Southbourne ASBO: Bournemouth council to curb late-night bad behaviour

Soutbourne ASBO: Bournemouth council to curb late-night bad behaviour

Soutbourne ASBO: Bournemouth council to curb late-night bad behaviour

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BOURNEMOUTH council has won an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) over late night bad behaviour in part of Southbourne.

Residents have said the area is suffering from rough sleepers, too many off-licences and too much drinking after dark.

Ward councillor Chris Mayne told the Echo: “Southbourne is a nice area and we are not too keen on the problems drinking is causing.

“I certainly have concerns about the sale of alcohol at night.”

The problem is said to be around Southbourne Grove.

Residents outlined their concerns in 10 letters of objection to an unsuccessful attempt to stop Southbourne Fried Chicken selling alcohol with food.

Frank Bayes wrote: “I cannot see this will do anything other than exacerbate the drinking and rough sleeper problems we already have in Southbourne Grove.”

Alison Hunt described being “terrorised” at a bus stop by a man repeatedly smashing an empty bottle against the shelter.

She wrote: “Please consider my pleas as a single woman who does not want to lock herself in at home to avoid more drunken people at large in a place that is otherwise delightful.”

Jacqueline Hubbard wrote: “Fishermans Walk and Southbourne Grove suffer from public drinking which generates noise, anti-social behaviour and extra rubbish.”

Bournemouth council said it was working with Dorset Police to tackle the problems in the area and urged people to report anti-social behaviour on 01202 451 433.

Andy Williams, the council’s safer and stronger communities manager, said: “In response to concerns raised by residents and the local community, we have taken action. “Recently we attained an ASBO on one member of a known group, and we are currently gathering evidence to take further enforcement action on two other members of the same group.”

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1:12pm Thu 5 Jul 12

robsmith123 says...

hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms.
A classic Echo pose once more !!!
hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms. A classic Echo pose once more !!! robsmith123
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1:38pm Thu 5 Jul 12

cleanery says...

he dont look tanked up,
thoughs arms folded looks cool.
he dont look tanked up, thoughs arms folded looks cool. cleanery
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1:51pm Thu 5 Jul 12

darth vader says...

The local homeless group spend most of their time shoplifting from Tesco Express and trying to get refunds on sandwiches and other items people buy for them. This has been going on for months and although the police are often talking with them, they are obviously never given any other options so stay where they are. Fishermans Walk is virtually a no-go area after 7pm, which is a shame as the Friends of Fishermans Walk do a lot to promote the area.
The local homeless group spend most of their time shoplifting from Tesco Express and trying to get refunds on sandwiches and other items people buy for them. This has been going on for months and although the police are often talking with them, they are obviously never given any other options so stay where they are. Fishermans Walk is virtually a no-go area after 7pm, which is a shame as the Friends of Fishermans Walk do a lot to promote the area. darth vader
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2:06pm Thu 5 Jul 12

H2o-hara says...

Fair enough to the Council but why only concentrate on Southbourne ?
Fair enough to the Council but why only concentrate on Southbourne ? H2o-hara
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2:10pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Winstonchilled says...

A lot of smoke and mirrors. These people who complain all the time do not represent the majority. If they have so much time on their hands wouldnt it be better to organise things to do in Southbourne at night rather than complain about people hanging about on the street having a laugh.
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If those who hang about are under 18, what else is there to do other than hang about outside? It's not like the young people own nice homes where they can drink some wine in peace. Southbourne would be dead at night without people hanging about - nothing wrong with hanging about having a kebab and nothing wrong with having a pint or two (unless your underage).
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Are these people who complain such inocent snowflakes that they would melt at the sight of someone in a hoody? It seems like a bunch of middle class posh folk complaining people who are just not the same as they are and dont behave exactly like they do....
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These days to get away with bad behaviour it seems you need to be in some sort of power.
A lot of smoke and mirrors. These people who complain all the time do not represent the majority. If they have so much time on their hands wouldnt it be better to organise things to do in Southbourne at night rather than complain about people hanging about on the street having a laugh. . If those who hang about are under 18, what else is there to do other than hang about outside? It's not like the young people own nice homes where they can drink some wine in peace. Southbourne would be dead at night without people hanging about - nothing wrong with hanging about having a kebab and nothing wrong with having a pint or two (unless your underage). . Are these people who complain such inocent snowflakes that they would melt at the sight of someone in a hoody? It seems like a bunch of middle class posh folk complaining people who are just not the same as they are and dont behave exactly like they do.... . These days to get away with bad behaviour it seems you need to be in some sort of power. Winstonchilled
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2:14pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Winstonchilled says...

Quote “I certainly have concerns about the sale of alcohol at night.”
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People drink at night - but it would be more of a concern to sell alcohol at 8am in the morning lol
Quote “I certainly have concerns about the sale of alcohol at night.” . People drink at night - but it would be more of a concern to sell alcohol at 8am in the morning lol Winstonchilled
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2:45pm Thu 5 Jul 12

HRH of Boscombe says...

Winstonchilled I'm not sure. Some people like a drink at 8am. I used to get a bus from Hackney Central years ago at the start of my career. There was the same guy on the bus every morning with a Special Brew. He missed it one morning and raced the bus to the next stop and got on. He was a road sweeper in Poplar but he was very keen to get to work. He was never abusive or a problem. So what if he wanted a beer before work?
Winstonchilled I'm not sure. Some people like a drink at 8am. I used to get a bus from Hackney Central years ago at the start of my career. There was the same guy on the bus every morning with a Special Brew. He missed it one morning and raced the bus to the next stop and got on. He was a road sweeper in Poplar but he was very keen to get to work. He was never abusive or a problem. So what if he wanted a beer before work? HRH of Boscombe
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2:49pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Cmdr Kryll says...

robsmith123 wrote:
hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms.
A classic Echo pose once more !!!
It's like p0rn for me now
[quote][p][bold]robsmith123[/bold] wrote: hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms. A classic Echo pose once more !!![/p][/quote]It's like p0rn for me now Cmdr Kryll
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2:56pm Thu 5 Jul 12

scrumpyjack says...

Cmdr Kryll wrote:
robsmith123 wrote:
hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms.
A classic Echo pose once more !!!
It's like p0rn for me now
PML.
[quote][p][bold]Cmdr Kryll[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robsmith123[/bold] wrote: hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms. A classic Echo pose once more !!![/p][/quote]It's like p0rn for me now[/p][/quote]PML. scrumpyjack
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3:00pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Mr N James says...

I give him 10 out of 10 for the pose as hes cant look angry as hes is trying not to smile. Dam good try.
I give him 10 out of 10 for the pose as hes cant look angry as hes is trying not to smile. Dam good try. Mr N James
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3:17pm Thu 5 Jul 12

politicaltrainspotter says...

robsmith123 wrote:
hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms. A classic Echo pose once more !!!
That's Councillor Chris Mayne.Show's you how well known he is.
[quote][p][bold]robsmith123[/bold] wrote: hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms. A classic Echo pose once more !!![/p][/quote]That's Councillor Chris Mayne.Show's you how well known he is. politicaltrainspotter
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4:17pm Thu 5 Jul 12

BmthNewshound says...

The Echo is making it look as if Southbourne is on a downward spiral and well on its way to being the new Boscombe.
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One ASBO granted and evidence being gathered for two or three more hardly signifies that there is a problem.
The Echo is making it look as if Southbourne is on a downward spiral and well on its way to being the new Boscombe. . One ASBO granted and evidence being gathered for two or three more hardly signifies that there is a problem. BmthNewshound
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4:23pm Thu 5 Jul 12

scrumpyjack says...

politicaltrainspotte
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wrote:
robsmith123 wrote:
hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms. A classic Echo pose once more !!!
That's Councillor Chris Mayne.Show's you how well known he is.
I went on a stag do and he was one of the group. Very nice bloke as it goes.
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]robsmith123[/bold] wrote: hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms. A classic Echo pose once more !!![/p][/quote]That's Councillor Chris Mayne.Show's you how well known he is.[/p][/quote]I went on a stag do and he was one of the group. Very nice bloke as it goes. scrumpyjack
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4:56pm Thu 5 Jul 12

mysticalshoelace says...

If the plan to cut housing benefit to the under 25's goes ahead the problem will only get worse.
If the plan to cut housing benefit to the under 25's goes ahead the problem will only get worse. mysticalshoelace
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5:19pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Baywolf says...

Why only Southbourne...Bourne
mouth Square..Boscombe, Lansdowne, Charminster, Winton...
Why only Southbourne...Bourne mouth Square..Boscombe, Lansdowne, Charminster, Winton... Baywolf
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5:33pm Thu 5 Jul 12

manana says...

m sorry but Southbourne is fast becoming the new Boscombe....I live there and on a daily basis have to see (usually the same) homeless drunks hanging around the High Street day and night, hassling elderly people for money, fighting with men women, falling asleep in Fishermans Walk surrounded by cans or up on the clifftop where children play. Ive got no sympathy for them, they do nothing to help themselves but go out of their way to upset the decent people that do live here...and dont say 'you should have more sympathy, you might be in their shoes one day' because I have too much self respect and respect for other people. We are all struggling with life, its how we choose to deal with it and that should mean to make it someones elses problem...
m sorry but Southbourne is fast becoming the new Boscombe....I live there and on a daily basis have to see (usually the same) homeless drunks hanging around the High Street day and night, hassling elderly people for money, fighting with men women, falling asleep in Fishermans Walk surrounded by cans or up on the clifftop where children play. Ive got no sympathy for them, they do nothing to help themselves but go out of their way to upset the decent people that do live here...and dont say 'you should have more sympathy, you might be in their shoes one day' because I have too much self respect and respect for other people. We are all struggling with life, its how we choose to deal with it and that should mean to make it someones elses problem... manana
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5:35pm Thu 5 Jul 12

manana says...

I meant to say 'shouldnt mean'
I meant to say 'shouldnt mean' manana
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7:56pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Football banning order yob says...

Yes it's the look angry with folded arms look!!! You can always rely on the echo's photographers
Yes it's the look angry with folded arms look!!! You can always rely on the echo's photographers Football banning order yob
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7:59pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Football banning order yob says...

Southbourne is fast becoming the new boscombe.. Shop lifters every where drunks hanging about groups of wasters of their heads. Disgraceful. Send them all to portland then blow up the rd that links it to weymouth. Job done
Southbourne is fast becoming the new boscombe.. Shop lifters every where drunks hanging about groups of wasters of their heads. Disgraceful. Send them all to portland then blow up the rd that links it to weymouth. Job done Football banning order yob
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9:10pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Seabourne road's always been dodgy. Southbourne Grove was ok, but now seems the Boscombe infuence is expanding East.
Seabourne road's always been dodgy. Southbourne Grove was ok, but now seems the Boscombe infuence is expanding East. Telscombe Cliffy
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7:33am Fri 6 Jul 12

alanh7 says...

It all goes back to the value-free society promoted by the pop culture from 1960s onwards and the skilful Blair.

Time was when we had low crime, no drug addiction hardly and full employment based on proper jobs, i.e. a healthy national condition.

Then there was a sense of duty; now it is all about rights and instant self-gratification, nurtured by the BBC and the hopeless police.

Previous generations knew perfectly well the human potential for folly and had a sensible culture and justice ideas.

Now we have low educational standards and the tiny CHIMPS on the streets to negotiate with the drug pushers. That is a police acronym for those who don't know for the Community Support Officers - "can't help in most policing situations."

Prisons used to be tough and the food worse than for the school children. Magistrates would sentence drunks to 6 months hard labour.

The ASBO method is a way of ducking the real problem just like the electonic leg tag and giving bail to serious offenders.

If society wants to improve iteself, there must be a return to common sense, bobbies on the beat and proper penalties.
It all goes back to the value-free society promoted by the pop culture from 1960s onwards and the skilful Blair. Time was when we had low crime, no drug addiction hardly and full employment based on proper jobs, i.e. a healthy national condition. Then there was a sense of duty; now it is all about rights and instant self-gratification, nurtured by the BBC and the hopeless police. Previous generations knew perfectly well the human potential for folly and had a sensible culture and justice ideas. Now we have low educational standards and the tiny CHIMPS on the streets to negotiate with the drug pushers. That is a police acronym for those who don't know for the Community Support Officers - "can't help in most policing situations." Prisons used to be tough and the food worse than for the school children. Magistrates would sentence drunks to 6 months hard labour. The ASBO method is a way of ducking the real problem just like the electonic leg tag and giving bail to serious offenders. If society wants to improve iteself, there must be a return to common sense, bobbies on the beat and proper penalties. alanh7
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7:37am Fri 6 Jul 12

alanh7 says...

And yes, I used to live in a happy, law-abiding part of West Southbourne as a child in the 1950s. It is distressing to see what has happened to it.
And yes, I used to live in a happy, law-abiding part of West Southbourne as a child in the 1950s. It is distressing to see what has happened to it. alanh7
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7:59pm Sun 8 Jul 12

Richard 1976 says...

robsmith123 wrote:
hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms.
A classic Echo pose once more !!!
I quite like the tinted glasses. The classic Fred Dinenage coast to coast outside broadcast look!
[quote][p][bold]robsmith123[/bold] wrote: hurrah, another angry looking local with folded arms. A classic Echo pose once more !!![/p][/quote]I quite like the tinted glasses. The classic Fred Dinenage coast to coast outside broadcast look! Richard 1976
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