Paul was the chair of the North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel and was a driving force behind My Safer Bournemouth.

Sadly Paul passed away last week after a long illness, but an illness that did not confine him due to his sheer determination to live life to the full. Paul had a strong commitment to the community he lived in. As chair of the North Bournemouth Crime Prevention Panel, treasurer of SEDCAT, and trustee at Bournemouth CVS which is now CAN (community action network) he gave back in spades. He was especially proud of this website MySaferBournemouth.


IMAGE: -Paul Payne Left – Dierdre Redstone Right winning an award for their community work

Paul gave so much of his time and energy to helping others and through My Safer Bournemouth he wanted the community to be supported, informed, protected and safe.

Commenting on Pauls passing the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset said’

I am so terribly sorry, Paul was a warrior for the community. I saw him as an immense force for good in the community of North Bournemouth. It was true heroism in so much as I had no idea of his condition. Very big shoes to fill – it was an honour to have known him.

David Sidwick | Police & Crime Commissioner

Our thoughts are with Pauls family at this time, he was a champion, a true inspiration and his determination to support others was a driving force that is to be admired and commended.

Thank you Paul for everything you have done – You made a difference to peoples lives, you made Bournemouth safer.