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Indoor shopping

Compare Boscombe town center to Castle Point/West Quay. The reason they are successful is indoors and free parking. Please look around and learn from others. Don’t knock down the sovereign centre improve it. Put a glass roof over the high street. Make the parking free for a few hours and it would be the massive […]

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Transport infrastructure

I would really like to see some investment in a light rail or busway or similar, to link Bournemouth, Christchurch, Pool, Boscombe, Wimborne. The area’s roads are choked with cars. I think that improving ease of travel will encourage different decisions around where to live as well as investment decisions by industry.

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Parking

The residents of Salisbury Road/Carnarvon Road submitted a petition as per BCP’s requirements online to request Residents Only Parking a year ago. Nothing has been done with this by the council yet there seems to be time to undertake other projects. Parking in this area for residents is appalling, as it is both sides of […]

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Boscombe Regeneration Plan

Boscombe is extremely important to us as a destination, and we would like to see the retail offer and facilities improved. We would like to help in improving public transport connections as part of the plan and we have submitted this separately. We would like to make it clear however, any changes to the road […]

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Boscombe TC Masterplan

I should like to add my support to this plan. The use of the site of the Sovereign shopping centre to provide homes, the restoration of Havilland Road West and the south side of Gladstone Road West will restore the proportions of the town and do much to return its sense of place. The new […]

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HMOs

I work in health in Boscombe. Any regeneration is going to be an improvement. Perhaps changing use of dead shops to housing. Near Corpus C school has massively improved

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New boscombe plans

I love the new plans for boscombe but I heard the that the science zone has an idea for a planetarium with this. I would also love to see this done, I think it would be a great asset for the community and hopefully inspire some curious minds.

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Boscombe regeneration

The plans put forward are illogical. Christchurch Road was thriving until it was pedestrianised, just as was Bournemouth town centre that is now almost dead. Be bold. Build a MASSIVE NEW MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK ON THE RAILWAY YARD! With full vehicle recharge facilities. Link a mass transit system to join Boscombe Lansdowne and Town centre. […]

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Perception is hard to change.

Boscombe Town Centre. You cannot make a silk purse out of a long dead, sow’s ear. Boscombe is (and has been) an area well known for: violence, drug abuse/dealing, poverty, street begging and prostitution. Will a few snazzy, eye-catching plans showing plant pots, roof top dining (whaaaaat is this all about?) and cycle racks change […]

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Drug Problem Area

The re-generation of Boscombe is well overdue, and the plans look very interesting, BUT before the first brick is disterbed, you need to tackle the very concerning drug problem. The Police need to rein in on a much heavier hand, and the sentences need to be more realistic in relation to costs involved on each […]

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Leisure: BoxPark

BoxPark’s have become hugely popular across London with multi food/drink vendors street foods crafts events leisure activities all held in a sizeable park location for residents visitors and tourists to come to enjoy. BoxPark would provide a home for organised events over a 5 year period, and for small businesses development plus the opportunity to […]

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Comparisons

Southwark Council/Canada Water/Surrey Quays £4bil Masterplan for a new Town Centre is approved. Its clearly on a far larger scale though I suggest its worth looking at these plans some of which are representative/comparable with what Bournemouth/Boscombe is looking to achieve on much smaller scale. Main focus for Boscombe must be improved transport links, available […]

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Leisure

A developing trend is for many different eating options to be ‘housed under one roof’ ie a large floor area is designated for ‘food hubs/bars’ to come together around the perimeter to set up, decorate with their individual brand look, to cook, serve in their allocated space. Specialist food areas to include healthy food options/choices […]

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Parking concerns

There are already a number of problems with parking during the Spring and Summer months (especially towards the sea front), but building housing and apartments on the existing Hawkwood Car Park should only be done if there are plans for improved car parking elsewhere. People won’t use public transport to get their families to and […]

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Obsession with Cycle Lanes

BCP council are currently shutting off roads under the guise of Covid / improving cycle routes / improving walking. However, what appears to have been missed is the fact that the major routes in the conurbation either do not have cycle lanes, have cycle lanes that cars can park in, have cycle lanes that stop […]

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Some car access

Perhaps consider one way road access with some parking. Southbourne grove more popular than Boscombe because of this I think. Free short term parking generates passing trade. I say this being relatively anti car but you need some balance and a one way bit with speed reduction and bicycles able to use as well would […]

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Hate the Sovereign Centre Replacement

The area around Boscombe High Street is too small to adequately provide for all the things that the plans are hoping to achieve i.e. lots of new homes, retail, enterprise and cultural areas and I believe that there is too much emphasis on additional housing at the expense of enhancing the shopping centre. Boscombe should […]

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Reopen Boscombe Train Station

You want improved transport links and access? Reopen Boscombe train station. Closed in 1965, part of the reasons for not reopening including the costs of installing lifts- also a problem at Pokesdown, and needing to extend the platforms for 10 carriage trains- there are several New Forest stations which have shorter platforms and you simply […]

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Support essential shops first! No hipster gentrification

The council seems to have learnt nothing from lockdown and continues to subsidise and promote creatives over essentials/key services. Nobody was queueing up in desperate need of a macrame ouija board during lockdown were they? Subsidise food, hardware and other essential shops/businesses FIRST. And if council members are that preoccupied with turning Bournemouth into the […]

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We Need Cover in Boscombe

There appears to be no cover at all for shoppers in Boscombe during the Winter months and when we have rainy summers. The Sovereign Centre is ideal for people to park their cars and do their shopping where it is dry and warm. Any outdoor events are always weather permitting. There should be a planned […]

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No to 5G

The safety of 5G technology is in serious question. We do not need it or want it in Boscombe or indeed anywhere else, faster fibre can and will deliver the same speed without the proven 5g cancerous causing microwaves. The new cell network uses high band radio frequency millimetre waves to deliver high bandwidth data […]

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Native wildflowers

I’ve lived in Boscombe for 12 years and the plans look great. More green space would be wonderful, but I also see a lot of concrete walkways. It would be great to embrace native wildflowers and allow some healthy wilderness rather than very manicured and mown lawns and decorative plants. Good for the bees and […]

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Drugs etc

Please,please,please remove all drug and alcoholic rehab houses. Those people and their collective ‘friends’ have totally spoiled the town. I think another planet would be appropriate! Also landlords of neglected properties and owners of neglected lands should be given 6 months to sort out their greed and corruption and put the said properties in order […]

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Boscombe redevelopment fund

I agree that the Sovereign Centre needs to be changed. I’d like to see it removed completely and the area redeveloped into some green space for residents. Most people in the area do not have large gardens and there is a lack of space to promote positive mental health. The shops in the center are […]

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Prioritise people

I am deeply concerned over the drug/alcohol/mental health problems that are ever increasing over the town of Bournemouth/Boscombe/Poole. The towns are dirtier than ever, the smell of drugs in the air and the behaviours of those under the influence are a cause for concern. The number of homeless people is increasing. Why are these people […]

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Boscombe redevelopment

I feel that Boscombe should be left the way it is. It is an easy place to shop and is affordable. If this development goes ahead it will push the price of property up like a rocket resulting in the shops having to push up the prices of the products. I have lived in Poole […]

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Focus needed on open drug dealing

As a resident invesment is needed on better security to reduce open drug dealing on the streets. The many woodland routes from Boscombe to the cliff-top need CCTV and better lighting – Otherwise the invesment will not have the impact of improving the quality of life. My neighbours are scared to go out after 6pm. […]

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Support for charity to help youth

Im proposing “SENSE”… Spread over a few of the professional units. An environment of Sensory development and support for children, through to a console game unit that would support those older children. It would be somewhere that support workers could take children to engage, and help those that struggle with day to day emotions. Id […]

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Pedestrianised Centre Revamp

Boscombe’s heart – the pedestrianised area is run down with too many intimidating beggars and groups of down and outs hanging out at the entrance by the police box. At night very little is open here and this adds to the edgy atmosphere. The shops, market and meat lorry are all low quality. This is […]

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Resident-led play sessions

I want to introduce “Playing Out/Play Streets/Exercise Streets/Community Streets”: 1-2 hours of street closures for community play. This has been happening informally during lockdown so I’m proposing we keep it as a “legacy of lockdown”. It is a very simple procedure and a catalyst for other community initiatives. Over 1,000 street communities have ‘played out’ […]

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Antiques promotion

Boscombe used to have lots of antique shops on the main road between Pokesdown and the precinct. These should be promoted and advertised to attract tourists. Let it be known as an antiques hub.

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Local fresh food initiative

We have ambitious BCP plans to educate and assist people to grow their own food, keep bees and compost food waste. Charities and local exist only Boscombe and have piloted this. In addition 50 tonnes of super market for waste has been redistributed to homes and hostels this year in Boscombe. The future of local […]

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Electric Trams

To allow the safe, and cleaner, transportation of locals and tourists through the pedestrianised areas initially. Start with Train Station / Lansdowne / Old Christchurch Road / Square / Pier. Second stage to add through to Pokesdown station. Third stage to add through to Branksome station.

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Police doing their job?

I would like to see the Police do some real work rather than hide behind the easy tasks. Do some of the dirty work for once and do something about the organised crime in Boscombe and Bournemouth. It is flooded with drug dealers and trafficking. Not just the eastern europeans but also locals. Nothing seems […]

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build up on creative talent

invest in part of the Sovereign centre as an alternative art gallery, encouraging locals and bigger names to exhibit. Make the areas outside cafes usable to sit outside (if we cannot open the pedestrain area up to traffic), with awings to protect from sun and showers. large wall spaces to be used for murals to […]

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Redevelop a Tired Shopping Centre

Demolish the Sovereign Centre which has never really recovered from the construction of Castlepoint shopping centre. Relocate remaining stores onto the high street to increase hustle and bustle and make use of empty units. Demolish the Sovereign Centre and redevelop the site into masses of affordable housing which would create more local people to support […]

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Vita Nova “life changing”

Vita Nova is a charity providing a vital stepping-stone back into the community for those in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Vita Nova works with some of the most vulnerable people in society including rough sleepers and ex-prisoners. It is a tool against the ‘revolving door’ system via prevention of relapse. Established 21 years […]

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Hats for houses

Many houses have inadequate roofing and guttering, this leads to a poor experience for people living in these properties, experiencing dams and having higher heating bills. I propose the money is delivered in grants to landlords where the landlords/ businesses also have to contribute to the costs, to have appropriate insulation provided below the roof […]

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Slumlords out opf Boscombe

Boscombe’s beaches, the chine and the unique historical housing stock offer one of the most unique and most scenic environments among all UK urban neighbourhoods. Yet, Boscombe is also ridden with poverty and deprivation. While it may seem on the surface that this is driven by drug addiction and individual life choices, the reality of […]

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PAINT TO REGENERATE

Look around you, where is the vibrancy of whole swaths of area given a real good coat of paint?? From the roofline. the window surrounds the doors the fences the walls the posts the benches. look around so so much neglect when it comes to paint?? Why. Its a good weather protector and makes things […]

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A Youth Employment Resource Facility

Let’s face it, our young people are coming out of education and not finding the jobs they want, particularly graduates! My proposal would be to have an employment resource centre for our youth. This could provide training and development for young people and to ensure that all young people from our community find suitable employment […]

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Affordable housing

More good quality, affordable housing schemes for private renters, social housing, part rent / part buy schemes etc with community growing spaces, communal bike sheds and other community facilities for washing, cleaning etc.

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Better Connections & Reduced Traffic

With the rate at which Bournemouth is expanding, it is unfeasible to think that we can accommodate a comparable rise in the number of cars on our roads. A city with good walking and cycling infrastructure allows residents regular exercise with long term health benefits, has reduced pollution, benefits from visitors and tourists, increases footfall […]

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Over-development

STOP DEVELOPMENT NOW BEFORE THE INFRASTRUCTURE COMPLETELY COLLAPSES.POLICE,NHS,SCHOOLS,DENTISTS AND SOCIAL SERVICES ALL AT BREAKING POINT.STOP THIS MADNESS.

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Attractions

Bournemouth it’s a tourist town so I suggest to spend it on activity centre / attractions which gonna bring even more tourist to Bournemouth. Paintball/ go-carts/ bungee/ sea front attractions/ or call the new department for attractions in Bournemouth. You can focus on improve signal lights. They can be well better adjust and reduce much […]

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Working Spaces

Spaces for students and working individuals to do work in central Bournemouth, with WiFi, desks and open access facilities. This would be a great way to enjoy Bourneliths beautiful surroundings such as the beach, lower gardens etc. This should help boost business within the town by drawing more people to the centre.

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University

That certain courses which involve a budget which needs to come out of people’s own pockets should have more money so that it doesn’t effect the students wanting to learn that course do to extra prices on top of the uni fees already

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Pop up shop program!

Like Brighton and Bristol Bournemouth is buzzing with creatives, unlike both of these other towns we don’t seem to be profiting from it as well. Our high streets is dying, with a depressing amount of empty shops my suggestion would be a program run by BID to connect small indie businesses with landlords of empty […]

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Health and Retail

invest money to support people have mental health issue eg some immediate services. For the retail area is the biggest issue, need to increase economy and create more jobs for people.

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Help the Homeless

There are a certain amount of homeless people in Bournemouth, and often times I feel nervous or scared to go out especially since I am a student. Maybe invest some of the money in helping them to make changes, or invest in a scheme that can put them under support and guidance of the government. […]

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Social housing

I would like to suggest help with social housing in Bournemouth. Vulnerable people and young families are being threatened with homelessness as there is a growing number of private landlords that are unable to accept tenants in receipt of benefits due to insurance purposes and rules on there mortgages. There is no larger homes available […]

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Take a read

Bournemouth needs to firstly work on the homeless, there are a lot of homeless around and they need to do something for them. Bournemouth also needs to stop the drug dealers… especially on old Christ church road! It is clear to say the majority of them on that road are drug dealers and something needs […]

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Shopping centre

As we all know, the town looks like a ghost town at the moment. There’s nothing at all to do when it is not summer time (which is 9months out of 12 a year). I’ve gone to Gunwarf Quays several times and I can’t stop thinking why don’t we have a big shopping centre like […]

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Roads / busses / trams

– Put an affordable tram system in place over the seafronts town centre westbourne etc – cheaper and quicker train over the conurbation – seriously reduce the amount of busses on the road, certain routes do not need a bus arriving every 3 minutes, they inevitably catch up with each other. – only have double […]

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Build new sports centre

A new multi sports centre is greatly needed in Bournemouth. There is not enough capacity at existing facilities. There is a prime piece of land on Ashley Road, Boscombe, next to the railway line which might be suitable for this. It could also be connected to Kings Park school next door, via a new footbridge […]

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Combat homelessness

There’s been a high rise in homelessness and rough sleeping, including child homelessness, in Bournemouth, and it is considered one of the worst towns that deals with it. While all the new Christmas lights last year looked nice, the money spent on them would have been a lot more beneficial in helping the people currently […]

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The homeless!

There are so many people sleeping in the streets all over bournemouth, and they don’t seem to be aware that there’s anywhere for them to sleep, if there is. If there’s not invest in a shelter! Also could increase covering graffiti, clean up along the top of the cliff walk and add some flowers etc […]

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Mental health and homelessness

I would like the council to invest money into providing a better mental health service and support system, it can take up to 3 months on a waiting list before being seen or even getting to speak to a counsellor. I’m hoping this will reduce the amount of suicides we have in the town. Not […]

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Homelessness / revamp / transport

I’d like to see the issues Bournemouth has now particularly in the town centre with homelessness remedied. The whole town is becoming dirty rundown and overrun with people who need homes and if they have homes need moving on. No one wants people drunken and laying about everywhere when visiting. Tourists will not come back. […]

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Social housing.

If social housing is built so that some of the home are rented at a discount and the rest where sold at a small profit, allowing people to become home owners. This would allow the council to use the money to build more houses. This intern will allow for more houses to be built over […]

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Tory gulag

The money should be spent arming the proletariat so wecan seize the property of all tories and throw them in a gulag somewhere near Ringwood.

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A real winter garden!

That the development of the winter gardens including the eco hub mentioned by previous contributors but goes one step further and recreates a winter garden on all the roof tops of the new developments that is open to the general public – it could have areas that hint back to the original parts of the […]

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A Thriving Community

Work with the local community to create a thriving community centre. Arts funding working with the university to create and loudly promote cultural hubs and events – Bournemouth has the potential to be a major arts town and should take advantage of its blossoming talent. Introduce a “timed” ticket on buses that allows multiple journeys […]

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A longer term workable plan

That monies are shared across all areas of the conurbation rather than just the town centre. That each suburb have an individual identity that can inter connect with the others while working as an independent in promoting their vision ie Southbourne- by the sea – traditional and contemporary eateries etc Boscombe – Artisan ( but […]

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Close Wytch Farm

Although this appears to be a small facility it is one of the largest on shore facilities in europe. Currently it is due to continue producing fossil fuels until 2037, this is not sustainable under the climate crisis

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Tackling Social Issues

Firstly, the issue of homelessness in Bournemouth is increasingly worrying. The current system is not working and more needs to be done to assist the homeless population. Secondly, schooling in Bournemouth is of a low quality. The number of student not continuing into further education is not good enough, and many schools are meeting the […]

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Beach

I would like to see a clear up of the stones on the beach. This would make the beach more comfortable, more attractive to holiday makers and the stones could be sold on with the revenue spent on more sand. We need to be ahead of the game to keep our high status and attract […]

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Cycling and public transport

I’d like there to be more safe cycle lanes and car free zones. More joined up cycle paths would be great! Cycle routes through the trees to neighbouring towns. Better, affordable public transport and a park and ride – monorail perhaps? Lessening the traffic would be better for the planet and residents wellbeing.

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Investment into creative businesses

Bournemouth is well known for its creatives and I’d love to see more investment in this sector because it’s such a beautiful town, jobs for creatives are most often found in places like London. But I’ve always tried to find out ways to work from Bournemouth because it inspires me to be who I am […]

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M27

Extend the M27 down to the Ashley health roundabout it will bring more business to the area

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Homlessness

There’s such and unbelievable amount of homeless people in Bournemouth. It’s an issue that needs to be tackled whether that’s by building more homeless shelters or by creating jobs for these people.

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Transport and Homelessness

Improved road network supported by increased public transport such as light railway and shuttle ferries. Community allotments / guerrilla gardening schemes. Targetted support to causes of rough sleeping / begging and temporary shelter accommodation to help people get back on their feet.

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Cycling lane

Safe cycling lane that link Bournemouth to Poole and the suburbs. The cycling lane should be well designed and safe enough for children to use ( perhaps a division between road and lane).

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Build the wind farm

We need alternatives to fossil fuels now. A wind farm was already talked about a few years ago but for some reason our council said no even though almost everyone actually living in Bournemouth thought it was a good idea, so it’s time to reconsider and build it. Also the public transport needs to be […]

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Tram system, cycle lanes

Tram are a very beautiful and clean transport system, more attractive than busses, and possibly revive town. Definitely improve cycle lanes everywhere. As well as improve the look of some areas, i.e. Burlington arcade.

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Restoring public facilities

I would like to suggest that we as a community have a portion of the money invested into restoring our public parks, bathrooms and gardens. Many parks and bathrooms are becoming more run down and are in desperate need for a refurb. By doing this we can invest in the younger generations imagination and need […]

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Hate Traffic?

Bournemouth/Poole is often considered the second worst area behind London when it comes to traffic. All of that congestion causes more stress for workers, further issues to the environment with carbon emissions and just a general hassle for visitors to this beautiful town. Could we not invest even further into public transport and come up […]

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Invest in culture

Bournemouth has an amazing cultural offer, including one of the country’s best museums and art galleries, but not enough people know about it. Cultural tourism is a huge opportunity, and arts & heritage are essential for building a sense of community and place.

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Local area plan

Each neighbourhood needs support to create local area plans to maintain standards in their areas such as architecture, environmental planning, overcrowding and too many HMOs. Also council needs less focus on tourist and care for the residents. Better cultural opportunities- Bournemouth is really lacking in culture and doesn’t preserve anything of historical importance.

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Non-student Housing

There is a real need for affordable housing in Bournemouth, particularly for first time buyers. This is one of the most expensive areas in the UK to live, and the wages are not of a London comparison. Almost every housing development in recent years has been for the raising student population, too expensive for young […]

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Better public transport

Make a more extensive public transport network across the wider boroughs and areas such as ferndown, west moors and Ringwood. Young people are struggling unless they can drive. Also, invest it on helping the growing no. Of homeless in the area

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Social care

I would like to suggest that our failing social care system gets the massive reboot it needs! With an ever increasing, ageing population, our current social care system is failing across the board. Our vulnerable and elderly deserve better than this!!

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Empty shop outlets

I would like to suggest that the council put some life back into the old shop buildings around Bournemouth. So many shops are now empty and just collecting dust, plenty of people must want to fill them with some purpose. There should be a way of applying for those buildings, or suggesting what those store […]

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Roadworks

Give our town a well deserved break from roadworks wrecking businesses footfall and invest the money in something else for a while, yes roadworks are necessary but not constantly for 10 years they’re not. Give the residents a break from sitting in traffic for hours on end and give the a338 a break from being […]

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Help those in need

There are so many homeless people in Bournemouth in need of help. Time to start offering a stronger helping hand to those who need it to clean up and rebuild their lives. Put more funding into helping them get homes and out more finding into rehabilitation and actively look for employers to partner with who […]

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Sustainability

I think that Bournemouth should be made a more sustainable town. Imagine- the greenest town in England. Bournemouth gardens could be expanded and improved. Buses neee to be more sustainable ie. biofuel or electric. More investment in bike rentals ie. beryl bikes. This will definitely increase tourism and increase the flow of people coming into […]

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Create Green Play Spaces

Create Green Play Spaces Development of all children’s parks and play spaces using sustainable materials and including mini models of alternative method of fuel generation. These parks could include: – wind turbines – solar panelled play buildings like tree houses or dens – waterfall play areas that could generate electricity from moving water – larger […]

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Skate park

How about a skate park for the many young people in the area so they have a property place to skate instead of using the Square?

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Put a team network back

Put trams back in for sustainability, tourism and the environment. Make them great value so they will be well used. We are not all able to cycle and walk with all our shopping. This could make an all round benifit

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Navitus Bay

Please can we have navitus built, we need more renewable energy sources to make bournemouth a greener town. We need to have more trees and green areas in the bournemouth area and surrounding areas too !

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Build sustainable social housing

By building more sustainable social housing for families that have been priced out of the ability to buy their own homes. We can encourage the growth of local enterprises and businesses and build a community that can in turn then invest in the town though local contributions, taxes etc.

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Free children’s play areas

As a mum with a 5 year old child, I wish to see the council improving and rebuilding new wooden parks and splash parks with plenty of free parking. Children and families should be encouraged to enjoy the outdoors and be provided with more options. There is very limited free options of outdoor fun for […]

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Climate emergency

We need to fund making our town greener. Electric buses and more routes. Cheaper rail and bus fares. Better cycling routes. Navitus bay wind farm. Solar panels on all new build housing and council housing. Incentives for businesses to be greener. Better recycling systems in place.

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Facilities

To bring money into the town create a large spa similar to Bath Spa, and create a large Lido as in Teneriffe, also sort the homeless problem, make accommodation easily available with counseling.

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Road repairs

I think road repairs would make a significant impact on the town, I’ve had to repair my car several times because of the state of the roads around here, it’s also very dangerous for motorcyclists as potholes are hard to dodge therefore causing a more likely chance of there being an accident

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Public off road Transport

We should invest in a public off road transport scheme to link the railway at Landsdowne with the airport at Hurn. This would allow our airport with a long runway to help the region recover from the loss of Flybe, reduce commuter traffic along the A338 and help develop the town centre and the airport. […]

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Sort potholes out

Bournemouth as well as Poole and Christchurch have very poor road surfaces with potholes and treeroots making them both uncomfortable for regular local commuting and also making them unsafe as a cause if accidents and vehicle damage.

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Revive the town centre

Please put the money towards helping the homeless in our community. Bournemouth has changed so much over the years and is busier than ever but the increase of homelessness is undeniable and they need the help more than most. Perhaps the money could be invested to help the individuals eventually get back into work? Let’s […]

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Public Transport

Time to remove the dirty busses around Bournemouth and Poole, replace them with Trams, also better connections to Bournemouth Airport would be welcome too.

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People in Need

Make Bournemouth more disability friendly and help and support given to those carers that look after anyone who can’t look after themselves. Help the homeless too.

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Green and sustainable

I noticed many suggestions already about sustainability which is what I was going to say! Linking our BU and AUB universities with a sustainable festival featuring the very latest in technology, design and travel would be an amazing annual event to showcase the work of both unis and help the other suggested ideas move forward.

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Parking/Infrastructure

Free parking within the town centre (2-3 hrs) to reinvigorate the drab, empty business units by bringing people back from out of town shopping centres. Provide more bins to promote not ‘dropping rubbish where you stand’ activities. Pedestrianise more (energy producing pavements showing users contribution to attract people), or at least remove domestic vehicles from […]

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A less vague suggestion

-A road to bypass the A35 & Christchurch, since the actual “Christchurch bypass” doesn’t bypass Xchurch. New road costs would be made back on traffic efficiency. -Stop building, empty buildings which could be housing all over B’mouth. The roads can’t handle more people. Especially if you want to close a hospital (both of which struggle […]

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Eco-tourism / education

I would like to suggest some money is used to harness the opportunity to educate visitors to the area on the importance of what can be done to be more eco-friendly. Provide interactive bins, educational boards, and connect local communities. Use an empty shop in bournemouth for allotment vegetables/fruit/produce and workshops. Set up a central […]

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Salvaging a habitable planet

Navitus please, storage & clean infrastructure everywhere- solar,wind, tidal- as befits our climate emergency. DECARBONISATION at speed & scale. ALL HANDS ON DECK: lack of time in which to act before triggering permafrost carbon bombing,climate collapse & extinction. Public Education programme re the 11,000 scientists from 153 countries 5.11.19 warning of “untold suffering due to […]

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Climate Emergency

I would like to suggest that the money is significantly spent on alternatives to fossil fuel, including wind and solar energy. I would like to suggest that with any money left afterwards – a large proportion of grown trees are planted.

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Regeneration

Investment into alternatives to fossil fuels Money for the housing emergency here and supporting the homeless/those at risk Support for those with addiction/mental health issues Policing – we have so much crime here

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Public transport

I suggest the council takes back control of the bus networks, lowers fares, and gives real incentives to local people to leave their cars at home. The climate emergency won’t wait. I also suggest we ban the return of Conor Burns’ mates’ oil rig and get our offshore wind farm installed as soon as possible.

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Transition Bournemouth

Invest the money into Transition Bournemouth and all of its schemes. Likewise community projects that manage our Commons e.g. allotments, guerilla gardening etc. Anything that increases community/ commons capability/ capacity that regenerates the town and increases resilience against future disasters. Invest in upskilling the community through repair cafes and free short courses in basic skills […]

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A greener and kinder future

I’d like to suggest that the money is spent on finding alternatives to fossil fuels – maybe looking again at wind turbines or other renewable energy sources. I think mass grown tree planting in the conurbation would also be an excellent use of the money and would go someway to offsetting the towns carbon footprint. […]

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Infrastructure/education/greenspaces

Bournemouth needs a much better infrastructure. Proper cycle lanes that all link up together, free public transport on a network of electric buses. Green spaces need to be turned into allotments to grow local food. Wildflowers planted over every road verge, trees planted wherever possible. More earth charter schools with more funding going towards educating […]

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Repair the damage

With the climate emergency all around us, I would like Bournemouth to showcase the changes that should be made for a sustainable future. A cheap, efficient public transport systems that negates the need for cars. Sustainable energy sources to be rolled out as soon as possible. Education, education, education – so that people understand why […]

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Greener Bournemouth

Alternatives to fossil fuel transport (electric buses, bh1 closures to fossil fuel cars on the weekends to encourage use of electric buses/cy ling/walking) and planting of trees. Invest in local food growing projects.

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