Yellow Buses to meet with West Howe residents over suspension of bus service after spate of vandalism

Bournemouth Echo: TROUBLED: Bosses cut evening services to West Howe after a spate of vandalism TROUBLED: Bosses cut evening services to West Howe after a spate of vandalism

BUS bosses will meet with West Howe residents today to discuss the suspension of the evening 5b service.

In April, the service was suspended in the evenings after 6pm due to vandalism and anti-social behaviour, including an air gun or BB gun being fired at one bus, and a bed being dragged in front of another.

Yellow Buses managing director Andrew Smith will meet residents at the Henry Brown Youth Centre in Cunningham Crescent at 6.30pm to discuss whether the service might be restored.

Councillor Jane Kelly, cabinet member for regeneration, said: “We are urging residents and those who use this route to come to the meeting and show their support for this much needed evening bus service.

“We want to show Yellow Buses that the service is needed, and the strength of feeling in West Howe against its withdrawal.”

Back on April 7, when the 5b service linking West Howe and Kinson along Montgomery Avenue was suspended, the company listed ten incidents in the last year of objects being thrown at buses, including eggs and stones.

It said there were alternative buses along Moore Avenue and Poole Lane. At the time, a spokesman said they could not give a timetable for when the service might be resumed until satisfied the problem was dealt with.

The meeting was arranged with Bournemouth Council and Dorset Police.

Councillor Michael Filer, cabinet member for transport, said: “We are, of course, very disappointed that Yellow Buses has had to withdrawn the 5b in the evenings along Montgomery Avenue in West Howe.

“We understand that this follows several acts of vandalism on the routes. These destructive acts by the minority have made life very inconvenient for the many decent and well-behaved people who live in the area.”

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6:33am Thu 5 Jun 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Maybe parents should parent their kids better.
Maybe parents should parent their kids better. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 29

6:54am Thu 5 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
Maybe parents should parent their kids better.
The parents can't even look after themselves........
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: Maybe parents should parent their kids better.[/p][/quote]The parents can't even look after themselves........ BIGTONE
  • Score: 23

8:15am Thu 5 Jun 14

Victor_Meldrew_Lives! says...

The Police should let it be known that undercover officers will periodically ride on buses in West Howe. This may deter the offenders?
There again.......
The Police should let it be known that undercover officers will periodically ride on buses in West Howe. This may deter the offenders? There again....... Victor_Meldrew_Lives!
  • Score: 9

9:38am Thu 5 Jun 14

rozmister says...

Victor_Meldrew_Lives
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The Police should let it be known that undercover officers will periodically ride on buses in West Howe. This may deter the offenders? There again.......
The police have better things to do riding the bus in the hope of catching a kid throwing eggs. Imagine how you'd feel if your house was being burgled and no one could attend because the one available police person was in West Howe riding on the buses?
[quote][p][bold]Victor_Meldrew_Lives ![/bold] wrote: The Police should let it be known that undercover officers will periodically ride on buses in West Howe. This may deter the offenders? There again.......[/p][/quote]The police have better things to do riding the bus in the hope of catching a kid throwing eggs. Imagine how you'd feel if your house was being burgled and no one could attend because the one available police person was in West Howe riding on the buses? rozmister
  • Score: 3

10:36am Thu 5 Jun 14

rahopinions says...

I suspect that the Bournemouth Council Cabinet Member for Transport is NOT the best person to lobby Yellow Buses for restoration of these services.

Yellow Buses is officially Bournemouth Transport Ltd., which is ultimately owned by RATP - the operators of the Paris Metro. Reflecting the historic past of YB as a department of Bournemouth Council, Bournemouth Council still owns a chunk of (non-dividend paying) shares. There is a local Board of Directors (look at the companies house website for an uptodate list of members), and it appears that Bournemouth Council has the right to nominate a member (who is unpaid for the role, and, therefore, does not have to declare an interest at council meetings because he/she does not have a PECUNIARY interest as a result of membership of this Board of Directors).

The current Bournemouth Council representative on the Bournemouth Transport Board is , none other than Councillor Beesley, the leader of Bournemouth Council.

Residents may consider, therefore, that the Leader of Bournemouth Council is in a more influential position than the (mere) Cabinet Lead for Transport in influencing the operations of Yellow Buses.
I suspect that the Bournemouth Council Cabinet Member for Transport is NOT the best person to lobby Yellow Buses for restoration of these services. Yellow Buses is officially Bournemouth Transport Ltd., which is ultimately owned by RATP - the operators of the Paris Metro. Reflecting the historic past of YB as a department of Bournemouth Council, Bournemouth Council still owns a chunk of (non-dividend paying) shares. There is a local Board of Directors (look at the companies house website for an uptodate list of members), and it appears that Bournemouth Council has the right to nominate a member (who is unpaid for the role, and, therefore, does not have to declare an interest at council meetings because he/she does not have a PECUNIARY interest as a result of membership of this Board of Directors). The current Bournemouth Council representative on the Bournemouth Transport Board is [cue ominous music], none other than Councillor Beesley, the leader of Bournemouth Council. Residents may consider, therefore, that the Leader of Bournemouth Council is in a more influential position than the (mere) Cabinet Lead for Transport in influencing the operations of Yellow Buses. rahopinions
  • Score: -4

10:56am Thu 5 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Cut the area off from all buses. They could do with the exercise anyway.
Cut the area off from all buses. They could do with the exercise anyway. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

11:21am Thu 5 Jun 14

shifty035 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Cut the area off from all buses. They could do with the exercise anyway.
yeah and let the old people suffer.............m
an get with the times its about more than just kids you got to think of the bigger picture and not just the few idiots that have done this lets hope you never get to the state when you need a bus and cant walk fair people like you that write things on here make me sick only ever think of yourself GET A LIFE and think of other people other than yourself.... u sad little man
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Cut the area off from all buses. They could do with the exercise anyway.[/p][/quote]yeah and let the old people suffer.............m an get with the times its about more than just kids you got to think of the bigger picture and not just the few idiots that have done this lets hope you never get to the state when you need a bus and cant walk fair people like you that write things on here make me sick only ever think of yourself GET A LIFE and think of other people other than yourself.... u sad little man shifty035
  • Score: -1

11:23am Thu 5 Jun 14

shifty035 says...

yeah and let the old people suffer.............m

an get with the times its about more than just kids you got to think of the bigger picture and not just the few idiots that have done this lets hope you never get to the state when you need a bus and cant walk fair (SOORY BEFORE IM TOLD I SPELT IT WRONG ITS MEANT TO SAY FAR ) people like you that write things on here make me sick only ever think of yourself GET A LIFE and think of other people other than yourself.... u sad little man
yeah and let the old people suffer.............m an get with the times its about more than just kids you got to think of the bigger picture and not just the few idiots that have done this lets hope you never get to the state when you need a bus and cant walk fair (SOORY BEFORE IM TOLD I SPELT IT WRONG ITS MEANT TO SAY FAR ) people like you that write things on here make me sick only ever think of yourself GET A LIFE and think of other people other than yourself.... u sad little man shifty035
  • Score: -3

11:47am Thu 5 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

shifty035 wrote:
yeah and let the old people suffer.............m


an get with the times its about more than just kids you got to think of the bigger picture and not just the few idiots that have done this lets hope you never get to the state when you need a bus and cant walk fair (SOORY BEFORE IM TOLD I SPELT IT WRONG ITS MEANT TO SAY FAR ) people like you that write things on here make me sick only ever think of yourself GET A LIFE and think of other people other than yourself.... u sad little man
They could do with the exercise and spelling lessons, you apologise by saying 'SOORY'

Good grief the area is worse than I thought.
[quote][p][bold]shifty035[/bold] wrote: yeah and let the old people suffer.............m an get with the times its about more than just kids you got to think of the bigger picture and not just the few idiots that have done this lets hope you never get to the state when you need a bus and cant walk fair (SOORY BEFORE IM TOLD I SPELT IT WRONG ITS MEANT TO SAY FAR ) people like you that write things on here make me sick only ever think of yourself GET A LIFE and think of other people other than yourself.... u sad little man[/p][/quote]They could do with the exercise and spelling lessons, you apologise by saying 'SOORY' Good grief the area is worse than I thought. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

6:50pm Thu 5 Jun 14

kinsonjim says...

Be prepared for much confusion, debate and arguments in West Howe soon. Not over the busses, or rather the lack of them, but it will soon be FATHER'S DAY.
Be prepared for much confusion, debate and arguments in West Howe soon. Not over the busses, or rather the lack of them, but it will soon be FATHER'S DAY. kinsonjim
  • Score: 1

1:56pm Fri 6 Jun 14

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1:17pm Tue 10 Jun 14

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