East Christchurch Neighbourhood Policing Team covers the Purewell, Stanpit, Mudeford, Highcliffe and Someford (The Grange) areas of Christchurch.
Purewell connects the town centre to Somerford via a busy through road and includes a mix of housing and housing developments, there are a number of 19th and early 20th century buildings, Two Riversmeet leisure centre with includes a skate park, it is also home to the towns civic centre and a boat yard.
The Stanpit area is a historic village with a number of historic listed cottages and a number of houses, it also includes Stanpit Marsh which is a 65 hectare site that was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1964 and in 1986 as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Marsh is home to over 300 species of plants, 14 of which are nationally rare and endangered.
Mudeford includes two woodland areas known as Mudeford Woods and a large mixture of housing developments and industrial estates, there is an Infant and Junior School and incorporates Mudeford Quay which was an area notoriously known for Smuggling as early as 1680 and Avon beach which stretches for three quarters of a mile leading onto Highcliffe.
Highcliffe is in an enviable location is made up of, predominantly, retired and semi-retired populations, but also home to a number of families. It is home to Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe Golf Course and the Nature reserve at Steamer Point and a beautiful beach.
It is also home to Highcliffe St Marks Primary School and Highcliffe Secondary School.
The Somerford Estate (Known as the Grange Ward) is a Housing Estate which was built in the 1950’s made up of a mixture of both Privately owned and Social Housing. There is a large recreational area called Watermans Park which is home to a Skate park as well as Playparks and a large playing field. It is also home to Somerford Primary School, The Grange Comprehensive School and St Joseph’s Primary School. To the south of the estate is a large Industrial Estate. We regularly attend the schools in the area and have given safety talks on several subjects as well as working with them around any safeguarding issues and managing these
We work closely with Sovereign Housing who are responsible for most of the Social Housing in the area particularly around any Safeguarding issues for any vulnerable members of the community, we will also work together to tackle any Anti-Social Behaviour and neighbourhood issues. The team have worked hard and issued a number of Community Behaviour Orders to individuals who have committed a number of offences, these have been very impactive and helped to reduce demand and seen an improvement in their behaviour.
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