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    HRH of Boscombe wrote:
    Well said simcal. If people want to live in a society where you can get arrested for crossing a road without a crossing please leave ASAP.
    Anyway it's not for the Police to solve. They can try and control the situation but until the thick headed council realise we need rid of the HMOs and their occupants it will be 1 step forward and 2 steps back.
    It would appear some have never experienced a more civilized lifestyle and society than Boscombe. I lived in USA for 6 years and it was the best days of my life. Felt safe (and free) to walk around my neighborhood at all times day, noon and night with my 2 year old child, alone, on the streets with nothing to fear.

    Jaywalking is a law, that protects both pedestrians and motorists. Loitering, which is evident outside McDonald's and immediate vicinity is disgusting. If you enjoy dining with a BigMac Meal with a view of down and out bums on the other side of the window then you are welcome to it!

    I'd rather fear the Police than the local violent thugs. They terrorize the community, so should rightly be classified "terrorists"."
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Sketch of shame: 'We're working hard to address issues in Boscombe', say Dorset Police

Nicky Searle

Nicky Searle

First published in News

Superintendent Nicky Searle, violent crime lead for Dorset Police, said: “We are working closely with partners, as a key member of the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership, to address issues that affect the trust and confidence of people living, working and visiting Boscombe.

“Operation Dismantle has been successful over the past three weeks in removing active drug supply networks in the town, and we will continue to target suppliers and users.

“Operation Planet is committed to removing prostitution from the streets of Bournemouth, working to deliver sustainable exit strategies for on street sex workers, and targeting kerb crawlers through re-education and conviction.

“Local officers in Boscombe are also working hard to reduce anti-social behaviour caused by street drinkers, drug use and supply.”

Cat McMillan, Bournemouth Council community regeneration officer said: “The Churchill Gardens area was prioritised this year as the main focus of work by the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership group and work is already beginning.

“We will be launching a regeneration programme in July which will capture all the multi-agency work.”

Andy Williams, the council’s safer and stronger communities manager said: “Bournemouth Council works closely with Dorset Police to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, both through prevention and enforcement. “There are a number of activities taking place to target those who are responsible for anti-social behaviour in Boscombe including increased CCTV to tackle prostitution.”

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