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Re: Acceptable Violence 08/04/2022

Re: Acceptable Violence 08/04/2022
Dorset Alert LogoDorset Police & Crime Commissioner
Since the incident at the Oscars ceremony, where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, I’ve been thinking more and more about whether there is an ‘acceptable’ side to violence. We have seen many prominent people ‘taking sides’ and making comments over the last couple of weeks and I have thought long and hard about what I would have done in that situation, but my conclusion remains the same – that there is never a ‘reasonable excuse’ to throw the first punch or in Will Smiths’ case, what has to be considered as a carefully calculated ‘slap’ and here’s why.

I spend a considerable part of each working day, trying to stop people from becoming a ‘victim’ or a ‘survivor’ of a violent crime in one way or another.


Indeed, there is a priority in my Police and Crime plan dedicated to just that – fighting violent crime and high harm and within that priority are sections that aim to tackle violence reduction, addiction and substance misuse, violence against women and girls, domestic abuse, child abuse and modern slavery.

Since becoming PCC, I have been to visit charities and organisations, some funded by my office that provide shelter, care, and support to those experiencing domestic abuse or child abuse and I have listened to those who have ‘lived experience’ of these situations and so I can honestly say that anyone who takes the stance of defending a ‘little slap’ or a ‘soft punch’ should think twice about what they are really condoning.

By condoning such actions, you are helping to ‘normalise’ them in our society. Normalising violence leads to abhorrent ‘games’ like Huggy Wuggy, which not only scares innocent children but can lead them to try and ‘hug another child to death’ in the playground. Normalising violence leads to our future generations being ill-prepared to deal with difficult situations without resorting to violence and that’s not what I want for our children and grandchildren.

Dorset is already a safe county – but I want it to be safer and that’s why I have been working alongside Dorset Police and other partners to bring into fruition a Violence Reduction Unit which will take whole-system approach to violence reduction, and comprise multi-agency working, data sharing and analysis, engaging young people and communities and commissioning (and developing) evidence-based interventions.

There are currently 18 Violence Reduction Units across the country and between April 2019 and September 2020, it is estimated that 41,377 violence without injury offences had been prevented in funded areas, relative to non-funded areas. Alongside a reduction of 7,636 violence with injury offences, this represents potential costs avoided of £385m.

These figures are certainly encouraging and something I want Dorset to be part of and benefit from. The work of such units and many of the other projects and operations that take place in Dorset take time to bring forward long-term prevention benefits – but I’m looking to the long-term.

My Police and Crime Plan was quite deliberately set to last for eight years, because much of my vision for Dorset is ambitious and will only be achieved through bold and transformative activity and that activity will take time, collaboration with partner agencies, locally, regionally, and nationally to realise. I am determined to spend my time in office tackling the issues that the people of Dorset told me that want dealing with and violent crime is just one of them.

On reflection, all of us and particularly the role models in our society, whether that be a footballer, or a Hollywood A-lister need to stop and think before acting or reacting to a situation; we all need to think about how our actions may affect and influence others and most importantly, we all need to reject violent behaviour – saying sorry after the event just doesn’t cut it!

David Sidwick
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner

 
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Susan Bloss (OPCC, Administrator, Dorset)

Gambling Fraud and Skateboardin

Gambling Fraud and Skateboarding
Dorset Alert LogoDorset Police & Crime Commissioner
This week sees the publication of the Government’s white paper on the future of the Gambling Act.

As the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) joint lead for Addictions and Substance Misuse, I have added my voice to the debate in asking the Government to toughen up regulations on the gambling industry to help protect communities and vulnerable people from gambling-related harm.

I want to see improved powers for councils to determine where and how many gambling premises can open in their areas. Local authorities currently have limited powers to prevent the opening of gambling premises even if there are already others nearby or there are reasons why it may not be an appropriate location.

The Local Government Association is calling for councils to be given more legal flexibility and power to approve or reject applications for local gambling premises depending on local circumstances, taking into consideration the interests of the local economy, community impact and views of local residents.

I am also concerned about growing reports of people who are vulnerable to gambling-related harm being targeted with free bets and other marketing offers when they are trying to stop gambling and that is why I am supporting the call for the government to take steps to reduce the volume of advertising and marketing offers that are routinely made available via television and online.

I know that people can commit serious crimes to fund their gambling addiction and that problem gambling causes a great deal of harm to individuals and families across the UK, and so it is vital that there is support is available to those affected and, where the industry has acted irresponsibly, it is held to account for its actions.

On my website this week, you will find a free fraud flyer for you to download!

This whole idea came about when I met with Age UK, when I was on the campaign trail. They had identified a need for easy-to-read leaflet for older people who are nervous about being victims of fraud. The aim was to explain the types of fraud, what to look out for, where to get help, and how to report it – this flyer does just that.

I want to thank partners from Dorset Police, national Cyber-crime specialists, Citizens Advice and Dorset and BCP Trading Standards who have all worked with Age UK and my office, to produce this flyer. I hope you will share the link to it, print a copy of it for a family member or a friend and if it helps prevent just one person from being scammed, then it will have done its job!

Locally, this week, I have been meeting people across the Weymouth area to see Operation Relentless funding in action, to meet with a local Councillor in Littlemoor to discuss policing, communities and youth, as well as giving a talk to the Over 50’s Club at the Park Area Community Centre on my Police and Crime Plan.

But I want to tell you a bit more about finding myself in a skatepark to see first-hand how a local group are using grant funding from my office, from the Op Relentless Fund to make a difference and keep young people away from becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.
I have to say that I was taken aback by the skill and dedication needed to ride a board and I was also really impressed with the scheme my office has help fund. The scheme running at the skatepark allows local children free skateboard lessons, which may not sound that important or maybe perceived a soft option – but when it comes to preventing the boredom that often leads to youths getting involved in ASB, I believe it’s important to create options, provide alternatives and give guidance and support.

The grant funding to Weymouth skatepark has allowed children, some with special educational needs, some who are at cross-roads when it comes to committing crime and ASB to learn a new skill, to be in a safe space, to be part of an organised and positive group which aims to encourage them to become part of a wider supportive community group, to stay safe and most of all to stay out of trouble – all of which can only be viewed as a positive.

I am determined to bring forward practical solutions to Dorset’s problems, to act and to help ‘fix the future’ and not just leave it to others.

David Sidwick
Police and Crime Commissioner

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WWW Ward Public Forum – Police Report (read out at the meeting):

Last Quarter 2021
Current Team for Northbourne and Wallisdown: 1 Inspector Danny Tamblyn 1 Sergeant Lewis Bailey 2 Police Constable Joy Atkins and Danny Moore and 2 Police Community Support Officers Susie Elliott and Rachael Buller.
· Inspector Tamblyn is moving teams and will be moving to manage Poole NPT of Monday 24th January 2022
We remain committed to protecting the vulnerable residents within our community , this is to include protecting the victims of cuckooing and disrupting the damages that suspects cause to their victims and the wider community. This has recently been the case at Silver Jubilee Court , Canford Avenue , where persons from London were displaced from an address and is being closely monitored by police and housing.
We are continuing to manage the ongoing Anti-Social behaviour occurring in Noble Close via a Multi-Agency approach.
Face to face meetings are continuing to take place. If you would like us to attend an event , please let us know the details.
Our PCSOs are increasing their community engagements to 2 events a month – these are being advertised on Face book and Dorset Alert.

If any of the community would like to sign up to Dorset Alert to receive information regarding current issues or events to be aware of then please get in touch with one of the PCSOs who will set you up on the App. For example, there is an engagement today at Tesco’s Kinson and 400 people have been notified.

· The PCSOs have recently worked with the community to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Group at Forsyth Gardens, Slades farm. It is hoped this will help with any issues that arise.

· The CCTV camera that was set up and positioned on the Redhill Gyratory facing towards Columbia Road Co-op is likely to be moved as anti-social behaviour has decreased and the camera could be used elsewhere to benefit other areas in the community. We welcome suggestions.

· Jubilee Gardens has been made a quarterly priority for our Team due to anti-social behaviour at the location and possible drug dealing/use. We are asking the community for intelligence regarding this activity. Please provide information , i.e. vehicle registrations , dates , times , person descriptions using the 101@dorsetpolice.pnn.police.uk address. We are working closely with Housing and ASB Teams ( asb@bcpcouncil.gov.uk ) to deal with the issues being caused
· Anti-Social Behaviour has reduced at Slades Park. Please let us know if this change WE experienced issues at the Poppies football club over the summer but we are pleased to report this seems to have ended. Please let us know if this is not the case. END

WWW Councillors’ Report , January 2022

WALLISDOWN AND WINTON WEST WARD

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WWW Councillors’ Report , January 2022 :
WWW WARD PUBLIC FORUM Saturday 22nd January 2022 Start 10.00am
Bournemouth Blind Society
’Rooper Hall 5 Victoria Park Road BH9 2RB
Welcome to the New Year’s First Quarterly Ward Report from your Councillors :
WWW ETRO Victoria Park Road
:“Following the recent engagement exercise with local residents, we have listened to your views and are currently taking a draft decision through the normal democratic process which, if approved, will be to remove the trial low traffic neighbourhood at Victoria Park Road.
As you may be aware, a number of options were presented earlier in the year for residents to further comment on. The response to this engagement exercise demonstrated that concerns remained around increased congestion on other local roads and around the local school. Therefore, as the response to these additional options has not shown to be supported, we have listened to residents and made the decision to remove the trial. This draft decision is currently going through the democratic process for final consideration by the Council and, if approved, will be implemented sometime in the New Year.”



SLADES PARK SKATE PARK
Following contact from the Skate Boarding Community , and Echo articles and even a video made by those seeking for refurbishment of the 30 year old skate park , Ward Councillors visited to see where potential structural failures might be apparent. Their thoughts and concerns were relayed to BCP Parks department.
( More further on……).
SLADES PARK HALLOWEEN JUNIOR PARK RUN
Despite the weather , that broke and was nice and sunny for the run , a great number of kids and parents turned out and had a fun time……especially those in Halloween Fancy Dress !

Picture published with agreement of parents and run organisers.
NORTH BOURNEMOUTH ALLOTMENTS
The Ward Councillors were delighted to have been allowed to judge the best three costumes and award the Organisers a “WWW Ward Councillors’ Special recognition Award’ for their efforts creating this amazing community event which takes place every Sunday morning – early !
( The Organisers talked to Residents about this initiative for an Active and happy Dorsetat the previous WWW Public Forum ).

Ward Councillors visited Cornelia Road and the North Bournemouth Allotments to meet the Manager and Allotment Holders there about concerns for exiting the site where vision is restricted by overgrown bushes.
The report compiled from the visit was submitted to Highways and Parks for deliberation
Dorset Police ‘Crime Maps’ for our Area :
https://www.police.uk/pu/your-area/dorset-police/bournemouth-north-west/?tab=CrimeMap
POLICE REPORT Last Quarter 2021
Current team for Northbourne and Wallisdown: 1 Inspector Danny Tamblyn, 1 Sergeant Lewis Bailey, 2 Police Constables Joy Atkins and Scott Janes and 2 Police community support officers.

  • We remain committed to protecting the vulnerable residents within our community, this is to include protecting the victims of cuckooing and disrupting the damage that suspects cause to their victims and the wider community.
  • We are continuing to manage the ongoing Anti-Social behaviour occurring in Noble Close via a Multi-Agency approach.
  • Face to face meetings are now starting to take place again following the lifting of restrictions. If you would like us to attend an event, please let us know the details. 
  • We have recently been working on a community project to install another CCTV camera. This has now been set up and is positioned on the Redhill gyratory facing towards Columbia Road Co-Op. This will be reviewed in 3-4 months.
  • We have recently attended Glenmoor and Winton schools and took part in a presentation with an Urban Youth specialist whose presentation was geared towards educating parents in how to keep their children out of county lines and organised crime. We issued leaflets to all parents with regards to county lines and when you would contact the police.
  • We have conducted speed checks in the local area in response to concerns raised by local residents. We will continue to adopt this approach to help keep our roads safe and will be conducting checks at different times of the day to enable a broader approach.
  • Slades Farm remains a quarterly priority for us and we will continue to adopt a pro-active approach in response to concerns raised from local residents, specifically regarding drug dealing at the pond and anti-social behaviour. With regards to the WWW councillors’ quarterly report – we would like to make a request that the residents who receive the report are encouraged to contact the police with times/dates etc. so that we can have information led patrols. Please can they provide information using the 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk address.
  • We are working with the community to help set up a neighbourhood watch approach in the Forsyth Gardens/Slades Park area. This initiative is in its infancy at present.
  • Regularly, over 100 people run on Sunday morning at 0900 hours in Slades Park – Junior Park Run. We are looking to have officers attend at the same time to encourage interaction with our younger members of the community.

  • We have been heavily involved in the last few months with regards to child safeguarding, using a multi-agency approach to solve both long term and short-term problems with our
  • most vulnerable members of the community. This includes reassurance following a recent death of a youth in the local area.
  • A decision by Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleansing and Waste has been published: Garden Waste Service 2022
  • Decision:
  • To set the price for the 2022 Garden Waste Collection Service. The price reflects the 2021 service disruption resulting from staffing shortages due to Covid-19 isolation requirements and lack of availability within the local marketplace to backfill roles. Feedback from Service Users impacted by service similar disruption in 2020 on the extra collections provided in January 2021 was not favourable, and therefore it is not recommended that this approach is repeated.

  • The price of the service usually increases annually by RPI. For 2022, this will also be the case but will also include a reduction to reflect the cost of the two missed collections.To approve:
  • Option 5 within the Decision Record. The price for the garden waste service in 2022 is £46.44 per bin, which is an increase by RPI of 3.9% on the 2021 price (£49 per bin), less £4.46 to cover the two missed collections in 2021. This will require a pressure of £77k to be included in the MTFP for 2022/23. 
  • ·      The discount received for the garden waste service for residents with an Access to Leisure and Learning (At LL) card is continued for Poole residents for the 2022 service, and a review of the entire At LL scheme will be carried out in due course. The cost of the service for At LL card holders in Poole will be £23.22 per bin (on the first bin purchased).
  • The Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleansing and Waste has considered any representations received and determined to confirm the decision outlined above without modification.
  • To see the publicly available information, follow the link: Decision details on public web site
  • Second recorded accident at Boundary Roundabout (Talbot Avenue) Dual Carriageway:
  • From BCP Road Safety Team –
  • “I can confirm that the Stage 3 (Completion of Construction) Road Safety Audit was completed in May 2021 by BCP Safety Engineers, in conjunction with the Dorset Police Casualty Reduction Officer. For the Stage 4 Road Safety Audit (Post-opening monitoring), BCP Safety Engineers will carry out an evidence-led review of injury road collisions, using a full 12 months ‘post-construction’ casualty data. As there is typically a three-month delay in Police Data Teams validating casualty data, this implies the Stage 4 Road Safety Audit is unlikely to take place before September 2022. The Stage 4 Audit is carried out to ensure that any significant highway scheme-opening road safety matters can be identified and remedial action be taken if deemed necessary. This final audit is delayed in this way because schemes often take a while to ‘bed in’ and for drivers to become accustomed to the changes that have been introduced. Please rest assured that any injury accidents that occur in the intervening period will form part of this desk-top review
    I understand that the most recent incidents that have been reported are non-injury ‘damage only’ collisions, with the very latest involving driver ‘loss of control’. Strictly speaking, therefore, these crashes would not feature as part of the formal desk-top review but we will endeavour to take them into consideration should a pattern of such incidents continue to occur.

  • I would highlight the fact that this scheme was designed to treat a location which was by far the worst cycle collision hotspot in the entire conurbation. In the ten years before the Boundary Roundabout layout was changed it experienced nearly 40 injury accidents, 30 of which involved vulnerable cyclists and motorcyclists (six of these cyclists were seriously injured). These cycle/motor cycle injuries represented a financial cost to the local economy/health service of at least a quarter of a million pounds each year at this roundabout alone.
  • For information/reassurance it is very early days still but we currently have validated accident data up to the end of July 2021 which indicates that no cyclists have been injured here since September 2019. This implies that the revised layout is already starting to have a positive impact on the very significant level of cycle casualties we were experiencing here. Because this is a very busy junction at all times it is not unexpected that motor vehicles will be continue to be involved in crashes here, but I anticipate that they will occur at a lower frequency and severity than before the roundabout was changed to its current layout.”
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  • Road Safety Team Leader

Transport and EngineeringWinton and Moordown traders join forces as BH9 Business Community and look fore support.               e: hello@bh9.uk

Left to right: Cllr Nigel Hedges, Wallisdown and Winton West, BCP Chair and Past BCTC President; Nikki Dibley, Rocket Records; Jacqui Rock, President BCTC; Wendy King, Trade Group Liaison Officer BCTC; Jamie Fish, Fish4Junk; Cllr Sarah Anderson, Moordown and (front) Emma Martineau, Phones 4 Business. Picture: Dorset Biz News.

Slades Park Skate Park in Winton, Bournemouth is one of the oldest skate parks in the UK. Built in 1978, the park has been home to numerous competitions, community jams and much loved by skaters, BMX riders and scooter riders for decades. But this fantastic local resource is now a victim of complacency, neglect and antisocial behaviour. We need your help to make things right.

Since its construction – over 40 years ago – Slades has rarely been updated and has fallen into a state of sad disrepair. The bowls are full of cracks and hole that small skateboard wheels can get stuck in, causing falls and injuries. The flat ground of the park is rough and isn’t enjoyable or safe to skate on. While hundreds of thousands of pounds have been invested into the nearby velodrome, the skate park has seemingly been ignored by a council that extols the virtues of exercise and outdoor activity.

The lack of appeal for genuine skaters means that Slades skate park often attracts the wrong sort of people, drinking, abusing drugs and smashing bottles, making the area feel unsafe and putting off local families from visiting. In contrast more modern skate parks such as Two Rivers meet, Wimborne and West Moors are full of skaters and other riders, who simply want to skate, ride, have fun and don’t cause harm or disruption to the local area. Families are having to get in their cars to drive to these skate parks out of Bournemouth, adding to pollution and congestion for the want of a local skate park that they can walk or skate to!

I’m petitioning for the complete refurbishment of Slades skate park. Rebuilding or re-concreting the skate park would bring local children and young people back to the park, re-energising the area, making it safer and more family friendly and reducing the carbon emissions and increased traffic across the borough of people having to drive to a satisfactory skate park.

Once brought up to standard, a skate park requires very little maintenance and so a one-time investment into this important local resource would be an excellent use of resources for the children and young people of Bournemouth and fall within a single budget cycle of our council.

Bigger and better lights planned for Christmas 2022 !PS : They will have to be , because these were STOLEN from the Roundabout on New Year’s Eve !!!

The Parks Foundation (TPF), in partnership with BCP Council, have been awarded £224,000 from the Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery. Ninety nature projects across England have been awarded grants from £68,100 to £1,950,000 to create and retain over 1,000 green jobs. Using the Higher Potential Ecological Networks that have been identified as part of Dorset’s Local Nature Recovery Plan, the BCP project will transform eight of the area’s green deserts into wildlife-rich sites and will create habitat and species resilience by linking existing bio diverse sites to a wider network. This will be achieved by working closely with residents, empowering our communities to care for their parks, reconnecting them with nature and educating them about the environment.
This will be achieved by:

• Transforming eight urban parks (47 hectares) within our most densely populated and deprived wards and where there is least green space.
• Employing Park Activators to deliver physical changes and to run a range of engagement activities to educate and inspire residents into nature.
• Develop and deliver an evaluation plan to record changes, primarily using citizen science monitoring and reporting.
• Empower communities by creating new volunteering opportunities with support for skills development and confidence building.
The project will create nine jobs:• 1 x Project Manager • 4 x Parks Activators • 4 x Assistant Parks Activators (either via Kick-start or placement schemes)
The Parks we’ll be working in:
• Branksome Recreation Ground • Haskell’s Recreation Ground • Jumpers Common • Kinson Manor Playing Fields • Muscliff Park • Pelham’s Park• Slades Park• Strouden Park

During 2022, The Parks Foundation, in partnership with BCP Council, will be delivering a Nature Recovery project. Our aim is to increase the biodiversity within eight of our urban community parks; bringing more nature and wildlife into the park, while inspiring local residents about the environment through a series of events. One of the eight parks we’ll be delivering this in is Slades Farm. Further details about the project and the parks we’ll be working in are attached
Some of the improvements we hope to make at Slades Park include:Planting native shrubs, trees and spring bulbs
Rewilding the old football pitch
Establishing bug hotels and piles of deadwood to create new ecosystems.
installing bird and bat boxes to encourage these animals to thrive.
We aim to recruit our Project Manager in autumn 2021, with our Parks Activators starting in January 2022 and the project being delivered from March – December 2022.

COUNCILLORS’ REQUEST FOR ACCIDENT STATS DURING WWW ETRO EXPRIMENTAL PERIOD
Subject: RE: WWW: (Accident Stats prompted by Resident concern on ETRO and Gyratory Road Safety

Dear Cllr Hedges.
I can confirm that there has only been one slight injury accident on Victoria Park Road in the last 5 years up to the end of August 2021 and that was on 2nd March 2021.
I can’t be certain about what happened but it looks like a scooter rider – possibly on an
e-scooter – was riding on the pavement on Wimborne Road, rounded the corner into Victoria Park Road and rode straight into the back of a parked car.~
The reason for the uncertainty about what happened is that we don’t yet have a separate code for e-scooters in the reporting accident system as they are relatively new, so they are often recorded as ‘other vehicle’ as is the case here.

Road Safety Team Leader December 2020
Subject: Ensbury Park Road resurfacing scheme
Dear Councillors Ensbury Park Road was to have formed part of this year’s micro asphalt pot hole prevention programme however since the tender process was completed and a contractor finally
appointed it became apparent that the condition of the road had reached a point where it was no longer practical to try and preserve the existing surface and that major resurfacing works were needed instead. I am pleased to tell you that we will be carrying out this work very early in the New Year.
On the 10January Council operatives will begin to carry out repairs and minor adjustments to Ensbury Park Road in preparation for the road to be resurfaced a couple of weeks later. On Monday 31January the road will be closed between Cherries Drive and Wimborne Road whilst resurfacing operations commence. All being well I expect the work to take 5 days to complete. The road will be closed to through traffic 24 hours daily however residents will have access outside the working hours of 8am to 6pm with some limited access being provided under the supervision of site staff when resurfacing operations are being carried out in another part of the road on any particular given day.
To maintain bus services to the Winton & Moordown area Yellow Buses requested that on-street parking in Ashton Road was suspended for the duration of the works to allow them to use it as a temporary bus diversion route otherwise they would be unable to serve the area whilst Ensbury Park Road was closed. We have since agreed to this proposal and we are putting measures into place to set this up.

Signage will shortly appear and letter drops to residents in Ensbury Park Road and Ashton Road.

Highways Maintenance Technician Transport & Engineering bcpcouncil.gov.uk

TV Innovation Quarter – Position Statement


albot Village Trust are aware that early stage, indicative plans for part of Talbot Innovation Quarter have recently been displayed at Nuffield Health in Bournemouth.

Talbot Village Trust is at an advanced stage of negotiations with Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, to bring forward a new Hospital as part of the Innovation Quarter proposals set out in the Borough of Poole Local Plan. Given there is not currently a contractual position, the Trust has respected the commercial confidentiality of Nuffield Health by not disclosing information regarding the contract discussions.The intention was to inform the local community and key stakeholders as soon as a contract had been signed between the Trust and Nuffield Health. The provision of a Nuffield Health facility at the Innovation Quarter represents a key anchor occupier

on part of the site to begin delivery of the wider vision and would greatly improve healthcare provision in the BCP area and create many new local jobs.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that the local community in Wallisdown and Talbot Village and the wider area are involved at the heart of discussions to bring forward plans for an exciting new Innovation Quarter. In the near future the Trust will confirm arrangements for a comprehensive and collaborative public consultation involving all members of the community.

The vision for the Innovation Quarter is set-out in the adopted Poole Local Plan 2018 and has also been identified as a key site within the emerging BCP Local Plan. Whilst proposals for the Innovation Quarter are therefore a central aspect of future planned economic growth in south east Dorset, the proposals are at a very early stage and will be subject to full consultation and the normal planning process.

Talbot Village Trust is excited by the unique opportunity to provide an inspiring environment for entrepreneurial businesses in the digital industries to grow. The Innovation Quarter could be home to some of the UK’s most exciting and progressive industries including much needed healthcare provision and in turn would enable the retention of highly skilled graduates from Bournemouth Universities in the local area.

In the meantime, the Trust will continue to work closely with local community stakeholders and the Council to ensure the emerging plans deliver real benefits for the local community and reflect the Trust’s key values of Community, Environment and Sustainability.

ENDS

ECHO REPORT: “Drugs found in van search”
A driver of a ‘suspicious’ van was caught with Class A drugs , no insurance and no tax.
Police were called to the Slades Farm area of Bournemouth to reports of a suspicious van.
The vehicle was spotted on the move and quickly stopped with the assistance of Bournemouth North Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Two people in the van were detained for a drugs search.
Police said the driver was found with the suspected Class A drugs, he also failed the drug wipe – testing positive for cocaine, admitting taking it shortly before being stopped.
The passenger was also allegedly found with suspected Class A drugs.
The van had not had any insurance since November 2021 and the tax had expired in July 2021.
The driver was arrested and the van was seized.”

Slades Farm Residents have recently had a meeting with the North Bournemouth Policing Team to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a Neighbourhood Watch in that area.

STATISTICS FROM COUNCIL OPERATIONS SUMMER 2021:

  • 3.75m people throughout the season at Pier Approach, Bournemouth.
  • On peak days just short of 250,000 recorded at Pier Approach
  • More than 50% decided to travel to the area on the day

    74% travelled by car#
  • Peak weekends were June 12/13 and July 17/18
  • 400 additional rubbish bins were added to seafront locations
  • Despite the extra bins , 105 tonnes of rubbish were left on the beaches
  • Just over 2,000 tonnes of rubbish was collected
  • 6,600 used the King’s Park and Ride
  • 1,700 used the Poole Civic Centre Park and Ride
  • 43 vehicles were towed away in the season
  • Just under 40,000 penalty charge tickets were issued
  • 59 Civil Enforcement Officers toured the area – 15 up on previous years
  • Nine prosecutions were brought for illegal camping
  • 2 Police Officers were dedicated to beach and open space patrols
  • Nine additional CCTV cameras were installed

COMMUNITY RECOGNITION : Slades Park Residents have been on numerous wide ranging litter picks. Photo with a full report to follow.
VICTORIA PARK ROAD ON SATURDAY 8TH JANUARY 2022

From the Consultation (Excel) Document : Comment
Leave where it is as reduces traffic through and stops speeding where schools are needed. Also avoids congestion at the top of Victoria park road getting onto Victoria Avenue
Walking down Victoria park road feels more peaceful and less worry for kids playing on the green or walking from school
Since the installation of Option A we have noticed increased traffic and cut throughs’ including HGVs. This road has become a cut through for noisy motorbikes and a high level of increased traffic at school periods
Would a further solution to make this no entry then force cars/bikes/scooters in more of a one way system up vicarage road, down Morden and out of VPR not be a further trial solution?
This junction has always been an issue, especially with traffic along Victoria Ave. If anything this would be a suitable option surely to trial. It would stop the bottle necks in this area at peak times and ensure traffic was easily spread to smaller roads.
U Turning cars constantly at school pick up doesn’t to me give the impression it’s a fluid solution. The traffic simply hasn’t changed it’s just moved to other roads like Morden Road and Namu Road.
My preference is for a movement of the current LTZ closure to the other side of Namu Road (East side) on Victoria park road. This will stop traffic being forced to pass the school – though it may increase the flow along Namu (at speed) It is worth stating that motorcycles and electric/scooters are passing through the access point at speed and are in the middle of the traffic flow where they do. One- way circulation could assist on Morden/Oates which are jammed at school times with contra-flow traffic.
I do not believe closures on Vicarage or Victoria Park road would be useful or well received by residents.
Preference – Option C
Make Oates Rd and Morden Rd one way. Apart from that, option A, remove the LTN. Possibly add flat topped humps on Victoria Park Rd at the Junctions of Oates and Morden Rd. The current arrangement is dangerous, in the evenings the takeaway delivery drivers go through the gaps in the planters without slowing down. There’s going to be an accident with people turning out of Oates Rd if this is allowed to continue, especially if the foliage in the planters is allowed to grow and further restrict drivers’ view.
Am in favour of making the neighbourhood safer for pedestrians and cyclists but ALL roads are affected by a change in one road.  Access is needed particularly as St John’s doesn’t have parking but has a bigger catchment than community schools thus drawing more cars in. Instead of trialled scheme, 1.Make Oates and Morden one way each. 2. Retain or introduce 20mph limits at all times through the area. 3. Put STOP signs on every road feeding into Victoria Park Road and Vicarage Road; square off junctions so walkers have less road to cross. 
ALL roads in the area are residential so ALL suffer from noise and inconsiderate drivers.  
As mentioned by others, definitely one way on Oates and Morden rarely get through these roads without reversing.  Also the wider picture must be considered with most surrounding roads having cars parked all the time   making them a single track road. ALL residents should be considered not just a couple of roads. The extra mileage done to avoid this area is considerable and not a good option , particularly for the residents of the new roads used.
Preferred option is C, although improved speed bumps (full width) better. Also whatever is installed needs some sort of chicane in front of the gap to prevent motorcycles travelling through at speed. If it stays at current location then definitely don’t want closure at vicarage and Morden as would mean long diversion via Norton or Eldon road for residents wanting to travel east west and vice versa. 
This junction needs yellow lines. No visibility and dangerous parking.
Define Oats Rd as a one way street north only & Morden Rd one way south only. Removing the unwarranted obstruction on Namu Rd/Victoria Park Rd would be good as this was imposed upon the area with no consultation under Covid special powers.
Current experimental junction is very dangerous as motor vehicles are now diverting and speeding down Oates Road and Morden Road. Agree with others about making Oates and Morden one way. Strongly do not agree with Option D as there is then no easy access to Oates Road from Wimborne Road and causes high mileage and long diversion.
Alternatively, implement speed bumps around the whole of the area rather than road blocks.
Very dangerous parking on this junction, obstructing view and had many near collisions. Needs double yellows as people still park on ‘red’ painted road.
Do not agree with current placement of road blocks or Option C. This would not change the dangerous diversion of cars from Boundary Road/Upper VPR using Oates Road as a cut through. It’s a small residential road with cars parked either side or young children residing. Not safe to have such high through-traffic. Victoria Park Road is a much larger road to take the traffic. Implementation of speed bumps on VPR would be beneficial.
Blocking this off would stop through-traffic altogether and only residents would use Eldon Road or Namu Road as access.
Cars are now really racing along Victoria Avenue in order to make up for lost time by not being able to use Victoria Park Road. They will simply divert along Namu or Norton or Edgehill Road in order to get back up to Moordown.  Make the whole area 20 mph speed limit and abolish the LTN
Moving the planters to the eastern side of Namu Rd would simply make the through route Victoria Park Rd – Namu Rd – Jameson Rd. I support Option A, get rid of the LTN. Make Oates and Morden Road’s one way as others have said, and consider improving the traffic calming in the area. The area is not purely a residential area; the Wimborne Rd end of Victoria Park Rd has the Church, the school, the garage, vets and an Oxfam depot and the Rooper Hall and Bournemouth Blind Society. Jameson Rd has a large builder’s yard, the YMCA, another garage and the Methodist Church. Easy access is required to all of these facilities.
This junction needs yellow lines from no 83 to 63 as too many residents park their cars here (one is a horsebox!) making the road narrow and dangerous
This road closure does not work and options B, C, D and E are no better. It just moves the problem to other roads, which are narrower and is more dangerous
This junction needs yellow lines (which are actually enforced) visibility is very poor for all users due to cars parking right on the corners
I cannot put a pin there but the closure is sending traffic to the junction of Namu Road and Victoria Avenue which is a dangerous junction
Remove the closure & allow ALL users to have unhindered access.
Options B or [B & D] seem like the better ones out of the choices. Option C would divert cars to cut through Jameson Rd instead of Victoria Park Rd, but Jameson Rd has parking both sides and so only 1 car can pass. With the Travis Perkins articulated Lorries regularly reversing the whole length of Jameson Rd, this would increase congestion in the whole area.
Leave the barricade as it is. Option B
Move to other side of Namu. Option C. Would cut the already limited amount of traffic using Oates rd in half. Would make the dead end part of VPR much safer. Making Oates and Morden one way would be dangerous as traffic would speed up knowing nothing coming towards them.
Option B – keep current junction
Keep bollards where they are. Speed humps in Vicarage road across full width of the road. Currently  you can drive down the middle of the road and barely notice that they are there. Sort out the corner of Highfield Rd and Vicarage Rd. Make the traffic slow down from all three directions to be able to turn the corner safely.  
Get rid of the LTN! Why is there a need for it on a road that has already got humps, I have no idea.  There are plenty of schools around the country who are next to regular roads. Victoria Park Road isn’t even a busy road to begin with. The only reason it gets busy is because of the parents dropping their kids off. You need walk to school campaigns not road closures making life difficult for residents in the area. All you’ve done is diverted all the traffic onto Victoria Avenue.
Consequently, Victoria Avenue has now become a dangerous road for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians as cars speed down this road. Especially around the bends. Oh, dangerous for the houses too, as cars are now crashing into our walls! AS YOU WELL KNOW!
Once upon a time, this was a shared junction. Over the years, all council decisions have gradually favoured residents on VPR  (road alterations at this point, speed bumps, 20 mph speed limit while the needs of residents have been ignored. The final stage are  limited LTN proposals which allow traffic to speed unimpeded along Victoria Avenue.
Option B or C, along with staggering the planters to prevent motorbikes/mopeds travelling through at speed and increasing the width of the current speed bumps. The planters also prevent the traffic build up at the junction of VPR and VA.
Add road block here to stop through traffic, therefore reducing the cut through and traffic down any of the surrounding roads
Make this junction exit only onto Victoria Avenue and junction at Western end of VPR, entry only 
Move barrier to this side of Oates Rd to stop people still using VPR as a rat run
I’m glad the road is blocked, I’d like to see more measures installed, going to school on foot or by bike I feel much safer with less traffic in the area
I like the road block as it makes it safer when I’m on my bike
Road block works well, I’d like to see more measures to ensure a truly LTN that stops rat run for tradesmen and speeding parents late for school drop off/pick up at MSJ school
Making Oates and/or Morden ‘one way’ is absolute a No- No.  This would turn them into highly dangerous rat runs. Somehow BCP have turned this into an exercise of picking the ‘least bad’ option.  The ETRO should be removed without delay and let people have EQUAL and equitable use of the roads they pay for.
Making roads One Way does not CUT speed it ADDS to it!!!.  Irresponsible suggestion particularly around a school. How also are residents already disaffected by the current ETRO going to reach their property without driving in an ever increasing circle to get there???
Road block works well although additional measures would truly make this an LTN that is safer for all, especially children commuting to the many secondary schools in the area on foot and bike
How would blocking this to make Vicarage one way do anything other than back up traffic on Wimborne Rd that is already bought to a standstill by the lights and the School and pedestrian crossings??
Barriers have made a fantastic difference.
 Additional measures I feel will only improve the reduction of traffic and increase the safety of children and cyclists, completely behind an LTN
Any ETRO that allows bikes/motorbikes /scooters through is a hazard to joining traffic. All these currently shoot through without taking any care and at speed !
I think some people have missed the LTN memo and think this is a car free space.   I’ve seen cyclists with young children straddle the road like they are at Moors Valley and even a toddler being driven in a radio controlled car on the road. Perhaps what’s really missing and no ETRO can make up for, is common sense.
for those who don’t want to wade through the council documents…..
Junction improvements at Victoria Avenue /Victoria Park Road.  On quiet mixed traffic streets (i.e. Victoria Park Road) there is less need for segregated cycling facilities because the principal function of these roads is access to local properties. However, this necessitates a low traffic and low speed environment. **Turning bans and parking controls are recognised traffic management measures to help achieve this **(as stipulated within Section 7 of **Cycle** Infrastructure Design Local Transport Note 1/20). If wider proposals to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Victoria Park **come to fruition**, then **turning bans and parking controls could be considered**. An ETRO could be used to **trial changes** before deciding whether they are made permanent or not. Any **removal of parking spaces on residential streets should (according to guidance) be used to create space for **cyclists and pedestrians** rather than optimise traffic flows. This is because the latter would be counterproductive to the principles of quiet mixed traffic streets. Any measures would be integrated with the proposed TCF route between Bournemouth Town Centre and Ferndown to help develop a more comprehensive local cycling network

So yes, this is a TOKEN consultation, anti-car and in ‘favour’ of Cyclists and it doesn’t really matter what residents want.   All extracted from the BCP documents on his site, sitting there in plain sight. ENDS

ELECTRIC RUBBISH LORRIES FOR BCP – four new Eagle-e ELECTRIC RUBBISH LORRIES ARE GOING INTO SERVICE as the Council replaces its 120 diesel vehicles.
 
POT HOLES IN PRIESTLEY ROAD: from a Councillors’ report to Highways, all were repaired before Christmas.
 
POT HOLES IN VICARAGE ROAD
“The area officer has visited the site and raised works order for the repairs to be carried within 28 days…”

Environment Maintenance Reports and feedback can be reported via the link below

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Roads-and-transport/Report-a-problem-on-a-road-or-pavement/Potholes-damaged-roads-or-footpaths.aspx

Subject: Canford Avenue – Bus Stop Clearways

Dear Ward Councillors,
We have recently liaised with the Bus Company and have received requests from residents to improve the Bus Stop facilities along Canford Avenue. There will be notices to install Bus Stop Clearways which will be placed up today for a period of 21 days.

If we receive any objections we will make you aware of these once the consultation period has finished.
Traffic Technician Transport and Engineering       

BUS CLEARWAY NOTICE

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016

Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, the Highway Authority in exercise of its powers under the above Regulations proposes to extend the Bus Stop Clearway, the effect of which is as follows:

No vehicle, other than a Public Service Vehicle, may stop, wait, load or unload within the area marked by Diagram No. 1025.1 (yellow bus box) and accompanied by a clearway sign within the Regulations.

5G MASTS: Proposal for Glenmoor Close :

Subject: RE: 18 metre 5G Mast

Dear Resident. 
Thank you for your email, which I confirm has been received. I will ensure this objection is lodged with the officer dealing with it.
In terms of location, BCP Council don’t get involved in selecting the sites as that is the remit of the telecoms operators. Our role is to determine whether the locations are suitable, which is what we will do with this application.
Head of Planning
Planning Services

IN CLOSING…….

Dear Wallisdown and Winton West Resident.

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WALLISDOWN AND WINTON WEST WARD

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WWW Councillors’ Report , January 2022 :
WWW WARD PUBLIC FORUM Saturday 22nd January 2022 Start 10.00am
Bournemouth Blind Society
’Rooper Hall 5 Victoria Park Road BH9 2RB
Welcome to the New Year’s First Quarterly Ward Report from your Councillors :
WWW ETRO Victoria Park Road
:“Following the recent engagement exercise with local residents, we have listened to your views and are currently taking a draft decision through the normal democratic process which, if approved, will be to remove the trial low traffic neighbourhood at Victoria Park Road.
As you may be aware, a number of options were presented earlier in the year for residents to further comment on. The response to this engagement exercise demonstrated that concerns remained around increased congestion on other local roads and around the local school. Therefore, as the response to these additional options has not shown to be supported, we have listened to residents and made the decision to remove the trial. This draft decision is currently going through the democratic process for final consideration by the Council and, if approved, will be implemented sometime in the New Year.”


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SLADES PARK SKATE PARK
Following contact from the Skate Boarding Community , and Echo articles and even a video made by those seeking for refurbishment of the 30 year old skate park , Ward Councillors visited to see where potential structural failures might be apparent. Their thoughts and concerns were relayed to BCP Parks department.
( More further on……).
SLADES PARK HALLOWEEN JUNIOR PARK RUN
Despite the weather , that broke and was nice and sunny for the run , a great number of kids and parents turned out and had a fun time……especially those in Halloween Fancy Dress !

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Picture published with agreement of parents and run organisers.
NORTH BOURNEMOUTH ALLOTMENTS
The Ward Councillors were delighted to have been allowed to judge the best three costumes and award the Organisers a “WWW Ward Councillors’ Special recognition Award’ for their efforts creating this amazing community event which takes place every Sunday morning – early !
( The Organisers talked to Residents about this initiative for an Active and happy Dorsetat the previous WWW Public Forum ).

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Ward Councillors visited Cornelia Road and the North Bournemouth Allotments to meet the Manager and Allotment Holders there about concerns for exiting the site where vision is restricted by overgrown bushes.
The report compiled from the visit was submitted to Highways and Parks for deliberation
Dorset Police ‘Crime Maps’ for our Area :
https://www.police.uk/pu/your-area/dorset-police/bournemouth-north-west/?tab=CrimeMap
POLICE REPORT Last Quarter 2021
Current team for Northbourne and Wallisdown: 1 Inspector Danny Tamblyn, 1 Sergeant Lewis Bailey, 2 Police Constables Joy Atkins and Scott Janes and 2 Police community support officers.

  • We remain committed to protecting the vulnerable residents within our community, this is to include protecting the victims of cuckooing and disrupting the damage that suspects cause to their victims and the wider community.
  • We are continuing to manage the ongoing Anti-Social behaviour occurring in Noble Close via a Multi-Agency approach.
  • Face to face meetings are now starting to take place again following the lifting of restrictions. If you would like us to attend an event, please let us know the details. 
  • We have recently been working on a community project to install another CCTV camera. This has now been set up and is positioned on the Redhill gyratory facing towards Columbia Road Co-Op. This will be reviewed in 3-4 months.
  • We have recently attended Glenmoor and Winton schools and took part in a presentation with an Urban Youth specialist whose presentation was geared towards educating parents in how to keep their children out of county lines and organised crime. We issued leaflets to all parents with regards to county lines and when you would contact the police.
  • We have conducted speed checks in the local area in response to concerns raised by local residents. We will continue to adopt this approach to help keep our roads safe and will be conducting checks at different times of the day to enable a broader approach.
  • Slades Farm remains a quarterly priority for us and we will continue to adopt a pro-active approach in response to concerns raised from local residents, specifically regarding drug dealing at the pond and anti-social behaviour. With regards to the WWW councillors’ quarterly report – we would like to make a request that the residents who receive the report are encouraged to contact the police with times/dates etc. so that we can have information led patrols. Please can they provide information using the 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk address.
  • We are working with the community to help set up a neighbourhood watch approach in the Forsyth Gardens/Slades Park area. This initiative is in its infancy at present.
  • Regularly, over 100 people run on Sunday morning at 0900 hours in Slades Park – Junior Park Run. We are looking to have officers attend at the same time to encourage interaction with our younger members of the community.

  • We have been heavily involved in the last few months with regards to child safeguarding, using a multi-agency approach to solve both long term and short-term problems with our
  • most vulnerable members of the community. This includes reassurance following a recent death of a youth in the local area.
  • A decision by Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleansing and Waste has been published: Garden Waste Service 2022
  • Decision:
  • To set the price for the 2022 Garden Waste Collection Service. The price reflects the 2021 service disruption resulting from staffing shortages due to Covid-19 isolation requirements and lack of availability within the local marketplace to backfill roles. Feedback from Service Users impacted by service similar disruption in 2020 on the extra collections provided in January 2021 was not favourable, and therefore it is not recommended that this approach is repeated.

  • The price of the service usually increases annually by RPI. For 2022, this will also be the case but will also include a reduction to reflect the cost of the two missed collections.To approve:
  • Option 5 within the Decision Record. The price for the garden waste service in 2022 is £46.44 per bin, which is an increase by RPI of 3.9% on the 2021 price (£49 per bin), less £4.46 to cover the two missed collections in 2021. This will require a pressure of £77k to be included in the MTFP for 2022/23. 
  • ·      The discount received for the garden waste service for residents with an Access to Leisure and Learning (At LL) card is continued for Poole residents for the 2022 service, and a review of the entire At LL scheme will be carried out in due course. The cost of the service for At LL card holders in Poole will be £23.22 per bin (on the first bin purchased).
  • The Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleansing and Waste has considered any representations received and determined to confirm the decision outlined above without modification.
  • To see the publicly available information, follow the link: Decision details on public web site
  • Second recorded accident at Boundary Roundabout (Talbot Avenue) Dual Carriageway:
  • From BCP Road Safety Team –
  • “I can confirm that the Stage 3 (Completion of Construction) Road Safety Audit was completed in May 2021 by BCP Safety Engineers, in conjunction with the Dorset Police Casualty Reduction Officer. For the Stage 4 Road Safety Audit (Post-opening monitoring), BCP Safety Engineers will carry out an evidence-led review of injury road collisions, using a full 12 months ‘post-construction’ casualty data. As there is typically a three-month delay in Police Data Teams validating casualty data, this implies the Stage 4 Road Safety Audit is unlikely to take place before September 2022. The Stage 4 Audit is carried out to ensure that any significant highway scheme-opening road safety matters can be identified and remedial action be taken if deemed necessary. This final audit is delayed in this way because schemes often take a while to ‘bed in’ and for drivers to become accustomed to the changes that have been introduced. Please rest assured that any injury accidents that occur in the intervening period will form part of this desk-top review
    I understand that the most recent incidents that have been reported are non-injury ‘damage only’ collisions, with the very latest involving driver ‘loss of control’. Strictly speaking, therefore, these crashes would not feature as part of the formal desk-top review but we will endeavour to take them into consideration should a pattern of such incidents continue to occur.

  • I would highlight the fact that this scheme was designed to treat a location which was by far the worst cycle collision hotspot in the entire conurbation. In the ten years before the Boundary Roundabout layout was changed it experienced nearly 40 injury accidents, 30 of which involved vulnerable cyclists and motorcyclists (six of these cyclists were seriously injured). These cycle/motor cycle injuries represented a financial cost to the local economy/health service of at least a quarter of a million pounds each year at this roundabout alone.
  • For information/reassurance it is very early days still but we currently have validated accident data up to the end of July 2021 which indicates that no cyclists have been injured here since September 2019. This implies that the revised layout is already starting to have a positive impact on the very significant level of cycle casualties we were experiencing here. Because this is a very busy junction at all times it is not unexpected that motor vehicles will be continue to be involved in crashes here, but I anticipate that they will occur at a lower frequency and severity than before the roundabout was changed to its current layout.”
  • BSc (Hons) CEng MICE
  • Road Safety Team Leader

Transport and EngineeringWinton and Moordown traders join forces as BH9 Business Community and look fore support.               e: hello@bh9.uk


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Left to right: Cllr Nigel Hedges, Wallisdown and Winton West, BCP Chair and Past BCTC President; Nikki Dibley, Rocket Records; Jacqui Rock, President BCTC; Wendy King, Trade Group Liaison Officer BCTC; Jamie Fish, Fish4Junk; Cllr Sarah Anderson, Moordown and (front) Emma Martineau, Phones 4 Business. Picture: Dorset Biz News.


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Slades Park Skate Park in Winton, Bournemouth is one of the oldest skate parks in the UK. Built in 1978, the park has been home to numerous competitions, community jams and much loved by skaters, BMX riders and scooter riders for decades. But this fantastic local resource is now a victim of complacency, neglect and antisocial behaviour. We need your help to make things right.

Since its construction – over 40 years ago – Slades has rarely been updated and has fallen into a state of sad disrepair. The bowls are full of cracks and hole that small skateboard wheels can get stuck in, causing falls and injuries. The flat ground of the park is rough and isn’t enjoyable or safe to skate on. While hundreds of thousands of pounds have been invested into the nearby velodrome, the skate park has seemingly been ignored by a council that extols the virtues of exercise and outdoor activity.

The lack of appeal for genuine skaters means that Slades skate park often attracts the wrong sort of people, drinking, abusing drugs and smashing bottles, making the area feel unsafe and putting off local families from visiting. In contrast more modern skate parks such as Two Rivers meet, Wimborne and West Moors are full of skaters and other riders, who simply want to skate, ride, have fun and don’t cause harm or disruption to the local area. Families are having to get in their cars to drive to these skate parks out of Bournemouth, adding to pollution and congestion for the want of a local skate park that they can walk or skate to!

I’m petitioning for the complete refurbishment of Slades skate park. Rebuilding or re-concreting the skate park would bring local children and young people back to the park, re-energising the area, making it safer and more family friendly and reducing the carbon emissions and increased traffic across the borough of people having to drive to a satisfactory skate park.

Once brought up to standard, a skate park requires very little maintenance and so a one-time investment into this important local resource would be an excellent use of resources for the children and young people of Bournemouth and fall within a single budget cycle of our council.

Bigger and better lights planned for Christmas 2022 !PS : They will have to be , because these were STOLEN from the Roundabout on New Year’s Eve !!!

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The Parks Foundation (TPF), in partnership with BCP Council, have been awarded £224,000 from the Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery. Ninety nature projects across England have been awarded grants from £68,100 to £1,950,000 to create and retain over 1,000 green jobs. Using the Higher Potential Ecological Networks that have been identified as part of Dorset’s Local Nature Recovery Plan, the BCP project will transform eight of the area’s green deserts into wildlife-rich sites and will create habitat and species resilience by linking existing bio diverse sites to a wider network. This will be achieved by working closely with residents, empowering our communities to care for their parks, reconnecting them with nature and educating them about the environment.
This will be achieved by:

• Transforming eight urban parks (47 hectares) within our most densely populated and deprived wards and where there is least green space.
• Employing Park Activators to deliver physical changes and to run a range of engagement activities to educate and inspire residents into nature.
• Develop and deliver an evaluation plan to record changes, primarily using citizen science monitoring and reporting.
• Empower communities by creating new volunteering opportunities with support for skills development and confidence building.
The project will create nine jobs:• 1 x Project Manager • 4 x Parks Activators • 4 x Assistant Parks Activators (either via Kick-start or placement schemes)
The Parks we’ll be working in:
• Branksome Recreation Ground • Haskell’s Recreation Ground • Jumpers Common • Kinson Manor Playing Fields • Muscliff Park • Pelham’s Park• Slades Park• Strouden Park

During 2022, The Parks Foundation, in partnership with BCP Council, will be delivering a Nature Recovery project. Our aim is to increase the biodiversity within eight of our urban community parks; bringing more nature and wildlife into the park, while inspiring local residents about the environment through a series of events. One of the eight parks we’ll be delivering this in is Slades Farm. Further details about the project and the parks we’ll be working in are attached
Some of the improvements we hope to make at Slades Park include:Planting native shrubs, trees and spring bulbs
Rewilding the old football pitch
Establishing bug hotels and piles of deadwood to create new ecosystems.
installing bird and bat boxes to encourage these animals to thrive.
We aim to recruit our Project Manager in autumn 2021, with our Parks Activators starting in January 2022 and the project being delivered from March – December 2022.

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COUNCILLORS’ REQUEST FOR ACCIDENT STATS DURING WWW ETRO EXPRIMENTAL PERIOD
Subject: RE: WWW: (Accident Stats prompted by Resident concern on ETRO and Gyratory Road Safety

Dear Cllr Hedges.
I can confirm that there has only been one slight injury accident on Victoria Park Road in the last 5 years up to the end of August 2021 and that was on 2nd March 2021.
I can’t be certain about what happened but it looks like a scooter rider – possibly on an
e-scooter – was riding on the pavement on Wimborne Road, rounded the corner into Victoria Park Road and rode straight into the back of a parked car.~
The reason for the uncertainty about what happened is that we don’t yet have a separate code for e-scooters in the reporting accident system as they are relatively new, so they are often recorded as ‘other vehicle’ as is the case here.


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Road Safety Team Leader December 2020
Subject: Ensbury Park Road resurfacing scheme
Dear Councillors Ensbury Park Road was to have formed part of this year’s micro asphalt pot hole prevention programme however since the tender process was completed and a contractor finally
appointed it became apparent that the condition of the road had reached a point where it was no longer practical to try and preserve the existing surface and that major resurfacing works were needed instead. I am pleased to tell you that we will be carrying out this work very early in the New Year.
On the 10January Council operatives will begin to carry out repairs and minor adjustments to Ensbury Park Road in preparation for the road to be resurfaced a couple of weeks later. On Monday 31January the road will be closed between Cherries Drive and Wimborne Road whilst resurfacing operations commence. All being well I expect the work to take 5 days to complete. The road will be closed to through traffic 24 hours daily however residents will have access outside the working hours of 8am to 6pm with some limited access being provided under the supervision of site staff when resurfacing operations are being carried out in another part of the road on any particular given day.
To maintain bus services to the Winton & Moordown area Yellow Buses requested that on-street parking in Ashton Road was suspended for the duration of the works to allow them to use it as a temporary bus diversion route otherwise they would be unable to serve the area whilst Ensbury Park Road was closed. We have since agreed to this proposal and we are putting measures into place to set this up.

Signage will shortly appear and letter drops to residents in Ensbury Park Road and Ashton Road.

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Highways Maintenance Technician Transport & Engineering bcpcouncil.gov.uk


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TV Innovation Quarter – Position Statement


albot Village Trust are aware that early stage, indicative plans for part of Talbot Innovation Quarter have recently been displayed at Nuffield Health in Bournemouth.

Talbot Village Trust is at an advanced stage of negotiations with Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, to bring forward a new Hospital as part of the Innovation Quarter proposals set out in the Borough of Poole Local Plan. Given there is not currently a contractual position, the Trust has respected the commercial confidentiality of Nuffield Health by not disclosing information regarding the contract discussions.The intention was to inform the local community and key stakeholders as soon as a contract had been signed between the Trust and Nuffield Health. The provision of a Nuffield Health facility at the Innovation Quarter represents a key anchor occupier



on part of the site to begin delivery of the wider vision and would greatly improve healthcare provision in the BCP area and create many new local jobs.

The Trust is committed to ensuring that the local community in Wallisdown and Talbot Village and the wider area are involved at the heart of discussions to bring forward plans for an exciting new Innovation Quarter. In the near future the Trust will confirm arrangements for a comprehensive and collaborative public consultation involving all members of the community.

The vision for the Innovation Quarter is set-out in the adopted Poole Local Plan 2018 and has also been identified as a key site within the emerging BCP Local Plan. Whilst proposals for the Innovation Quarter are therefore a central aspect of future planned economic growth in south east Dorset, the proposals are at a very early stage and will be subject to full consultation and the normal planning process.

Talbot Village Trust is excited by the unique opportunity to provide an inspiring environment for entrepreneurial businesses in the digital industries to grow. The Innovation Quarter could be home to some of the UK’s most exciting and progressive industries including much needed healthcare provision and in turn would enable the retention of highly skilled graduates from Bournemouth Universities in the local area.

In the meantime, the Trust will continue to work closely with local community stakeholders and the Council to ensure the emerging plans deliver real benefits for the local community and reflect the Trust’s key values of Community, Environment and Sustainability.

ENDS

ECHO REPORT: “Drugs found in van search”
A driver of a ‘suspicious’ van was caught with Class A drugs , no insurance and no tax.
Police were called to the Slades Farm area of Bournemouth to reports of a suspicious van.
The vehicle was spotted on the move and quickly stopped with the assistance of Bournemouth North Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Two people in the van were detained for a drugs search.
Police said the driver was found with the suspected Class A drugs, he also failed the drug wipe – testing positive for cocaine, admitting taking it shortly before being stopped.
The passenger was also allegedly found with suspected Class A drugs.
The van had not had any insurance since November 2021 and the tax had expired in July 2021.
The driver was arrested and the van was seized.”

Slades Farm Residents have recently had a meeting with the North Bournemouth Policing Team to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a Neighbourhood Watch in that area.

STATISTICS FROM COUNCIL OPERATIONS SUMMER 2021:

  • 3.75m people throughout the season at Pier Approach, Bournemouth.
  • On peak days just short of 250,000 recorded at Pier Approach
  • More than 50% decided to travel to the area on the day

    74% travelled by car#
  • Peak weekends were June 12/13 and July 17/18
  • 400 additional rubbish bins were added to seafront locations
  • Despite the extra bins , 105 tonnes of rubbish were left on the beaches
  • Just over 2,000 tonnes of rubbish was collected
  • 6,600 used the King’s Park and Ride
  • 1,700 used the Poole Civic Centre Park and Ride
  • 43 vehicles were towed away in the season
  • Just under 40,000 penalty charge tickets were issued
  • 59 Civil Enforcement Officers toured the area – 15 up on previous years
  • Nine prosecutions were brought for illegal camping
  • 2 Police Officers were dedicated to beach and open space patrols
  • Nine additional CCTV cameras were installed

COMMUNITY RECOGNITION : Slades Park Residents have been on numerous wide ranging litter picks. Photo with a full report to follow.
VICTORIA PARK ROAD ON SATURDAY 8TH JANUARY 2022


From the Consultation (Excel) Document : Comment
Leave where it is as reduces traffic through and stops speeding where schools are needed. Also avoids congestion at the top of Victoria park road getting onto Victoria Avenue
Walking down Victoria park road feels more peaceful and less worry for kids playing on the green or walking from school
Since the installation of Option A we have noticed increased traffic and cut throughs’ including HGVs. This road has become a cut through for noisy motorbikes and a high level of increased traffic at school periods
Would a further solution to make this no entry then force cars/bikes/scooters in more of a one way system up vicarage road, down Morden and out of VPR not be a further trial solution?
This junction has always been an issue, especially with traffic along Victoria Ave. If anything this would be a suitable option surely to trial. It would stop the bottle necks in this area at peak times and ensure traffic was easily spread to smaller roads.
U Turning cars constantly at school pick up doesn’t to me give the impression it’s a fluid solution. The traffic simply hasn’t changed it’s just moved to other roads like Morden Road and Namu Road.
My preference is for a movement of the current LTZ closure to the other side of Namu Road (East side) on Victoria park road. This will stop traffic being forced to pass the school – though it may increase the flow along Namu (at speed) It is worth stating that motorcycles and electric/scooters are passing through the access point at speed and are in the middle of the traffic flow where they do. One- way circulation could assist on Morden/Oates which are jammed at school times with contra-flow traffic.
I do not believe closures on Vicarage or Victoria Park road would be useful or well received by residents.
Preference – Option C
Make Oates Rd and Morden Rd one way. Apart from that, option A, remove the LTN. Possibly add flat topped humps on Victoria Park Rd at the Junctions of Oates and Morden Rd. The current arrangement is dangerous, in the evenings the takeaway delivery drivers go through the gaps in the planters without slowing down. There’s going to be an accident with people turning out of Oates Rd if this is allowed to continue, especially if the foliage in the planters is allowed to grow and further restrict drivers’ view.
Am in favour of making the neighbourhood safer for pedestrians and cyclists but ALL roads are affected by a change in one road.  Access is needed particularly as St John’s doesn’t have parking but has a bigger catchment than community schools thus drawing more cars in. Instead of trialled scheme, 1.Make Oates and Morden one way each. 2. Retain or introduce 20mph limits at all times through the area. 3. Put STOP signs on every road feeding into Victoria Park Road and Vicarage Road; square off junctions so walkers have less road to cross. 
ALL roads in the area are residential so ALL suffer from noise and inconsiderate drivers.  
As mentioned by others, definitely one way on Oates and Morden rarely get through these roads without reversing.  Also the wider picture must be considered with most surrounding roads having cars parked all the time   making them a single track road. ALL residents should be considered not just a couple of roads. The extra mileage done to avoid this area is considerable and not a good option , particularly for the residents of the new roads used.
Preferred option is C, although improved speed bumps (full width) better. Also whatever is installed needs some sort of chicane in front of the gap to prevent motorcycles travelling through at speed. If it stays at current location then definitely don’t want closure at vicarage and Morden as would mean long diversion via Norton or Eldon road for residents wanting to travel east west and vice versa. 
This junction needs yellow lines. No visibility and dangerous parking.
Define Oats Rd as a one way street north only & Morden Rd one way south only. Removing the unwarranted obstruction on Namu Rd/Victoria Park Rd would be good as this was imposed upon the area with no consultation under Covid special powers.
Current experimental junction is very dangerous as motor vehicles are now diverting and speeding down Oates Road and Morden Road. Agree with others about making Oates and Morden one way. Strongly do not agree with Option D as there is then no easy access to Oates Road from Wimborne Road and causes high mileage and long diversion.
Alternatively, implement speed bumps around the whole of the area rather than road blocks.
Very dangerous parking on this junction, obstructing view and had many near collisions. Needs double yellows as people still park on ‘red’ painted road.
Do not agree with current placement of road blocks or Option C. This would not change the dangerous diversion of cars from Boundary Road/Upper VPR using Oates Road as a cut through. It’s a small residential road with cars parked either side or young children residing. Not safe to have such high through-traffic. Victoria Park Road is a much larger road to take the traffic. Implementation of speed bumps on VPR would be beneficial.
Blocking this off would stop through-traffic altogether and only residents would use Eldon Road or Namu Road as access.
Cars are now really racing along Victoria Avenue in order to make up for lost time by not being able to use Victoria Park Road. They will simply divert along Namu or Norton or Edgehill Road in order to get back up to Moordown.  Make the whole area 20 mph speed limit and abolish the LTN
Moving the planters to the eastern side of Namu Rd would simply make the through route Victoria Park Rd – Namu Rd – Jameson Rd. I support Option A, get rid of the LTN. Make Oates and Morden Road’s one way as others have said, and consider improving the traffic calming in the area. The area is not purely a residential area; the Wimborne Rd end of Victoria Park Rd has the Church, the school, the garage, vets and an Oxfam depot and the Rooper Hall and Bournemouth Blind Society. Jameson Rd has a large builder’s yard, the YMCA, another garage and the Methodist Church. Easy access is required to all of these facilities.
This junction needs yellow lines from no 83 to 63 as too many residents park their cars here (one is a horsebox!) making the road narrow and dangerous
This road closure does not work and options B, C, D and E are no better. It just moves the problem to other roads, which are narrower and is more dangerous
This junction needs yellow lines (which are actually enforced) visibility is very poor for all users due to cars parking right on the corners
I cannot put a pin there but the closure is sending traffic to the junction of Namu Road and Victoria Avenue which is a dangerous junction
Remove the closure & allow ALL users to have unhindered access.
Options B or [B & D] seem like the better ones out of the choices. Option C would divert cars to cut through Jameson Rd instead of Victoria Park Rd, but Jameson Rd has parking both sides and so only 1 car can pass. With the Travis Perkins articulated Lorries regularly reversing the whole length of Jameson Rd, this would increase congestion in the whole area.
Leave the barricade as it is. Option B
Move to other side of Namu. Option C. Would cut the already limited amount of traffic using Oates rd in half. Would make the dead end part of VPR much safer. Making Oates and Morden one way would be dangerous as traffic would speed up knowing nothing coming towards them.
Option B – keep current junction
Keep bollards where they are. Speed humps in Vicarage road across full width of the road. Currently  you can drive down the middle of the road and barely notice that they are there. Sort out the corner of Highfield Rd and Vicarage Rd. Make the traffic slow down from all three directions to be able to turn the corner safely.  
Get rid of the LTN! Why is there a need for it on a road that has already got humps, I have no idea.  There are plenty of schools around the country who are next to regular roads. Victoria Park Road isn’t even a busy road to begin with. The only reason it gets busy is because of the parents dropping their kids off. You need walk to school campaigns not road closures making life difficult for residents in the area. All you’ve done is diverted all the traffic onto Victoria Avenue.
Consequently, Victoria Avenue has now become a dangerous road for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians as cars speed down this road. Especially around the bends. Oh, dangerous for the houses too, as cars are now crashing into our walls! AS YOU WELL KNOW!
Once upon a time, this was a shared junction. Over the years, all council decisions have gradually favoured residents on VPR  (road alterations at this point, speed bumps, 20 mph speed limit while the needs of residents have been ignored. The final stage are  limited LTN proposals which allow traffic to speed unimpeded along Victoria Avenue.
Option B or C, along with staggering the planters to prevent motorbikes/mopeds travelling through at speed and increasing the width of the current speed bumps. The planters also prevent the traffic build up at the junction of VPR and VA.
Add road block here to stop through traffic, therefore reducing the cut through and traffic down any of the surrounding roads
Make this junction exit only onto Victoria Avenue and junction at Western end of VPR, entry only 
Move barrier to this side of Oates Rd to stop people still using VPR as a rat run
I’m glad the road is blocked, I’d like to see more measures installed, going to school on foot or by bike I feel much safer with less traffic in the area
I like the road block as it makes it safer when I’m on my bike
Road block works well, I’d like to see more measures to ensure a truly LTN that stops rat run for tradesmen and speeding parents late for school drop off/pick up at MSJ school
Making Oates and/or Morden ‘one way’ is absolute a No- No.  This would turn them into highly dangerous rat runs. Somehow BCP have turned this into an exercise of picking the ‘least bad’ option.  The ETRO should be removed without delay and let people have EQUAL and equitable use of the roads they pay for.
Making roads One Way does not CUT speed it ADDS to it!!!.  Irresponsible suggestion particularly around a school. How also are residents already disaffected by the current ETRO going to reach their property without driving in an ever increasing circle to get there???
Road block works well although additional measures would truly make this an LTN that is safer for all, especially children commuting to the many secondary schools in the area on foot and bike
How would blocking this to make Vicarage one way do anything other than back up traffic on Wimborne Rd that is already bought to a standstill by the lights and the School and pedestrian crossings??
Barriers have made a fantastic difference.
 Additional measures I feel will only improve the reduction of traffic and increase the safety of children and cyclists, completely behind an LTN
Any ETRO that allows bikes/motorbikes /scooters through is a hazard to joining traffic. All these currently shoot through without taking any care and at speed !
I think some people have missed the LTN memo and think this is a car free space.   I’ve seen cyclists with young children straddle the road like they are at Moors Valley and even a toddler being driven in a radio controlled car on the road. Perhaps what’s really missing and no ETRO can make up for, is common sense.
for those who don’t want to wade through the council documents…..
Junction improvements at Victoria Avenue /Victoria Park Road.  On quiet mixed traffic streets (i.e. Victoria Park Road) there is less need for segregated cycling facilities because the principal function of these roads is access to local properties. However, this necessitates a low traffic and low speed environment. **Turning bans and parking controls are recognised traffic management measures to help achieve this **(as stipulated within Section 7 of **Cycle** Infrastructure Design Local Transport Note 1/20). If wider proposals to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Victoria Park **come to fruition**, then **turning bans and parking controls could be considered**. An ETRO could be used to **trial changes** before deciding whether they are made permanent or not. Any **removal of parking spaces on residential streets should (according to guidance) be used to create space for **cyclists and pedestrians** rather than optimise traffic flows. This is because the latter would be counterproductive to the principles of quiet mixed traffic streets. Any measures would be integrated with the proposed TCF route between Bournemouth Town Centre and Ferndown to help develop a more comprehensive local cycling network

So yes, this is a TOKEN consultation, anti-car and in ‘favour’ of Cyclists and it doesn’t really matter what residents want.   All extracted from the BCP documents on his site, sitting there in plain sight. ENDS

ELECTRIC RUBBISH LORRIES FOR BCP – four new Eagle-e ELECTRIC RUBBISH LORRIES ARE GOING INTO SERVICE as the Council replaces its 120 diesel vehicles.

POT HOLES IN PRIESTLEY ROAD: from a Councillors’ report to Highways, all were repaired before Christmas.

POT HOLES IN VICARAGE ROAD
“The area officer has visited the site and raised works order for the repairs to be carried within 28 days…”
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Environment Maintenance Reports and feedback can be reported via the link below


https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Roads-and-transport/Report-a-problem-on-a-road-or-pavement/Potholes-damaged-roads-or-footpaths.aspx

Subject: Canford Avenue – Bus Stop Clearways

Dear Ward Councillors,
We have recently liaised with the Bus Company and have received requests from residents to improve the Bus Stop facilities along Canford Avenue. There will be notices to install Bus Stop Clearways which will be placed up today for a period of 21 days.

If we receive any objections we will make you aware of these once the consultation period has finished.
Traffic Technician Transport and Engineering       

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BUS CLEARWAY NOTICE

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016

Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, the Highway Authority in exercise of its powers under the above Regulations proposes to extend the Bus Stop Clearway, the effect of which is as follows:

No vehicle, other than a Public Service Vehicle, may stop, wait, load or unload within the area marked by Diagram No. 1025.1 (yellow bus box) and accompanied by a clearway sign within the Regulations.

5G MASTS: Proposal for Glenmoor Close :

Subject: RE: 18 metre 5G Mast

Dear Resident. 
Thank you for your email, which I confirm has been received. I will ensure this objection is lodged with the officer dealing with it.
In terms of location, BCP Council don’t get involved in selecting the sites as that is the remit of the telecoms operators. Our role is to determine whether the locations are suitable, which is what we will do with this application.
Head of Planning
Planning Services



IN CLOSING…….

Cllr Phillips and Cllr Hedges wish to serve you to the best of our ability and although we try to make most aspects of our Ward work to be ‘apolitical’, we are part of the Conservative Administration of BCP Council. This gives us a great degree of connectivity and influence in many aspects of Council operations on the ground, Ward to Ward.

To that end , some of you are Members of the Bournemouth West Conservative Association and offer your support in that way.
We are now charged to create a WWW BWCA “Branch” comprised of Residents who share our Conservative values and wish to have greater access and influence on our engagement in our beloved Ward of “the three WWWs”.

Being a ‘Branch Member’ is not onerous but essential to keep us working at full strength and full influence.

Please let us know if you would like to know more.



RBCH building work

Work is underway to create the new BEACH Building (Births, Emergency, And, Critical care, children’s Health) on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site.

The new facilities, described as a ‘once in a generation opportunity’, will include a new purpose-built maternity unit, purpose-built children’s unit, enhanced emergency department and critical care unit, with capacity for up to 30 beds. As part of development plans, the multi-story car park will be enlarged and a new pathology hub built to provide laboratory services for the whole of Dorset. Environmental sustainability is central to these developments, and the Trust has committed £1m to support the provision of more sustainable and healthy travel options.

The total programme of works runs up to 2026 and forms part of the £250m transformation and development plans for our hospital sites.

The new Emergency Department will be larger than both the existing Emergency Departments at Poole and Royal Bournemouth put together. It will contain dedicated imaging facilities including x-ray and CT scan to enable faster patient diagnosis and care.

The new Maternity Unit will be a brand-new purpose-built department. Staff and local residents have been waiting over 30 years for this. Being on the same site as the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Children’s and interventional radiology services will ensure all the emergency and support services are immediately on hand, providing safer care. The delivery ward will have 16 birthing rooms in total, including seven rooms with pools, four standard rooms, two rooms for twin births, one higher dependency room and two specialist bereavement rooms. There will also be two obstetric theatres86% of post labour facilities will be single ensuite rooms, with one four-bedded bay for mothers who want more social interaction. There will be a Neonatal Intensive Care, Special Care Baby Unit and Postnatal Care Units. The midwife-led units will merge and be co-located in the new Maternity Unit. This will reduce the number of ambulance transfers for women in labour between hospital sites. This consolidation of skilled staff better enables high quality care 24/7. There will be a dedicated antenatal ward and day assessment area, offering both outpatient and inpatient services. This allows rapid access for high risk patients and urgent care

The Children’s Unit will be purpose built on the top floor. It includes two higher dependency beds, an Assessment Unit and an Adolescent Area. The unit has predominantly single rooms with space for parents and carers to stay if necessary. It will have safe spaces inside and outside for play and socialising. There will be kitchen facilities for families to use. Being close to the Neonatal and Maternity Unit enables faster patient response times and better cohesion of the team as they are consolidated in one area. There will be a new dedicated “Gully’s Place” suite. An area providing privacy and dignity for patients and their families, especially for end of life care and bereavement support

The new Critical Care Unit, sometimes called Intensive Care, will have capacity for up to 30 beds. This is seven more than currently provided at Poole and the Royal Bournemouth Hospitals combined. These will have larger areas around the beds for easier access with equipment. There will be more single rooms, including six specialist isolation rooms. This will reduce infection risk and improve the patient and working environments. The department will be located close to both the Emergency Department and theatres allowing rapid patient transfer if required