a VirtualTourist member from Salisbury
I wonder if you kind people can help me, especially anyone who lives in and around Bournemouth. I know this is for people looking to holiday in Bournemouth but I would like some help anyway, thanks.
I have put my name down on a council house bidding list and they have sent me a form. What I would like to know is what area's should I avoid in Bournemouth, and what area's should I apply for? i don't want to move into the Dorset equivalent of TombStone or dodge City. Please can you advise me?
The list I have been given is:
Bear Cross or Bearwood
Central (bit iffy about this)
East, West and High Howe
Look forward to your replies :)
I can't comment for all of these as I only moved here about 5 years ago but here's my views!
Southbourne Charminster Meyrick Park Talbot Woods Westbourne Iford should generally all be fine, but as anywhere each road can vary. Central Bournemouth does have a bit of a booze problem in the summer and at weekends, as you'd expect. Again it would depend on the road.
I have heard of problems around Bear Cross Littledown Wallisdown Queens Park Winton but to be honest, it would again depend on the street, so I wouldn't want to warn you off any area. It is far safer and pleasant here than when I lived in North London, no comparison!
If you want to email me with any specifics for comment as you get them feel free! Karen
Hi I was going to put down Littledown as one, what problems have you heard there? I know Winton's full of students like Charminister, also what problems are in Bearwood etc?
Stick it down, I wouldn't worry about it round there. There are good transport links, the leisure centre etc Some of it's a bit desolate around the A roads, all these areas vary. I live in a quiet area but a few doors down we had a big drugs bust the other month - you never know what all your neighbours are up to! You certainly wouldn't be walking in to a ghetto if that's what you're worried about. K