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Christchurch East

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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.



What do you think our priorities should be?

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As your local Neighbourhood Policing Team we are continuing to police toward our local priorities and targets, despite the current situation. We would normally be holding face to face engagements with our communities to help us build a better picture around what our local community priorities should be. We are keen to continue harnessing your community concerns to achieve this. Therefore we have created this quick online survey to help us make an inform decision around our NPT local priorities. Please see the attached link which will take directly to our, (very quick) survey. 

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Local Priorities

Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)

Issue Date: 29/05/2021

Over 60% of the survey responses indicated that ASB should be prioritised. This covers a very broad array of incidents and will always be a challenge to cover each and every concern. However we are working hard with our partners to reduce ASB including increased patrols in car parks and recreation grounds across the sector utilising existing powers of other agencies as well as police powers when required. From our interactions with those causing ASB it is evident that educating them around what is acceptable behaviour is key to provide a long term solution and we will continue to develop this as we move forward into the summer. One specific area of concern raised by residents is ASB in car parks across the section and we are currently looking at using additional police resources to support your Neighbourhood team in dealing robustly with persistent offenders.

Action Date: 01/07/2021


Issue Date: 29/05/2021

Almost 50% of respondents felt we should prioritise burglaries and with summer fast approaching there has historically been a rise in this type of crime. With the lifting of coronavirus restrictions it is safe to say criminals will look to target our residential areas and it is important we provide the support and policing presence our communities expect. By utilising intelligence, high visibility patrols and actively providing crime prevention advice to neighbourhoods our aim is to ensure criminals find no easy targets in our community. We will also be seeking the help from our citizens by ensuring windows and doors are not left open or unlocked, anything suspicious is reported and any crimes are reported.

Action Date: 01/07/2021


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Inspector Helen Deakin 0155
Inspector Helen Deakin 0155

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Bournemouth Central Police Station
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Christchurch East

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Tim Mitchell PS 2696
Tim Mitchell PS 2696
Karl Stark PCSO 5994
Karl Stark PCSO 5994
Katie McCudden PCSO 7161
Katie McCudden PCSO 7161
Sarah Burton PCSO 6093
Sarah Burton PCSO 6093
Mark Creasey PC 0207
Mark Creasey PC 0207
What we do

Neighbourhood policing improves the quality of life within Dorset communities. Working together with partner agencies and problem-solving with local people and groups, we will target the policing issues that matter most in your area.

Get in touch with us today to raise any issues you have and to find out what priorities we are currently working on. This is your chance to influence the service that the police, and our partners, provide.

You can contact us via the Dorset Police website or social media, where we also promote upcoming meetings and events. We are based at: Bournemouth Central Police Station.

In an emergency

The Neighbourhood Policing Team works with colleagues across Dorset Police, but does not respond to emergency calls. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, always dial 999 immediately, so we can help you as quickly as possible.