Christchurch Town Centre
The Christchurch Town NPT policing area covers the Christchurch Borough Town Centre Ward. The area forms a natural peninsular bordered by the River Stour to the west and south with Bournemouth on the far bank and to the east by the River Avon with Purewell Ward on the opposite bank. These rivers merge at the southern tip of the peninsular and enter Christchurch harbour. The network south railway line creates a manmade barrier and the ward boundary to the north with Portfield Ward.
Christchurch Town Centre Ward is predominately a residential area that in 2001 contained 1,856 habitable properties and supports a population of 3,622. 17% of housing is Council or Local Housing Authority/Social Housing (in the main exclusively sheltered housing for the elderly). The ward is the commercial heart of Christchurch, containing the main shopping centre, town public facilities and Twynham Comprehensive School. It is also the main centre for the town’s social nightlife and includes the recreational spaces of The Priory and Convent Meadows, Millhams Common, The Quomps, and the town’s large playing field and recreation ground.
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Neighbourhood Policing Team
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: Dorset Police NPT Office Fire Station Fairmile Road Christchurch BH23 2LB.
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.