Angie Rose, 47, Strouden Road.
“I was aware of the redvelopment and I think flats are a bit boring.
The old building could have been turned into something more exciting.”
“I love living in Winton.”
“The high street is okay as it is, everything is here.”
Steve Wicks, 52, Vicarage Road.
“I saw the signs up outside and knew that the building was being done up.
I would have liked to have seen the building turned into perhaps social housing but flats are okay.
Something like a cinema wouldn’t survive.”
“Personally, I would like to see Wimbourne Road pedestrianised!”
“Unfortunately I think Winton is a bit grotty.”
Simon Smith, 54, Bankside Road.
“I think that the development is a great idea.”
“The high street is great but there’s too many charity shops!
Besides that, it’s much busier and better than it used to be.
It’s better than Boscombe!”
“I’m happy living in Winton.”
Maria Lemaitre, 21, Bemister Road.
“I think flats are a bad idea, but I don’t mind the idea of a retail unit, it just depends what.”
“I like the high street, it’s good.
I love living near the shops!”
Christine Cox, 61, Malvern Road.
“I wasn’t aware of the redevelopment but it seems they’re turning everything into flats!”
“I think the high street has gotten very congested, but I would still like to see more, different shops!”
“I live about a mile and a half away but I often enjoying coming to Winton for a walk.”
The idea of flats was not met with much enthusiasm by Miah Alii, 43, of Wimborne Road, who said that he thought they were a “bad idea” and thinks “something like a restaurant is a much better idea”. This view was somewhat shared by Euik Yo, 52, of Shelbourne Road, who thought flats were an “okay” idea but shared the opinion that a restaurant or “other facilities” would be a better idea. “Places can always develop, big cities always develop and get bigger, why should Bournemouth not be the same? We should aim bigger!” he added.