Coming soon: the 250m zipwire on Bournemouth Pier that’s set to become “iconic landmark”

UNDER WAY: Steve Cutbush

UNDER WAY: Steve Cutbush

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AN ambitious project to construct a 250m long zipwire from the end of Bournemouth Pier will get under way this week.

Following the successful launch of the RockReef indoor adventure park in the former Pier Theatre, pier operators Openwide are now ready to start building the zip line.

They say the attraction will provide an “iconic, modern and dynamic landmark” for the resort and help to increase the number of people visiting the seafront and the pier.

It is thought to be the first zip line in the world where riders start on a pier, travel across the sea and land on a beach.

The first phase of the construction work will be to prepare the ground works for the landing platform on the beach. Piles will be driven deep beneath the sand to reach the solid rock beneath to provide a stable base for the landing area.

The platform, which has been designed to look like an upturned boat, will be fully accessible to beach goers when not in use for the zip line.

The zip line will be launched from a 17.5m tall platform on the end of a pier and riders will enjoy a 250m ride to the beach, staying well above the heads of beach users until they reach the platform.

Steve Cutbush, managing director of Openwide International, said: “It will be a unique first for Bournemouth, becoming an iconic, modern and dynamic landmark for Bournemouth’s Pier over the coming years. Openwide International Ltd has fully financed this exceptional new attraction from our own resources without any input from the public purse.

“We are delighted by the initial reactions to the indoor attractions, which opened on May 24, and are sure that the zip line will add even more excitement and thrills to beach goers this summer.”

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8:11am Sun 15 Jun 14

BIGTONE says...

Iconic?

Get over it....it's a piece of wire.....
And as for the upturned boar....mis-spell...
..bore.

I shall have to get my svelte 300Kg body down there and see if it will cope.
Iconic? Get over it....it's a piece of wire..... And as for the upturned boar....mis-spell... ..bore. I shall have to get my svelte 300Kg body down there and see if it will cope. BIGTONE
  • Score: 8

8:12am Sun 15 Jun 14

Carolyn43 says...

So long as it's iconic. That's most important in the description of any of the bright ideas for Poole and Bournemouth.
So long as it's iconic. That's most important in the description of any of the bright ideas for Poole and Bournemouth. Carolyn43
  • Score: 24

8:15am Sun 15 Jun 14

Huey says...

It will be the most iconic washing line anyone has ever seen. Fact.
It will be the most iconic washing line anyone has ever seen. Fact. Huey
  • Score: 29

8:18am Sun 15 Jun 14

duke bingo says...

Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.
Moan moan, blah blah blah etc. duke bingo
  • Score: 5

8:27am Sun 15 Jun 14

Edna Cheese (Mrs) says...

Well I think it's a wonderful idea. Well done and when can I have a go?
Well I think it's a wonderful idea. Well done and when can I have a go? Edna Cheese (Mrs)
  • Score: 33

8:29am Sun 15 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

Piles will be driven deep beneath the sand to reach the solid rock beneath to provide a stable base for the landing area.

Any geologist about who can tell me how far down is the rock that Bournemouth is built on.
Piles will be driven deep beneath the sand to reach the solid rock beneath to provide a stable base for the landing area. Any geologist about who can tell me how far down is the rock that Bournemouth is built on. Lord Spring
  • Score: 6

8:30am Sun 15 Jun 14

Carolyn43 says...

duke bingo wrote:
Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.
I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.
[quote][p][bold]duke bingo[/bold] wrote: Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.[/p][/quote]I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word. Carolyn43
  • Score: 13

8:31am Sun 15 Jun 14

stevesbeer says...

Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.
Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense. stevesbeer
  • Score: 13

8:32am Sun 15 Jun 14

Jeff in Parkstone says...

Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ...

That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry ..

But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ...

As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away.

In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest.

As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ...

jeff williams
Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ... That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry .. But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ... As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away. In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest. As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ... jeff williams Jeff in Parkstone
  • Score: 22

9:01am Sun 15 Jun 14

eaststandman says...

Jeff in Parkstone wrote:
Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ...

That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry ..

But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ...

As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away.

In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest.

As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ...

jeff williams
Agreed.

Also, I'd like to know how many 'locals' work here in the tourism industry. It appears we are only making jobs for foreign workers...........
[quote][p][bold]Jeff in Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ... That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry .. But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ... As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away. In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest. As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ... jeff williams[/p][/quote]Agreed. Also, I'd like to know how many 'locals' work here in the tourism industry. It appears we are only making jobs for foreign workers........... eaststandman
  • Score: 3

9:05am Sun 15 Jun 14

Nice But Dim says...

Well I really enjoyed it. The rock reef although a little pricey was a great way to spend a couple of hours with the kids and they raved about it. I'll definitely be giving the zip wire a go. What did grate was that we had to pay to get onto the pier so that we could pay to go into Rock Reef - come on Bournemoutj Council - how can that be right. The attendant wouldn't allow us on for free unless we had a ticket and we didn't book on line - tight gits.
Well I really enjoyed it. The rock reef although a little pricey was a great way to spend a couple of hours with the kids and they raved about it. I'll definitely be giving the zip wire a go. What did grate was that we had to pay to get onto the pier so that we could pay to go into Rock Reef - come on Bournemoutj Council - how can that be right. The attendant wouldn't allow us on for free unless we had a ticket and we didn't book on line - tight gits. Nice But Dim
  • Score: 40

9:12am Sun 15 Jun 14

High Treason says...

£14 a go seems a lot for a few minutes of fun. Maybe they should have it coming from the cliff top to the pier. Quite an angle and super fast but if you miss the landing spot you have the sea as a safety net.
£14 a go seems a lot for a few minutes of fun. Maybe they should have it coming from the cliff top to the pier. Quite an angle and super fast but if you miss the landing spot you have the sea as a safety net. High Treason
  • Score: 21

9:19am Sun 15 Jun 14

folkprotector says...

2 adults plus 2 children = £56!
2 adults plus 2 children = £56! folkprotector
  • Score: 22

9:36am Sun 15 Jun 14

Chriswood says...

More tat for Bournemouth! Getting more like Blackpool.
More tat for Bournemouth! Getting more like Blackpool. Chriswood
  • Score: 13

9:44am Sun 15 Jun 14

beej22 says...

eaststandman wrote:
Jeff in Parkstone wrote:
Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ...

That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry ..

But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ...

As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away.

In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest.

As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ...

jeff williams
Agreed.

Also, I'd like to know how many 'locals' work here in the tourism industry. It appears we are only making jobs for foreign workers...........
Yes, why WON'T they build another swimming pool? I don't like being squashed in like a lemming which is what happens at the Littledown so we just don't go swimming :(
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeff in Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ... That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry .. But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ... As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away. In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest. As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ... jeff williams[/p][/quote]Agreed. Also, I'd like to know how many 'locals' work here in the tourism industry. It appears we are only making jobs for foreign workers...........[/p][/quote]Yes, why WON'T they build another swimming pool? I don't like being squashed in like a lemming which is what happens at the Littledown so we just don't go swimming :( beej22
  • Score: 26

9:44am Sun 15 Jun 14

Old Colonial says...

"...........sure that the zip line will add even more excitement and thrills to beach goers this summer.” Since when did appreciation of the sea and award winning beaches need man-made excitement and thrills? If Bournemouth has anything genuinely 'iconic' it is the beach and Poole Bay.
"...........sure that the zip line will add even more excitement and thrills to beach goers this summer.” Since when did appreciation of the sea and award winning beaches need man-made excitement and thrills? If Bournemouth has anything genuinely 'iconic' it is the beach and Poole Bay. Old Colonial
  • Score: 31

9:44am Sun 15 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

A length of steel cable and apparently there is another 'iconic landmark' in town, how many 'iconic landmarks' have we got on the drawing board now?

Trouble is these things lately never are genuinely 'iconic', they usually make a very small number of people rather rich and end up costing the taxpayers. £56.00 for a family of four to whizz down an oversized washing line to the seafront, with the best will in the world I cannot see that 'attraction' being much more than a rusty under used eyesore!
A length of steel cable and apparently there is another 'iconic landmark' in town, how many 'iconic landmarks' have we got on the drawing board now? Trouble is these things lately never are genuinely 'iconic', they usually make a very small number of people rather rich and end up costing the taxpayers. £56.00 for a family of four to whizz down an oversized washing line to the seafront, with the best will in the world I cannot see that 'attraction' being much more than a rusty under used eyesore! muscliffman
  • Score: 27

9:44am Sun 15 Jun 14

ragj195 says...

Chriswood wrote:
More tat for Bournemouth! Getting more like Blackpool.
There's miles of beach east of west of Bournemouth pier where you can sit in your deck chair with your hanky on your head.
[quote][p][bold]Chriswood[/bold] wrote: More tat for Bournemouth! Getting more like Blackpool.[/p][/quote]There's miles of beach east of west of Bournemouth pier where you can sit in your deck chair with your hanky on your head. ragj195
  • Score: 15

9:54am Sun 15 Jun 14

bkiddus says...

stevesbeer wrote:
Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.
Exactly; only £14 for some fun. I know that having fun is a complete unknown for most of the Echo moaners but I am definitely going to have a go.
[quote][p][bold]stevesbeer[/bold] wrote: Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.[/p][/quote]Exactly; only £14 for some fun. I know that having fun is a complete unknown for most of the Echo moaners but I am definitely going to have a go. bkiddus
  • Score: 6

9:58am Sun 15 Jun 14

H2o-hara says...

Edna Cheese (Mrs) wrote:
Well I think it's a wonderful idea. Well done and when can I have a go?
When they think up a ridiculous price I expect .
[quote][p][bold]Edna Cheese (Mrs)[/bold] wrote: Well I think it's a wonderful idea. Well done and when can I have a go?[/p][/quote]When they think up a ridiculous price I expect . H2o-hara
  • Score: -9

9:58am Sun 15 Jun 14

bkiddus says...

ragj195 wrote:
Chriswood wrote:
More tat for Bournemouth! Getting more like Blackpool.
There's miles of beach east of west of Bournemouth pier where you can sit in your deck chair with your hanky on your head.
Ha ha yes I agree sit with a hanky on your head and moan at every one having fun on the zip wire. Anyone remember Harry Enfield's old gits :-)
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chriswood[/bold] wrote: More tat for Bournemouth! Getting more like Blackpool.[/p][/quote]There's miles of beach east of west of Bournemouth pier where you can sit in your deck chair with your hanky on your head.[/p][/quote]Ha ha yes I agree sit with a hanky on your head and moan at every one having fun on the zip wire. Anyone remember Harry Enfield's old gits :-) bkiddus
  • Score: 7

10:04am Sun 15 Jun 14

cmci2012 says...

Sorry to disappoint but £14 is for 6 to 15 year olds, over 16's it's £18! That's what they had advertised in the Rock Reef centre.
Sorry to disappoint but £14 is for 6 to 15 year olds, over 16's it's £18! That's what they had advertised in the Rock Reef centre. cmci2012
  • Score: 15

10:05am Sun 15 Jun 14

pete woodley says...

£14 a go,yet we keep on hearing about the increasing amount of poverty,in this country.
£14 a go,yet we keep on hearing about the increasing amount of poverty,in this country. pete woodley
  • Score: 14

10:08am Sun 15 Jun 14

4stands says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Piles will be driven deep beneath the sand to reach the solid rock beneath to provide a stable base for the landing area.

Any geologist about who can tell me how far down is the rock that Bournemouth is built on.
Ha ha...... undercover fracking plan me thinks
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Piles will be driven deep beneath the sand to reach the solid rock beneath to provide a stable base for the landing area. Any geologist about who can tell me how far down is the rock that Bournemouth is built on.[/p][/quote]Ha ha...... undercover fracking plan me thinks 4stands
  • Score: 6

10:12am Sun 15 Jun 14

Sjay04 says...

I think everyone is being really negative about rock reef I went there two weeks ago with my three children and we all had a brilliant time and can't wait to go back when the zip wire is up and running ,well done bournemouth on letting this family attraction open up .
I think everyone is being really negative about rock reef I went there two weeks ago with my three children and we all had a brilliant time and can't wait to go back when the zip wire is up and running ,well done bournemouth on letting this family attraction open up . Sjay04
  • Score: 5

10:28am Sun 15 Jun 14

retry69 says...

This is only temporary until the wind turbines are erected then the zip wire will be extended to one or two of them so you will all get your money's worth,so stop moaning and enjoy your town and what is has to offer.
This is only temporary until the wind turbines are erected then the zip wire will be extended to one or two of them so you will all get your money's worth,so stop moaning and enjoy your town and what is has to offer. retry69
  • Score: -12

10:32am Sun 15 Jun 14

Controversial But True says...

stevesbeer wrote:
Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.
Maybe a free one way zip wire to Warsaw would make even more sense!!
[quote][p][bold]stevesbeer[/bold] wrote: Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.[/p][/quote]Maybe a free one way zip wire to Warsaw would make even more sense!! Controversial But True
  • Score: 2

10:41am Sun 15 Jun 14

BmthNewshound says...

It seems somewhat bizarre that whilst Bournemouth Council is claiming that wind turbines positioned 12 miles off shore will drive tourists they are happy to support the building of this 17.5m high eyesore at the end of the pier just metres from shore.
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Claiming that the zipwire will be an “iconic, modern and dynamic landmark” is about as ridiculous as the Councils comparison of the “Welcome to Bournemouth” signs on the Spur Road to the Angel of the North.
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Bournemouth Council appears determined to continue its policy of putting the short term profits of its “partners” Openwide and S&D Leisure before the long term interests of the town. There is a massive contradiction between the Councils vision for Bournemouth to become a “world class resort” and tacky over commercialisation of the seafront.
It seems somewhat bizarre that whilst Bournemouth Council is claiming that wind turbines positioned 12 miles off shore will drive tourists they are happy to support the building of this 17.5m high eyesore at the end of the pier just metres from shore. . Claiming that the zipwire will be an “iconic, modern and dynamic landmark” is about as ridiculous as the Councils comparison of the “Welcome to Bournemouth” signs on the Spur Road to the Angel of the North. . Bournemouth Council appears determined to continue its policy of putting the short term profits of its “partners” Openwide and S&D Leisure before the long term interests of the town. There is a massive contradiction between the Councils vision for Bournemouth to become a “world class resort” and tacky over commercialisation of the seafront. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 7

10:48am Sun 15 Jun 14

Frank28 says...

Get Boris Johnson to open it - it's bound to be an entertaining event.
Get Boris Johnson to open it - it's bound to be an entertaining event. Frank28
  • Score: 1

10:50am Sun 15 Jun 14

Boscomite says...

£250m to build. It will have to be staffed. How many people will have to use it before it starts paying for its self?
£250m to build. It will have to be staffed. How many people will have to use it before it starts paying for its self? Boscomite
  • Score: -2

10:57am Sun 15 Jun 14

Azphreal says...

How much have the company paid the council to have private use of that section of beach while it is active?
How much have the company paid the council to have private use of that section of beach while it is active? Azphreal
  • Score: 12

11:31am Sun 15 Jun 14

live-and-let-live says...

£14 is a ridiculous price. £5 would make more sense as a lot more people would use it. the only costs to the operator is staff and maintenance which would be the same if 10 people or 100 used it. rip off Britain at its best again
£14 is a ridiculous price. £5 would make more sense as a lot more people would use it. the only costs to the operator is staff and maintenance which would be the same if 10 people or 100 used it. rip off Britain at its best again live-and-let-live
  • Score: 10

11:39am Sun 15 Jun 14

live-and-let-live says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
£14 is a ridiculous price. £5 would make more sense as a lot more people would use it. the only costs to the operator is staff and maintenance which would be the same if 10 people or 100 used it. rip off Britain at its best again
having said that, I read the article again and nowhere does it say a price.
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: £14 is a ridiculous price. £5 would make more sense as a lot more people would use it. the only costs to the operator is staff and maintenance which would be the same if 10 people or 100 used it. rip off Britain at its best again[/p][/quote]having said that, I read the article again and nowhere does it say a price. live-and-let-live
  • Score: 4

11:41am Sun 15 Jun 14

High Treason says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
duke bingo wrote:
Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.
I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.
Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear.
Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duke bingo[/bold] wrote: Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.[/p][/quote]I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.[/p][/quote]Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear. Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words. High Treason
  • Score: 0

11:48am Sun 15 Jun 14

Hobie18007 says...

Boscomite wrote:
£250m to build. It will have to be staffed. How many people will have to use it before it starts paying for its self?
ahem....thats 250 metres long boscomite not £250m.
[quote][p][bold]Boscomite[/bold] wrote: £250m to build. It will have to be staffed. How many people will have to use it before it starts paying for its self?[/p][/quote]ahem....thats 250 metres long boscomite not £250m. Hobie18007
  • Score: 17

11:51am Sun 15 Jun 14

coypondboy says...

It's actually £18 if over 16 yrs of age, I recommend a second wire for stag and hen do's with the landing stage out to sea where they can stay until they have sobered up.
It's actually £18 if over 16 yrs of age, I recommend a second wire for stag and hen do's with the landing stage out to sea where they can stay until they have sobered up. coypondboy
  • Score: 13

11:53am Sun 15 Jun 14

Boscomite says...

Hobie18007 wrote:
Boscomite wrote:
£250m to build. It will have to be staffed. How many people will have to use it before it starts paying for its self?
ahem....thats 250 metres long boscomite not £250m.
Yep. You're right. Miss-read the head line.
[quote][p][bold]Hobie18007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boscomite[/bold] wrote: £250m to build. It will have to be staffed. How many people will have to use it before it starts paying for its self?[/p][/quote]ahem....thats 250 metres long boscomite not £250m.[/p][/quote]Yep. You're right. Miss-read the head line. Boscomite
  • Score: 9

12:05pm Sun 15 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

High Treason wrote:
Carolyn43 wrote:
duke bingo wrote:
Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.
I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.
Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear.
Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.
How dare you associate the word hero with that bunch of overpaid over hyped premiership prima donnas ,
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duke bingo[/bold] wrote: Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.[/p][/quote]I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.[/p][/quote]Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear. Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.[/p][/quote]How dare you associate the word hero with that bunch of overpaid over hyped premiership prima donnas , alasdair1967
  • Score: 10

12:16pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Ebb Tide says...

coypondboy wrote:
It's actually £18 if over 16 yrs of age, I recommend a second wire for stag and hen do's with the landing stage out to sea where they can stay until they have sobered up.
A landing stage ? How unexciting !! Swimming against tidal influences much more interesting. I expect they would be pleased when they have had enough.
[quote][p][bold]coypondboy[/bold] wrote: It's actually £18 if over 16 yrs of age, I recommend a second wire for stag and hen do's with the landing stage out to sea where they can stay until they have sobered up.[/p][/quote]A landing stage ? How unexciting !! Swimming against tidal influences much more interesting. I expect they would be pleased when they have had enough. Ebb Tide
  • Score: -4

12:22pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

coypondboy wrote:
It's actually £18 if over 16 yrs of age, I recommend a second wire for stag and hen do's with the landing stage out to sea where they can stay until they have sobered up.
Blimey, thats equivalent to 18 10mg valium tablets from Boscombe high street.

I'd pay a fiver for a go but no more.
[quote][p][bold]coypondboy[/bold] wrote: It's actually £18 if over 16 yrs of age, I recommend a second wire for stag and hen do's with the landing stage out to sea where they can stay until they have sobered up.[/p][/quote]Blimey, thats equivalent to 18 10mg valium tablets from Boscombe high street. I'd pay a fiver for a go but no more. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -3

2:04pm Sun 15 Jun 14

GeorgeW64 says...

It would make more sense to have one from the cliff top to the beach.
It would make more sense to have one from the cliff top to the beach. GeorgeW64
  • Score: -4

3:05pm Sun 15 Jun 14

High Treason says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Carolyn43 wrote:
duke bingo wrote:
Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.
I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.
Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear.
Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.
How dare you associate the word hero with that bunch of overpaid over hyped premiership prima donnas ,
Have a word with the Echo, they often describe the Cherries team as heroes.
But then they are limited by what their spell checker lists.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duke bingo[/bold] wrote: Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.[/p][/quote]I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.[/p][/quote]Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear. Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.[/p][/quote]How dare you associate the word hero with that bunch of overpaid over hyped premiership prima donnas ,[/p][/quote]Have a word with the Echo, they often describe the Cherries team as heroes. But then they are limited by what their spell checker lists. High Treason
  • Score: 2

3:13pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
It would make more sense to have one from the cliff top to the beach.
We have 3 of them all ready but they come under the railway inspectorate.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: It would make more sense to have one from the cliff top to the beach.[/p][/quote]We have 3 of them all ready but they come under the railway inspectorate. Lord Spring
  • Score: -1

3:15pm Sun 15 Jun 14

elfinia says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Iconic? Get over it....it's a piece of wire..... And as for the upturned boar....mis-spell... ..bore. I shall have to get my svelte 300Kg body down there and see if it will cope.
I thought it should be "upturned boat " but who knows ?
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Iconic? Get over it....it's a piece of wire..... And as for the upturned boar....mis-spell... ..bore. I shall have to get my svelte 300Kg body down there and see if it will cope.[/p][/quote]I thought it should be "upturned boat " but who knows ? elfinia
  • Score: -6

3:35pm Sun 15 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

coypondboy wrote:
It's actually £18 if over 16 yrs of age, I recommend a second wire for stag and hen do's with the landing stage out to sea where they can stay until they have sobered up.
I am inclined to request a third line from the top of the Monte Dore Hotel (Town Hall) to a point about half a mile out to sea where passengers will be automatically discharged from about twenty feet up in the air. The ride is completely free and priority under the Council's 'three towns travel' scheme will naturally be given to those with bikes.
[quote][p][bold]coypondboy[/bold] wrote: It's actually £18 if over 16 yrs of age, I recommend a second wire for stag and hen do's with the landing stage out to sea where they can stay until they have sobered up.[/p][/quote]I am inclined to request a third line from the top of the Monte Dore Hotel (Town Hall) to a point about half a mile out to sea where passengers will be automatically discharged from about twenty feet up in the air. The ride is completely free and priority under the Council's 'three towns travel' scheme will naturally be given to those with bikes. muscliffman
  • Score: 6

3:39pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Baysider says...

Christonabike we have the biggest group of moaning minnies ever assembled in one place on this website. If you think it's too expensive don't go on it. It's creating jobs (going to ignore the low level racism in the thread earlier) and something else for visitors and locals to do. It's privately run and financed so you can't lay that accusation at the council and those attempting to compare it to the Navitus development need to seek professional help...
Christonabike we have the biggest group of moaning minnies ever assembled in one place on this website. If you think it's too expensive don't go on it. It's creating jobs (going to ignore the low level racism in the thread earlier) and something else for visitors and locals to do. It's privately run and financed so you can't lay that accusation at the council and those attempting to compare it to the Navitus development need to seek professional help... Baysider
  • Score: 0

5:20pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Phixer says...

muscliffman wrote:
A length of steel cable and apparently there is another 'iconic landmark' in town, how many 'iconic landmarks' have we got on the drawing board now?

Trouble is these things lately never are genuinely 'iconic', they usually make a very small number of people rather rich and end up costing the taxpayers. £56.00 for a family of four to whizz down an oversized washing line to the seafront, with the best will in the world I cannot see that 'attraction' being much more than a rusty under used eyesore!
I've got an 'iconic' wire in my back garden. Goes round just like an 'iconic' wind farm when there is some 'iconic' washing hanging from it!
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: A length of steel cable and apparently there is another 'iconic landmark' in town, how many 'iconic landmarks' have we got on the drawing board now? Trouble is these things lately never are genuinely 'iconic', they usually make a very small number of people rather rich and end up costing the taxpayers. £56.00 for a family of four to whizz down an oversized washing line to the seafront, with the best will in the world I cannot see that 'attraction' being much more than a rusty under used eyesore![/p][/quote]I've got an 'iconic' wire in my back garden. Goes round just like an 'iconic' wind farm when there is some 'iconic' washing hanging from it! Phixer
  • Score: 12

6:41pm Sun 15 Jun 14

ProudVegan says...

Hopefully not as iconic as the reef!
Hopefully not as iconic as the reef! ProudVegan
  • Score: 6

6:54pm Sun 15 Jun 14

bbird says...

If I want amusements, there's Alton Towers etc. if I want the beach and natural beauty there is, or should I say was Bournemouth.

The last few times I have been down the peace & calm has been disturbed by either a drunken party of vodka swilliing (not Polish) merrymakers, smoke from bonfires, the whiff of marihuana, students kicking a football (stuff the sunbathers), or alchies/druggies from the Government hotels in Boscombe. And this is well away from the crowded sections of the beach.

Can I at least suggest we have some 'quiet zones' too?

A little old lady complained sadly to me last week near Boscombe Pier. A banner is strapped to the railing where the table tennis is sited. It hides the view of the beach from the bench where she sat most days!

Now the pier has the zip wire. Our beloved pier disfigured by this tat. So we are taking the amusements off the Pier Approach and moving them to the pier!

We might as well change the name from Bournemouth to Burgermouth. Every establishment (virtually) within half a mile of the beach proudly proclaims burgers and or donuts etc

Let Bournemouth keep it's dignity (whatever's left). The Airshow, Wheels etc are spectacularly successful. But we don't need 24/7 entertainment.
If I want amusements, there's Alton Towers etc. if I want the beach and natural beauty there is, or should I say was Bournemouth. The last few times I have been down the peace & calm has been disturbed by either a drunken party of vodka swilliing (not Polish) merrymakers, smoke from bonfires, the whiff of marihuana, students kicking a football (stuff the sunbathers), or alchies/druggies from the Government hotels in Boscombe. And this is well away from the crowded sections of the beach. Can I at least suggest we have some 'quiet zones' too? A little old lady complained sadly to me last week near Boscombe Pier. A banner is strapped to the railing where the table tennis is sited. It hides the view of the beach from the bench where she sat most days! Now the pier has the zip wire. Our beloved pier disfigured by this tat. So we are taking the amusements off the Pier Approach and moving them to the pier! We might as well change the name from Bournemouth to Burgermouth. Every establishment (virtually) within half a mile of the beach proudly proclaims burgers and or donuts etc Let Bournemouth keep it's dignity (whatever's left). The Airshow, Wheels etc are spectacularly successful. But we don't need 24/7 entertainment. bbird
  • Score: 9

7:03pm Sun 15 Jun 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Edna Cheese (Mrs) wrote:
Well I think it's a wonderful idea. Well done and when can I have a go?
I agree. Can't wait to try it.
[quote][p][bold]Edna Cheese (Mrs)[/bold] wrote: Well I think it's a wonderful idea. Well done and when can I have a go?[/p][/quote]I agree. Can't wait to try it. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 0

7:36pm Sun 15 Jun 14

live-and-let-live says...

Edna Cheese (Mrs) wrote:
Well I think it's a wonderful idea. Well done and when can I have a go?
. if you want zip-wiring, try go ape at west moors. its brilliant fun with lots of zipping and its definitely worth the money.
[quote][p][bold]Edna Cheese (Mrs)[/bold] wrote: Well I think it's a wonderful idea. Well done and when can I have a go?[/p][/quote]. if you want zip-wiring, try go ape at west moors. its brilliant fun with lots of zipping and its definitely worth the money. live-and-let-live
  • Score: -2

7:53pm Sun 15 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

pete woodley wrote:
£14 a go,yet we keep on hearing about the increasing amount of poverty,in this country.
what poverty is that?
not the 40 inch with sky tv poverty.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: £14 a go,yet we keep on hearing about the increasing amount of poverty,in this country.[/p][/quote]what poverty is that? not the 40 inch with sky tv poverty. holdinkæft
  • Score: 8

7:55pm Sun 15 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

beej22 wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
Jeff in Parkstone wrote:
Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ...

That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry ..

But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ...

As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away.

In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest.

As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ...

jeff williams
Agreed.

Also, I'd like to know how many 'locals' work here in the tourism industry. It appears we are only making jobs for foreign workers...........
Yes, why WON'T they build another swimming pool? I don't like being squashed in like a lemming which is what happens at the Littledown so we just don't go swimming :(
try Pelhams or Stokewood then.
[quote][p][bold]beej22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeff in Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ... That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry .. But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ... As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away. In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest. As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ... jeff williams[/p][/quote]Agreed. Also, I'd like to know how many 'locals' work here in the tourism industry. It appears we are only making jobs for foreign workers...........[/p][/quote]Yes, why WON'T they build another swimming pool? I don't like being squashed in like a lemming which is what happens at the Littledown so we just don't go swimming :([/p][/quote]try Pelhams or Stokewood then. holdinkæft
  • Score: 4

8:03pm Sun 15 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
It would make more sense to have one from the cliff top to the beach.
they do, its called a lift.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: It would make more sense to have one from the cliff top to the beach.[/p][/quote]they do, its called a lift. holdinkæft
  • Score: 8

8:08pm Sun 15 Jun 14

holdinkæft says...

bbird wrote:
If I want amusements, there's Alton Towers etc. if I want the beach and natural beauty there is, or should I say was Bournemouth.

The last few times I have been down the peace & calm has been disturbed by either a drunken party of vodka swilliing (not Polish) merrymakers, smoke from bonfires, the whiff of marihuana, students kicking a football (stuff the sunbathers), or alchies/druggies from the Government hotels in Boscombe. And this is well away from the crowded sections of the beach.

Can I at least suggest we have some 'quiet zones' too?

A little old lady complained sadly to me last week near Boscombe Pier. A banner is strapped to the railing where the table tennis is sited. It hides the view of the beach from the bench where she sat most days!

Now the pier has the zip wire. Our beloved pier disfigured by this tat. So we are taking the amusements off the Pier Approach and moving them to the pier!

We might as well change the name from Bournemouth to Burgermouth. Every establishment (virtually) within half a mile of the beach proudly proclaims burgers and or donuts etc

Let Bournemouth keep it's dignity (whatever's left). The Airshow, Wheels etc are spectacularly successful. But we don't need 24/7 entertainment.
Some do, your ideal world is not everyones.
[quote][p][bold]bbird[/bold] wrote: If I want amusements, there's Alton Towers etc. if I want the beach and natural beauty there is, or should I say was Bournemouth. The last few times I have been down the peace & calm has been disturbed by either a drunken party of vodka swilliing (not Polish) merrymakers, smoke from bonfires, the whiff of marihuana, students kicking a football (stuff the sunbathers), or alchies/druggies from the Government hotels in Boscombe. And this is well away from the crowded sections of the beach. Can I at least suggest we have some 'quiet zones' too? A little old lady complained sadly to me last week near Boscombe Pier. A banner is strapped to the railing where the table tennis is sited. It hides the view of the beach from the bench where she sat most days! Now the pier has the zip wire. Our beloved pier disfigured by this tat. So we are taking the amusements off the Pier Approach and moving them to the pier! We might as well change the name from Bournemouth to Burgermouth. Every establishment (virtually) within half a mile of the beach proudly proclaims burgers and or donuts etc Let Bournemouth keep it's dignity (whatever's left). The Airshow, Wheels etc are spectacularly successful. But we don't need 24/7 entertainment.[/p][/quote]Some do, your ideal world is not everyones. holdinkæft
  • Score: 3

8:34pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Iconic?

Get over it....it's a piece of wire.....
And as for the upturned boar....mis-spell...

..bore.

I shall have to get my svelte 300Kg body down there and see if it will cope.
I expect 300kg will not cause an issue, mind you, if you are under 4 ft 6 inches tall then you'll be made to feel like a freak and booted off.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Iconic? Get over it....it's a piece of wire..... And as for the upturned boar....mis-spell... ..bore. I shall have to get my svelte 300Kg body down there and see if it will cope.[/p][/quote]I expect 300kg will not cause an issue, mind you, if you are under 4 ft 6 inches tall then you'll be made to feel like a freak and booted off. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

9:13pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Cosmic Crusader says...

Controversial But True wrote:
stevesbeer wrote:
Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.
Maybe a free one way zip wire to Warsaw would make even more sense!!
And who would do all the jobs that our Polish visitors are doing so well and which the English prefer to refuse and draw benefits instead.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevesbeer[/bold] wrote: Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.[/p][/quote]Maybe a free one way zip wire to Warsaw would make even more sense!![/p][/quote]And who would do all the jobs that our Polish visitors are doing so well and which the English prefer to refuse and draw benefits instead. Cosmic Crusader
  • Score: 2

10:27pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Baysider says...

Controversial But True wrote:
stevesbeer wrote:
Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.
Maybe a free one way zip wire to Warsaw would make even more sense!!
What exactly do you mean by that statement btw?
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevesbeer[/bold] wrote: Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.[/p][/quote]Maybe a free one way zip wire to Warsaw would make even more sense!![/p][/quote]What exactly do you mean by that statement btw? Baysider
  • Score: 3

10:45pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Peroni says...

It's just another project that's been approved and many palms have been greased !!!
Lol.......for the benefit of the community ....yea right oh !
It's just another project that's been approved and many palms have been greased !!! Lol.......for the benefit of the community ....yea right oh ! Peroni
  • Score: 6

11:01pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

Peroni wrote:
It's just another project that's been approved and many palms have been greased !!!
Lol.......for the benefit of the community ....yea right oh !
If people using it have greased palms they will end up in the water.
Should be a good laugh.
[quote][p][bold]Peroni[/bold] wrote: It's just another project that's been approved and many palms have been greased !!! Lol.......for the benefit of the community ....yea right oh ![/p][/quote]If people using it have greased palms they will end up in the water. Should be a good laugh. Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

12:00am Mon 16 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Piles will be driven deep beneath the sand to reach the solid rock beneath to provide a stable base for the landing area.

Any geologist about who can tell me how far down is the rock that Bournemouth is built on.
It can't be too far down, otherwise there'd be no foundations for the Navi... Ooh that was close.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Piles will be driven deep beneath the sand to reach the solid rock beneath to provide a stable base for the landing area. Any geologist about who can tell me how far down is the rock that Bournemouth is built on.[/p][/quote]It can't be too far down, otherwise there'd be no foundations for the Navi... Ooh that was close. breamoreboy
  • Score: -1

12:07am Mon 16 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

bkiddus wrote:
stevesbeer wrote:
Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.
Exactly; only £14 for some fun. I know that having fun is a complete unknown for most of the Echo moaners but I am definitely going to have a go.
I'm fairly certain that all the benefits scroungers such as myself will be willing to pay a whole days income to have a go.
[quote][p][bold]bkiddus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevesbeer[/bold] wrote: Only £14 pounds a go, you know it makes sense.[/p][/quote]Exactly; only £14 for some fun. I know that having fun is a complete unknown for most of the Echo moaners but I am definitely going to have a go.[/p][/quote]I'm fairly certain that all the benefits scroungers such as myself will be willing to pay a whole days income to have a go. breamoreboy
  • Score: -6

12:13am Mon 16 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

High Treason wrote:
Carolyn43 wrote:
duke bingo wrote:
Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.
I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.
Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear.
Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.
If you don't mind I'll keep the word heroes for the guys who went ashore at places like Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah and didn't come home to talk about it.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duke bingo[/bold] wrote: Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.[/p][/quote]I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.[/p][/quote]Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear. Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.[/p][/quote]If you don't mind I'll keep the word heroes for the guys who went ashore at places like Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah and didn't come home to talk about it. breamoreboy
  • Score: 7

12:27am Mon 16 Jun 14

John Gallacher says...

My Name is John Gallacher I am 83, last November I won the Masters 9 World 82.5kgs Powerlifting Championships in Glasgow. 3 Years ago I did a Tandem 12000 feet Parachute Jump at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury and Raised £1.430 for Help for Heros, then when I was 70 I did another Freefall at Cirencester and Raised £780 for Childline. was wondering if I could do the Zip Wire when it opens next Week.
My Name is John Gallacher I am 83, last November I won the Masters 9 World 82.5kgs Powerlifting Championships in Glasgow. 3 Years ago I did a Tandem 12000 feet Parachute Jump at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury and Raised £1.430 for Help for Heros, then when I was 70 I did another Freefall at Cirencester and Raised £780 for Childline. was wondering if I could do the Zip Wire when it opens next Week. John Gallacher
  • Score: 1

12:39am Mon 16 Jun 14

John Gallacher says...

Last Year in Glasgow I Won the Masters 9 82.5 World Powerlifting Championship. 3 Years ago I did a 12000 Feet Tandem Parachute Jump at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury and Raised £1.430 for Help for Heros. Then when I was 70 I the same Tandem Jump at Cyrencester and Raised £780 for Childline. I would like to be one of the doing the Zip Wire next Week.
Last Year in Glasgow I Won the Masters 9 82.5 World Powerlifting Championship. 3 Years ago I did a 12000 Feet Tandem Parachute Jump at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury and Raised £1.430 for Help for Heros. Then when I was 70 I the same Tandem Jump at Cyrencester and Raised £780 for Childline. I would like to be one of the doing the Zip Wire next Week. John Gallacher
  • Score: 0

11:57am Mon 16 Jun 14

Lord Spring says...

holdinkæft wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
It would make more sense to have one from the cliff top to the beach.
they do, its called a lift.
I mentioned that we had 3 already and get the thumbs down you come up with one and get the plaudits.

I am mortified.

Mind you they do have no knowledge who inspects them.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: It would make more sense to have one from the cliff top to the beach.[/p][/quote]they do, its called a lift.[/p][/quote]I mentioned that we had 3 already and get the thumbs down you come up with one and get the plaudits. I am mortified. Mind you they do have no knowledge who inspects them. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

11:59am Mon 16 Jun 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

John Gallacher wrote:
Last Year in Glasgow I Won the Masters 9 82.5 World Powerlifting Championship. 3 Years ago I did a 12000 Feet Tandem Parachute Jump at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury and Raised £1.430 for Help for Heros. Then when I was 70 I the same Tandem Jump at Cyrencester and Raised £780 for Childline. I would like to be one of the doing the Zip Wire next Week.
You sure can John, it'll be £18 but the echo may pay your fare if you do an interview with them.
[quote][p][bold]John Gallacher[/bold] wrote: Last Year in Glasgow I Won the Masters 9 82.5 World Powerlifting Championship. 3 Years ago I did a 12000 Feet Tandem Parachute Jump at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury and Raised £1.430 for Help for Heros. Then when I was 70 I the same Tandem Jump at Cyrencester and Raised £780 for Childline. I would like to be one of the doing the Zip Wire next Week.[/p][/quote]You sure can John, it'll be £18 but the echo may pay your fare if you do an interview with them. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

12:12pm Mon 16 Jun 14

AdelaidePete says...

Would it not be a great idea to make it a fiver or even free for permanent residents of Bournemouth, after all it's B'm'th residents who have already paid through the nose for so many "iconic" developments.
Would it not be a great idea to make it a fiver or even free for permanent residents of Bournemouth, after all it's B'm'th residents who have already paid through the nose for so many "iconic" developments. AdelaidePete
  • Score: 7

12:12pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Bournefre says...

"It is thought to be the first zip line in the world where riders start on a pier, travel across the sea and land on a beach."

Is this supposed to be a good thing, or should it serve as a warning that there are reasons why nobody else has done it, like how nobody else in Europe tried building an artificial surf reef?
"It is thought to be the first zip line in the world where riders start on a pier, travel across the sea and land on a beach." Is this supposed to be a good thing, or should it serve as a warning that there are reasons why nobody else has done it, like how nobody else in Europe tried building an artificial surf reef? Bournefre
  • Score: 8

10:48am Tue 17 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

beej22 wrote:
eaststandman wrote:
Jeff in Parkstone wrote:
Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ...

That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry ..

But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ...

As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away.

In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest.

As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ...

jeff williams
Agreed.

Also, I'd like to know how many 'locals' work here in the tourism industry. It appears we are only making jobs for foreign workers...........
Yes, why WON'T they build another swimming pool? I don't like being squashed in like a lemming which is what happens at the Littledown so we just don't go swimming :(
There's miles of this thing called the sea right on your doorstep.....!
[quote][p][bold]beej22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jeff in Parkstone[/bold] wrote: Construction on Bournemouth beach - with deep ground piling and concreting on the beach ... That's all okay - there is profit in this for B'mouth hotel industry .. But construction of wind farm twelve miles out at sea to provide clean low carbon energy this is condemend by the same hotel industry ... As also flying in the air-force for three days with ground shattering noise over our homes is all fine but wind farm miles out to sea condemend for producing turbine noise when of course as with inland motorways no-one will hear a murmur more than a mile away. In the end B'mouth value system all gounded in is it directly profittable for hotel industry - if it is then that is "good". If its not then throw it out ... our itnerest extends as far as our self-interest. As also to make the point its not a zip wire we need its a large central swimming complex that is despaately needed - and *for the local population* ... not just endlessly thinking what's best for tourists and the hotels ... jeff williams[/p][/quote]Agreed. Also, I'd like to know how many 'locals' work here in the tourism industry. It appears we are only making jobs for foreign workers...........[/p][/quote]Yes, why WON'T they build another swimming pool? I don't like being squashed in like a lemming which is what happens at the Littledown so we just don't go swimming :([/p][/quote]There's miles of this thing called the sea right on your doorstep.....! speedy231278
  • Score: 0

10:55am Tue 17 Jun 14

speedy231278 says...

I wonder if you'll also get charged to go on the pier to actually get to this stupid thing to start with?
I wonder if you'll also get charged to go on the pier to actually get to this stupid thing to start with? speedy231278
  • Score: 1

6:34pm Tue 17 Jun 14

neilf2006 says...

Seems to me the beaches are slowly disappearing under a tide of (iconic) gizmos and hype. Apparently the derelict surf reef (expensive plastic bags) is now a haven for aquatic life, with a chargeable guided tour soon to come. Once upon a time it was Boscombe Beach, now its a Coastal Activity Park! I guess its only a matter of time before some bright spark realises the dosh to be made from charging kids to dig in the sand, or pay to paddle? Sad to see that our council demand that natural attractions as the beach and the sea need to be continually enhanced, and where possible, charged for?
Seems to me the beaches are slowly disappearing under a tide of (iconic) gizmos and hype. Apparently the derelict surf reef (expensive plastic bags) is now a haven for aquatic life, with a chargeable guided tour soon to come. Once upon a time it was Boscombe Beach, now its a Coastal Activity Park! I guess its only a matter of time before some bright spark realises the dosh to be made from charging kids to dig in the sand, or pay to paddle? Sad to see that our council demand that natural attractions as the beach and the sea need to be continually enhanced, and where possible, charged for? neilf2006
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10:15am Wed 18 Jun 14

Ebb Tide says...

neilf2006 wrote:
Seems to me the beaches are slowly disappearing under a tide of (iconic) gizmos and hype. Apparently the derelict surf reef (expensive plastic bags) is now a haven for aquatic life, with a chargeable guided tour soon to come. Once upon a time it was Boscombe Beach, now its a Coastal Activity Park! I guess its only a matter of time before some bright spark realises the dosh to be made from charging kids to dig in the sand, or pay to paddle? Sad to see that our council demand that natural attractions as the beach and the sea need to be continually enhanced, and where possible, charged for?
A cataclysm of iconolatry being purveyed by the dedicated followers of fashion could easily ensure that we become robbed of free and unfettered access to our truly iconic natural seafront environment.

How much for a lung full of sea air could become a debating point - hopefully only an exaggeration to make my point to those elected to be responsible for the protection of our natural heritage.

It is well known that you have to have a dream or else you don't have a dream come true. Not sure our paid dreamers are dreaming properly for us - guess some are creating nightmares that we really do not wish to know about in the real world.
[quote][p][bold]neilf2006[/bold] wrote: Seems to me the beaches are slowly disappearing under a tide of (iconic) gizmos and hype. Apparently the derelict surf reef (expensive plastic bags) is now a haven for aquatic life, with a chargeable guided tour soon to come. Once upon a time it was Boscombe Beach, now its a Coastal Activity Park! I guess its only a matter of time before some bright spark realises the dosh to be made from charging kids to dig in the sand, or pay to paddle? Sad to see that our council demand that natural attractions as the beach and the sea need to be continually enhanced, and where possible, charged for?[/p][/quote]A cataclysm of iconolatry being purveyed by the dedicated followers of fashion could easily ensure that we become robbed of free and unfettered access to our truly iconic natural seafront environment. How much for a lung full of sea air could become a debating point - hopefully only an exaggeration to make my point to those elected to be responsible for the protection of our natural heritage. It is well known that you have to have a dream or else you don't have a dream come true. Not sure our paid dreamers are dreaming properly for us - guess some are creating nightmares that we really do not wish to know about in the real world. Ebb Tide
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10:17am Wed 18 Jun 14

Ebb Tide says...

speedy231278 wrote:
I wonder if you'll also get charged to go on the pier to actually get to this stupid thing to start with?
Of course. Even a rebate for not walking on the pier deck as you return shouldn't be expected.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: I wonder if you'll also get charged to go on the pier to actually get to this stupid thing to start with?[/p][/quote]Of course. Even a rebate for not walking on the pier deck as you return shouldn't be expected. Ebb Tide
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11:22am Wed 18 Jun 14

RedDuvet says...

Boscomite wrote:
£250m to build. It will have to be staffed. How many people will have to use it before it starts paying for its self?
Well just remember what happened with the Surf Reef.

There is still plenty of time for the zip wire company to go bankrupt and then no one will have to worry about that £14!
[quote][p][bold]Boscomite[/bold] wrote: £250m to build. It will have to be staffed. How many people will have to use it before it starts paying for its self?[/p][/quote]Well just remember what happened with the Surf Reef. There is still plenty of time for the zip wire company to go bankrupt and then no one will have to worry about that £14! RedDuvet
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12:50pm Wed 18 Jun 14

BubbaJay says...

Surely, "...upturned boar..." would make more sense as "....upturned boat", not " ...upturned bore...." like some people are suggesting on here.
Especially as the R and T are next to each other on the keyboard.
What the heck would an upturned bore be !??
Surely, "...upturned boar..." would make more sense as "....upturned boat", not " ...upturned bore...." like some people are suggesting on here. Especially as the R and T are next to each other on the keyboard. What the heck would an upturned bore be !?? BubbaJay
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2:47pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Dorset Logic says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
duke bingo wrote:
Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.
I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.
It needs to be world class
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duke bingo[/bold] wrote: Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.[/p][/quote]I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.[/p][/quote]It needs to be world class Dorset Logic
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2:48pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Dorset Logic says...

breamoreboy wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Carolyn43 wrote:
duke bingo wrote:
Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.
I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.
Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear.
Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.
If you don't mind I'll keep the word heroes for the guys who went ashore at places like Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah and didn't come home to talk about it.
I don't mind what you do with the word, its all yours
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duke bingo[/bold] wrote: Moan moan, blah blah blah etc.[/p][/quote]I'm not moaning - just saying that every bright idea has to be "iconic". It's the current buzz word.[/p][/quote]Hero is the buzz word. Just wait and see if England get to the last 16, they will all be heroes, including the woman who washes their underwear. Therefore "heroes" is at number 2 for buzz words.[/p][/quote]If you don't mind I'll keep the word heroes for the guys who went ashore at places like Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah and didn't come home to talk about it.[/p][/quote]I don't mind what you do with the word, its all yours Dorset Logic
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