Audio: Tell me what you think about Boscombe, says PCC ahead of public meeting

Audio: Tell me what you think about Boscombe, says PCC ahead of public meeting

Audio: Tell me what you think about Boscombe, says PCC ahead of public meeting

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MARTYN Underhill is to hold a public meeting in Boscombe for residents to raise policing and crime issues.

The session is intended to give people from all over Bournemouth the chance to put their concerns directly to the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Issues expected to be raised at the meeting include calls to 101, anti-social behaviour, shoplifting, criminal damage and substance abuse.

Mt Underhill said: “I want to work with local people directly on issues concerning community safety, crime and policing. It is important that we all meet in person, to identify the key issues in the area and then work together to solve them.

"Although the forum is being held in Boscombe, we want to hear the views of people from across Bournemouth and its surrounding areas”.

“Whilst Boscombe is a challenging area, reported crime is going down. The chief constable, myself and partners are working hard to reduce crime in the area and I look forward to hearing the views of residents.”

The public meeting will take place in Boscombe at the Friends Meeting House on Tuesday at 7pm.

The PCC's office will be live tweeting from @PCCDorset. If you want to get involved you can use the hashtag #askmartyn.

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4:14pm Wed 30 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Should'nt be what do we think of the PCC.
Should'nt be what do we think of the PCC. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

4:22pm Wed 30 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

We think Boscombe is to the area what you are to the Police, Mr Underhill.
We think Boscombe is to the area what you are to the Police, Mr Underhill. speedy231278
  • Score: 10

4:27pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Huey says...

Boscombe itself is fine and commits no crime whatsoever.
It is the human scum that get dumped there that cause all the issues.
If you don't already know that - and if you can't do anything to prevent that happening - then don't bother wasting our time asking us what we think.
Grow a pair and deal with it or shut up.
And mind your sat nav as well, police boy.
Boscombe itself is fine and commits no crime whatsoever. It is the human scum that get dumped there that cause all the issues. If you don't already know that - and if you can't do anything to prevent that happening - then don't bother wasting our time asking us what we think. Grow a pair and deal with it or shut up. And mind your sat nav as well, police boy. Huey
  • Score: 13

4:33pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Sir Cliff Topp says...

Ha ha what a joke, I guess he has been reading the comments today, the good Dr has spoken so now Blunderhill has to listen. What is the address of the friends meeting house, I will put it in my satnav though chompy chops can't because someone stole his. :-)
Ha ha what a joke, I guess he has been reading the comments today, the good Dr has spoken so now Blunderhill has to listen. What is the address of the friends meeting house, I will put it in my satnav though chompy chops can't because someone stole his. :-) Sir Cliff Topp
  • Score: 6

4:35pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

It's a S*** HOLE. End of.
It's a S*** HOLE. End of. Minty Fresh
  • Score: -2

4:38pm Wed 30 Jul 14

djd says...

The Friends Meeting House is 16 Wharncliffe Road, Boscombe BH5 1AH. Car access is via Boscombe Spa Road.
The Friends Meeting House is 16 Wharncliffe Road, Boscombe BH5 1AH. Car access is via Boscombe Spa Road. djd
  • Score: 8

4:48pm Wed 30 Jul 14

jinglebell says...

Unless the Commissioner can find a way of persuading the Council to work with the Police, nothing significant can be done. The Police numbers are down and with the best will in the world, there is little they can do without sufficient police in the area.
There are in excess of 60 various unregistered rehabs, dry houses and bail hostels in Boscombe, plus the bedsits and house share premises run by most landlords are in appalling conditions, which means only those on the lowest income and circumstances will accept them. While the Council continue to happily pay these landlords the Housing Benefit instead of refusing to do so until they improve the properties, only addicts will accept such conditions.
The buck stops with the Council; they give the money to these landlords, which means the landlords are not encouraged to improve the properties.
Unless the Commissioner can find a way of persuading the Council to work with the Police, nothing significant can be done. The Police numbers are down and with the best will in the world, there is little they can do without sufficient police in the area. There are in excess of 60 various unregistered rehabs, dry houses and bail hostels in Boscombe, plus the bedsits and house share premises run by most landlords are in appalling conditions, which means only those on the lowest income and circumstances will accept them. While the Council continue to happily pay these landlords the Housing Benefit instead of refusing to do so until they improve the properties, only addicts will accept such conditions. The buck stops with the Council; they give the money to these landlords, which means the landlords are not encouraged to improve the properties. jinglebell
  • Score: 19

4:53pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Sir Cliff Topp says...

Dave Wellls needs his housing stock compulsarily purchased, then bulldozed.
Dave Wellls needs his housing stock compulsarily purchased, then bulldozed. Sir Cliff Topp
  • Score: 24

5:13pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Townee says...

We can talk to Mr Underhill, talk and listening is cheap. If it costs money then it will not get done. End of.
We can talk to Mr Underhill, talk and listening is cheap. If it costs money then it will not get done. End of. Townee
  • Score: 4

5:28pm Wed 30 Jul 14

oversee says...

Are you serious....?..have a look around the place....makes the Gaza strip look like Knightsbridge.
Are you serious....?..have a look around the place....makes the Gaza strip look like Knightsbridge. oversee
  • Score: 0

5:32pm Wed 30 Jul 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

I think Dr Ni'man has told you.As for working with local people in Boscombe on his election he said 'Boscombe is a priority and I want to unlock the problems.' What has he done.Nothing.

Boscombe can do without people like Martyn Underhill saying they care when in reality he does not.
I think Dr Ni'man has told you.As for working with local people in Boscombe on his election he said 'Boscombe is a priority and I want to unlock the problems.' What has he done.Nothing. Boscombe can do without people like Martyn Underhill saying they care when in reality he does not. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 8

6:14pm Wed 30 Jul 14

chris100 says...

I can tell you one thing
You martin underhill are a waste of space who talks a load of b@@@@@@s
You should give up your job and the money saved be used to get real police on the streets
I expect it is you that have told the police not to use section 61 or stop and do a cris check on the travellers trailers
Maybe if the police kept pulling them over they may just have enough and not bother camping in the area
I can tell you one thing You martin underhill are a waste of space who talks a load of b@@@@@@s You should give up your job and the money saved be used to get real police on the streets I expect it is you that have told the police not to use section 61 or stop and do a cris check on the travellers trailers Maybe if the police kept pulling them over they may just have enough and not bother camping in the area chris100
  • Score: 9

6:27pm Wed 30 Jul 14

bosco1 says...

Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!?
Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!? bosco1
  • Score: 9

6:28pm Wed 30 Jul 14

skydriver says...

speedy231278 wrote:
We think Boscombe is to the area what you are to the Police, Mr Underhill.
And not be thinking of closing the police station .
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: We think Boscombe is to the area what you are to the Police, Mr Underhill.[/p][/quote]And not be thinking of closing the police station . skydriver
  • Score: 5

8:15pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Gonetothebeach says...

Oh, for goodness sake! Why is it that neatly every attempt to speak directly with residents gets met with negativity or outright abuse? Go along and listen and contribute constructively.... and not every good idea costs money. Oh - and I think the report said this isn't just about Boscombe. If you think the problem is about the Council not being willing to work closely with the police, then go along and say so.
Oh, for goodness sake! Why is it that neatly every attempt to speak directly with residents gets met with negativity or outright abuse? Go along and listen and contribute constructively.... and not every good idea costs money. Oh - and I think the report said this isn't just about Boscombe. If you think the problem is about the Council not being willing to work closely with the police, then go along and say so. Gonetothebeach
  • Score: 4

8:25pm Wed 30 Jul 14

George Bowling says...

Gonetothebeach wrote:
Oh, for goodness sake! Why is it that neatly every attempt to speak directly with residents gets met with negativity or outright abuse? Go along and listen and contribute constructively.... and not every good idea costs money. Oh - and I think the report said this isn't just about Boscombe. If you think the problem is about the Council not being willing to work closely with the police, then go along and say so.
I agree. It is very easy to moan about Martyn Underhill and certain Boscombe residents, it takes a more intelligent person to engage in dialogue and come up with a solution.
[quote][p][bold]Gonetothebeach[/bold] wrote: Oh, for goodness sake! Why is it that neatly every attempt to speak directly with residents gets met with negativity or outright abuse? Go along and listen and contribute constructively.... and not every good idea costs money. Oh - and I think the report said this isn't just about Boscombe. If you think the problem is about the Council not being willing to work closely with the police, then go along and say so.[/p][/quote]I agree. It is very easy to moan about Martyn Underhill and certain Boscombe residents, it takes a more intelligent person to engage in dialogue and come up with a solution. George Bowling
  • Score: 0

8:29pm Wed 30 Jul 14

George Bowling says...

George Bowling wrote:
Gonetothebeach wrote:
Oh, for goodness sake! Why is it that neatly every attempt to speak directly with residents gets met with negativity or outright abuse? Go along and listen and contribute constructively.... and not every good idea costs money. Oh - and I think the report said this isn't just about Boscombe. If you think the problem is about the Council not being willing to work closely with the police, then go along and say so.
I agree. It is very easy to moan about Martyn Underhill and certain Boscombe residents, it takes a more intelligent person to engage in dialogue and come up with a solution.
oops, forgot my Eleanor Roosevelt quote.

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
[quote][p][bold]George Bowling[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gonetothebeach[/bold] wrote: Oh, for goodness sake! Why is it that neatly every attempt to speak directly with residents gets met with negativity or outright abuse? Go along and listen and contribute constructively.... and not every good idea costs money. Oh - and I think the report said this isn't just about Boscombe. If you think the problem is about the Council not being willing to work closely with the police, then go along and say so.[/p][/quote]I agree. It is very easy to moan about Martyn Underhill and certain Boscombe residents, it takes a more intelligent person to engage in dialogue and come up with a solution.[/p][/quote]oops, forgot my Eleanor Roosevelt quote. "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." George Bowling
  • Score: 2

9:09pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Nelly Moser says...

bosco1 wrote:
Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!?
I have lived in Boscombe for 28 years, shop and socialise in Boscombe, and occasionally walk home from a friends at night - and I have never felt unsafe thank you!
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!?[/p][/quote]I have lived in Boscombe for 28 years, shop and socialise in Boscombe, and occasionally walk home from a friends at night - and I have never felt unsafe thank you! Nelly Moser
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Bob49 says...

Lets start by getting rid of this 'issue' nonsense. Boscombe has problem. it has problem drinkers and drug addicts who cause the rest problems.

So stop trying to sanitise our language so as to remove the responsibility.

These problems are suffered by the law abiding and caused by the failure of the council and police to deal with the causes.

But then as long as they are 'isshhhooooooooos' then nobody is to blame.
Lets start by getting rid of this 'issue' nonsense. Boscombe has problem. it has problem drinkers and drug addicts who cause the rest problems. So stop trying to sanitise our language so as to remove the responsibility. These problems are suffered by the law abiding and caused by the failure of the council and police to deal with the causes. But then as long as they are 'isshhhooooooooos' then nobody is to blame. Bob49
  • Score: 4

9:41pm Wed 30 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

So the first meeting in Boscombe when you became Commissioner was a waste of time then? Same questions.....no answers.

Ohhh......don't forget to bring your Sat Nav.
So the first meeting in Boscombe when you became Commissioner was a waste of time then? Same questions.....no answers. Ohhh......don't forget to bring your Sat Nav. BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

9:45pm Wed 30 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Nelly Moser wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!?
I have lived in Boscombe for 28 years, shop and socialise in Boscombe, and occasionally walk home from a friends at night - and I have never felt unsafe thank you!
Well if your friend lives next door you wouldn't would you?

Anyway,just put it down to your medication.
[quote][p][bold]Nelly Moser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!?[/p][/quote]I have lived in Boscombe for 28 years, shop and socialise in Boscombe, and occasionally walk home from a friends at night - and I have never felt unsafe thank you![/p][/quote]Well if your friend lives next door you wouldn't would you? Anyway,just put it down to your medication. BIGTONE
  • Score: 4

11:49pm Wed 30 Jul 14

s-pb2 says...

Nelly Moser wrote:
bosco1 wrote:
Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!?
I have lived in Boscombe for 28 years, shop and socialise in Boscombe, and occasionally walk home from a friends at night - and I have never felt unsafe thank you!
Me too Nelly. Walked through Boscombe at night hundreds of times, never been hassled. Shopped in Boscombe plenty of times with no hassle. Had 1 or 2 excellent evenings in Chaplins. Im sure if Martyn Underhill did the same the same would happen to him.

Some people on this story and others in the last couple of days have said they want to bulldoze my home, want to bomb me, claim I have no job and that im either a alcohol or drug addict, that I am from Poland, and that currently living in Gaza would be a preferable experience. And all I said was good morning or should that be dzień dobry?
[quote][p][bold]Nelly Moser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!?[/p][/quote]I have lived in Boscombe for 28 years, shop and socialise in Boscombe, and occasionally walk home from a friends at night - and I have never felt unsafe thank you![/p][/quote]Me too Nelly. Walked through Boscombe at night hundreds of times, never been hassled. Shopped in Boscombe plenty of times with no hassle. Had 1 or 2 excellent evenings in Chaplins. Im sure if Martyn Underhill did the same the same would happen to him. Some people on this story and others in the last couple of days have said they want to bulldoze my home, want to bomb me, claim I have no job and that im either a alcohol or drug addict, that I am from Poland, and that currently living in Gaza would be a preferable experience. And all I said was good morning or should that be dzień dobry? s-pb2
  • Score: -2

9:01am Thu 31 Jul 14

Azphreal says...

'reported crime is going down' because we do not bother calling most of the time as its pointless. A house alarm started going off down my road and i knew they were away so called the police,after half and hour i became fed up waiting for them.
'reported crime is going down' because we do not bother calling most of the time as its pointless. A house alarm started going off down my road and i knew they were away so called the police,after half and hour i became fed up waiting for them. Azphreal
  • Score: 4

9:28am Thu 31 Jul 14

SympatheticSam says...

Duluded police for duluded people living in Boscum. Perfect match.
Duluded police for duluded people living in Boscum. Perfect match. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 3

10:36am Thu 31 Jul 14

BoscVegas says...

"The PCC's office will be live tweeting from @PCCDorset. If you want to get involved you can use the hashtag #askmartyn. "

Not one tweet, says it all about the public perception of our PCC.
"The PCC's office will be live tweeting from @PCCDorset. If you want to get involved you can use the hashtag #askmartyn. " Not one tweet, says it all about the public perception of our PCC. BoscVegas
  • Score: 2

1:06pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Nelly Moser says...

BIGTONE says...


Nelly Moser wrote:

bosco1 wrote:
Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!?
I have lived in Boscombe for 28 years, shop and socialise in Boscombe, and occasionally walk home from a friends at night - and I have never felt unsafe thank you!Well if your friend lives next door you wouldn't would you?

Anyway,just put it down to your medication.



I am simply speaking as I find. My friend does not live next door and I am not on medication. I am simply speaking as I find. If our experience of Boscombe is positive, are we not allowed to express it?
BIGTONE says... Nelly Moser wrote: bosco1 wrote: Maybe Martin Underhill should spend a month living in Boscombe for a month 24/7 Walk the streets at night, shop in Boscombe, Drink in Boscombe and do all the things we might like to do if it was a safer place to be. I very much doubt he would choose this place as his future residence !!? Maybe someone could mention it to him at the next meeting>!!? I have lived in Boscombe for 28 years, shop and socialise in Boscombe, and occasionally walk home from a friends at night - and I have never felt unsafe thank you!Well if your friend lives next door you wouldn't would you? Anyway,just put it down to your medication. I am simply speaking as I find. My friend does not live next door and I am not on medication. I am simply speaking as I find. If our experience of Boscombe is positive, are we not allowed to express it? Nelly Moser
  • Score: 2

7:45am Wed 6 Aug 14

podgie says...

The people of New York about 10 years ago would complain about even worse crime and social issues related to living in the area,I know when I was out there you wouldn't last the night if you took an evening stroll in Central Park.
Along came a mayor who said we ain't putting up with this no more.He properly funded the police,the police were made to enforce all the laws regardless of who was transgressing (most of the so called law abiding types got very vocal about being prosecuted for things such as no seat belt etc)
Along with a complete clamp down on all main crime groups New York has been completely transformed and is now one of the safest main cities in the States.I returned recently and felt very safe wherever I went.
This Is Not Rocket Science.......
The people of New York about 10 years ago would complain about even worse crime and social issues related to living in the area,I know when I was out there you wouldn't last the night if you took an evening stroll in Central Park. Along came a mayor who said we ain't putting up with this no more.He properly funded the police,the police were made to enforce all the laws regardless of who was transgressing (most of the so called law abiding types got very vocal about being prosecuted for things such as no seat belt etc) Along with a complete clamp down on all main crime groups New York has been completely transformed and is now one of the safest main cities in the States.I returned recently and felt very safe wherever I went. This Is Not Rocket Science....... podgie
  • Score: 0

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