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Family fun day to launch the BID sponsored Boscombe Police Box

The Boscombe Police Box, which has been sponsored by Bournemouth Coastal BID and other local businesses, will be officially unveiled to the public on Tuesday 8 April 2014.

To mark the exciting arrival of the police box, an opening ceremony will take place at 11.30am in Boscombe precinct in front of local dignitaries, businessmen and women and the community. This will be followed by a family fun day between 12 noon and 4pm, which will be held at the Boscombe precinct marquee and led by Creative Kids. A host of free activities and entertainment has been organised, including a bouncy castle, face painting, music and games. The long-awaited police box – one of only two operational in the country – will provide a highly visible policing footprint at the western end of the precinct on Christchurch Road. It will be regularly staffed during day-time hours by police officers and police community support officers where they will be able to engage with the community and offer help, advice and support. A yellow phone will be attached to the police box which members of the public can use to contact Dorset Police at other times.