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Subway regeneration helped by local nursery groups

Dorset Police and its partners have cleaned graffiti from a subway in Bournemouth and enlisted the help of local nursery groups to add a splash of colour.

On Thursday, 22 March 2012, the subway in Oxford Road was revealed following its makeover.

Lansdowne Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), Emily Presland, and her team started the project as a result of feedback from the local community who felt the subway was intimidating to walk through.

Lighting in the subway has been improved and art work produced by local children’s nurseries has made the dark subway a new lighter, inviting environment to walk through. 

Donations towards the project came from McCarthy & Stone, ASDA and Abbey Life and the artwork was produced by Tiny Tots Nursery, Bournemouth Day Nursery, and The Sparrows Nest Childcare group.

Central ward Councillor David Smith and Housing Landlord Services Supervisor Carl Fella and his team from Bournemouth Borough Council were also involved in implementing the scheme.

Lansdowne PCSO, Emily Presland, said: “This subway regeneration was an important improvement to the area and I have already had some great comments from members of the public who use it regularly.

“The Lansdowne team would like to thank everyone involved for their time, effort and donations needed to make this project possible.” 

Bournemouth Subway opening