Bournemouth council announce D-Day events – days after saying it had no plans to mark historic anniversary

Bournemouth council announce D-Day events – days after saying it had no plans to mark historic event

Bournemouth council announce D-Day events – days after saying it had no plans to mark historic event

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A WREATH-LAYING ceremony will be held in Bournemouth Central Gardens to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.

As reported in the Daily Echo on Saturday, D-Day veterans were left dismayed after Bournemouth Borough Council said it had no plans to mark the historic event.

At the request of the new mayor, the authority has now invited veterans and their families to attend the ceremony on Friday morning.

A D-Day local heritage exhibition, which is currently on display in Bournemouth Library, is also being moved to the town hall for the veterans to see.

Bournemouth mayor Cllr Chris Mayne said: “I will be holding a commemorative event this Friday to recognise the contribution that local residents made to Operation Overlord and Neptune and to highlight the bravery and sacrifice of our young men as they fought to liberate Europe.

“This is one of the first events of my mayoral year and I feel honoured to commemorate it in this way.”

The U-turn follows Borough of Poole’s announcement that it too will be commemorating the anniversary with a service on the Quay and by laying wreaths on the water at Old Harry Rocks. The Borough had initially told the Echo it would only be holding a series of “artist-led” events.

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6:34am Tue 3 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

As if by magic.........


Who made the original decision not to do anything?
As if by magic......... Who made the original decision not to do anything? BIGTONE
  • Score: 8

6:55am Tue 3 Jun 14

High Treason says...

Of course they had to change their mind because it showed they did not care and their halos were slipping. Even now it is a meagre response but it does not grab headlines as with Wheels Festivals and Air Displays.
Of course they had to change their mind because it showed they did not care and their halos were slipping. Even now it is a meagre response but it does not grab headlines as with Wheels Festivals and Air Displays. High Treason
  • Score: 12

7:04am Tue 3 Jun 14

Gastines3 says...

Hopefully no wooden huts of tat will appear to mar the occasion or the service!
Hopefully no wooden huts of tat will appear to mar the occasion or the service! Gastines3
  • Score: 0

7:46am Tue 3 Jun 14

bosco1 says...

No Interest from Bournemoiuth Council, maybe because theres nothing for them to gain....Money.!!?
No Interest from Bournemoiuth Council, maybe because theres nothing for them to gain....Money.!!? bosco1
  • Score: 14

8:22am Tue 3 Jun 14

Azphreal says...

There used to be a US base at the site of ST leonards hospital which has a tree and plaque to mark the site,the only problem is that i hope no one wants to see it as its been fenced off. So Bmth council go for the cheapest and easiest option after being caught out showing no respect to these brave men after what they did for the 'wheels' event i find it sickening.
There used to be a US base at the site of ST leonards hospital which has a tree and plaque to mark the site,the only problem is that i hope no one wants to see it as its been fenced off. So Bmth council go for the cheapest and easiest option after being caught out showing no respect to these brave men after what they did for the 'wheels' event i find it sickening. Azphreal
  • Score: 14

8:54am Tue 3 Jun 14

RM says...

I find it incredible - and very sad - that both Councils were happy to initially just ignore D-Day - it was a world changing event & we owe a great debt to the veterans, not just of D-Day but all who fought to defend our freedom. Their bravery was amazing. Thank you ladies & gentlemen - we owe you more than we can ever repay.
I find it incredible - and very sad - that both Councils were happy to initially just ignore D-Day - it was a world changing event & we owe a great debt to the veterans, not just of D-Day but all who fought to defend our freedom. Their bravery was amazing. Thank you ladies & gentlemen - we owe you more than we can ever repay. RM
  • Score: 25

9:21am Tue 3 Jun 14

ianexams says...

Too little too late, our neighbour is a Normandy Veteran and the Lord Mayor and Fellow Councillors have invited him to attend the Celebrations in the City of Portsmouth this week a sad shame how Bournemouth has treated it`s veteran`s. We are honoured and proud of these very brave Men and Women who gave so much 70 years ago to give us peace and freedom. Also it is a time to reflect on those brave people who sadly did not return home they are all Heroes.
Too little too late, our neighbour is a Normandy Veteran and the Lord Mayor and Fellow Councillors have invited him to attend the Celebrations in the City of Portsmouth this week a sad shame how Bournemouth has treated it`s veteran`s. We are honoured and proud of these very brave Men and Women who gave so much 70 years ago to give us peace and freedom. Also it is a time to reflect on those brave people who sadly did not return home they are all Heroes. ianexams
  • Score: 13

9:28am Tue 3 Jun 14

Rally says...

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".
(Extract from the poem 'The Fallen' by Laurence Binyon. 1914)

"When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today".

Those of you in Bournemouth Council who felt there was no need to mark this historic event.should hang your heads in shame.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them". (Extract from the poem 'The Fallen' by Laurence Binyon. 1914) "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today". Those of you in Bournemouth Council who felt there was no need to mark this historic event.should hang your heads in shame. Rally
  • Score: 18

9:47am Tue 3 Jun 14

HoldenWorther says...

Quck!! get the pitchfork and burning torch at the ready!! rar rar rar

You lot make me laugh. Blame the council!! burn them at the stake!! lol

dear oh dear people
Quck!! get the pitchfork and burning torch at the ready!! rar rar rar You lot make me laugh. Blame the council!! burn them at the stake!! lol dear oh dear people HoldenWorther
  • Score: -16

10:06am Tue 3 Jun 14

Baysider says...

RM wrote:
I find it incredible - and very sad - that both Councils were happy to initially just ignore D-Day - it was a world changing event & we owe a great debt to the veterans, not just of D-Day but all who fought to defend our freedom. Their bravery was amazing. Thank you ladies & gentlemen - we owe you more than we can ever repay.
No they were not. If you read yesterdays report you will see that the Echo messed up and reported that Poole council had always intended marking the event. Now THAT story attracted zero comments from our delightful readership, let's see how many an anti-public sector story gets shall we???
[quote][p][bold]RM[/bold] wrote: I find it incredible - and very sad - that both Councils were happy to initially just ignore D-Day - it was a world changing event & we owe a great debt to the veterans, not just of D-Day but all who fought to defend our freedom. Their bravery was amazing. Thank you ladies & gentlemen - we owe you more than we can ever repay.[/p][/quote]No they were not. If you read yesterdays report you will see that the Echo messed up and reported that Poole council had always intended marking the event. Now THAT story attracted zero comments from our delightful readership, let's see how many an anti-public sector story gets shall we??? Baysider
  • Score: 10

10:59am Tue 3 Jun 14

High Treason says...

I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance. High Treason
  • Score: -1

11:18am Tue 3 Jun 14

Baysider says...

High Treason wrote:
I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
And another post alledging those involved in running the local authority are bent and only interested in what's in it for them personally. Keep it up fella and one day you may find yourself answering to a judge in a libel trial.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.[/p][/quote]And another post alledging those involved in running the local authority are bent and only interested in what's in it for them personally. Keep it up fella and one day you may find yourself answering to a judge in a libel trial. Baysider
  • Score: -3

11:18am Tue 3 Jun 14

HoldenWorther says...

High Treason wrote:
I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
I thnk it is good the council is reinventing the town and investing money into tourism. Afterall it is the tourism that keeps bournemouth standing. There is no point in not moving with the times, we have to think about the young people as they are the future.......sorry to say.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.[/p][/quote]I thnk it is good the council is reinventing the town and investing money into tourism. Afterall it is the tourism that keeps bournemouth standing. There is no point in not moving with the times, we have to think about the young people as they are the future.......sorry to say. HoldenWorther
  • Score: -5

11:42am Tue 3 Jun 14

High Treason says...

HoldenWorther wrote:
High Treason wrote:
I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
I thnk it is good the council is reinventing the town and investing money into tourism. Afterall it is the tourism that keeps bournemouth standing. There is no point in not moving with the times, we have to think about the young people as they are the future.......sorry to say.
Yes but you do not ignore those that gave you the freedom to be able to do all of these things.
[quote][p][bold]HoldenWorther[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.[/p][/quote]I thnk it is good the council is reinventing the town and investing money into tourism. Afterall it is the tourism that keeps bournemouth standing. There is no point in not moving with the times, we have to think about the young people as they are the future.......sorry to say.[/p][/quote]Yes but you do not ignore those that gave you the freedom to be able to do all of these things. High Treason
  • Score: 8

11:52am Tue 3 Jun 14

HoldenWorther says...

High Treason wrote:
HoldenWorther wrote:
High Treason wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
I thnk it is good the council is reinventing the town and investing money into tourism. Afterall it is the tourism that keeps bournemouth standing. There is no point in not moving with the times, we have to think about the young people as they are the future.......sorry to say.
Yes but you do not ignore those that gave you the freedom to be able to do all of these things.
Im not ignoring them. You slated the council on spending money on the young and I just commented back on what you stated
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HoldenWorther[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.[/p][/quote]I thnk it is good the council is reinventing the town and investing money into tourism. Afterall it is the tourism that keeps bournemouth standing. There is no point in not moving with the times, we have to think about the young people as they are the future.......sorry to say.[/p][/quote]Yes but you do not ignore those that gave you the freedom to be able to do all of these things.[/p][/quote]Im not ignoring them. You slated the council on spending money on the young and I just commented back on what you stated HoldenWorther
  • Score: 2

12:46pm Tue 3 Jun 14

rozmister says...

High Treason wrote:
I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
Are you a D-Day veteran or a representative of them to speak on their behalf of what event we should have?? The few veterans I'm lucky enough to know are going to Normandy or their original launching sites to commemorate their fallen comrades and probably wouldn't want a big all singing all dancing event with BU (who are in no way connected to anything to do with day) and every Tom, Dick and Harry glory hunting a piece of the action.

D-Day isn't about what we, as non-veterans, feel would be an appropriate memorial yet it's about what veterans would like. Only when there is no one left with a memory of D-Day left does the responsibility to decide how to commemorate fall to the younger generations.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.[/p][/quote]Are you a D-Day veteran or a representative of them to speak on their behalf of what event we should have?? The few veterans I'm lucky enough to know are going to Normandy or their original launching sites to commemorate their fallen comrades and probably wouldn't want a big all singing all dancing event with BU (who are in no way connected to anything to do with day) and every Tom, Dick and Harry glory hunting a piece of the action. D-Day isn't about what we, as non-veterans, feel would be an appropriate memorial yet it's about what veterans would like. Only when there is no one left with a memory of D-Day left does the responsibility to decide how to commemorate fall to the younger generations. rozmister
  • Score: 7

1:19pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Bob49 says...

I doubt certain councillors will forget the hospitality tent on the beach at this years air show - can't see that being overlooked.

And when they are there perhaps someone could drag their snouts out of the trough long enough to point towards the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster, and explain the significance of those aircraft.

Bournemouth council - selling off our tomorrows for their todays.
I doubt certain councillors will forget the hospitality tent on the beach at this years air show - can't see that being overlooked. And when they are there perhaps someone could drag their snouts out of the trough long enough to point towards the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster, and explain the significance of those aircraft. Bournemouth council - selling off our tomorrows for their todays. Bob49
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Why is it assumed that remembrance parads need to involve the council a load of money and cocktail parties.Sure the Royal British Legion could do much better job .And inject some genuine passion without the blue rinse council and the flunkies taking the front seats.
Why is it assumed that remembrance parads need to involve the council a load of money and cocktail parties.Sure the Royal British Legion could do much better job .And inject some genuine passion without the blue rinse council and the flunkies taking the front seats. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 10

4:48pm Tue 3 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

HoldenWorther wrote:
Quck!! get the pitchfork and burning torch at the ready!! rar rar rar

You lot make me laugh. Blame the council!! burn them at the stake!! lol

dear oh dear people
Well said sir. The likes of Bob49 and High Treason cant wait for an excuse to get their pitchforks out their sheds.

So Poole Council all along had events planned but the Ohec blamed the council for telling them that nothing was happening, rather than use any kind of journalistic skill in finding the info out from the correct people. The journo probably just asked his binman.

And Bournemouth, why does every single town need to commemorate D-Day? There are events already in Poole, and Portsmouth. Someone should get on to Burley Parish Council immediately and find out what they are doing? Any money that could have been used for a commemoration would have been far better used looking after and caring for those who lived through the war in council run nursing homes and home carer schemes.
[quote][p][bold]HoldenWorther[/bold] wrote: Quck!! get the pitchfork and burning torch at the ready!! rar rar rar You lot make me laugh. Blame the council!! burn them at the stake!! lol dear oh dear people[/p][/quote]Well said sir. The likes of Bob49 and High Treason cant wait for an excuse to get their pitchforks out their sheds. So Poole Council all along had events planned but the Ohec blamed the council for telling them that nothing was happening, rather than use any kind of journalistic skill in finding the info out from the correct people. The journo probably just asked his binman. And Bournemouth, why does every single town need to commemorate D-Day? There are events already in Poole, and Portsmouth. Someone should get on to Burley Parish Council immediately and find out what they are doing? Any money that could have been used for a commemoration would have been far better used looking after and caring for those who lived through the war in council run nursing homes and home carer schemes. s-pb2
  • Score: 7

4:50pm Tue 3 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

Bob49 wrote:
I doubt certain councillors will forget the hospitality tent on the beach at this years air show - can't see that being overlooked.

And when they are there perhaps someone could drag their snouts out of the trough long enough to point towards the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster, and explain the significance of those aircraft.

Bournemouth council - selling off our tomorrows for their todays.
And what will you be doing to commemorate D-Day on Friday?

Of course we all know you wont be raising any money for veteran charities for previously expressed views.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: I doubt certain councillors will forget the hospitality tent on the beach at this years air show - can't see that being overlooked. And when they are there perhaps someone could drag their snouts out of the trough long enough to point towards the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster, and explain the significance of those aircraft. Bournemouth council - selling off our tomorrows for their todays.[/p][/quote]And what will you be doing to commemorate D-Day on Friday? Of course we all know you wont be raising any money for veteran charities for previously expressed views. s-pb2
  • Score: 1

4:51pm Tue 3 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

High Treason wrote:
I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
And what will you be doing to commemorate D-Day on Friday?
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.[/p][/quote]And what will you be doing to commemorate D-Day on Friday? s-pb2
  • Score: 2

4:53pm Tue 3 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

RM wrote:
I find it incredible - and very sad - that both Councils were happy to initially just ignore D-Day - it was a world changing event & we owe a great debt to the veterans, not just of D-Day but all who fought to defend our freedom. Their bravery was amazing. Thank you ladies & gentlemen - we owe you more than we can ever repay.
As stated in the article Poole had planned events all along. It was poor journalism that said otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]RM[/bold] wrote: I find it incredible - and very sad - that both Councils were happy to initially just ignore D-Day - it was a world changing event & we owe a great debt to the veterans, not just of D-Day but all who fought to defend our freedom. Their bravery was amazing. Thank you ladies & gentlemen - we owe you more than we can ever repay.[/p][/quote]As stated in the article Poole had planned events all along. It was poor journalism that said otherwise. s-pb2
  • Score: 2

4:54pm Tue 3 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

Azphreal wrote:
There used to be a US base at the site of ST leonards hospital which has a tree and plaque to mark the site,the only problem is that i hope no one wants to see it as its been fenced off. So Bmth council go for the cheapest and easiest option after being caught out showing no respect to these brave men after what they did for the 'wheels' event i find it sickening.
And what will you be doing to commemorate D-Day?
[quote][p][bold]Azphreal[/bold] wrote: There used to be a US base at the site of ST leonards hospital which has a tree and plaque to mark the site,the only problem is that i hope no one wants to see it as its been fenced off. So Bmth council go for the cheapest and easiest option after being caught out showing no respect to these brave men after what they did for the 'wheels' event i find it sickening.[/p][/quote]And what will you be doing to commemorate D-Day? s-pb2
  • Score: 2

4:55pm Tue 3 Jun 14

s-pb2 says...

bosco1 wrote:
No Interest from Bournemoiuth Council, maybe because theres nothing for them to gain....Money.!!?
And what will you be doing to commemorate D-Day?
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: No Interest from Bournemoiuth Council, maybe because theres nothing for them to gain....Money.!!?[/p][/quote]And what will you be doing to commemorate D-Day? s-pb2
  • Score: 2

5:42pm Tue 3 Jun 14

rich53 says...

Well done Bournemouth Council, for putting a wrong right
Well done Bournemouth Council, for putting a wrong right rich53
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Tue 3 Jun 14

AnastasiaB says...

And What will you be doing to commemorate D-Day s-pb2? I will be visiting my local cemetery and remembering those that did not come back.
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And What will you be doing to commemorate D-Day s-pb2? I will be visiting my local cemetery and remembering those that did not come back. . AnastasiaB
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

ShuttleX says...

Baysider wrote:
High Treason wrote:
I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
And another post alledging those involved in running the local authority are bent and only interested in what's in it for them personally. Keep it up fella and one day you may find yourself answering to a judge in a libel trial.
Are you sure you aren't a Councillor Baysider? You sure sound like one. You must be a new one if you are, the older ones have thicker skins. If you actually believe any Councillor would be stupid enough to even try and take a reader to Court for libel, you are deluded. They are all told to ignore comments on here and other media outlets. Then of course there is the fact that High Treason doesn't mention anybody by name, so who will be suing him? You also have to add to that the simple fact that he isn't lying, the Council is full of bent Councillors who are only interested in what they can get for themselves. They will all come creeping out of the woodwork next year when they need votes to stay on the gravy train. Once they have that vote, they couldn't give a flying monkey about you or your problems.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.[/p][/quote]And another post alledging those involved in running the local authority are bent and only interested in what's in it for them personally. Keep it up fella and one day you may find yourself answering to a judge in a libel trial.[/p][/quote]Are you sure you aren't a Councillor Baysider? You sure sound like one. You must be a new one if you are, the older ones have thicker skins. If you actually believe any Councillor would be stupid enough to even try and take a reader to Court for libel, you are deluded. They are all told to ignore comments on here and other media outlets. Then of course there is the fact that High Treason doesn't mention anybody by name, so who will be suing him? You also have to add to that the simple fact that he isn't lying, the Council is full of bent Councillors who are only interested in what they can get for themselves. They will all come creeping out of the woodwork next year when they need votes to stay on the gravy train. Once they have that vote, they couldn't give a flying monkey about you or your problems. ShuttleX
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9:27pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Baysider says...

ShuttleX wrote:
Baysider wrote:
High Treason wrote:
I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.
And another post alledging those involved in running the local authority are bent and only interested in what's in it for them personally. Keep it up fella and one day you may find yourself answering to a judge in a libel trial.
Are you sure you aren't a Councillor Baysider? You sure sound like one. You must be a new one if you are, the older ones have thicker skins. If you actually believe any Councillor would be stupid enough to even try and take a reader to Court for libel, you are deluded. They are all told to ignore comments on here and other media outlets. Then of course there is the fact that High Treason doesn't mention anybody by name, so who will be suing him? You also have to add to that the simple fact that he isn't lying, the Council is full of bent Councillors who are only interested in what they can get for themselves. They will all come creeping out of the woodwork next year when they need votes to stay on the gravy train. Once they have that vote, they couldn't give a flying monkey about you or your problems.
Utter tosh in every respect.
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: I find it amazing that the council top dogs did not invest some money into a big event. Bournemouth council is awash with money for grandiose schemes, illuminated signs that cost a fortune, surf reef that is kaput, the Imax which they had to demolish. They should have planned it out all with the military, Bournemouth University and other interested parties. They could have held a big event in the Square and BIC. But this council is focused on the young to keep the night life going and if it doesn't return a profit or give them a free trip half way around the world to shake hands they are not interested. I believe the chief executive should issue a public apology for his disrespect to those who fought and died for us. Not a chance.[/p][/quote]And another post alledging those involved in running the local authority are bent and only interested in what's in it for them personally. Keep it up fella and one day you may find yourself answering to a judge in a libel trial.[/p][/quote]Are you sure you aren't a Councillor Baysider? You sure sound like one. You must be a new one if you are, the older ones have thicker skins. If you actually believe any Councillor would be stupid enough to even try and take a reader to Court for libel, you are deluded. They are all told to ignore comments on here and other media outlets. Then of course there is the fact that High Treason doesn't mention anybody by name, so who will be suing him? You also have to add to that the simple fact that he isn't lying, the Council is full of bent Councillors who are only interested in what they can get for themselves. They will all come creeping out of the woodwork next year when they need votes to stay on the gravy train. Once they have that vote, they couldn't give a flying monkey about you or your problems.[/p][/quote]Utter tosh in every respect. Baysider
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1:17am Wed 4 Jun 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

rich53 wrote:
Well done Bournemouth Council, for putting a wrong right
Hardly! They have been shamed into it.
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I just hope local schools use the BBC as an example of the filth the next generation need to clean up.
[quote][p][bold]rich53[/bold] wrote: Well done Bournemouth Council, for putting a wrong right[/p][/quote]Hardly! They have been shamed into it. . I just hope local schools use the BBC as an example of the filth the next generation need to clean up. HRH of Boscombe
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