Thursday, 23 April 2009

New surgery for Boscombe

Patients in Boscombe Spa will have to travel further to see their GP from September when the area's surgery relocates to Shelley Manor.
Dr Poulton and Partners, currently based at Adeline Road Surgery, will move to new premises a mile away. The new facility will allow Bournemouth and Poole Primary Care Trust to treat more patients in the community instead of sending them to hospital.
Dr David Poulton said: “This is excellent news for everyone – patients, the practice, including our staff, and the people of Boscombe. This represents a new phase in the development of the practice which will enable us to deliver even more services.”

Monday, 20 April 2009

High demand for surf pods

More than 400 people have registered interest in just 59 'surf pods' in Boscombe's Overstrand building within days of the price tags being announced.
Estate agent Savills announced the price of single units at £64,995 and £89,995 for a double.
The 1950s building has been refurbished under the direction designers of Wayne and Geraldine Hemmingway. It originally contained 72 single beach huts but around half of them have been combined to create larger units. Many have balconies overlooking the beach at the surf reef construction site.
Wayne Hemmingway said: "The Overstrand excites us both as designers, and as people interested in seaside regeneration. It’s the restoration of a cool, historic building. With the great work being done on the Pier and Europe’s first artificial surf reef, Boscombe is about to become big news."
The surf pods are nearing completion but only half will be offered for sale. The remainder will be available to rent through Bournemouth Borough Council.
Savills is organising a sales event for the surf pods on May 15.