i used to live in the area 1990/93 went back 5 yrs ago for holidays, nothing had changed. Still the fun loving clean town,plenty of shows, ect.....Just come back from a 5 day holiday in bournemoth,im still in shock,wats happend to the town?? obviously its suffering like many places are in this climate,But no blue flags award anymore? this has led to the beach being more dirty than ive ever seen it,lost blue flag ,due to needles on beaches,plus barbecues being left on beaches still burning.The BIC is no more than a multistorie car park,those main doors on the front are now locked, the lovelly swimming pool has been taken out, the cafe terracing over looking the sea is no more,the only show goimg on there now is some ice skating???????in the peak season,where there used to be top name artists this time of year.The chuch oppisite has now closed and looks a shambles.
T pavillion used to have a nice beer garden out the back of it now gone.The students are just as ignorant though.
The gardens leading from the beach are still nice,if you dont get knocked by a cyclist,plenty of signs about no cycling but they are ignored
and nobody enforces the rule.Sad to see the town like this now,what are your thoughts?