Five alleyways are to be named in a bid to improve safety and combat antisocial behaviour on a Bournemouth estate.Huh..?!?
Leaflets will be sent out this month with consultation sessions on March 15 and March 18.I…I just…
Name plates will be produced and installed in late spring at alleyways between Kinson Road and Moorside Road, South Kinson Drive and Rochester Road, Draper Road and Poole Lane and Pilot Hight Road and Moore Avenue.
As part of the council’s safer communities campaign, householders and local schoolchildren will be given the opportunity to christen the West Howe thoroughfares later this month.I’m guessing ‘Stabby Alley’ and ‘Assault Avenue’ won’t be considered, no matter how accurate?
The initiative follows concerns voiced by residents about antisocial behaviour and accessibility.
Cllr David Smith, cabinet member for communities, said: “This is a really simple but effective scheme in tackling antisocial behaviour and will give a real sense of identity to the West Howe area.
“I would encourage local residents to come forward with their suggestions which may include inspiration from local history to well known community members from the area.”
I mean, I’ve heard of some wacky ideas in my time, but this one takes the biscuit.
Still, it’s not like it won’t have some beneficial aspects:
PC Rob Hammond from the West Howe Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We fully support this initiative. The new signs will help keep people safe by enabling those who use the alleyways to identify where they are and assist the emergency services to locate people in an emergency.”Yeah, yeah, I know, that’s after the anti-social little thugs have relieved you of your wallet, but hey, baby steps, right?