About Wallisdown

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Welcome to Wallisdown!

Wallisdown is a residential, business and shopping area situated partly in the Bournemouth and partly in Poole.

Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth are both about 10 minutes walk away.

The area is served by Wallisdown Road, the southern half being in Poole and the northern half in Bournemouth. 

Schools that serve the area are Talbot Combined School for the Poole half (then Rossmore Community College) and St Mark's School for the Bournemouth side (with a number of secondary schools in the north of Bournemouth).

Wallisdown is served by Wilts & Dorset and Yellow Buses which provide services across Poole and Bournemouth.

The main road running through the area (A3049) has for some years been overloaded with traffic and the area is blighted with congestion, particularly around the Wallisdown Roundabout. Dorset County Council has made three attempts in the last 20 years to build a relief road on a corridor of land reserved along the riverside behind Talbot Village to the Alderney Rdbt, but has been unsuccessful, in part due to resident opposition to the scheme.

Land is still reserved in various verges along Talbot Avenue and Wallisdown Road for dual carriageway upgrades. The Fern Barrow and Boundary Lane roundabouts have been built to accommodate this potential future upgrade, with the former being much too large for its purpose and the latter covered in red hatching where a second lane should run (near the university). There is, however, a 'pinch point' around Wallisdown Roundabout which would require a large (and costly) demolition programme that has made the scheme proposals financially unattractive.

There is a great number of local stores and business in Wallisdown, as well as community groups and organisations in the area.

Green Spaces

There are some wonderful green spaces in and around Wallisdown, including Slades Farm, Turbury Park and the Wallisdown Recreation Ground. The Alder Hills Nature Reserve hidden behind the Sainsburys on Alder Road and worth a visit too.

Alder Hills Nature Reserve


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Tom F

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