I HAVE lived in many towns and cities in the UK and around the world. Six years ago I was delighted to relocate to Bournemouth.

In this time the social decline of the area has been disastrous.

The sheer amount of crack-heads and drunks roaming or collapsed on the streets is staggering. Many public carparks are no-go areas. A short walk across the centre of town at night guarantees the approach of multiple aggressive druggies demanding money.

It's a disgrace.

For me this has come to a head when my fiancé had to step around a group of eight addicts smoking crack to return at trolley at Asda.

I question what effective action is being taken to tackle this problem that has ruined the town and will likely destroy our tourist economy in the near future.

Rich Holdsworth

Manor Road,