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Parkstone is an area between Bournemouth and Poole in the South West county of Dorset. Although it is part of Poole it is a bit like a separate town. Most of the area was built in the Victorian era. Their are two train stations (Parkstone Station in Lower Parkstone and Branksome Station in upper Parkstone)

Its main shops are along Ashley Road which is the boundary of Upper and Lower Parkstone. In Upper Parkstone Chavs are in evidence but can never quiet make it to being the hardest in town. There are meant to be two crews, The Parkstone Crew and The Parkstone Mafia. I have met a few from the “Crew” and they won’t harm you but the “Mafia” (Who are unknown to me) think that they are solid! As already mentioned is “Kemp-Welch School” which is really Rossmore Community College and has been since September 2001. Kemp-Welch school opend in 1938. They school used to be the “Rough School of Poole” back in the 1990s but OFSTED nearly closed to it changed it’s name and is now one of the best schools in Dorset. This when I was 12 (In year 8) was my first meeting of Chavs or as we call them in the South West, “Cackers” I hated them throughout my four years there and in years ten and eleven went into the special needs part time group. I went to chav free Bournemouth and Poole College Lansdowne site shich I still (Sort of) go to. At “Kempy” kids would walk out of a lesson, fag in ear and go to their usual spot, if a teacher stopped them then all hell would brake lose! They used to take money off the “Rich kids” (People who weren’t entitled to a free meal” to buy themselves some fags. The shop over the road closed and the only shop is Tesco (Which was until recently a One Stop) They used to brag about their drinking nights and the fact they lived on “Bourne Estate” which is a typical neighbourhood which also houses gypsies and there huge clans. The Estate isn’t rough as many skaters skate down it but be careful around here at night coz that’s when the Cackers come out! Some of the milder one’s hang around the Rossmore Chip Shop and once me, my mate and his brother saw 20 (Still quiet rare for Parkstone) walking down the hill. One of them with the back up of his mates needed to shout “Skaters Suck!” at us when we reached the top of the hill but there are many skaters in Parkstone since Rossmore Skate Park opened at the back of the school. This is both a townie and skater hang out, townies smoke here at break time and skaters skate until the teachers come along to move on the smokers. The school is armed with cameras.

The area also has ASBO kids too (Anti Social Behaviour Order) and they shall go by the names “Squeaky Voice” (16 and still has a gay voice) and “Stupid Voice” (Coz he sounds stupid!) One lives on Heatherlands Rise which is a housing association cul-de-sac with only twelve houses on tiny site but with some very mouthy kids! These kids have gone in and out of prison since they got the ASBO in summer 2003! They used to cause trouble in shops along Ashley Road which they are banned from and Squeaky Voice even toke some wood from my neighbours drive.

Now not to sound snobby my Road which shall be named “Victorian built Lower Middle Class Road” did have are own set of druggies who later got moved out because they didn’t pay their mortgage! Our road had a few raids too! On them days everyone watered their front gardens and at night all the TV lights were seen in people’s houses but their lights were out coz we all loved watching it from out of the window. Our new neighbours are much nicer and quieter and luckily nobody wanted to leave so we still have a nice street minus the noisy kids from down the road!

Now Branksome Recreation Ground (The “Rec”) has been a cacker’s hang out for years but now the police will fine you for drinking there so the police patrol the area which makes it safer but is Ok in the daylight hours so police don’t often come then.
Last but not least is Alexandra Park which despite the fact cackers tried to burn the toilets down (Which are still open and are still clean) it is a nice park. Few hang around in lower Parkstone as it is a nicer area with bigger houses but we did have a run in by the green once with townies trying to sell us porn mags! In lower Parkstone there is a townie skater (dresses like a townie but skates) who sells pot but he is sound. Branksome is also quiet too.

So that is Parkstone in Poole. Don’t be afraid to come as it is really a nice area with good transport links to Bournemouth and Poole and has a lot of nice people here. Skaters and grangers seem to rule these areas now and the crime has dropped as there are more CCTV cameras and townies have never really seemed to have won!

Parkstone rules!!!

Also read otehr articals I have read of Poole and Bournemouth to get a feel of dorset’s large town area.

23 Responses to “Parkstone, Poole, Dorset”

  1. s man

    You lot make me laugh. Bournemouth rough? Parkstone rough? what a sad bunch of small town folk, these people really are. you have absolutely NO IDEA what a rough part is. you want to compare bournemouth/pool/parkstone to the likes of Brixton? or Salford? or Moss side? how sad is that!!
    This is typical, people see british gangster films or hear urban english music and want to relate “yeah im from the streets bruv init” lol what a sad twat. yeah from the streets…..also couple mile from one of the worlds nicest beaches, few miles from durdle dore, lulworth cove and west moors. try going to camberely and telling someone from there your from a rough town, when a couple weeks before that his mate probably got shot for £10 worth of gear. seriously you sad twats, grow up! were from a nice town, embrace it. if you want urban decay and a sad self loathing sob story then move to a bug city.

    • Anon

      I agree with most of what you said, but are you sure you mean Camberely? As in Camberely near London? Was recently revealed to be the richest community in the entire of the UK so can’t be that bad surely.


    who ever writ this musta been badly bullied haha good job inall! i went to kemp welsh alderney trinidad and grew up on bourne estate so i prob no u gotta say what a TWAT!!!!!

  3. Si

    Let’s face it, as an outsider Poole is just a dump. Bournemouth is a lot smarter and nicer area all round. The likes of Broadstone and Wimborne even nicer still.

  4. Kris Lees

    You’ve made me angry by putting this out there.
    Come and get some truth Mr writer.
    Mr all knowing bringer of truth “writer”

  5. Kris Lees

    This information is completely outdated, not to mention, whoever wrote it does not know parkstone.
    I know Parkstone.
    Parkstone is roughly half as bad as Bournemouth for so called “chavs”.
    And Bournemouth is nowhere near the worst.
    If you don’t believe me look for yourself.
    Shame on the writer , as you don’t even know the real Parkstone, chavs are what? tracksuit wearers?
    Then in this case we fitness orientated individuals are all guilty of wearing sportswear…Oh dear.
    I have lived in Parkstone for over 15 years. It’s Boscombe, if any that is rough with jiprats, not Parkstone, 07989 989709, give me a ring Mr writer if you think we are all nothing here but jiprats, I will literally cave your head in.

  6. Ex Parkstone

    Chav town NO WAY! Parkstone is no worse than any other town these days. Having gone to Kemp Welch myself I can say that yes there were Gypsy families who mostly kept themselves to themselves & it was the other kids who had a problem with them , nobody else.Having been back to visit relatives on many occasions I can say I would move back there tomorrow. Much safer than Nottingham/Derby where I live now. Signed ex Retreat Hotel drinker

  7. Ex Parkstone

    This whole thread saddens me , I too went to Kemp Welch, and yes there were gypsy families there. I general they kept themselves to themselves & it was other people who had the problems with them not the gypsies themselves. As for Parkstone being a chav town NO WAY ! All area seem to have their rougher areas of social deprivation these days & Parkstone is no different. Anybody wishing to this area can do so safely as I still visit my family there & have had no problems with any trouble. signed Ex Retreat Hotel drinker

  8. anna parkstone

    I live on ashley road I don’t think its rough at all….I am counted as a rich/posh person only cause I know how to talk properly and I don’t wear tracksuits…..and the ‘chavs’ are actually quite nice if you give them a chance…..I am 19 and I teach kids that learning difficulties or behavioural problems (ie been kick out of school) but most of them are actually lovely kids you just have to not act like a stuck up d*ck, if they see on a night they all look out for me and make sure I get home safe(should be the other way round I know). I think lansdown college is very chavvy…..but just cause its chavvy doesn’t mean its bad! although I will say someone tried to mug me on the ashley road but got saved by a stranger!

  9. John Everest

    The quality of language and grammer of these comments tells more than their content.
    I attended Kemp-welch school from nineteen fifty eight until nineteen sixty three. There was little trouble then.

    The “old school” teachers were approaching retirement; legislation began to undermine essential authority; investment was lacking, It was easy to forecast the degeneration.

  10. rob

    Well where do i start, i was born may 1949, 13 farcroft road. Parkstone was a very nice town a mixture of working class people and a mix of managers solicitors etc.Never was p/stone called a chav town we had the parkstone gang to which was always against the west howe guys. As to chavs trouble makers we have always had various badys.I think its the idiots who have children let them run riot think its ok to throw their litter on the ground genrally don,t correct the children and why because those parents havn,t had any leadership from their parents. The litter think is just en example of the moronick behaviour by all those who think its ok to be a irresponsible moron.I came from a family of nine children my parents grafted brought us up to respect aurthority and the law, we all did well if we stepped out of line look out, my dad only had to speak and that was enough, not scream exsplitives in pulic,don,t blame the town blame the people who act like chavs,rob,burton.

  11. Potential resident

    To all of the above,

    I am saddened to read all of the above as both sides are not exactly endearing themselves. I was actually hoping to find out a little more detail about the area itself, not your personal opinions and mud slinging. The above seems to be a total waste of time. Leave it for twitter people. I had thought that perhaps the title of the website was incidental as it came up as part of my google search when typing in ‘local info regarding Parkstone’. Any useful tips would be greatly appreciated.

  12. bob

    Some are University educated. I am.

    However, in response to the original post, Parkstone is actually really nice. I’ve lived in both Liverpool and London and can safely say that until you’ve lived there you really can’t talk about any of this.

    Moreover, does it matter? People are people. I went to Poole High and there were people there that you’d of probably looked down your nose at, I didn’t and they are the best people I know.

    Just because you were unpopular doesn’t mean everyone has had the same experience.

    And, as a side-line, you lost a lot of credibility calling someone ‘gay voice'; it merely suggests that you are very narrow-minded.

  13. Leyton higgins

    Wow i was doing some family history and need to find an Anthony McKinley but maybe i’ll stay away from this ghetto, anyway every town and city has its pockets, try going to see the big guns in london! Cheers your southcoast neighbour from P

  14. BludClat

    this is complete bullsh*t i live in london and have moved here for university and this place is full of little faggots who think theyre hard so this is complete sh*te…

  15. parkstone

    i am born and bred in parkstone i went to kemp welch and i no olot of these people. i have grown up with many. i think that u just had a bad experiance when u were at kemp welch. it dont matter where u go in the whole world there is good and bad. in everyone. i have many many mates 25 to 40 years of friendships in parkstone i dont have to live up there backsides i no they will be there for me if i was ever in trouble. and vise versa. crew, chavs, gangs, there just names we are still all human beings with feelings and parkstone is a great place to grow up in. the people are great the shops are handy the pubs are fun.and i was hanging in the parks when i was a kid its where we went to hang out together. we had nowhere else to go. there was no trouble with lower or upper parkstone. and now our kids do the same and still no trouble. cant work out where u got this sh*t from. u really need to stop dwelling on ur past and start living ur life instead of writing this rubbish. who do u work for news of the u must off p*ssed off kids at school to have had it so bad. u have p*ssed me off all these years later so maybe u deserved a slap at school. so sort urself out or wollow and write sh*t. sorry about spelling. could be a cacker or someone that just didnt like english. but as long as u can read this. i dont give a sh*t.

  16. Chris McBride

    I,ve lived on or near to the Bourne Estate all of my life…. Over 40 years.. People like you irritate the f**k out of me because you stigmatise everyone and as the person before me said, yes…your a C**t who is still in nappies..
    I know a lot of people on this estate and also on Turlin Moor and I would rather have these people in my life that arseholes like you…
    Yea the estate has had a few problems but I think you should do your homework before you start slating the families, residents, kids etc on the estate.. I would rather have 10 gypsies in my life that 1 of you..

    • rob burton

      Does it really matter what school you attended?Wheather you are rich poor its the way you act in public,its what you contribute to your community your country.The way you bring your children up good manners go along way, don,t use bad language in front of your children.As it happens i went to henry harbin they did have a standard and the big difference parents supported the school.I wasn,t the best of pupils but i knew right from wrong, if i stepped out of line i was punished thats the difference to now.If you don,t wan,t to be classed as a chav don,t act like one have self respect, be an individual not a sheep. Are you a jeremy kyle candidate or someone with no pride in yourself or where you live.

  17. alderney resident

    you must be talking about bourne estate any chavs come my way a claw hammer and bat will sort them out

  18. parkstone resident

    you really are a total c**t!!
    you cannot even string a sentence together or write properly,
    read your stupid, sh*tty little story back to yourself and tell us all that it makes any sense.
    you make the people of parkstone look like they are university educated
    YOU c**t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rob burton

      To the parkstone resident you are a discrace, parkstone was a nice plaace to live before morons like you weir given vocal cords.Does a person have to be university educated to be decent. I used to have mates on bourne estate, alderny west westhowe they weir good mates good people.They had places for people like yourself and the alderney resident, borstal.TWO YEARS NATIONAL SERVICE MY FRIEND WOULD SORT ALL THE LAZY RUDE BAD MANNERED PEOPLE OUT BUT I DON,T THINK YOU WOULD BE MAN ENOUGH.


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