trough.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Lots of very negative comments so far. OK, Boscombe is no Sandbanks but it's no West Howe either.[/p][/quote]err, wrong The comments are in the main from folk who want Boscombe to be improved and know that this idiocy is not only not the answer, but is a convenient way of avoiding dealing with the real problem by putting up a bit of flimsy window dressing. It is no more than an insult - and a hideous waste of money to boot, given that a huge sum of money was spent a year or so back only to see it all ripped out again barely a year later. It will not act as a spark either, no more than a sticking plaster on a broken leg will act as a spark to heal the fractured leg. The real problem with Boscombe is not so much those with drink and drug problems, but why the council continue to tip toe around the blindingly obvious cause of those folk being there is the council continues to pay maximum rent to even the most squalid of ratholes, thereby encouraging landlords to recruit and house those causing the problems. And just as with the nonsense today we previously had another starburst initiative where the council was going to crackdown on rogue landlords. Yep, we had the usual guff in the Echo, the usual photo of council officials arms crossed looking concerned ................... and then what ? Nothing, all quietly forgotten again. So I suggest that folk reading this ask themselves, why is this cause not being addressed and dealt with ........ cynics might, however, suggest that there are too many well connected snouts in that particualry full trough. Bob49
  • Score: 6

2:35pm Thu 1 May 14

stevobath says...

I can't believe that the 'regeneration of Boscombe' has continually been centred around 'doing up' the Crescent.

I owned a flat close to the Crescent in around 1995 when the 1st genius decided to spend around £50,000 cutting down trees & moving stone pillars around.

Is there no one with any imagination or is it just a constant money maker for certain people?

Lame & pointless.

The 1st thing to do, should be doing away with the pedestrianised part which killed off Boscome originally.

Boscombe has been sabotaged since the mid 70s due to it being, at one time, far superior to town centre shopping. It could be again if there were some real decent people with power, who wanted Boscombe to thrive.

Wasn't called 'The Golden Mile' for nothing. It could be again. No hills to walk up etc & shops on level & close together. No brainer IMO.

Needs someone to investigate & ask awkward questions to those in charge of the town. Dodgy people pulling the strings.
I can't believe that the 'regeneration of Boscombe' has continually been centred around 'doing up' the Crescent. I owned a flat close to the Crescent in around 1995 when the 1st genius decided to spend around £50,000 cutting down trees & moving stone pillars around. Is there no one with any imagination or is it just a constant money maker for certain people? Lame & pointless. The 1st thing to do, should be doing away with the pedestrianised part which killed off Boscome originally. Boscombe has been sabotaged since the mid 70s due to it being, at one time, far superior to town centre shopping. It could be again if there were some real decent people with power, who wanted Boscombe to thrive. Wasn't called 'The Golden Mile' for nothing. It could be again. No hills to walk up etc & shops on level & close together. No brainer IMO. Needs someone to investigate & ask awkward questions to those in charge of the town. Dodgy people pulling the strings. stevobath
  • Score: 8

2:35pm Thu 1 May 14

UbelievableJeff says...

Bob49 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Lots of very negative comments so far. OK, Boscombe is no Sandbanks but it's no West Howe either.
err, wrong

The comments are in the main from folk who want Boscombe to be improved and know that this idiocy is not only not the answer, but is a convenient way of avoiding dealing with the real problem by putting up a bit of flimsy window dressing.

It is no more than an insult - and a hideous waste of money to boot, given that a huge sum of money was spent a year or so back only to see it all ripped out again barely a year later. It will not act as a spark either, no more than a sticking plaster on a broken leg will act as a spark to heal the fractured leg.

The real problem with Boscombe is not so much those with drink and drug problems, but why the council continue to tip toe around the blindingly obvious cause of those folk being there is the council continues to pay maximum rent to even the most squalid of ratholes, thereby encouraging landlords to recruit and house those causing the problems.

And just as with the nonsense today we previously had another starburst initiative where the council was going to crackdown on rogue landlords. Yep, we had the usual guff in the Echo, the usual photo of council officials arms crossed looking concerned ................... and then what ? Nothing, all quietly forgotten again.

So I suggest that folk reading this ask themselves, why is this cause not being addressed and dealt with ........ cynics might, however, suggest that there are too many well connected snouts in that particualry full trough.
Totally agree - there is a very large gravy train obscuring the real solution. Boscombe has a lot going for it, and the area deserves better.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Lots of very negative comments so far. OK, Boscombe is no Sandbanks but it's no West Howe either.[/p][/quote]err, wrong The comments are in the main from folk who want Boscombe to be improved and know that this idiocy is not only not the answer, but is a convenient way of avoiding dealing with the real problem by putting up a bit of flimsy window dressing. It is no more than an insult - and a hideous waste of money to boot, given that a huge sum of money was spent a year or so back only to see it all ripped out again barely a year later. It will not act as a spark either, no more than a sticking plaster on a broken leg will act as a spark to heal the fractured leg. The real problem with Boscombe is not so much those with drink and drug problems, but why the council continue to tip toe around the blindingly obvious cause of those folk being there is the council continues to pay maximum rent to even the most squalid of ratholes, thereby encouraging landlords to recruit and house those causing the problems. And just as with the nonsense today we previously had another starburst initiative where the council was going to crackdown on rogue landlords. Yep, we had the usual guff in the Echo, the usual photo of council officials arms crossed looking concerned ................... and then what ? Nothing, all quietly forgotten again. So I suggest that folk reading this ask themselves, why is this cause not being addressed and dealt with ........ cynics might, however, suggest that there are too many well connected snouts in that particualry full trough.[/p][/quote]Totally agree - there is a very large gravy train obscuring the real solution. Boscombe has a lot going for it, and the area deserves better. UbelievableJeff
  • Score: 9

2:37pm Thu 1 May 14

stevobath says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
Nuke Boscombe. Job done. Everything and Everyone is scum in Boscum.
More like 'Simple Sam'

Pathetic harsewipe.
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Nuke Boscombe. Job done. Everything and Everyone is scum in Boscum.[/p][/quote]More like 'Simple Sam' Pathetic harsewipe. stevobath
  • Score: 4

2:41pm Thu 1 May 14

onetimeapathetic says...

Unfortunately the only person to benefit from this will be Wells Social Housing - they will probably increase their rents and the council will have to pay them more
Unfortunately the only person to benefit from this will be Wells Social Housing - they will probably increase their rents and the council will have to pay them more onetimeapathetic
  • Score: 8

9:51pm Thu 1 May 14

steveafcb says...

Crescent opened 13:30.....bottle of sherry cracked open 13:31
Crescent opened 13:30.....bottle of sherry cracked open 13:31 steveafcb
  • Score: 1

10:02pm Thu 1 May 14

BIGTONE says...

Did the NFA's have their Sunday best on?
Did the NFA's have their Sunday best on? BIGTONE
  • Score: -1

3:24am Fri 2 May 14

charliesgirl says...

this is to Sir Beachy Head , i think your comment about it not being West Howe is well out of order and i also believe that you have never lived here. . There are a lot of good people live in West Howe , also some amazing gardens and other areas were we can sit not surrounded by druggies and drunks .So before you comment on something and open your mouth , think first that is if you have a brain to think .
this is to Sir Beachy Head , i think your comment about it not being West Howe is well out of order and i also believe that you have never lived here. . There are a lot of good people live in West Howe , also some amazing gardens and other areas were we can sit not surrounded by druggies and drunks .So before you comment on something and open your mouth , think first that is if you have a brain to think . charliesgirl
  • Score: 0

10:05am Fri 2 May 14

Rally says...

Hessenford wrote:
crispy_pants wrote:
politicaltrainspotte


r
wrote:
This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe.

So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings.

Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.
You're probably not wrong, but you have to start somewhere and eventually that little spark will start to lift people and make them proud of where they live.
It would have been better to start with removing all the undesirables from the area before spending money sprucing up only for the drunks and druggies to move back in and destroy it again.
Hessenford wrote: 'It would have been better to start with removing all the undesirables from the area'.

Really?
Perhaps Hessenford can tell us where we should locate the ghetto for these 'undesirables'.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crispy_pants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: This is part of the Cresent Regeneration Action Plan also known as C.R.A.P.It ties in with their green policy.In fact Boscombe Regeneration are so good they have just recycled their Town Centre Manager for Boscombe. So after the ribbons been cut it back to the 'Busybody shop' and break open a few white lightnings. Must be nice looking out from your damp squalid bedsit onto a piece of green that would be more suitable to live on.They just don't get it and never will.[/p][/quote]You're probably not wrong, but you have to start somewhere and eventually that little spark will start to lift people and make them proud of where they live.[/p][/quote]It would have been better to start with removing all the undesirables from the area before spending money sprucing up only for the drunks and druggies to move back in and destroy it again.[/p][/quote]Hessenford wrote: 'It would have been better to start with removing all the undesirables from the area'. Really? Perhaps Hessenford can tell us where we should locate the ghetto for these 'undesirables'. Rally
  • Score: -1

6:16pm Wed 7 May 14

Yankee1 says...

I wish it well.

Yet wishes are not worth much.
I wish it well. Yet wishes are not worth much. Yankee1
  • Score: 0

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