Boscombe Sovereign Centre evacuated after stabbing in 99p Store

Boscombe Sovereign Centre evacuated after stabbing in 99p Store

Sovereign Shopping Centre closed after stabbing

Boscombe Sovereign Centre closed after stabbing

Boscombe Sovereign Centre closed after stabbing

Boscombe Sovereign Centre closed after stabbing

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A BUSY shopping centre was evacuated after a man was stabbed inside a 99p Store yesterday afternoon.

At around 1pm emergency services were called to the Sovereign Shopping Centre on Christchurch Road, Boscombe, after a man in his twenties suffered stab wounds to his stomach.

He was taken to Royal Bournemouth Hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Inspector Steve White of Poole Police said the victim was attacked inside the 99p Store and came out of the shop looking for help.

Terrified shopper Catherine Willis said she saw the victim collapsed on the floor.

She said: "I was in Lidl doing my shopping when a security man shouted that we should get out for our own safety.

"There was a bloke sitting in front of the 99p Store on the floor and I think he was the man who had been stabbed.

"I did what I was told because I didn't want anything to happen to me."

A shop assistant, who has asked not to be named, said staff at the centre had been left in shock.

Speaking to the Daily Echo shortly after the attack she said: “A customer came in saying everyone has been told to leave because a man has been stabbed. No-one really knows what is going on.

“There are lots of police. They took one man away and have sealed off an area around the 99p shop."

The shopping centre was closed at around 1pm and remained shut for the rest of the day while crime scene investigators examined the scene.

A man in his forties was arrested at the scene and was last night helping police with their enquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack to come forward.

DI Joe Williams said: "We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, which we believe may have happened in the area of the 99p Store within the Sovereign Centre, to contact us.

"We would like to reassure members of the public that there is not any further risk to their safety as a result of this incident."

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 8:171 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

'Appalled'
Branding the attacker a “coward”, Councillor Chris Wakefield, representing Boscombe West ward, said he was “absolutely appalled” by the news.

He said: “It’s undoing all the good work that’s been done in Boscombe.

“Obviously one is thinking about the person that has been stabbed. It’s great to hear that it’s not life-threatening but it’s not nice to hear that something like this has happened."

He added: “Thankfully this is something that is not a regular occurrence in Boscombe. It is generally a very safe place.”

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2:10pm Thu 8 May 14

your having a laugh111 says...

Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.
Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect. your having a laugh111
  • Score: -5

2:12pm Thu 8 May 14

jezmmm says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.
Haha how predictable. Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.[/p][/quote]Haha how predictable. Idiot. jezmmm
  • Score: 27

2:13pm Thu 8 May 14

contric says...

another isolated stabbing nothing to be concerned about crime down again everything is wonderful mr underhill doing a fine job good job we have got the tardis things are so much better now
another isolated stabbing nothing to be concerned about crime down again everything is wonderful mr underhill doing a fine job good job we have got the tardis things are so much better now contric
  • Score: 83

2:17pm Thu 8 May 14

kangaroo_joey says...

The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other
The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other kangaroo_joey
  • Score: 29

2:18pm Thu 8 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 91

2:20pm Thu 8 May 14

FatCorgiOnyx says...

a guy was in Coral by castlepoint with a knife early this afternoon, robbing the place. perhaps the same person?? could have caught the stabber AND the robber in one go, what are the chances 0-0
a guy was in Coral by castlepoint with a knife early this afternoon, robbing the place. perhaps the same person?? could have caught the stabber AND the robber in one go, what are the chances 0-0 FatCorgiOnyx
  • Score: -18

2:23pm Thu 8 May 14

Boscomite says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.
There was also a bookies in Castle Lane robbed. It's this attitude of "Well it's only Boscombe", that lets it spread. Wait until it reaches a street near you.
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.[/p][/quote]There was also a bookies in Castle Lane robbed. It's this attitude of "Well it's only Boscombe", that lets it spread. Wait until it reaches a street near you. Boscomite
  • Score: 53

2:30pm Thu 8 May 14

SharaW says...

These 'what do you expect it's boscombe' what about the crime that happens all over Bournemouth? If I remember rightly, two of the most high profile murders in years in Bournemouth weren't anything to do with boscombe? Few bad apples doesn't make the whole tree bad. I live in boscombe, I feel safe. It isn't a bad place, not like people make out.
These 'what do you expect it's boscombe' what about the crime that happens all over Bournemouth? If I remember rightly, two of the most high profile murders in years in Bournemouth weren't anything to do with boscombe? Few bad apples doesn't make the whole tree bad. I live in boscombe, I feel safe. It isn't a bad place, not like people make out. SharaW
  • Score: 63

2:31pm Thu 8 May 14

jezmmm says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
As Boscomite says, next time there's crime on your street or where you work let's close down your street or cut off your livelihood and kick you out with one month's notice. In fact shall we do that to Castlepoint too, there was a raid there this morning. Great problem solving Sir Beachy Head, you're a genius.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.[/p][/quote]As Boscomite says, next time there's crime on your street or where you work let's close down your street or cut off your livelihood and kick you out with one month's notice. In fact shall we do that to Castlepoint too, there was a raid there this morning. Great problem solving Sir Beachy Head, you're a genius. jezmmm
  • Score: 43

2:33pm Thu 8 May 14

speedy231278 says...

I see the newly improved Crescent has had an immediate effect then! Just proves how out of touch the councillors are. I hope the victim makes a full recovery and the aggressor is found and the key is thrown away.
I see the newly improved Crescent has had an immediate effect then! Just proves how out of touch the councillors are. I hope the victim makes a full recovery and the aggressor is found and the key is thrown away. speedy231278
  • Score: 25

2:41pm Thu 8 May 14

Controversial But True says...

kangaroo_joey wrote:
The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other
He was probably from Poundland!
[quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other[/p][/quote]He was probably from Poundland! Controversial But True
  • Score: 47

2:42pm Thu 8 May 14

muscliffman says...

Boscomite wrote:
your having a laugh111 wrote:
Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.
There was also a bookies in Castle Lane robbed. It's this attitude of "Well it's only Boscombe", that lets it spread. Wait until it reaches a street near you.
Don't fear it's already arriving at 'a (Bournemouth) street near you' anytime soon and in Strouden Park it evidently just did!

But sadly this is because the Authorities failed us all by not properly grasping these problems when they first surfaced years ago, and unavoidably we must accept that did happen locally in Boscombe.
[quote][p][bold]Boscomite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.[/p][/quote]There was also a bookies in Castle Lane robbed. It's this attitude of "Well it's only Boscombe", that lets it spread. Wait until it reaches a street near you.[/p][/quote]Don't fear it's already arriving at 'a (Bournemouth) street near you' anytime soon and in Strouden Park it evidently just did! But sadly this is because the Authorities failed us all by not properly grasping these problems when they first surfaced years ago, and unavoidably we must accept that did happen locally in Boscombe. muscliffman
  • Score: 6

2:46pm Thu 8 May 14

Lord Spring says...

Controversial But True wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other
He was probably from Poundland!
Is that an Eastern European country.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other[/p][/quote]He was probably from Poundland![/p][/quote]Is that an Eastern European country. Lord Spring
  • Score: 35

2:49pm Thu 8 May 14

wonderway says...

when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on

there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses

we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps

foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years

time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change

but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle
when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle wonderway
  • Score: 62

2:50pm Thu 8 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Controversial But True wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other
He was probably from Poundland!
Yes Boscombe does have a Poundland but only the wealthiest local residents are allowed in. The rest have to make do with the 99p store.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other[/p][/quote]He was probably from Poundland![/p][/quote]Yes Boscombe does have a Poundland but only the wealthiest local residents are allowed in. The rest have to make do with the 99p store. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 29

2:57pm Thu 8 May 14

smhinto says...

Nothing changes in Boscombe does it. It was as rough as a badgers a.se back in the early 1970's.
.
Sadly this sort of crime wave is spreading to Bournemouth and Poole as well. What is going on ??
Nothing changes in Boscombe does it. It was as rough as a badgers a.se back in the early 1970's. . Sadly this sort of crime wave is spreading to Bournemouth and Poole as well. What is going on ?? smhinto
  • Score: 14

3:11pm Thu 8 May 14

Victor_Meldrew_Lives! says...

Zero tolerance to all crime would improve decent citizen's lives immeasurably. That includes littering and spitting too. Throw a dog end out your car window? Car crushed.
Zero tolerance to all crime would improve decent citizen's lives immeasurably. That includes littering and spitting too. Throw a dog end out your car window? Car crushed. Victor_Meldrew_Lives!
  • Score: 28

3:11pm Thu 8 May 14

BIGTONE says...

smhinto wrote:
Nothing changes in Boscombe does it. It was as rough as a badgers a.se back in the early 1970's.
.
Sadly this sort of crime wave is spreading to Bournemouth and Poole as well. What is going on ??
They get the bus.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes in Boscombe does it. It was as rough as a badgers a.se back in the early 1970's. . Sadly this sort of crime wave is spreading to Bournemouth and Poole as well. What is going on ??[/p][/quote]They get the bus. BIGTONE
  • Score: 24

3:12pm Thu 8 May 14

Controversial But True says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other
He was probably from Poundland!
Is that an Eastern European country.
No, that's ALL of Boscombe!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other[/p][/quote]He was probably from Poundland![/p][/quote]Is that an Eastern European country.[/p][/quote]No, that's ALL of Boscombe! Controversial But True
  • Score: 13

3:18pm Thu 8 May 14

Moro99 says...

Boscombe has some of the worst housing in the country, the sort go for if no-one else will take you. Dealing with it is the single solution to all boscombe problems . Anything else is a distraction.
Boscombe has some of the worst housing in the country, the sort go for if no-one else will take you. Dealing with it is the single solution to all boscombe problems . Anything else is a distraction. Moro99
  • Score: 33

3:20pm Thu 8 May 14

BmthNewshound says...

Perhaps Nick Clegg can would like to visit the victim of this attack and explain why he so against new proposals being put before parliament which would increase the length of prison sentences for people involved in knife crime.
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Its unfortunate that this attack happened in Boscombe as it just reinforces the areas bad reputation.
Perhaps Nick Clegg can would like to visit the victim of this attack and explain why he so against new proposals being put before parliament which would increase the length of prison sentences for people involved in knife crime. . Its unfortunate that this attack happened in Boscombe as it just reinforces the areas bad reputation. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 42

3:21pm Thu 8 May 14

O'Reilly says...

Strewth!!! glad I got my shopping earlier in the day....
Strewth!!! glad I got my shopping earlier in the day.... O'Reilly
  • Score: 10

3:31pm Thu 8 May 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Perhaps we need to go back to basics and get Police Officers (not PCSO'S) back on the streets and stop shutting police stations!
Perhaps we need to go back to basics and get Police Officers (not PCSO'S) back on the streets and stop shutting police stations! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 71

3:42pm Thu 8 May 14

suzigirl says...

May be he was looking for his 99p of flesh!
May be he was looking for his 99p of flesh! suzigirl
  • Score: -10

3:48pm Thu 8 May 14

Ralph Horris says...

Boscombe is fast becoming the new Winton.
Boscombe is fast becoming the new Winton. Ralph Horris
  • Score: -2

3:51pm Thu 8 May 14

O'Reilly says...

itsneverblackorwhite wrote:
Perhaps we need to go back to basics and get Police Officers (not PCSO'S) back on the streets and stop shutting police stations!
Yea, I agree and big lads like the old Boscombe Community copper who sadly retired some years back and was never adequately replaced. The midget I saw outside the 'Tardis' today would not intimidate anyone....
[quote][p][bold]itsneverblackorwhite[/bold] wrote: Perhaps we need to go back to basics and get Police Officers (not PCSO'S) back on the streets and stop shutting police stations![/p][/quote]Yea, I agree and big lads like the old Boscombe Community copper who sadly retired some years back and was never adequately replaced. The midget I saw outside the 'Tardis' today would not intimidate anyone.... O'Reilly
  • Score: 40

3:52pm Thu 8 May 14

sparrow0762 says...

wonderway wrote:
when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on

there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses

we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps

foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years

time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change

but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle
i quite agree with what you say we are too soft on criminals
[quote][p][bold]wonderway[/bold] wrote: when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle[/p][/quote]i quite agree with what you say we are too soft on criminals sparrow0762
  • Score: 35

3:55pm Thu 8 May 14

sparrow0762 says...

Victor_Meldrew_Lives
!
wrote:
Zero tolerance to all crime would improve decent citizen's lives immeasurably. That includes littering and spitting too. Throw a dog end out your car window? Car crushed.
hear hear
[quote][p][bold]Victor_Meldrew_Lives ![/bold] wrote: Zero tolerance to all crime would improve decent citizen's lives immeasurably. That includes littering and spitting too. Throw a dog end out your car window? Car crushed.[/p][/quote]hear hear sparrow0762
  • Score: 13

3:55pm Thu 8 May 14

sparrow0762 says...

Victor_Meldrew_Lives
!
wrote:
Zero tolerance to all crime would improve decent citizen's lives immeasurably. That includes littering and spitting too. Throw a dog end out your car window? Car crushed.
hear hear
[quote][p][bold]Victor_Meldrew_Lives ![/bold] wrote: Zero tolerance to all crime would improve decent citizen's lives immeasurably. That includes littering and spitting too. Throw a dog end out your car window? Car crushed.[/p][/quote]hear hear sparrow0762
  • Score: 4

3:56pm Thu 8 May 14

sparrow0762 says...

Victor_Meldrew_Lives
!
wrote:
Zero tolerance to all crime would improve decent citizen's lives immeasurably. That includes littering and spitting too. Throw a dog end out your car window? Car crushed.
hear hear
[quote][p][bold]Victor_Meldrew_Lives ![/bold] wrote: Zero tolerance to all crime would improve decent citizen's lives immeasurably. That includes littering and spitting too. Throw a dog end out your car window? Car crushed.[/p][/quote]hear hear sparrow0762
  • Score: 2

4:02pm Thu 8 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

Controversial But True wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other
He was probably from Poundland!
Ooh you are awful. (But that was funny - up there with 2 squirrels having a fight in Trigger Happy TV))
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other[/p][/quote]He was probably from Poundland![/p][/quote]Ooh you are awful. (But that was funny - up there with 2 squirrels having a fight in Trigger Happy TV)) scrumpyjack
  • Score: -4

4:08pm Thu 8 May 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

After reading Councillor Wakefield's comments i have come to the conclusion that i he is a total fool and out of touch with the ward he represents.

Talk to any police officer and there is simply not enough of them due to the conservative/lib dem cuts.Yes, cllr Wakefield, your party, so don't distance yourself from that fact during election time.

Look at the amount of serious incidents Boscombe has had including murders.Doing up places like the Crescent is only vanity and the most underlying cause in Boscombe is bad housing but some landlords pull your strings particulary one !

Looking beyond the Dr Who fans and children what message does the police box send out 'Open for crime and business is brisk.' And according to a good source if the local officers from Boscombe can't man the box then an officer from another SNT will be sent leaving one neighbourhood short.
After reading Councillor Wakefield's comments i have come to the conclusion that i he is a total fool and out of touch with the ward he represents. Talk to any police officer and there is simply not enough of them due to the conservative/lib dem cuts.Yes, cllr Wakefield, your party, so don't distance yourself from that fact during election time. Look at the amount of serious incidents Boscombe has had including murders.Doing up places like the Crescent is only vanity and the most underlying cause in Boscombe is bad housing but some landlords pull your strings particulary one ! Looking beyond the Dr Who fans and children what message does the police box send out 'Open for crime and business is brisk.' And according to a good source if the local officers from Boscombe can't man the box then an officer from another SNT will be sent leaving one neighbourhood short. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 32

4:09pm Thu 8 May 14

churchill gardens resident says...

Until the issue of housing is addressed properly in boscombe one off isolated incidents like this will keep happening in boscombe as they have been for years
Until the issue of housing is addressed properly in boscombe one off isolated incidents like this will keep happening in boscombe as they have been for years churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 28

4:11pm Thu 8 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

wonderway wrote:
when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on

there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses

we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps

foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years

time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change

but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle
Agree.

But the reason Canada and Australia get away with it is because they are not part of the EU and do not have to abide by someone else's rules.
[quote][p][bold]wonderway[/bold] wrote: when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle[/p][/quote]Agree. But the reason Canada and Australia get away with it is because they are not part of the EU and do not have to abide by someone else's rules. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 16

4:14pm Thu 8 May 14

Wageslave says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
They might come and live next door to you.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.[/p][/quote]They might come and live next door to you. Wageslave
  • Score: 12

4:17pm Thu 8 May 14

MrPitiful says...

O'Reilly wrote:
Strewth!!! glad I got my shopping earlier in the day....
Just thinking this myself - I walked past the spot where this happened only minutes earlier. The centre was fairly quiet as I recall with no signs of sny trouble brewing and no apparent loonies hanging around.

I did notice the single policeman mannung the TARDIS outside though - looked a bit overweight, lost and bored.
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: Strewth!!! glad I got my shopping earlier in the day....[/p][/quote]Just thinking this myself - I walked past the spot where this happened only minutes earlier. The centre was fairly quiet as I recall with no signs of sny trouble brewing and no apparent loonies hanging around. I did notice the single policeman mannung the TARDIS outside though - looked a bit overweight, lost and bored. MrPitiful
  • Score: 5

4:22pm Thu 8 May 14

Strawbs_78 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
What an idiotic and narrow minded comment...You should really think before you speak or at least know a little bit about what you're talking about!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic and narrow minded comment...You should really think before you speak or at least know a little bit about what you're talking about!!!!! Strawbs_78
  • Score: 3

4:26pm Thu 8 May 14

Bob49 says...

wonderway wrote:
when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on

there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses

we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps

foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years

time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change

but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle
Mention Bboscombe and out they all pop, each trying to out do each other is the race to post the most stupid post - culminating in the post above

at this moment none of us know whether either person lives in Boscombe, or what caused the attack

so why not wait to see the whys and wherefores first, or would that require a bit too much reasoned thought for some
[quote][p][bold]wonderway[/bold] wrote: when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle[/p][/quote]Mention Bboscombe and out they all pop, each trying to out do each other is the race to post the most stupid post - culminating in the post above at this moment none of us know whether either person lives in Boscombe, or what caused the attack so why not wait to see the whys and wherefores first, or would that require a bit too much reasoned thought for some Bob49
  • Score: -8

4:31pm Thu 8 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Wageslave wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
They might come and live next door to you.
Then I shall pack away my tent and have a re-erection elsewhere.
[quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.[/p][/quote]They might come and live next door to you.[/p][/quote]Then I shall pack away my tent and have a re-erection elsewhere. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -5

4:36pm Thu 8 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

Ralph Horris wrote:
Boscombe is fast becoming the new Winton.
Yes, not so much Charminsterstan more Bolskiumb....
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: Boscombe is fast becoming the new Winton.[/p][/quote]Yes, not so much Charminsterstan more Bolskiumb.... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Thu 8 May 14

Lucky Rich says...

Nasty, very nasty every few days now something like this . not what the area needs at all to pull its self back up ,
Nasty, very nasty every few days now something like this . not what the area needs at all to pull its self back up , Lucky Rich
  • Score: 9

5:02pm Thu 8 May 14

GetTheScumOfOurStreets says...

Boscombe is a shocking area. Full of druggies and prostitutes. This was probably a premeditated attack .
Boscombe is a shocking area. Full of druggies and prostitutes. This was probably a premeditated attack . GetTheScumOfOurStreets
  • Score: 11

5:08pm Thu 8 May 14

onetimeapathetic says...

I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains.
Solutions:
1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area
2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite)
3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc
4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better
Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe
I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains. Solutions: 1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area 2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite) 3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc 4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe onetimeapathetic
  • Score: 104

5:09pm Thu 8 May 14

ShuttleX says...

Bob49 wrote:
wonderway wrote:
when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on

there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses

we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps

foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years

time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change

but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle
Mention Bboscombe and out they all pop, each trying to out do each other is the race to post the most stupid post - culminating in the post above

at this moment none of us know whether either person lives in Boscombe, or what caused the attack

so why not wait to see the whys and wherefores first, or would that require a bit too much reasoned thought for some
Actually you will find quite a few people agree with Wondeways view on crime I don't see why you slated the post as an anti Boscombe one though. Nowhere in the post did Wonderway mention the place. So unless you think we have the balance right on crime/punishment in this country, I fail to see the point of your post.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wonderway[/bold] wrote: when the government give minimum 10 years for using or threatening to use knife, gun, needle or any instrument against another person plus penalty for the crime added on this will carry on and on there will be excuses like drugs booze mummy did not love me excuses we are too soft on crime just look at soft penalties handed out every day in Bournemouth courts and all government wants is to save money and farm out prisons to its mates that end up like holiday camps foreign law breakers should be deported back to home countries like Canada and Australia do and no appeal you broke the law back you go even if you been here 30years time to face the facts crime pays for the person who commits it while the person violated get no support in any form this needs to change but these things will never happen while we have soft mp's with no bottle[/p][/quote]Mention Bboscombe and out they all pop, each trying to out do each other is the race to post the most stupid post - culminating in the post above at this moment none of us know whether either person lives in Boscombe, or what caused the attack so why not wait to see the whys and wherefores first, or would that require a bit too much reasoned thought for some[/p][/quote]Actually you will find quite a few people agree with Wondeways view on crime I don't see why you slated the post as an anti Boscombe one though. Nowhere in the post did Wonderway mention the place. So unless you think we have the balance right on crime/punishment in this country, I fail to see the point of your post. ShuttleX
  • Score: 3

5:11pm Thu 8 May 14

skydriver says...

There is no hope for Boscombe it's become bedsit land were no one gives any thought for anything or anyone , I have said before spending good money on Boscombe is a total waste , total demolition is the answer and a total rebuild and price the low life out of the area , sorry but that's how I feel , and judging by the other comments I'm not alone.
There is no hope for Boscombe it's become bedsit land were no one gives any thought for anything or anyone , I have said before spending good money on Boscombe is a total waste , total demolition is the answer and a total rebuild and price the low life out of the area , sorry but that's how I feel , and judging by the other comments I'm not alone. skydriver
  • Score: 23

5:15pm Thu 8 May 14

GetTheScumOfOurStreets says...

churchill gardens resident wrote:
Until the issue of housing is addressed properly in boscombe one off isolated incidents like this will keep happening in boscombe as they have been for years
Get rid off the Shockingly bad bed sits and get Dave Wells out will be a start.
[quote][p][bold]churchill gardens resident[/bold] wrote: Until the issue of housing is addressed properly in boscombe one off isolated incidents like this will keep happening in boscombe as they have been for years[/p][/quote]Get rid off the Shockingly bad bed sits and get Dave Wells out will be a start. GetTheScumOfOurStreets
  • Score: 40

5:15pm Thu 8 May 14

Boscomite says...

As I live in Boscombe, it'll come as no surprise, that I know a few people who have spent time in prison. Not all from Boscombe. One thing they do all have in common, is that the first 3 months are the worst, but after that you settle in. So I don't think the answer is longer sentences, that cost the tax payer a lot of money. Maker their lives in so they don't want to go back.
As I live in Boscombe, it'll come as no surprise, that I know a few people who have spent time in prison. Not all from Boscombe. One thing they do all have in common, is that the first 3 months are the worst, but after that you settle in. So I don't think the answer is longer sentences, that cost the tax payer a lot of money. Maker their lives in so they don't want to go back. Boscomite
  • Score: 18

5:24pm Thu 8 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

We need Officer Murphy - he'd give them 20 seconds to comply
We need Officer Murphy - he'd give them 20 seconds to comply Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 10

5:49pm Thu 8 May 14

O'Reilly says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
We need Officer Murphy - he'd give them 20 seconds to comply
Officer Dibble would be an improvement on what we've got at present.
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: We need Officer Murphy - he'd give them 20 seconds to comply[/p][/quote]Officer Dibble would be an improvement on what we've got at present. O'Reilly
  • Score: 11

5:50pm Thu 8 May 14

Lucky Rich says...

I think the job center at cotlands rd,the police station & the law courts need a Room 101 , that might help a bit.
I think the job center at cotlands rd,the police station & the law courts need a Room 101 , that might help a bit. Lucky Rich
  • Score: -1

6:01pm Thu 8 May 14

cromwell9 says...

Bournemouth has become a real crime town .
Its about time it was returned to Hampshire,along with Chrisrchurch etc.
Dorsets crime figures would be cut by 50% overnight,.
These towns were part of the mad S E region .Never part of the civilised,Law abiding S W,
We dont need your money etc .SO HURRY UP AND GO. PLEASE.
Bournemouth has become a real crime town . Its about time it was returned to Hampshire,along with Chrisrchurch etc. Dorsets crime figures would be cut by 50% overnight,. These towns were part of the mad S E region .Never part of the civilised,Law abiding S W, We dont need your money etc .SO HURRY UP AND GO. PLEASE. cromwell9
  • Score: 1

6:02pm Thu 8 May 14

Boscomite says...

I know this is probably nothing more that a coincidence, but has anyone else noticed how crime seems to be spreading out of Boscombe, at the same rate and in the same direction, as certain landlords?
I know this is probably nothing more that a coincidence, but has anyone else noticed how crime seems to be spreading out of Boscombe, at the same rate and in the same direction, as certain landlords? Boscomite
  • Score: 26

6:13pm Thu 8 May 14

SoLongScarecrow says...

I live in Boscombe with my family and am fully aware how dreadful the area is. It's a running joke with friends about what happens every time we head into the town centre. Every large town will have it's issues but it's getting too much and I'm unsure exactly what we can do about it as residents.

The area is very well geared up for families (and possibly other groups but I'm seeing the situation through a mother's eyes). It has the beach with activities for children, kids clubs, playgrounds, family events, crazy golf and numerous schools in Boscombe, Pokesdown etc.

I would like something to be done with all the bedsits. Bought up by developers/the council but with families in mind so with 2/3+ bedrooms and with rent kept at affordable rates.

It would help disperse some of the undesirables and dilute them within Bournemouth/Poole, less peak-time traffic as more families could walk to school and a, hopefully, safer environment.

Boscombe has the potential to be a lovely seaside town if those in power could pull their fingers out and help us.
I live in Boscombe with my family and am fully aware how dreadful the area is. It's a running joke with friends about what happens every time we head into the town centre. Every large town will have it's issues but it's getting too much and I'm unsure exactly what we can do about it as residents. The area is very well geared up for families (and possibly other groups but I'm seeing the situation through a mother's eyes). It has the beach with activities for children, kids clubs, playgrounds, family events, crazy golf and numerous schools in Boscombe, Pokesdown etc. I would like something to be done with all the bedsits. Bought up by developers/the council but with families in mind so with 2/3+ bedrooms and with rent kept at affordable rates. It would help disperse some of the undesirables and dilute them within Bournemouth/Poole, less peak-time traffic as more families could walk to school and a, hopefully, safer environment. Boscombe has the potential to be a lovely seaside town if those in power could pull their fingers out and help us. SoLongScarecrow
  • Score: 30

6:14pm Thu 8 May 14

nevernever says...

I think Rent in Bournemouth is going to be the new Dave Wells !!!!!
I think Rent in Bournemouth is going to be the new Dave Wells !!!!! nevernever
  • Score: 15

6:15pm Thu 8 May 14

BmthNewshound says...

onetimeapathetic wrote:
I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains.
Solutions:
1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area
2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite)
3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc
4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better
Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe
"Number 4 - Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better" is in the hands of the people of Boscombe.
.
Not wishing to stereotype but the people you see walking the streets of Boscombe don't look like your average Tory voter. At the last local elections the turn out in was only 26%. Jane Kelly and her fellow Tories only received 2,156 votes out of a total electorate of approx 18,800 - that means only 11% of people eligible to vote in Boscombe voted Tory.
[quote][p][bold]onetimeapathetic[/bold] wrote: I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains. Solutions: 1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area 2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite) 3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc 4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe[/p][/quote]"Number 4 - Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better" is in the hands of the people of Boscombe. . Not wishing to stereotype but the people you see walking the streets of Boscombe don't look like your average Tory voter. At the last local elections the turn out in was only 26%. Jane Kelly and her fellow Tories only received 2,156 votes out of a total electorate of approx 18,800 - that means only 11% of people eligible to vote in Boscombe voted Tory. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 21

6:16pm Thu 8 May 14

biffa78 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
kangaroo_joey wrote:
The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other
He was probably from Poundland!
Is that an Eastern European country.
Do you mean boscombe???? if so yes it is eastern european country!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kangaroo_joey[/bold] wrote: The man just came in the 99p shop and stabbed the other man, didnt say a word so dont know if they were known to each other[/p][/quote]He was probably from Poundland![/p][/quote]Is that an Eastern European country.[/p][/quote]Do you mean boscombe???? if so yes it is eastern european country!!!! biffa78
  • Score: 9

6:17pm Thu 8 May 14

cromwell9 says...

onetimeapathetic wrote:
I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains.
Solutions:
1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area
2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite)
3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc
4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better
Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe
You have just about hit it on the head.
I would suggest that all drug users be returned to their place of BIRTH,and let them sort out the problem .Not dump it on Bournemouth.
Close down all but one of the rehab centres Clear up the area ,and return Boscombe to the glory it once was.
As long as we are in the EU /LIB DEM/ INDEPENDENT /LABOUR/ Law makers it will never happen.
That is why you have to vote for the party ,that has the guts to sort it out.
And you know what party that is.And its not the Con party.
[quote][p][bold]onetimeapathetic[/bold] wrote: I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains. Solutions: 1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area 2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite) 3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc 4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe[/p][/quote]You have just about hit it on the head. I would suggest that all drug users be returned to their place of BIRTH,and let them sort out the problem .Not dump it on Bournemouth. Close down all but one of the rehab centres Clear up the area ,and return Boscombe to the glory it once was. As long as we are in the EU /LIB DEM/ INDEPENDENT /LABOUR/ Law makers it will never happen. That is why you have to vote for the party ,that has the guts to sort it out. And you know what party that is.And its not the Con party. cromwell9
  • Score: 15

6:22pm Thu 8 May 14

bbird says...

We have no idea in this country sometimes. Here we are in "Beautiful Bournemouth", one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Yet urban areas are flooded with down and outs, pitbulls & staffs (often an accessory to begging), alcoholics, druggies, and unruly hen & stag parties.

We've long stopped going to Caffe Nero at the Sovereign Centre as it felt like a soup kitchen with the coming and going of alcoholics & druggies etc.

Only today in the Sovereign Centre I was saying they should pull it down and replace it with a Southampton West Quay style shopping mall. OK that's not going to get rid of the problems, but (along with newly relandscaped crescent, which looks lovely), it would enhance the area.

Clear undesirables out. Give police more powers. Put some nice restaurants and cafes with terraces in the pedestrianised area. Encourage refurbishment of housing to attract more families. This should be a prime area not a dump.

We go regularly to Boscombe (for the wonderful bread on sale in the entrance to the Sovereign Centre on Thursday & Saturday, and great cappuccino at Bosconova ... there is something good in Boscombe! Oh and I've forgotten to mention Aldi, Lidl & Primark). But we cover up, are careful with money, and keep a wary eye out for people hanging around.

Yes Boscombe can be particularly unpleasant. But so can Bournemouth Square, the pedestrianised area outside Beales, and Old Christchurch Road (which seems to get worse and worse, and looks so dirty).
We have no idea in this country sometimes. Here we are in "Beautiful Bournemouth", one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Yet urban areas are flooded with down and outs, pitbulls & staffs (often an accessory to begging), alcoholics, druggies, and unruly hen & stag parties. We've long stopped going to Caffe Nero at the Sovereign Centre as it felt like a soup kitchen with the coming and going of alcoholics & druggies etc. Only today in the Sovereign Centre I was saying they should pull it down and replace it with a Southampton West Quay style shopping mall. OK that's not going to get rid of the problems, but (along with newly relandscaped crescent, which looks lovely), it would enhance the area. Clear undesirables out. Give police more powers. Put some nice restaurants and cafes with terraces in the pedestrianised area. Encourage refurbishment of housing to attract more families. This should be a prime area not a dump. We go regularly to Boscombe (for the wonderful bread on sale in the entrance to the Sovereign Centre on Thursday & Saturday, and great cappuccino at Bosconova ... there is something good in Boscombe! Oh and I've forgotten to mention Aldi, Lidl & Primark). But we cover up, are careful with money, and keep a wary eye out for people hanging around. Yes Boscombe can be particularly unpleasant. But so can Bournemouth Square, the pedestrianised area outside Beales, and Old Christchurch Road (which seems to get worse and worse, and looks so dirty). bbird
  • Score: 36

6:30pm Thu 8 May 14

Dorset Logic says...

Zero tolerance = higher taxes, that's the political issue.
Zero tolerance = higher taxes, that's the political issue. Dorset Logic
  • Score: 2

6:36pm Thu 8 May 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
Be more specific please. Tell me what roads form the boundaries of Boscombe. As far south as the beach? To the west - Boscombe Spa Road and Knowle Road perhaps? To the north the railway line? And to the east ummm that's tricky, maybe Parkwood Road and Woodland Avenue.

Well I think you'll find a lot of very nice people within that area. Seems a bit harsh to ask them to relocate.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.[/p][/quote]Be more specific please. Tell me what roads form the boundaries of Boscombe. As far south as the beach? To the west - Boscombe Spa Road and Knowle Road perhaps? To the north the railway line? And to the east ummm that's tricky, maybe Parkwood Road and Woodland Avenue. Well I think you'll find a lot of very nice people within that area. Seems a bit harsh to ask them to relocate. ProudofBoscombe
  • Score: 6

6:39pm Thu 8 May 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

skydriver wrote:
There is no hope for Boscombe it's become bedsit land were no one gives any thought for anything or anyone , I have said before spending good money on Boscombe is a total waste , total demolition is the answer and a total rebuild and price the low life out of the area , sorry but that's how I feel , and judging by the other comments I'm not alone.
I repeat my request to you - please define the area you would like demolished.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: There is no hope for Boscombe it's become bedsit land were no one gives any thought for anything or anyone , I have said before spending good money on Boscombe is a total waste , total demolition is the answer and a total rebuild and price the low life out of the area , sorry but that's how I feel , and judging by the other comments I'm not alone.[/p][/quote]I repeat my request to you - please define the area you would like demolished. ProudofBoscombe
  • Score: -2

6:41pm Thu 8 May 14

Boscomite says...

Bournemouth council seem to be quite happy to spend millions on hair-brained ideas, that get their photos in the paper. But reluctant to spend a few quid, on a couple high power pressure hoses to clean the place up. The fronts of some of the buildings is disgusting.
Bournemouth council seem to be quite happy to spend millions on hair-brained ideas, that get their photos in the paper. But reluctant to spend a few quid, on a couple high power pressure hoses to clean the place up. The fronts of some of the buildings is disgusting. Boscomite
  • Score: 6

6:42pm Thu 8 May 14

Boscomite says...

bbird wrote:
We have no idea in this country sometimes. Here we are in "Beautiful Bournemouth", one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Yet urban areas are flooded with down and outs, pitbulls & staffs (often an accessory to begging), alcoholics, druggies, and unruly hen & stag parties.

We've long stopped going to Caffe Nero at the Sovereign Centre as it felt like a soup kitchen with the coming and going of alcoholics & druggies etc.

Only today in the Sovereign Centre I was saying they should pull it down and replace it with a Southampton West Quay style shopping mall. OK that's not going to get rid of the problems, but (along with newly relandscaped crescent, which looks lovely), it would enhance the area.

Clear undesirables out. Give police more powers. Put some nice restaurants and cafes with terraces in the pedestrianised area. Encourage refurbishment of housing to attract more families. This should be a prime area not a dump.

We go regularly to Boscombe (for the wonderful bread on sale in the entrance to the Sovereign Centre on Thursday & Saturday, and great cappuccino at Bosconova ... there is something good in Boscombe! Oh and I've forgotten to mention Aldi, Lidl & Primark). But we cover up, are careful with money, and keep a wary eye out for people hanging around.

Yes Boscombe can be particularly unpleasant. But so can Bournemouth Square, the pedestrianised area outside Beales, and Old Christchurch Road (which seems to get worse and worse, and looks so dirty).
Bournemouth council seem to be quite happy to spend millions on hair-brained ideas, that get their photos in the paper. But reluctant to spend a few quid, on a couple high power pressure hoses to clean the place up. The fronts of some of the buildings are disgusting.
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: We have no idea in this country sometimes. Here we are in "Beautiful Bournemouth", one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Yet urban areas are flooded with down and outs, pitbulls & staffs (often an accessory to begging), alcoholics, druggies, and unruly hen & stag parties. We've long stopped going to Caffe Nero at the Sovereign Centre as it felt like a soup kitchen with the coming and going of alcoholics & druggies etc. Only today in the Sovereign Centre I was saying they should pull it down and replace it with a Southampton West Quay style shopping mall. OK that's not going to get rid of the problems, but (along with newly relandscaped crescent, which looks lovely), it would enhance the area. Clear undesirables out. Give police more powers. Put some nice restaurants and cafes with terraces in the pedestrianised area. Encourage refurbishment of housing to attract more families. This should be a prime area not a dump. We go regularly to Boscombe (for the wonderful bread on sale in the entrance to the Sovereign Centre on Thursday & Saturday, and great cappuccino at Bosconova ... there is something good in Boscombe! Oh and I've forgotten to mention Aldi, Lidl & Primark). But we cover up, are careful with money, and keep a wary eye out for people hanging around. Yes Boscombe can be particularly unpleasant. But so can Bournemouth Square, the pedestrianised area outside Beales, and Old Christchurch Road (which seems to get worse and worse, and looks so dirty).[/p][/quote]Bournemouth council seem to be quite happy to spend millions on hair-brained ideas, that get their photos in the paper. But reluctant to spend a few quid, on a couple high power pressure hoses to clean the place up. The fronts of some of the buildings are disgusting. Boscomite
  • Score: 9

6:45pm Thu 8 May 14

arthur1948 says...

perhaps he was short changed
perhaps he was short changed arthur1948
  • Score: 5

6:49pm Thu 8 May 14

GetTheScumOfOurStreets says...

Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.
Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple. GetTheScumOfOurStreets
  • Score: 0

6:50pm Thu 8 May 14

odorata says...

I am Boscombe bred but would not like to live there now.Unfortunately it was going down hill in the 60's..
I am Boscombe bred but would not like to live there now.Unfortunately it was going down hill in the 60's.. odorata
  • Score: 10

6:51pm Thu 8 May 14

I like balance says...

All the sad muppets who immediately jump on the slagging Boscombe wagon...get a life and just go away. Boscombe has it's troubles like any other populated place.

Boscombe, if you knew anything about it, is a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live, with a lot of people working hard, earning a living, raising their families and enjoying life - the only thing this incessant auto slagging that seems to plague any Echo story achieves is to perpetuate the myth. I'm happy to have bought a house here, I'm safe and enjoying watching the area go from strength to strength and support the area - what do you do?

Are you happy with yourselves taking the easiest cheap shot that you can when there is a Boscombe story? or do you seek to do something constructive and contributory with your time ?

Be positive and make a difference ...or, frankly, just take a hike!
All the sad muppets who immediately jump on the slagging Boscombe wagon...get a life and just go away. Boscombe has it's troubles like any other populated place. Boscombe, if you knew anything about it, is a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live, with a lot of people working hard, earning a living, raising their families and enjoying life - the only thing this incessant auto slagging that seems to plague any Echo story achieves is to perpetuate the myth. I'm happy to have bought a house here, I'm safe and enjoying watching the area go from strength to strength and support the area - what do you do? Are you happy with yourselves taking the easiest cheap shot that you can when there is a Boscombe story? or do you seek to do something constructive and contributory with your time ? Be positive and make a difference ...or, frankly, just take a hike! I like balance
  • Score: 5

6:52pm Thu 8 May 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

smhinto wrote:
Nothing changes in Boscombe does it. It was as rough as a badgers a.se back in the early 1970's.
.
Sadly this sort of crime wave is spreading to Bournemouth and Poole as well. What is going on ??
In the 70's most of Bournemouth was inhabited by old ladies rattling about in huge houses and driving Morris Minors really slowly. That generation of retirees has gone, their houses turned into flats and now the town has a hugely mixed population of incomers from home and abroad who is packed much more densely as well. Bournemouth is rapidly catching up with the rest of the Country and isn't a forgotten corner anymore.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes in Boscombe does it. It was as rough as a badgers a.se back in the early 1970's. . Sadly this sort of crime wave is spreading to Bournemouth and Poole as well. What is going on ??[/p][/quote]In the 70's most of Bournemouth was inhabited by old ladies rattling about in huge houses and driving Morris Minors really slowly. That generation of retirees has gone, their houses turned into flats and now the town has a hugely mixed population of incomers from home and abroad who is packed much more densely as well. Bournemouth is rapidly catching up with the rest of the Country and isn't a forgotten corner anymore. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 7

6:53pm Thu 8 May 14

ProudofBoscombe says...

GetTheScumOfOurStree
ts
wrote:
Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.
Nuclear weapons technology must have improved significantly if you can nuke such a small area.
[quote][p][bold]GetTheScumOfOurStree ts[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.[/p][/quote]Nuclear weapons technology must have improved significantly if you can nuke such a small area. ProudofBoscombe
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Thu 8 May 14

shoppingnoodles says...

Not good. It would appear it's not just prices that get slashed at the 99p Store.
Not good. It would appear it's not just prices that get slashed at the 99p Store. shoppingnoodles
  • Score: 8

7:04pm Thu 8 May 14

GetTheScumOfOurStreets says...

ProudofBoscombe wrote:
GetTheScumOfOurStree

ts
wrote:
Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.
Nuclear weapons technology must have improved significantly if you can nuke such a small area.
Absolutely a few more towns will do.
[quote][p][bold]ProudofBoscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GetTheScumOfOurStree ts[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.[/p][/quote]Nuclear weapons technology must have improved significantly if you can nuke such a small area.[/p][/quote]Absolutely a few more towns will do. GetTheScumOfOurStreets
  • Score: 1

7:09pm Thu 8 May 14

GeorgeW64 says...

Anyone would think Boscombe is the only place on Earth where people get stabbed judging by the ridiculous comments on here.
Anyone would think Boscombe is the only place on Earth where people get stabbed judging by the ridiculous comments on here. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 7

7:16pm Thu 8 May 14

beej22 says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.
I've lived in Boscombe for 34 years without seeing anyone get stabbed so it dosen't seem that normal to me.....
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.[/p][/quote]I've lived in Boscombe for 34 years without seeing anyone get stabbed so it dosen't seem that normal to me..... beej22
  • Score: 12

7:18pm Thu 8 May 14

mikeymagic says...

your having a laugh111 wrote:
Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.
It's you're not your. Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]your having a laugh111[/bold] wrote: Boscombe no surprise. What else would you expect.[/p][/quote]It's you're not your. Idiot. mikeymagic
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Thu 8 May 14

beej22 says...

Boscomite wrote:
bbird wrote:
We have no idea in this country sometimes. Here we are in "Beautiful Bournemouth", one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Yet urban areas are flooded with down and outs, pitbulls & staffs (often an accessory to begging), alcoholics, druggies, and unruly hen & stag parties.

We've long stopped going to Caffe Nero at the Sovereign Centre as it felt like a soup kitchen with the coming and going of alcoholics & druggies etc.

Only today in the Sovereign Centre I was saying they should pull it down and replace it with a Southampton West Quay style shopping mall. OK that's not going to get rid of the problems, but (along with newly relandscaped crescent, which looks lovely), it would enhance the area.

Clear undesirables out. Give police more powers. Put some nice restaurants and cafes with terraces in the pedestrianised area. Encourage refurbishment of housing to attract more families. This should be a prime area not a dump.

We go regularly to Boscombe (for the wonderful bread on sale in the entrance to the Sovereign Centre on Thursday & Saturday, and great cappuccino at Bosconova ... there is something good in Boscombe! Oh and I've forgotten to mention Aldi, Lidl & Primark). But we cover up, are careful with money, and keep a wary eye out for people hanging around.

Yes Boscombe can be particularly unpleasant. But so can Bournemouth Square, the pedestrianised area outside Beales, and Old Christchurch Road (which seems to get worse and worse, and looks so dirty).
Bournemouth council seem to be quite happy to spend millions on hair-brained ideas, that get their photos in the paper. But reluctant to spend a few quid, on a couple high power pressure hoses to clean the place up. The fronts of some of the buildings are disgusting.
What's an "amp"?
[quote][p][bold]Boscomite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: We have no idea in this country sometimes. Here we are in "Beautiful Bournemouth", one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Yet urban areas are flooded with down and outs, pitbulls & staffs (often an accessory to begging), alcoholics, druggies, and unruly hen & stag parties. We've long stopped going to Caffe Nero at the Sovereign Centre as it felt like a soup kitchen with the coming and going of alcoholics & druggies etc. Only today in the Sovereign Centre I was saying they should pull it down and replace it with a Southampton West Quay style shopping mall. OK that's not going to get rid of the problems, but (along with newly relandscaped crescent, which looks lovely), it would enhance the area. Clear undesirables out. Give police more powers. Put some nice restaurants and cafes with terraces in the pedestrianised area. Encourage refurbishment of housing to attract more families. This should be a prime area not a dump. We go regularly to Boscombe (for the wonderful bread on sale in the entrance to the Sovereign Centre on Thursday & Saturday, and great cappuccino at Bosconova ... there is something good in Boscombe! Oh and I've forgotten to mention Aldi, Lidl & Primark). But we cover up, are careful with money, and keep a wary eye out for people hanging around. Yes Boscombe can be particularly unpleasant. But so can Bournemouth Square, the pedestrianised area outside Beales, and Old Christchurch Road (which seems to get worse and worse, and looks so dirty).[/p][/quote]Bournemouth council seem to be quite happy to spend millions on hair-brained ideas, that get their photos in the paper. But reluctant to spend a few quid, on a couple high power pressure hoses to clean the place up. The fronts of some of the buildings are disgusting.[/p][/quote]What's an "amp"? beej22
  • Score: 0

7:29pm Thu 8 May 14

nickynoodah says...

People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -15

7:41pm Thu 8 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

beej22 wrote:
Boscomite wrote:
bbird wrote:
We have no idea in this country sometimes. Here we are in "Beautiful Bournemouth", one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Yet urban areas are flooded with down and outs, pitbulls & staffs (often an accessory to begging), alcoholics, druggies, and unruly hen & stag parties.

We've long stopped going to Caffe Nero at the Sovereign Centre as it felt like a soup kitchen with the coming and going of alcoholics & druggies etc.

Only today in the Sovereign Centre I was saying they should pull it down and replace it with a Southampton West Quay style shopping mall. OK that's not going to get rid of the problems, but (along with newly relandscaped crescent, which looks lovely), it would enhance the area.

Clear undesirables out. Give police more powers. Put some nice restaurants and cafes with terraces in the pedestrianised area. Encourage refurbishment of housing to attract more families. This should be a prime area not a dump.

We go regularly to Boscombe (for the wonderful bread on sale in the entrance to the Sovereign Centre on Thursday & Saturday, and great cappuccino at Bosconova ... there is something good in Boscombe! Oh and I've forgotten to mention Aldi, Lidl & Primark). But we cover up, are careful with money, and keep a wary eye out for people hanging around.

Yes Boscombe can be particularly unpleasant. But so can Bournemouth Square, the pedestrianised area outside Beales, and Old Christchurch Road (which seems to get worse and worse, and looks so dirty).
Bournemouth council seem to be quite happy to spend millions on hair-brained ideas, that get their photos in the paper. But reluctant to spend a few quid, on a couple high power pressure hoses to clean the place up. The fronts of some of the buildings are disgusting.
What's an "amp"?
Well said who could disagree .Your an ambassador .
[quote][p][bold]beej22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boscomite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: We have no idea in this country sometimes. Here we are in "Beautiful Bournemouth", one of the most beautiful settings in the country. Yet urban areas are flooded with down and outs, pitbulls & staffs (often an accessory to begging), alcoholics, druggies, and unruly hen & stag parties. We've long stopped going to Caffe Nero at the Sovereign Centre as it felt like a soup kitchen with the coming and going of alcoholics & druggies etc. Only today in the Sovereign Centre I was saying they should pull it down and replace it with a Southampton West Quay style shopping mall. OK that's not going to get rid of the problems, but (along with newly relandscaped crescent, which looks lovely), it would enhance the area. Clear undesirables out. Give police more powers. Put some nice restaurants and cafes with terraces in the pedestrianised area. Encourage refurbishment of housing to attract more families. This should be a prime area not a dump. We go regularly to Boscombe (for the wonderful bread on sale in the entrance to the Sovereign Centre on Thursday & Saturday, and great cappuccino at Bosconova ... there is something good in Boscombe! Oh and I've forgotten to mention Aldi, Lidl & Primark). But we cover up, are careful with money, and keep a wary eye out for people hanging around. Yes Boscombe can be particularly unpleasant. But so can Bournemouth Square, the pedestrianised area outside Beales, and Old Christchurch Road (which seems to get worse and worse, and looks so dirty).[/p][/quote]Bournemouth council seem to be quite happy to spend millions on hair-brained ideas, that get their photos in the paper. But reluctant to spend a few quid, on a couple high power pressure hoses to clean the place up. The fronts of some of the buildings are disgusting.[/p][/quote]What's an "amp"?[/p][/quote]Well said who could disagree .Your an ambassador . kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -4

7:56pm Thu 8 May 14

BH1 loyal says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
Your daughter loves boscombe.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.[/p][/quote]Your daughter loves boscombe. BH1 loyal
  • Score: -1

8:03pm Thu 8 May 14

kalebmoledirt says...

nickynoodah wrote:
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
Why?
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know[/p][/quote]Why? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -6

8:16pm Thu 8 May 14

nickynoodah says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
Why?
it would solve the language barrier you know
george
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know[/p][/quote]Why?[/p][/quote]it would solve the language barrier you know george nickynoodah
  • Score: -6

8:17pm Thu 8 May 14

Dani_87 says...

It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime
ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.
It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place. Dani_87
  • Score: -7

8:21pm Thu 8 May 14

marika1984 says...

It was our African colleague who was stabbed, used to work with me in Christchurch 99 p..
Someone really wants to go to prison...
It was our African colleague who was stabbed, used to work with me in Christchurch 99 p.. Someone really wants to go to prison... marika1984
  • Score: 19

8:30pm Thu 8 May 14

nickynoodah says...

I cant understand Gazza I think he must be a Pole or a Russian.
I cant understand Gazza I think he must be a Pole or a Russian. nickynoodah
  • Score: -1

9:15pm Thu 8 May 14

ShuttleX says...

ProudofBoscombe wrote:
GetTheScumOfOurStree

ts
wrote:
Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.
Nuclear weapons technology must have improved significantly if you can nuke such a small area.
Not really. The B6 1 could easily do it, and that was designed in the early 60's
[quote][p][bold]ProudofBoscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GetTheScumOfOurStree ts[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.[/p][/quote]Nuclear weapons technology must have improved significantly if you can nuke such a small area.[/p][/quote]Not really. The B6 1 could easily do it, and that was designed in the early 60's ShuttleX
  • Score: -2

9:22pm Thu 8 May 14

UrbanCrab says...

Time to look at the overproliferation of supported housing in the area. Such housing needs a continual influx of problem people to keep the profits rolling in, namely released prisoners, alcoholics, drug addicts, mental health patients, sex offenders etc etc. The proliferation of cheap substandard housing also attracts the desperate and vulnerable. The council wash their hands of this issue and brag of a few housing projects they are working on nd a little window dressing whilst ignoring the white elephant in their living room.
Time to look at the overproliferation of supported housing in the area. Such housing needs a continual influx of problem people to keep the profits rolling in, namely released prisoners, alcoholics, drug addicts, mental health patients, sex offenders etc etc. The proliferation of cheap substandard housing also attracts the desperate and vulnerable. The council wash their hands of this issue and brag of a few housing projects they are working on nd a little window dressing whilst ignoring the white elephant in their living room. UrbanCrab
  • Score: 14

9:23pm Thu 8 May 14

ifucantbeatemjoinem says...

marika1984 wrote:
It was our African colleague who was stabbed, used to work with me in Christchurch 99 p..
Someone really wants to go to prison...
hope he makes a speedy physical recovery and can get over his ordeal
[quote][p][bold]marika1984[/bold] wrote: It was our African colleague who was stabbed, used to work with me in Christchurch 99 p.. Someone really wants to go to prison...[/p][/quote]hope he makes a speedy physical recovery and can get over his ordeal ifucantbeatemjoinem
  • Score: 16

9:40pm Thu 8 May 14

kinsonjim says...

Sad to read the news about the trouble in the Sovereign Center. The only persons to blame are the those our forefathers entrusted with the re-building of what was the most fantastic area of 'HAMPSHIRE' to grow up in. Super shps, woolies, M&S, seven snooker tables, three cinemas, milk and coffee shops, a railway station, a hospital, a live theatre, and traffic flowing through the middle, no problems and no where to lounge about in a drunken state, else Mr Plod came along, on foot. with the beach and and all along the prom, and Boscombe Palaise in Palmerston Road, it was perfect.
Sad to read the news about the trouble in the Sovereign Center. The only persons to blame are the those our forefathers entrusted with the re-building of what was the most fantastic area of 'HAMPSHIRE' to grow up in. Super shps, woolies, M&S, seven snooker tables, three cinemas, milk and coffee shops, a railway station, a hospital, a live theatre, and traffic flowing through the middle, no problems and no where to lounge about in a drunken state, else Mr Plod came along, on foot. with the beach and and all along the prom, and Boscombe Palaise in Palmerston Road, it was perfect. kinsonjim
  • Score: 12

9:47pm Thu 8 May 14

kinsonjim says...

Get those personal 'Empire Builders' out and get someone who can give us back our 'BOSCOMBE'.
Get those personal 'Empire Builders' out and get someone who can give us back our 'BOSCOMBE'. kinsonjim
  • Score: 5

9:59pm Thu 8 May 14

marika1984 says...

nickynoodah wrote:
I cant understand Gazza I think he must be a Pole or a Russian.
There is a mixture of nationalities, I am Polish, he is definitely not, but I am sure he can speak some Polish already.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: I cant understand Gazza I think he must be a Pole or a Russian.[/p][/quote]There is a mixture of nationalities, I am Polish, he is definitely not, but I am sure he can speak some Polish already. marika1984
  • Score: 2

10:46pm Thu 8 May 14

hooplaa says...

I love Boscombe its better than Bournemouth town centre!
I love Boscombe its better than Bournemouth town centre! hooplaa
  • Score: 9

11:10pm Thu 8 May 14

Lord Spring says...

Just come back from Boscombe after a few jars and can report all quiet on the Western Front..
Just come back from Boscombe after a few jars and can report all quiet on the Western Front.. Lord Spring
  • Score: 8

11:22pm Thu 8 May 14

Bob49 says...

"and enjoying watching the area go from strength to strength"

That is just silly.

Boscombe may not be the horror many on here have tried to paint, but it is certainly not going from strength to strength. The only debate in that area is how fast is the downward spiral.

Drugs are now openly dealt on the streets, often by users zipping about on bikes. The police seemed to have given up or being reduced to some level of containment. most outside carparks will have east europeans standing around (in the eve) drinking out of cans within yards of 'alcohol free zone' signs. Streets are looking scruffier and the level of HMO'S is certainly not decreasing.

Boscombe will not improve by stupidly trying to 'talk it up' as not only does that bring ridicule about debate around the causes of the problems but it demonstrates that those behind it do not appear to have a clue about the causes either.

The place is not Bos Vegas or the new Sandbanks, but a 'suburb' that is suffering from it being used as a 'housing benefit' farm.
"and enjoying watching the area go from strength to strength" That is just silly. Boscombe may not be the horror many on here have tried to paint, but it is certainly not going from strength to strength. The only debate in that area is how fast is the downward spiral. Drugs are now openly dealt on the streets, often by users zipping about on bikes. The police seemed to have given up or being reduced to some level of containment. most outside carparks will have east europeans standing around (in the eve) drinking out of cans within yards of 'alcohol free zone' signs. Streets are looking scruffier and the level of HMO'S is certainly not decreasing. Boscombe will not improve by stupidly trying to 'talk it up' as not only does that bring ridicule about debate around the causes of the problems but it demonstrates that those behind it do not appear to have a clue about the causes either. The place is not Bos Vegas or the new Sandbanks, but a 'suburb' that is suffering from it being used as a 'housing benefit' farm. Bob49
  • Score: 23

11:24pm Thu 8 May 14

BenBatchelor says...

As a long term resident of Boscombe I feel I have to comment on this latest of many sad incidents. It is absolutely right that the authorities have got things very wrong in the so-called regeneration of Boscombe. We don't want things like the Tardis, the refurbishment of the Crescent etc. We want law breakers, beggers, drug users and drunks out of this family-oriented shopping area. The council have got their priorities total wrong. Spin from Councillor Wakefield doesn't help one bit. Instead of painting a false rosy picture for your ward Chris, for goodness sake do something about the continuous low level crimes that occur many times daily on your watch we are what esculate into major incidents like this all too often. Shut down the rehabs. Disperse the trouble makers. Use the laws that are in place to do it. Make Boscombe safe and family-friendly place again. I you want to keep your seat. And for goodness sake stop spinning pretencious rubbish about how lovely and safe Boscombe is. You and your colleagues know the truth of it, do something about it for once, after all you are supposed to be OUR representatives.
As a long term resident of Boscombe I feel I have to comment on this latest of many sad incidents. It is absolutely right that the authorities have got things very wrong in the so-called regeneration of Boscombe. We don't want things like the Tardis, the refurbishment of the Crescent etc. We want law breakers, beggers, drug users and drunks out of this family-oriented shopping area. The council have got their priorities total wrong. Spin from Councillor Wakefield doesn't help one bit. Instead of painting a false rosy picture for your ward Chris, for goodness sake do something about the continuous low level crimes that occur many times daily on your watch we are what esculate into major incidents like this all too often. Shut down the rehabs. Disperse the trouble makers. Use the laws that are in place to do it. Make Boscombe safe and family-friendly place again. I you want to keep your seat. And for goodness sake stop spinning pretencious rubbish about how lovely and safe Boscombe is. You and your colleagues know the truth of it, do something about it for once, after all you are supposed to be OUR representatives. BenBatchelor
  • Score: 36

12:47am Fri 9 May 14

vinmaster says...

well the flowers for the crackhead dealer who got shot in the head a year ago and also the geezer who was stabbed to death are wilting on the lamppost of Roumelia Lane, do i really need to finish this sentence - no I think not.....
well the flowers for the crackhead dealer who got shot in the head a year ago and also the geezer who was stabbed to death are wilting on the lamppost of Roumelia Lane, do i really need to finish this sentence - no I think not..... vinmaster
  • Score: 6

6:18am Fri 9 May 14

guisselle says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Just come back from Boscombe after a few jars and can report all quiet on the Western Front..
With a spring in your step no doubt!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Just come back from Boscombe after a few jars and can report all quiet on the Western Front..[/p][/quote]With a spring in your step no doubt! guisselle
  • Score: 1

7:29am Fri 9 May 14

Lord Spring says...

guisselle wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Just come back from Boscombe after a few jars and can report all quiet on the Western Front..
With a spring in your step no doubt!
Zebeede
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Just come back from Boscombe after a few jars and can report all quiet on the Western Front..[/p][/quote]With a spring in your step no doubt![/p][/quote]Zebeede Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

7:30am Fri 9 May 14

Lord Spring says...

guisselle wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Just come back from Boscombe after a few jars and can report all quiet on the Western Front..
With a spring in your step no doubt!
Zebeede
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Just come back from Boscombe after a few jars and can report all quiet on the Western Front..[/p][/quote]With a spring in your step no doubt![/p][/quote]Zebeede Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:18am Fri 9 May 14

Gul Gal says...

The only issue, so to speak, here is that there's a comments thread where it's not entirely appropriate to have a comments thread. Comments threads foster a culture of debate about the not-really-debateabl
e.
There was a violent crime. In a specific locale. The streets of Bournemouth are not rivers of blood.
I used to live in Plymouth. There was often blood on the pavements. We didn't use that fact to suggest an enforced (& fascistic) evacuation of everyone who lived there.
Don't be silly.
The only issue, so to speak, here is that there's a comments thread where it's not entirely appropriate to have a comments thread. Comments threads foster a culture of debate about the not-really-debateabl e. There was a violent crime. In a specific locale. The streets of Bournemouth are not rivers of blood. I used to live in Plymouth. There was often blood on the pavements. We didn't use that fact to suggest an enforced (& fascistic) evacuation of everyone who lived there. Don't be silly. Gul Gal
  • Score: -1

9:41am Fri 9 May 14

ifucantbeatemjoinem says...

BenBatchelor wrote:
As a long term resident of Boscombe I feel I have to comment on this latest of many sad incidents. It is absolutely right that the authorities have got things very wrong in the so-called regeneration of Boscombe. We don't want things like the Tardis, the refurbishment of the Crescent etc. We want law breakers, beggers, drug users and drunks out of this family-oriented shopping area. The council have got their priorities total wrong. Spin from Councillor Wakefield doesn't help one bit. Instead of painting a false rosy picture for your ward Chris, for goodness sake do something about the continuous low level crimes that occur many times daily on your watch we are what esculate into major incidents like this all too often. Shut down the rehabs. Disperse the trouble makers. Use the laws that are in place to do it. Make Boscombe safe and family-friendly place again. I you want to keep your seat. And for goodness sake stop spinning pretencious rubbish about how lovely and safe Boscombe is. You and your colleagues know the truth of it, do something about it for once, after all you are supposed to be OUR representatives.
totally agree with every word
[quote][p][bold]BenBatchelor[/bold] wrote: As a long term resident of Boscombe I feel I have to comment on this latest of many sad incidents. It is absolutely right that the authorities have got things very wrong in the so-called regeneration of Boscombe. We don't want things like the Tardis, the refurbishment of the Crescent etc. We want law breakers, beggers, drug users and drunks out of this family-oriented shopping area. The council have got their priorities total wrong. Spin from Councillor Wakefield doesn't help one bit. Instead of painting a false rosy picture for your ward Chris, for goodness sake do something about the continuous low level crimes that occur many times daily on your watch we are what esculate into major incidents like this all too often. Shut down the rehabs. Disperse the trouble makers. Use the laws that are in place to do it. Make Boscombe safe and family-friendly place again. I you want to keep your seat. And for goodness sake stop spinning pretencious rubbish about how lovely and safe Boscombe is. You and your colleagues know the truth of it, do something about it for once, after all you are supposed to be OUR representatives.[/p][/quote]totally agree with every word ifucantbeatemjoinem
  • Score: 10

10:16am Fri 9 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Strawbs_78 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
What an idiotic and narrow minded comment...You should really think before you speak or at least know a little bit about what you're talking about!!!!!
Quite agree. It should be one week!
[quote][p][bold]Strawbs_78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic and narrow minded comment...You should really think before you speak or at least know a little bit about what you're talking about!!!!![/p][/quote]Quite agree. It should be one week! speedy231278
  • Score: 0

10:29am Fri 9 May 14

breamoreboy says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Wageslave wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.
They might come and live next door to you.
Then I shall pack away my tent and have a re-erection elsewhere.
I suggest Rockall, that way you won't have any badly behaving neighbours to put up with..
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs closing down and all residents given 1 month to relocate. The area could then be grassed over and returned to nature.[/p][/quote]They might come and live next door to you.[/p][/quote]Then I shall pack away my tent and have a re-erection elsewhere.[/p][/quote]I suggest Rockall, that way you won't have any badly behaving neighbours to put up with.. breamoreboy
  • Score: -1

10:38am Fri 9 May 14

breamoreboy says...

cromwell9 wrote:
onetimeapathetic wrote:
I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains.
Solutions:
1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area
2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite)
3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc
4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better
Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe
You have just about hit it on the head.
I would suggest that all drug users be returned to their place of BIRTH,and let them sort out the problem .Not dump it on Bournemouth.
Close down all but one of the rehab centres Clear up the area ,and return Boscombe to the glory it once was.
As long as we are in the EU /LIB DEM/ INDEPENDENT /LABOUR/ Law makers it will never happen.
That is why you have to vote for the party ,that has the guts to sort it out.
And you know what party that is.And its not the Con party.
I guess you're referring to the New Monster Raving Looney Party aka UKIP.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onetimeapathetic[/bold] wrote: I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains. Solutions: 1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area 2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite) 3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc 4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe[/p][/quote]You have just about hit it on the head. I would suggest that all drug users be returned to their place of BIRTH,and let them sort out the problem .Not dump it on Bournemouth. Close down all but one of the rehab centres Clear up the area ,and return Boscombe to the glory it once was. As long as we are in the EU /LIB DEM/ INDEPENDENT /LABOUR/ Law makers it will never happen. That is why you have to vote for the party ,that has the guts to sort it out. And you know what party that is.And its not the Con party.[/p][/quote]I guess you're referring to the New Monster Raving Looney Party aka UKIP. breamoreboy
  • Score: 3

10:42am Fri 9 May 14

SUFFERINGBJ says...

When I was a child growing up in Christchurch, some 30 years ago, it was a treat to go to Boscombe on the bus, on a Saturday.Get off at Pokesdown and walk along.Nice people, nice shops and SAFE.
I was in Boscombe yesterday,when the stabbing had occurred,then 2 women in the High Street screaming abuse and fighting each other.
This will be my last visit to Boscombe.Friends and family etc, also feel the same.So the Junkies etc. will win.
It is already spreading into Southbourne,Winton,M
oordown.
Junkies,Alchies,Home
less, Beggers. NOT WANTED HERE......
ENOUGH NOW, all the do gooders, and Liberal minded councillors.
SORT IT OUT BOURNEMOUTH COUNCIL AND THE POLICE.
SAVE BOSCOMBE,POKESDOWN BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
When I was a child growing up in Christchurch, some 30 years ago, it was a treat to go to Boscombe on the bus, on a Saturday.Get off at Pokesdown and walk along.Nice people, nice shops and SAFE. I was in Boscombe yesterday,when the stabbing had occurred,then 2 women in the High Street screaming abuse and fighting each other. This will be my last visit to Boscombe.Friends and family etc, also feel the same.So the Junkies etc. will win. It is already spreading into Southbourne,Winton,M oordown. Junkies,Alchies,Home less, Beggers. NOT WANTED HERE...... ENOUGH NOW, all the do gooders, and Liberal minded councillors. SORT IT OUT BOURNEMOUTH COUNCIL AND THE POLICE. SAVE BOSCOMBE,POKESDOWN BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. SUFFERINGBJ
  • Score: 9

10:43am Fri 9 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

GetTheScumOfOurStree
ts
wrote:
Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.
It'll never be allowed. The radiation would drift over to Hengistbury Head nature reserve and upset the rare Naterjack Toads that call it home.
Bill Oddie would then be drawn in as Toad spokesperson and it would escalate to a war of words culminating in being brought up on Question Time.

Nobody wants it to get that far.

No. I suggest bringing in a few infected rats and thereby recreating the 'Black Death' plague on the locals. It would be far cheaper and would be more invironmentally friendly
[quote][p][bold]GetTheScumOfOurStree ts[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.[/p][/quote]It'll never be allowed. The radiation would drift over to Hengistbury Head nature reserve and upset the rare Naterjack Toads that call it home. Bill Oddie would then be drawn in as Toad spokesperson and it would escalate to a war of words culminating in being brought up on Question Time. Nobody wants it to get that far. No. I suggest bringing in a few infected rats and thereby recreating the 'Black Death' plague on the locals. It would be far cheaper and would be more invironmentally friendly Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

10:51am Fri 9 May 14

breamoreboy says...

nickynoodah wrote:
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/No._303_Pol
ish_Fighter_Squadron
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know[/p][/quote]Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/No._303_Pol ish_Fighter_Squadron breamoreboy
  • Score: 3

10:55am Fri 9 May 14

breamoreboy says...

beej22 asks "What's an "amp"?" The answer is obviously a measure of current. It gets driven by volts. Multiply the two together and you get watts. Or did you have a different context in mind?
beej22 asks "What's an "amp"?" The answer is obviously a measure of current. It gets driven by volts. Multiply the two together and you get watts. Or did you have a different context in mind? breamoreboy
  • Score: -1

11:03am Fri 9 May 14

patrician01 says...

kinsonjim wrote:
Sad to read the news about the trouble in the Sovereign Center. The only persons to blame are the those our forefathers entrusted with the re-building of what was the most fantastic area of 'HAMPSHIRE' to grow up in. Super shps, woolies, M&S, seven snooker tables, three cinemas, milk and coffee shops, a railway station, a hospital, a live theatre, and traffic flowing through the middle, no problems and no where to lounge about in a drunken state, else Mr Plod came along, on foot. with the beach and and all along the prom, and Boscombe Palaise in Palmerston Road, it was perfect.
As it became bedsit land M & S noticed it was all going wrong in Boscombe and moved out. It gradually went down hill after that.
[quote][p][bold]kinsonjim[/bold] wrote: Sad to read the news about the trouble in the Sovereign Center. The only persons to blame are the those our forefathers entrusted with the re-building of what was the most fantastic area of 'HAMPSHIRE' to grow up in. Super shps, woolies, M&S, seven snooker tables, three cinemas, milk and coffee shops, a railway station, a hospital, a live theatre, and traffic flowing through the middle, no problems and no where to lounge about in a drunken state, else Mr Plod came along, on foot. with the beach and and all along the prom, and Boscombe Palaise in Palmerston Road, it was perfect.[/p][/quote]As it became bedsit land M & S noticed it was all going wrong in Boscombe and moved out. It gradually went down hill after that. patrician01
  • Score: 5

11:36am Fri 9 May 14

BH1 loyal says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
GetTheScumOfOurStree

ts
wrote:
Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.
It'll never be allowed. The radiation would drift over to Hengistbury Head nature reserve and upset the rare Naterjack Toads that call it home.
Bill Oddie would then be drawn in as Toad spokesperson and it would escalate to a war of words culminating in being brought up on Question Time.

Nobody wants it to get that far.

No. I suggest bringing in a few infected rats and thereby recreating the 'Black Death' plague on the locals. It would be far cheaper and would be more invironmentally friendly
Beechy head, you remind me of a max Clifford type.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GetTheScumOfOurStree ts[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.[/p][/quote]It'll never be allowed. The radiation would drift over to Hengistbury Head nature reserve and upset the rare Naterjack Toads that call it home. Bill Oddie would then be drawn in as Toad spokesperson and it would escalate to a war of words culminating in being brought up on Question Time. Nobody wants it to get that far. No. I suggest bringing in a few infected rats and thereby recreating the 'Black Death' plague on the locals. It would be far cheaper and would be more invironmentally friendly[/p][/quote]Beechy head, you remind me of a max Clifford type. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 4

11:45am Fri 9 May 14

hrryseccombe says...

BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved. hrryseccombe
  • Score: 6

11:57am Fri 9 May 14

BH1 loyal says...

None of these people will be their, they are faceless trolls who only speak their mind behind a computer, in real life the ones with the most controversial opinions on here would be the last ones to speak up, modern day cowards.
None of these people will be their, they are faceless trolls who only speak their mind behind a computer, in real life the ones with the most controversial opinions on here would be the last ones to speak up, modern day cowards. BH1 loyal
  • Score: -1

12:08pm Fri 9 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
None of these people will be their, they are faceless trolls who only speak their mind behind a computer, in real life the ones with the most controversial opinions on here would be the last ones to speak up, modern day cowards.
That's a very Jimmy Savile style comment.
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: None of these people will be their, they are faceless trolls who only speak their mind behind a computer, in real life the ones with the most controversial opinions on here would be the last ones to speak up, modern day cowards.[/p][/quote]That's a very Jimmy Savile style comment. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -1

12:21pm Fri 9 May 14

BenBatchelor says...

hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
I would love to come and get involved, however I work Monday - Saturday daytime. Any chance of an evening slot sometime? If not if someone could raise the issues here in my absence at least we can let the appropriate representitives and agencies now how we feel. Something has to be done and now.
[quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]I would love to come and get involved, however I work Monday - Saturday daytime. Any chance of an evening slot sometime? If not if someone could raise the issues here in my absence at least we can let the appropriate representitives and agencies now how we feel. Something has to be done and now. BenBatchelor
  • Score: 0

12:34pm Fri 9 May 14

DorsetKnobber says...

if the problem is 'undesireables', open more treatment centres to help them out of addiction and back into society.. oh wait you don't want treatment centres in boscombe. maybe we could build more housing to help the homeless.. nope we need an unused arts centre more than we need cheap housing. make your fecking minds up.
if the problem is 'undesireables', open more treatment centres to help them out of addiction and back into society.. oh wait you don't want treatment centres in boscombe. maybe we could build more housing to help the homeless.. nope we need an unused arts centre more than we need cheap housing. make your fecking minds up. DorsetKnobber
  • Score: -3

3:22pm Fri 9 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
It'll be a late night then. Not a great time to be walking the area to get home. The hyenas will be on the prowl.
[quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]It'll be a late night then. Not a great time to be walking the area to get home. The hyenas will be on the prowl. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

3:41pm Fri 9 May 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
It'll be a late night then. Not a great time to be walking the area to get home. The hyenas will be on the prowl.
At least they're trying to do something. Many people may have kids to put to bed first. Not everyone's afraid of the dark you know.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]It'll be a late night then. Not a great time to be walking the area to get home. The hyenas will be on the prowl.[/p][/quote]At least they're trying to do something. Many people may have kids to put to bed first. Not everyone's afraid of the dark you know. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 1

3:48pm Fri 9 May 14

KLH says...

DorsetKnobber wrote:
if the problem is 'undesireables', open more treatment centres to help them out of addiction and back into society.. oh wait you don't want treatment centres in boscombe. maybe we could build more housing to help the homeless.. nope we need an unused arts centre more than we need cheap housing. make your fecking minds up.
Depends what type of homeless you are talking about. You build a nice house and put some homeless into it, they'll make a nice family home. Others will turn it into a crack/drinking/drug den and won't solve anything. The word homeless covers a wide range of people.

Too many treatment addict centres already - you need more facilities for people with problems not self inflicted!!! Addicts get enough support and encouragement as it is.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetKnobber[/bold] wrote: if the problem is 'undesireables', open more treatment centres to help them out of addiction and back into society.. oh wait you don't want treatment centres in boscombe. maybe we could build more housing to help the homeless.. nope we need an unused arts centre more than we need cheap housing. make your fecking minds up.[/p][/quote]Depends what type of homeless you are talking about. You build a nice house and put some homeless into it, they'll make a nice family home. Others will turn it into a crack/drinking/drug den and won't solve anything. The word homeless covers a wide range of people. Too many treatment addict centres already - you need more facilities for people with problems not self inflicted!!! Addicts get enough support and encouragement as it is. KLH
  • Score: 2

3:52pm Fri 9 May 14

Bob49 says...

hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
I'm sure you mean well but this is more of a harm than any good. The causes of these problems are plain to see, but as long as we have these worthy bodies telling us that we should 'talk up Boscombe' and that all is needed is more money wasted on flawed starburst initiatives then nothing will change.Grants have been used time after time with no effect, other than to allow those responsible to claim they are 'doing something'.

Boscombe has become a 'housing benefit' farm with the effluent from that 'farm' constantly oozing out onto the streets. You can point to as many positives as you wish but whilst those problems continue those are the things people will know Boscombe for.

You need to deal with the root cause, not try to sanitise and hide the effects.

And in that light you might start by refering to the problems as what they are ..... problems, not 'ishoooos'.
[quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]I'm sure you mean well but this is more of a harm than any good. The causes of these problems are plain to see, but as long as we have these worthy bodies telling us that we should 'talk up Boscombe' and that all is needed is more money wasted on flawed starburst initiatives then nothing will change.Grants have been used time after time with no effect, other than to allow those responsible to claim they are 'doing something'. Boscombe has become a 'housing benefit' farm with the effluent from that 'farm' constantly oozing out onto the streets. You can point to as many positives as you wish but whilst those problems continue those are the things people will know Boscombe for. You need to deal with the root cause, not try to sanitise and hide the effects. And in that light you might start by refering to the problems as what they are ..... problems, not 'ishoooos'. Bob49
  • Score: 5

6:20pm Fri 9 May 14

JohnnyGeeGee says...

SharaW wrote:
These 'what do you expect it's boscombe' what about the crime that happens all over Bournemouth? If I remember rightly, two of the most high profile murders in years in Bournemouth weren't anything to do with boscombe? Few bad apples doesn't make the whole tree bad. I live in boscombe, I feel safe. It isn't a bad place, not like people make out.
'Boscombe isn't a bad place'?

I agree!

Since Boscombe was twinned with Beruit, it's been lovely place to live!
[quote][p][bold]SharaW[/bold] wrote: These 'what do you expect it's boscombe' what about the crime that happens all over Bournemouth? If I remember rightly, two of the most high profile murders in years in Bournemouth weren't anything to do with boscombe? Few bad apples doesn't make the whole tree bad. I live in boscombe, I feel safe. It isn't a bad place, not like people make out.[/p][/quote]'Boscombe isn't a bad place'? I agree! Since Boscombe was twinned with Beruit, it's been lovely place to live! JohnnyGeeGee
  • Score: -2

6:40pm Fri 9 May 14

Ech310n says...

hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
Harry meant to say 10a.m. of course!!

http://www.boscombef
orum.org.uk/
[quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]Harry meant to say 10a.m. of course!! http://www.boscombef orum.org.uk/ Ech310n
  • Score: 0

6:55pm Fri 9 May 14

I like balance says...

Bob49. ..you're a prolific keyboard warrior...Indeed even when the echo article is about a new flower display on a roundabout you manage to get some comments in about the housing issue in Boscombe.
I was wondering what you involve yourself in with attempting to make a difference where you clearly have all of the solutions already to hand? Or do you just type?
Bob49. ..you're a prolific keyboard warrior...Indeed even when the echo article is about a new flower display on a roundabout you manage to get some comments in about the housing issue in Boscombe. I was wondering what you involve yourself in with attempting to make a difference where you clearly have all of the solutions already to hand? Or do you just type? I like balance
  • Score: 0

6:56pm Fri 9 May 14

arthur1948 says...

bring in the bulldozers
bring in the bulldozers arthur1948
  • Score: -5

8:23pm Fri 9 May 14

stevobath says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
GetTheScumOfOurStree

ts
wrote:
Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.
It'll never be allowed. The radiation would drift over to Hengistbury Head nature reserve and upset the rare Naterjack Toads that call it home.
Bill Oddie would then be drawn in as Toad spokesperson and it would escalate to a war of words culminating in being brought up on Question Time.

Nobody wants it to get that far.

No. I suggest bringing in a few infected rats and thereby recreating the 'Black Death' plague on the locals. It would be far cheaper and would be more invironmentally friendly
Are you & that 'Nickynoodah' related?

Both of you post utter rubbish.

Here's an idea. Take a jump OFF Beachy Head, along with your' aforementioned idiot mate That'll be 2 less for the state to care for giving room for people who really deserve help. Idiots.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GetTheScumOfOurStree ts[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.[/p][/quote]It'll never be allowed. The radiation would drift over to Hengistbury Head nature reserve and upset the rare Naterjack Toads that call it home. Bill Oddie would then be drawn in as Toad spokesperson and it would escalate to a war of words culminating in being brought up on Question Time. Nobody wants it to get that far. No. I suggest bringing in a few infected rats and thereby recreating the 'Black Death' plague on the locals. It would be far cheaper and would be more invironmentally friendly[/p][/quote]Are you & that 'Nickynoodah' related? Both of you post utter rubbish. Here's an idea. Take a jump OFF Beachy Head, along with your' aforementioned idiot mate That'll be 2 less for the state to care for giving room for people who really deserve help. Idiots. stevobath
  • Score: 0

8:26pm Fri 9 May 14

marika1984 says...

breamoreboy wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/No._303_Pol

ish_Fighter_Squadron
True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know[/p][/quote]Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/No._303_Pol ish_Fighter_Squadron[/p][/quote]True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy.. marika1984
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Fri 9 May 14

cromwell9 says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
smhinto wrote:
Nothing changes in Boscombe does it. It was as rough as a badgers a.se back in the early 1970's.
.
Sadly this sort of crime wave is spreading to Bournemouth and Poole as well. What is going on ??
In the 70's most of Bournemouth was inhabited by old ladies rattling about in huge houses and driving Morris Minors really slowly. That generation of retirees has gone, their houses turned into flats and now the town has a hugely mixed population of incomers from home and abroad who is packed much more densely as well. Bournemouth is rapidly catching up with the rest of the Country and isn't a forgotten corner anymore.
GOD HELP US,
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes in Boscombe does it. It was as rough as a badgers a.se back in the early 1970's. . Sadly this sort of crime wave is spreading to Bournemouth and Poole as well. What is going on ??[/p][/quote]In the 70's most of Bournemouth was inhabited by old ladies rattling about in huge houses and driving Morris Minors really slowly. That generation of retirees has gone, their houses turned into flats and now the town has a hugely mixed population of incomers from home and abroad who is packed much more densely as well. Bournemouth is rapidly catching up with the rest of the Country and isn't a forgotten corner anymore.[/p][/quote]GOD HELP US, cromwell9
  • Score: 0

8:41pm Fri 9 May 14

cromwell9 says...

breamoreboy wrote:
cromwell9 wrote:
onetimeapathetic wrote:
I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains.
Solutions:
1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area
2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite)
3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc
4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better
Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe
You have just about hit it on the head.
I would suggest that all drug users be returned to their place of BIRTH,and let them sort out the problem .Not dump it on Bournemouth.
Close down all but one of the rehab centres Clear up the area ,and return Boscombe to the glory it once was.
As long as we are in the EU /LIB DEM/ INDEPENDENT /LABOUR/ Law makers it will never happen.
That is why you have to vote for the party ,that has the guts to sort it out.
And you know what party that is.And its not the Con party.
I guess you're referring to the New Monster Raving Looney Party aka UKIP.
YOU SHOULD KNOW.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onetimeapathetic[/bold] wrote: I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains. Solutions: 1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area 2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite) 3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc 4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe[/p][/quote]You have just about hit it on the head. I would suggest that all drug users be returned to their place of BIRTH,and let them sort out the problem .Not dump it on Bournemouth. Close down all but one of the rehab centres Clear up the area ,and return Boscombe to the glory it once was. As long as we are in the EU /LIB DEM/ INDEPENDENT /LABOUR/ Law makers it will never happen. That is why you have to vote for the party ,that has the guts to sort it out. And you know what party that is.And its not the Con party.[/p][/quote]I guess you're referring to the New Monster Raving Looney Party aka UKIP.[/p][/quote]YOU SHOULD KNOW. cromwell9
  • Score: -2

8:42pm Fri 9 May 14

marika1984 says...

ifucantbeatemjoinem wrote:
marika1984 wrote:
It was our African colleague who was stabbed, used to work with me in Christchurch 99 p..
Someone really wants to go to prison...
hope he makes a speedy physical recovery and can get over his ordeal
he will be ok, has no organ injuries I have been told...
[quote][p][bold]ifucantbeatemjoinem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marika1984[/bold] wrote: It was our African colleague who was stabbed, used to work with me in Christchurch 99 p.. Someone really wants to go to prison...[/p][/quote]hope he makes a speedy physical recovery and can get over his ordeal[/p][/quote]he will be ok, has no organ injuries I have been told... marika1984
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Fri 9 May 14

O'Reilly says...

marika1984 wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia.


org/wiki/No._303_Pol


ish_Fighter_Squadron
True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..
General Patton spotted -too late - who the enemy really was and was subsequently 'offed'.....
[quote][p][bold]marika1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know[/p][/quote]Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/No._303_Pol ish_Fighter_Squadron[/p][/quote]True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..[/p][/quote]General Patton spotted -too late - who the enemy really was and was subsequently 'offed'..... O'Reilly
  • Score: 0

8:59pm Fri 9 May 14

Bob49 says...

I like balance wrote:
Bob49. ..you're a prolific keyboard warrior...Indeed even when the echo article is about a new flower display on a roundabout you manage to get some comments in about the housing issue in Boscombe.
I was wondering what you involve yourself in with attempting to make a difference where you clearly have all of the solutions already to hand? Or do you just type?
"new flower display on a roundabout " What be that ?

As to comments on here, the event took place in Boscombe, folk before my post were commenting on the problems Boscombe has, I pointed out that they were caused by Boscombe being a 'housing benefit' farm.

Curiously you make no comment towards others commenting about Boscombe, perhaps mine were a bit too close to home - probably why you are posting under another name.

As to it being an 'ishooooo' , i would state that it s actually a problem, and a very big problem at that.

As to what I do about it. Well amongst many things I post on here - to inform others. Your post being evidence of that, being how often you appear to read my posts (I fear many others are not so diligent, so well done you).
[quote][p][bold]I like balance[/bold] wrote: Bob49. ..you're a prolific keyboard warrior...Indeed even when the echo article is about a new flower display on a roundabout you manage to get some comments in about the housing issue in Boscombe. I was wondering what you involve yourself in with attempting to make a difference where you clearly have all of the solutions already to hand? Or do you just type?[/p][/quote]"new flower display on a roundabout " What be that ? As to comments on here, the event took place in Boscombe, folk before my post were commenting on the problems Boscombe has, I pointed out that they were caused by Boscombe being a 'housing benefit' farm. Curiously you make no comment towards others commenting about Boscombe, perhaps mine were a bit too close to home - probably why you are posting under another name. As to it being an 'ishooooo' , i would state that it s actually a problem, and a very big problem at that. As to what I do about it. Well amongst many things I post on here - to inform others. Your post being evidence of that, being how often you appear to read my posts (I fear many others are not so diligent, so well done you). Bob49
  • Score: -1

11:03pm Fri 9 May 14

Paul@bosc says...

The tourist attraction that is the police box in the pedestrian shopping area in Boscombe which is manned by two police persons at any one time is not effective policing, I have always thought these constables or specials should be on the move. This to me was a piece of propaganda to pander to the public mood. I would like to know exactly what councillor Chris Wakefield thinks has been undone. a some what misjudged comment. If all of the council work is undone on the expectation that people will not offend.
The tourist attraction that is the police box in the pedestrian shopping area in Boscombe which is manned by two police persons at any one time is not effective policing, I have always thought these constables or specials should be on the move. This to me was a piece of propaganda to pander to the public mood. I would like to know exactly what councillor Chris Wakefield thinks has been undone. a some what misjudged comment. If all of the council work is undone on the expectation that people will not offend. Paul@bosc
  • Score: -1

11:35pm Fri 9 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

stevobath wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
GetTheScumOfOurStree


ts
wrote:
Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.
It'll never be allowed. The radiation would drift over to Hengistbury Head nature reserve and upset the rare Naterjack Toads that call it home.
Bill Oddie would then be drawn in as Toad spokesperson and it would escalate to a war of words culminating in being brought up on Question Time.

Nobody wants it to get that far.

No. I suggest bringing in a few infected rats and thereby recreating the 'Black Death' plague on the locals. It would be far cheaper and would be more invironmentally friendly
Are you & that 'Nickynoodah' related?

Both of you post utter rubbish.

Here's an idea. Take a jump OFF Beachy Head, along with your' aforementioned idiot mate That'll be 2 less for the state to care for giving room for people who really deserve help. Idiots.
Thankyou for your comments. It's not everyday I receive such praise and good wishes.
Myself and Nickynoodah do not have a direct or indeed any kind of relationship, familial or physical. (I wouldn't say no though, if offered)

As for jumping off Beachy Head it's not as easy as you may think these days.
As kids we would do it weekly and eventually get a clip round the ear from the farmer.
Nowadays it's run by Eastbourne council and they don't allow jumping, bombing, diving or heavy petting. I'm not risking a fine so thanks but I shall refrain.
Good evening to you
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GetTheScumOfOurStree ts[/bold] wrote: Boscombe needs to be nuked!! Simple.[/p][/quote]It'll never be allowed. The radiation would drift over to Hengistbury Head nature reserve and upset the rare Naterjack Toads that call it home. Bill Oddie would then be drawn in as Toad spokesperson and it would escalate to a war of words culminating in being brought up on Question Time. Nobody wants it to get that far. No. I suggest bringing in a few infected rats and thereby recreating the 'Black Death' plague on the locals. It would be far cheaper and would be more invironmentally friendly[/p][/quote]Are you & that 'Nickynoodah' related? Both of you post utter rubbish. Here's an idea. Take a jump OFF Beachy Head, along with your' aforementioned idiot mate That'll be 2 less for the state to care for giving room for people who really deserve help. Idiots.[/p][/quote]Thankyou for your comments. It's not everyday I receive such praise and good wishes. Myself and Nickynoodah do not have a direct or indeed any kind of relationship, familial or physical. (I wouldn't say no though, if offered) As for jumping off Beachy Head it's not as easy as you may think these days. As kids we would do it weekly and eventually get a clip round the ear from the farmer. Nowadays it's run by Eastbourne council and they don't allow jumping, bombing, diving or heavy petting. I'm not risking a fine so thanks but I shall refrain. Good evening to you Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

11:35pm Fri 9 May 14

michael mead says...

Hope the person makes a full recovery. Bournemouth is a dumping ground for prolific offenders from all over England. Often sent to rehab and private bail hostels in Bournemouth. Over a 20 year's of people relapsing and going back to the crime they used to commit, has a devasting effect on boscombe.
Plus the fact it is nearly impossible to get residential rehab if you live in Bournemouth. One rehab is enough in Bournemouth and I think eventually a lot will close as funding dries up all over the country.
I want to see more funding for every person that needs help, the rehab's just need to be more spread out round the country.
Hope the person makes a full recovery. Bournemouth is a dumping ground for prolific offenders from all over England. Often sent to rehab and private bail hostels in Bournemouth. Over a 20 year's of people relapsing and going back to the crime they used to commit, has a devasting effect on boscombe. Plus the fact it is nearly impossible to get residential rehab if you live in Bournemouth. One rehab is enough in Bournemouth and I think eventually a lot will close as funding dries up all over the country. I want to see more funding for every person that needs help, the rehab's just need to be more spread out round the country. michael mead
  • Score: 4

12:05am Sat 10 May 14

breamoreboy says...

marika1984 wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia.


org/wiki/No._303_Pol


ish_Fighter_Squadron
True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..
Well here's one guy who does know and care, and I wasn't born until 10 years after that dreadful conflict finished. The bravery and skill of your countrymen was such that the British commanders didn't believe their kill figures, until one of them borrowed a plane one day to see for himself. Apparently he was just staggered by the quality of the pilots, said he'd never seen flying like it. The sad thing is at the end of that war we sold you out to Joe Stalin, there's gratitude for you.
[quote][p][bold]marika1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know[/p][/quote]Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/No._303_Pol ish_Fighter_Squadron[/p][/quote]True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..[/p][/quote]Well here's one guy who does know and care, and I wasn't born until 10 years after that dreadful conflict finished. The bravery and skill of your countrymen was such that the British commanders didn't believe their kill figures, until one of them borrowed a plane one day to see for himself. Apparently he was just staggered by the quality of the pilots, said he'd never seen flying like it. The sad thing is at the end of that war we sold you out to Joe Stalin, there's gratitude for you. breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

12:13am Sat 10 May 14

tezza nutkins says...

some one earlier on this thread was on about certain landlords being housing benefit farmers, if any one is its the rehabs all over Bournemouth, the amount of money they get through housing benefit AND private health funding including the NHS is astronomical. there are so many junkies coming to bournemouth and going into rehab it has become a franchise. if they relapse they dont care for they are rubbing their hands together for thats another 6 months payed rehab that goes into their pockets! the rehabs arent going to go anywhere for they are making to much money, the council dont care if they are spewing relapsed smack heads out on to the street for they are still making money out of it when they send them back to rehab. i looked on the echo front web page just now and the main headlines include 2 robberies and one stabbing at least! these are bound to be drug related, if not all of them then the robberies surley? sort it out ffs
some one earlier on this thread was on about certain landlords being housing benefit farmers, if any one is its the rehabs all over Bournemouth, the amount of money they get through housing benefit AND private health funding including the NHS is astronomical. there are so many junkies coming to bournemouth and going into rehab it has become a franchise. if they relapse they dont care for they are rubbing their hands together for thats another 6 months payed rehab that goes into their pockets! the rehabs arent going to go anywhere for they are making to much money, the council dont care if they are spewing relapsed smack heads out on to the street for they are still making money out of it when they send them back to rehab. i looked on the echo front web page just now and the main headlines include 2 robberies and one stabbing at least! these are bound to be drug related, if not all of them then the robberies surley? sort it out ffs tezza nutkins
  • Score: 1

3:29am Sat 10 May 14

hrryseccombe says...

hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
The meeting is at 10am this morning (Saturday) sorry I made a typing mistake. Refreshments are from 9.30am. Boscombe Forum meetings alternate every 2 months from Thursday evening to Saturday mornings. Full details are on the website , Facebook page or Twitter (please ignore the Boscombe area forum which has a Twitter site as it was disbanded 5 years ago)
Apologies once again for the mistake with the time
[quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]The meeting is at 10am this morning (Saturday) sorry I made a typing mistake. Refreshments are from 9.30am. Boscombe Forum meetings alternate every 2 months from Thursday evening to Saturday mornings. Full details are on the website , Facebook page or Twitter (please ignore the Boscombe area forum which has a Twitter site as it was disbanded 5 years ago) Apologies once again for the mistake with the time hrryseccombe
  • Score: -1

3:30am Sat 10 May 14

hrryseccombe says...

hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
The meeting is at 10am this morning (Saturday) sorry I made a typing mistake. Refreshments are from 9.30am. Boscombe Forum meetings alternate every 2 months from Thursday evening to Saturday mornings. Full details are on the website , Facebook page or Twitter (please ignore the Boscombe area forum which has a Twitter site as it was disbanded 5 years ago)
Apologies once again for the mistake with the time
[quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]The meeting is at 10am this morning (Saturday) sorry I made a typing mistake. Refreshments are from 9.30am. Boscombe Forum meetings alternate every 2 months from Thursday evening to Saturday mornings. Full details are on the website , Facebook page or Twitter (please ignore the Boscombe area forum which has a Twitter site as it was disbanded 5 years ago) Apologies once again for the mistake with the time hrryseccombe
  • Score: -2

3:32am Sat 10 May 14

hrryseccombe says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
It'll be a late night then. Not a great time to be walking the area to get home. The hyenas will be on the prowl.
The meeting is at 10am this morning (Saturday) sorry I made a typing mistake. Refreshments are from 9.30am. Boscombe Forum meetings alternate every 2 months from Thursday evening to Saturday mornings. Full details are on the website , Facebook page or Twitter (please ignore the Boscombe area forum which has a Twitter site as it was disbanded 5 years ago)
Apologies once again for the mistake with the time
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]It'll be a late night then. Not a great time to be walking the area to get home. The hyenas will be on the prowl.[/p][/quote]The meeting is at 10am this morning (Saturday) sorry I made a typing mistake. Refreshments are from 9.30am. Boscombe Forum meetings alternate every 2 months from Thursday evening to Saturday mornings. Full details are on the website , Facebook page or Twitter (please ignore the Boscombe area forum which has a Twitter site as it was disbanded 5 years ago) Apologies once again for the mistake with the time hrryseccombe
  • Score: -1

3:34am Sat 10 May 14

hrryseccombe says...

BenBatchelor wrote:
hrryseccombe wrote:
BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.
I would love to come and get involved, however I work Monday - Saturday daytime. Any chance of an evening slot sometime? If not if someone could raise the issues here in my absence at least we can let the appropriate representitives and agencies now how we feel. Something has to be done and now.
The meeting is at 10am this morning (Saturday) sorry I made a typing mistake. Refreshments are from 9.30am. Boscombe Forum meetings alternate every 2 months from Thursday evening to Saturday mornings. Full details are on the website , Facebook page or Twitter (please ignore the Boscombe area forum which has a Twitter site as it was disbanded 5 years ago)
Apologies once again for the mistake with the time.
[quote][p][bold]BenBatchelor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hrryseccombe[/bold] wrote: BOSCOMBE COMMUNITY FORUM ... SATURDAY 10TH MAY 10PM KINGS PARK SCHOOL ASHLEY ROAD. COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY, FEED IN YOUR ISSUES. There will be a presentation on the coastal activity park and a one hour section for community issues and feedback. Open to all people living and working in Boscombe. The forum is run by the residents for the residents, all meetings are a matter of public record and all issues are pursued with relevant bodies. Please come and get involved.[/p][/quote]I would love to come and get involved, however I work Monday - Saturday daytime. Any chance of an evening slot sometime? If not if someone could raise the issues here in my absence at least we can let the appropriate representitives and agencies now how we feel. Something has to be done and now.[/p][/quote]The meeting is at 10am this morning (Saturday) sorry I made a typing mistake. Refreshments are from 9.30am. Boscombe Forum meetings alternate every 2 months from Thursday evening to Saturday mornings. Full details are on the website , Facebook page or Twitter (please ignore the Boscombe area forum which has a Twitter site as it was disbanded 5 years ago) Apologies once again for the mistake with the time. hrryseccombe
  • Score: -1

9:09am Sat 10 May 14

bbird says...

breamoreboy wrote:
marika1984 wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia.



org/wiki/No._303_Pol



ish_Fighter_Squadron
True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..
Well here's one guy who does know and care, and I wasn't born until 10 years after that dreadful conflict finished. The bravery and skill of your countrymen was such that the British commanders didn't believe their kill figures, until one of them borrowed a plane one day to see for himself. Apparently he was just staggered by the quality of the pilots, said he'd never seen flying like it. The sad thing is at the end of that war we sold you out to Joe Stalin, there's gratitude for you.
Do you know, the Polish and many of the other nationalities that have come over, have done wonders for this country. From the supermarkets, to the hotels and restaurants, the NHS, care homes.

I find them generally to be friendly, polite, efficient, willing, clean and hard working. I remember a few years ago when I took on carers for my mother, the Polish young lady was outstanding, as were the Czech girls.

So thank you all for coming here. And I hope you are all happy here and stay. Most of you are a great credit to this country.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marika1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know[/p][/quote]Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/No._303_Pol ish_Fighter_Squadron[/p][/quote]True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..[/p][/quote]Well here's one guy who does know and care, and I wasn't born until 10 years after that dreadful conflict finished. The bravery and skill of your countrymen was such that the British commanders didn't believe their kill figures, until one of them borrowed a plane one day to see for himself. Apparently he was just staggered by the quality of the pilots, said he'd never seen flying like it. The sad thing is at the end of that war we sold you out to Joe Stalin, there's gratitude for you.[/p][/quote]Do you know, the Polish and many of the other nationalities that have come over, have done wonders for this country. From the supermarkets, to the hotels and restaurants, the NHS, care homes. I find them generally to be friendly, polite, efficient, willing, clean and hard working. I remember a few years ago when I took on carers for my mother, the Polish young lady was outstanding, as were the Czech girls. So thank you all for coming here. And I hope you are all happy here and stay. Most of you are a great credit to this country. bbird
  • Score: 1

10:50am Sat 10 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

I like balance wrote:
All the sad muppets who immediately jump on the slagging Boscombe wagon...get a life and just go away. Boscombe has it's troubles like any other populated place.

Boscombe, if you knew anything about it, is a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live, with a lot of people working hard, earning a living, raising their families and enjoying life - the only thing this incessant auto slagging that seems to plague any Echo story achieves is to perpetuate the myth. I'm happy to have bought a house here, I'm safe and enjoying watching the area go from strength to strength and support the area - what do you do?

Are you happy with yourselves taking the easiest cheap shot that you can when there is a Boscombe story? or do you seek to do something constructive and contributory with your time ?

Be positive and make a difference ...or, frankly, just take a hike!
'Boscombe, if you knew anything about it, is a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live,'

If you enjoy living with some of the worst dregs of society then good for you but don't try and patronise those of us who don't.
[quote][p][bold]I like balance[/bold] wrote: All the sad muppets who immediately jump on the slagging Boscombe wagon...get a life and just go away. Boscombe has it's troubles like any other populated place. Boscombe, if you knew anything about it, is a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live, with a lot of people working hard, earning a living, raising their families and enjoying life - the only thing this incessant auto slagging that seems to plague any Echo story achieves is to perpetuate the myth. I'm happy to have bought a house here, I'm safe and enjoying watching the area go from strength to strength and support the area - what do you do? Are you happy with yourselves taking the easiest cheap shot that you can when there is a Boscombe story? or do you seek to do something constructive and contributory with your time ? Be positive and make a difference ...or, frankly, just take a hike![/p][/quote]'Boscombe, if you knew anything about it, is a wonderfully diverse and interesting place to live,' If you enjoy living with some of the worst dregs of society then good for you but don't try and patronise those of us who don't. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 5

11:09am Sat 10 May 14

scrumpyjack says...

marika1984 wrote:
It was our African colleague who was stabbed, used to work with me in Christchurch 99 p..
Someone really wants to go to prison...
How ironic.
[quote][p][bold]marika1984[/bold] wrote: It was our African colleague who was stabbed, used to work with me in Christchurch 99 p.. Someone really wants to go to prison...[/p][/quote]How ironic. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Sat 10 May 14

breamoreboy says...

cromwell9 wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
cromwell9 wrote:
onetimeapathetic wrote:
I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains.
Solutions:
1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area
2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite)
3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc
4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better
Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe
You have just about hit it on the head.
I would suggest that all drug users be returned to their place of BIRTH,and let them sort out the problem .Not dump it on Bournemouth.
Close down all but one of the rehab centres Clear up the area ,and return Boscombe to the glory it once was.
As long as we are in the EU /LIB DEM/ INDEPENDENT /LABOUR/ Law makers it will never happen.
That is why you have to vote for the party ,that has the guts to sort it out.
And you know what party that is.And its not the Con party.
I guess you're referring to the New Monster Raving Looney Party aka UKIP.
YOU SHOULD KNOW.
Please don't shout, it's considered rude.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]onetimeapathetic[/bold] wrote: I live in Boscombe and I'm sick and tired of walking to the pedestrian area passing all the low life and scum bags with no brains. Solutions: 1/ Close down all the rehab centres in the area 2/ Stop Dave Wells properties from taking over (look at the row of properties on Ashley Road he owns and look at the state of the people hanging around outside - I'd be worried if I was a parent from the school opposite) 3/ Zero tolerance to pit bulls, rowdy people, drugs etc 4/ Get rid of councillors who seem to think the place is getting better Its about time decent people re-took Boscombe[/p][/quote]You have just about hit it on the head. I would suggest that all drug users be returned to their place of BIRTH,and let them sort out the problem .Not dump it on Bournemouth. Close down all but one of the rehab centres Clear up the area ,and return Boscombe to the glory it once was. As long as we are in the EU /LIB DEM/ INDEPENDENT /LABOUR/ Law makers it will never happen. That is why you have to vote for the party ,that has the guts to sort it out. And you know what party that is.And its not the Con party.[/p][/quote]I guess you're referring to the New Monster Raving Looney Party aka UKIP.[/p][/quote]YOU SHOULD KNOW.[/p][/quote]Please don't shout, it's considered rude. breamoreboy
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1:39pm Sat 10 May 14

breamoreboy says...

bbird wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
marika1984 wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know
Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia.




org/wiki/No._303_Pol




ish_Fighter_Squadron
True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..
Well here's one guy who does know and care, and I wasn't born until 10 years after that dreadful conflict finished. The bravery and skill of your countrymen was such that the British commanders didn't believe their kill figures, until one of them borrowed a plane one day to see for himself. Apparently he was just staggered by the quality of the pilots, said he'd never seen flying like it. The sad thing is at the end of that war we sold you out to Joe Stalin, there's gratitude for you.
Do you know, the Polish and many of the other nationalities that have come over, have done wonders for this country. From the supermarkets, to the hotels and restaurants, the NHS, care homes.

I find them generally to be friendly, polite, efficient, willing, clean and hard working. I remember a few years ago when I took on carers for my mother, the Polish young lady was outstanding, as were the Czech girls.

So thank you all for coming here. And I hope you are all happy here and stay. Most of you are a great credit to this country.
I'd rather shake the hand of a Polish immigrant than I would some of the lazy, bone idle dross that we've managed to breed ourselves. I even even spoke to my female, Polish dentist about 303 squadron. And it was Polish mathematicians who started the work on breaking Enigma that was finished so successfully by Alan Turing & Co at Bletchley Park.
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marika1984[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: People who cant speak polish should be banned from Boscombe you know[/p][/quote]Good idea. In fact I think we should all learn a bit of Polish? Why? To celebrate the fact that the most successful squadron during The Battle of Britain, 303, was manned by Polish fliers, as were 15 other squadrons. More here http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/No._303_Pol ish_Fighter_Squadron[/p][/quote]True, shame I have been told by few English men about the bravery of my natives. But it was long time ago and I guess not many people know and care...all fighting against one enemy..[/p][/quote]Well here's one guy who does know and care, and I wasn't born until 10 years after that dreadful conflict finished. The bravery and skill of your countrymen was such that the British commanders didn't believe their kill figures, until one of them borrowed a plane one day to see for himself. Apparently he was just staggered by the quality of the pilots, said he'd never seen flying like it. The sad thing is at the end of that war we sold you out to Joe Stalin, there's gratitude for you.[/p][/quote]Do you know, the Polish and many of the other nationalities that have come over, have done wonders for this country. From the supermarkets, to the hotels and restaurants, the NHS, care homes. I find them generally to be friendly, polite, efficient, willing, clean and hard working. I remember a few years ago when I took on carers for my mother, the Polish young lady was outstanding, as were the Czech girls. So thank you all for coming here. And I hope you are all happy here and stay. Most of you are a great credit to this country.[/p][/quote]I'd rather shake the hand of a Polish immigrant than I would some of the lazy, bone idle dross that we've managed to breed ourselves. I even even spoke to my female, Polish dentist about 303 squadron. And it was Polish mathematicians who started the work on breaking Enigma that was finished so successfully by Alan Turing & Co at Bletchley Park. breamoreboy
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3:19pm Sun 11 May 14

cromwell9 says...

Dani_87 wrote:
It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime
ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.
WHERE THERES A WILL THERES A WAY.
[quote][p][bold]Dani_87[/bold] wrote: It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.[/p][/quote]WHERE THERES A WILL THERES A WAY. cromwell9
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3:47pm Sun 11 May 14

cromwell9 says...

Dani_87 wrote:
It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime
ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.
Bournemouth is London .
LONDON ON SEA .
[quote][p][bold]Dani_87[/bold] wrote: It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.[/p][/quote]Bournemouth is London . LONDON ON SEA . cromwell9
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6:59pm Sun 11 May 14

breamoreboy says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Dani_87 wrote:
It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime
ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.
WHERE THERES A WILL THERES A WAY.
Why do people have to shout, it's so rude.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dani_87[/bold] wrote: It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.[/p][/quote]WHERE THERES A WILL THERES A WAY.[/p][/quote]Why do people have to shout, it's so rude. breamoreboy
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7:06pm Sun 11 May 14

breamoreboy says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Dani_87 wrote:
It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime
ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.
Bournemouth is London .
LONDON ON SEA .
Certainly Boscombe has an excellent reputation with some London based entrepreneurs. If they have too much stock they know they can get rid of it in Boscombe. Sadly it's not the kind of stuff you'd see in a normal retail store. What a dreadful situation for the locally born inhabitants to be in!!!
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dani_87[/bold] wrote: It's funny that everyone is discriminating boscombe. There is crime ALL over the world, not just in boscombe. Take London for example - there's crime there EVERY SINGLE DAY, but it's still the biggest tourist attraction in England. I have lived in boscombe most my life and I have never felt unsafe. There are a lot of alcoholics and drug users, but the simple reason being is that we have so many rehabs here. Unfortunately, crime is all over the world, you cannot discriminate one specific place.[/p][/quote]Bournemouth is London . LONDON ON SEA .[/p][/quote]Certainly Boscombe has an excellent reputation with some London based entrepreneurs. If they have too much stock they know they can get rid of it in Boscombe. Sadly it's not the kind of stuff you'd see in a normal retail store. What a dreadful situation for the locally born inhabitants to be in!!! breamoreboy
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