VIDEO: "Ridiculous" number of drug treatment centres bringing people to Bournemouth, says PCC

"Ridiculous" number of drug treatment centres bringing people to Bournemouth, says PCC

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RESIDENTS put their concerns about prostitution, the state of housing in Boscombe and the number of drug rehabilitation centres to Martyn Underhill last night.

The community engagement forum held in Boscombe gave residents from all over Bournemouth the chance to challenge Dorset's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Mr Underhill said there was a “ridiculous” number of drug treatment centres advertising their services on the internet to encourage people to Bournemouth.

Last week, Boscombe GP Dr Mufeed Ni’Man said drug-addicted former prisoners from outside Bournemouth are being referred to Boscombe every week.

There was praise for Boscombe’s new Tardis-style police box, but residents complained that it was not open longer.

One resident said: “It shuts at 5.30pm and it shuts on Sundays, so crime continues.”

Mr Underhill said: “It’s better to have it some of the time than not to have it at all.”

Boscombe police inspector Chris Weeks said: “Whilst we’re there, the anti-social behaviour and criminality has waned but when we go, it does seep back again so we’re structuring our patrols and activities to focus on what now becomes the peak time, from 6pm to midnight.”

The meeting heard that The Crescent seemed much safer since it was redeveloped. Inspector Weeks confirmed the police would be moving into the former Argos building opposite The Crescent.

The meeting also debated the “unacceptable” delays facing callers using the 101 non-emergency phone number. Mr Underhill has vowed to improve the service.

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10:51am Wed 6 Aug 14

beachcomber1 says...

the police will be moving into the former Argos building? now that sounds promising.
the police will be moving into the former Argos building? now that sounds promising. beachcomber1
  • Score: 6

11:47am Wed 6 Aug 14

Gingertree says...

Tell Jeremy Kyle to stop sending the toothless slack jawed smackheads that frequent his show to Bournemouth then
Tell Jeremy Kyle to stop sending the toothless slack jawed smackheads that frequent his show to Bournemouth then Gingertree
  • Score: 9

11:50am Wed 6 Aug 14

Gingertree says...

beachcomber1 wrote:
the police will be moving into the former Argos building? now that sounds promising.
I wonder if they'll have a supply of little blue pens to sign your confession with?
[quote][p][bold]beachcomber1[/bold] wrote: the police will be moving into the former Argos building? now that sounds promising.[/p][/quote]I wonder if they'll have a supply of little blue pens to sign your confession with? Gingertree
  • Score: 6

12:31pm Wed 6 Aug 14

smhinto says...

If we treated drug addicts properly i.e. Gas them!! There would be little need for re-habilitation centres, hence a considerable saving.
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Anybody that fills their bodies up with this s..t deserve everything they get.
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Why should these people expect treatment from the public purse for what is self inflicted.
If we treated drug addicts properly i.e. Gas them!! There would be little need for re-habilitation centres, hence a considerable saving. . Anybody that fills their bodies up with this s..t deserve everything they get. . Why should these people expect treatment from the public purse for what is self inflicted. smhinto
  • Score: -4

1:30pm Wed 6 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Shame the Cllrs don't admit it either.
Shame the Cllrs don't admit it either. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 0

2:21pm Wed 6 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

I find it mildly ironic that a PCC can describe something as ridiculous while keeping a straight face!
I find it mildly ironic that a PCC can describe something as ridiculous while keeping a straight face! speedy231278
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bob49 says...

until the council stops paying top dollar for squalid accomodation then landlords will continue to house these problem drink and drug addicts, and demand more

why is the root cause of this problem not even mentioned, nevermind tackled ?

too many snouts in the trough perhaps ?
until the council stops paying top dollar for squalid accomodation then landlords will continue to house these problem drink and drug addicts, and demand more why is the root cause of this problem not even mentioned, nevermind tackled ? too many snouts in the trough perhaps ? Bob49
  • Score: 8

4:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

sea poole says...

There are rumours that the PCC is still in the Sovereign Centre looking for a stolen item from his car...he can't find the way out...!
There are rumours that the PCC is still in the Sovereign Centre looking for a stolen item from his car...he can't find the way out...! sea poole
  • Score: 3

5:22pm Wed 6 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

Gingertree wrote:
Tell Jeremy Kyle to stop sending the toothless slack jawed smackheads that frequent his show to Bournemouth then
http://www.itv.com/j
eremykyle/about

The Providence project is a partner service as you can see
On Jeremy's page.
[quote][p][bold]Gingertree[/bold] wrote: Tell Jeremy Kyle to stop sending the toothless slack jawed smackheads that frequent his show to Bournemouth then[/p][/quote]http://www.itv.com/j eremykyle/about The Providence project is a partner service as you can see On Jeremy's page. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

7:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Dahlia77 says...

Any rehab unit that uses a very unwell ex-footballer (to that certain ex-footballer's detriment) to promote their unit should be avoided by anyone wishing to get well. They are just like all his hangers on. Providence is not one of the better ones imo and do you know how much these place charge a week to stay? Some it is more than £1000! They should be made to pay towards policing and local heathcare. And what's more they don't need particular planning permission, just but up an old house and let the rooms and it is a hmo. Also Bournemouth council instead of running these places themselves they outsource to particular companies who run these re-habs for them. The drug uses are refered by the local authority to the council who then pass them over to these certain drug rehabs who they have connections with. What's more once the residents are in the rehab they have to pay council tax (which is then subsidised by Bournemouth's housing benefit team) It's all really wrong and should stop.
Any rehab unit that uses a very unwell ex-footballer (to that certain ex-footballer's detriment) to promote their unit should be avoided by anyone wishing to get well. They are just like all his hangers on. Providence is not one of the better ones imo and do you know how much these place charge a week to stay? Some it is more than £1000! They should be made to pay towards policing and local heathcare. And what's more they don't need particular planning permission, just but up an old house and let the rooms and it is a hmo. Also Bournemouth council instead of running these places themselves they outsource to particular companies who run these re-habs for them. The drug uses are refered by the local authority to the council who then pass them over to these certain drug rehabs who they have connections with. What's more once the residents are in the rehab they have to pay council tax (which is then subsidised by Bournemouth's housing benefit team) It's all really wrong and should stop. Dahlia77
  • Score: 4

10:59am Thu 7 Aug 14

rozmister says...

Dahlia77 wrote:
Any rehab unit that uses a very unwell ex-footballer (to that certain ex-footballer's detriment) to promote their unit should be avoided by anyone wishing to get well. They are just like all his hangers on. Providence is not one of the better ones imo and do you know how much these place charge a week to stay? Some it is more than £1000! They should be made to pay towards policing and local heathcare. And what's more they don't need particular planning permission, just but up an old house and let the rooms and it is a hmo. Also Bournemouth council instead of running these places themselves they outsource to particular companies who run these re-habs for them. The drug uses are refered by the local authority to the council who then pass them over to these certain drug rehabs who they have connections with. What's more once the residents are in the rehab they have to pay council tax (which is then subsidised by Bournemouth's housing benefit team) It's all really wrong and should stop.
I don't understand why Bournemouth council WOULD run a rehab centre or why the people who live there should be exempt from council tax? Rehabilitation for addictions is a health issue and so if anyone should be dealing with the local healthcare trust should be. Contrary to popular belief the council aren't responsible for every single thing that ever happens in Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]Dahlia77[/bold] wrote: Any rehab unit that uses a very unwell ex-footballer (to that certain ex-footballer's detriment) to promote their unit should be avoided by anyone wishing to get well. They are just like all his hangers on. Providence is not one of the better ones imo and do you know how much these place charge a week to stay? Some it is more than £1000! They should be made to pay towards policing and local heathcare. And what's more they don't need particular planning permission, just but up an old house and let the rooms and it is a hmo. Also Bournemouth council instead of running these places themselves they outsource to particular companies who run these re-habs for them. The drug uses are refered by the local authority to the council who then pass them over to these certain drug rehabs who they have connections with. What's more once the residents are in the rehab they have to pay council tax (which is then subsidised by Bournemouth's housing benefit team) It's all really wrong and should stop.[/p][/quote]I don't understand why Bournemouth council WOULD run a rehab centre or why the people who live there should be exempt from council tax? Rehabilitation for addictions is a health issue and so if anyone should be dealing with the local healthcare trust should be. Contrary to popular belief the council aren't responsible for every single thing that ever happens in Bournemouth. rozmister
  • Score: 1

11:27pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Blossom8 says...

rozmister wrote:
Dahlia77 wrote:
Any rehab unit that uses a very unwell ex-footballer (to that certain ex-footballer's detriment) to promote their unit should be avoided by anyone wishing to get well. They are just like all his hangers on. Providence is not one of the better ones imo and do you know how much these place charge a week to stay? Some it is more than £1000! They should be made to pay towards policing and local heathcare. And what's more they don't need particular planning permission, just but up an old house and let the rooms and it is a hmo. Also Bournemouth council instead of running these places themselves they outsource to particular companies who run these re-habs for them. The drug uses are refered by the local authority to the council who then pass them over to these certain drug rehabs who they have connections with. What's more once the residents are in the rehab they have to pay council tax (which is then subsidised by Bournemouth's housing benefit team) It's all really wrong and should stop.
I don't understand why Bournemouth council WOULD run a rehab centre or why the people who live there should be exempt from council tax? Rehabilitation for addictions is a health issue and so if anyone should be dealing with the local healthcare trust should be. Contrary to popular belief the council aren't responsible for every single thing that ever happens in Bournemouth.
One of the rehabs in Boscombe has the best success rate in the country for secondary stage of rehab. This is why they are sent to or choose Boscombe in hope of completing their treatment and making a recovery from the awful addiction and rehabilitating themselves so they can lead a respectable life.
Unfortuneately the dealers hang about outside these places targeting these people whilst they are in a very vulnerable state of their recovery. Dealers are the scum the vermin that need removing from the town. The addicts are desperate people as a result of the dealers actions not to mention the money they are making out of these vulnerable people caught in spiral of self destruction.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dahlia77[/bold] wrote: Any rehab unit that uses a very unwell ex-footballer (to that certain ex-footballer's detriment) to promote their unit should be avoided by anyone wishing to get well. They are just like all his hangers on. Providence is not one of the better ones imo and do you know how much these place charge a week to stay? Some it is more than £1000! They should be made to pay towards policing and local heathcare. And what's more they don't need particular planning permission, just but up an old house and let the rooms and it is a hmo. Also Bournemouth council instead of running these places themselves they outsource to particular companies who run these re-habs for them. The drug uses are refered by the local authority to the council who then pass them over to these certain drug rehabs who they have connections with. What's more once the residents are in the rehab they have to pay council tax (which is then subsidised by Bournemouth's housing benefit team) It's all really wrong and should stop.[/p][/quote]I don't understand why Bournemouth council WOULD run a rehab centre or why the people who live there should be exempt from council tax? Rehabilitation for addictions is a health issue and so if anyone should be dealing with the local healthcare trust should be. Contrary to popular belief the council aren't responsible for every single thing that ever happens in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]One of the rehabs in Boscombe has the best success rate in the country for secondary stage of rehab. This is why they are sent to or choose Boscombe in hope of completing their treatment and making a recovery from the awful addiction and rehabilitating themselves so they can lead a respectable life. Unfortuneately the dealers hang about outside these places targeting these people whilst they are in a very vulnerable state of their recovery. Dealers are the scum the vermin that need removing from the town. The addicts are desperate people as a result of the dealers actions not to mention the money they are making out of these vulnerable people caught in spiral of self destruction. Blossom8
  • Score: 2

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