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Broadstone Residents' Association - October 2000

PC Wyer, the Home Beat Officer for Broadstone attended the meeting to give advanced information about major changes to Community Policing, to be announced in September. It seems almost certain that HBOs for districts will be merged into a mobile squad for a larger area. There is to be an identity card system for teenage school children, as proof of age. All local middle and senior schools are supporting the move, in an attempt to limit underage drinking.

There had been further disturbances in the Broadway area, and a few in Lancaster Drive, but none as serious as those in 1999.

There had been consultation initiatives from the Council, regarding Leisure and Play areas in the Borough, and the proposed siting for a second Poole lifting bridge. The former also asked for views on a skateboard and BMX arena. A first attempt to locate one in Pocket Park had met with local and environmental opposition.

The bridge proposal is for a second lifting bridge from Hamworthy (Old power station site), across to the middle of West Quay Road. This will also result in much redevelopment of the quayside along West Quay, and provide a walking/viewing area, shops, boutiques etc. as an added tourist attraction for visitors.

Plans for new developments at 3 and 113 York Rd and 11 Upper Golf Links, had all reappeared in a much reduced form, and were likely to be approved.

The access to Delph Woods from the end of Greensleeves Avenue had now been opened up.

Plans for the Millennium Tree and seat were announced. We would be obtaining both through the auspices of the Parks Department, and were aiming at the 28th October as the official date.

The Association and the local Councillors had received a letter denigrating the current state of all of the recreation ground, apart from the football pitches. Whilst the Nature Reserve is intended to preserve a natural habitat for flora and fauna, there is room for improvement in the condition of the formal flower beds and the shrubbery. Also drainage round the cricket pitch leaves much to be desired. It seems that currently the annual spend on the 'rec' is around £12000, and we will be looking at ways that this might be better spent.

At this meeting the Summer Edition of the Magazine was distributed to the local wardens, so soon you should be getting a call to hand you your Magazine, and to ask for the £1 which continues to be the Annual Subscription. If you are not an existing member, and would like to join, ring me on 255076. Happy Reading!! Dudley Hull

Dudley Hull (Hon. Secretary)

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