Mudeford & Highcliffe

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Mudeford, Highcliffe & Walkford is an area of outstanding natural beauty overlooking Christchurch Harbour, The Solent and the Isle of Wight. Highcliffe is situated to the east of the historic town of Christchurch, the resort town of Bournemouth, Barton on Sea to the west and The New Forest National Park is to the north.

It is an affluent area with a population of predominantly retired and semi-retired professionals.  Highcliffe is fuelled by its enviable location and the popularity of The Chewton Glen Country Club, the Highcliffe Golf Course, the Nature Reserve at Steamer Point and Highcliffe Castle.

There has been an increase in development to counteract the shortage of housing. This development has also seen a small resurgence of up-market restaurants and cafes, rejuvenating the High-Street.

Mudeford includes two woodland areas (known as Mudeford Woods and Peregrine Woods), and a recreation ground on the north side of Stanpit which has been used to play cricket since the 19th century.

Educational establishments in the towns include Highcliffe St Mark Primary School, Highcliffe School and also Mudeford Junior School.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed October 2017):

INCREASED RISK OF  BURGLARY AND ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES IN THE WINTER SEASON - The NPT will develop Social media awareness of the current issues, hold Street Corner Meetings in affected areas when required, use Tri-board signage to alert residents.

  1. PROMOTING CRIME PREVENTION AWARENESS - Holding and attending more events to increase    community engagement across Mudeford, Highcliffe & Walkford. Engaging more with different groups in the area and working with other agencies to promote crime prevention and better security measures you can take.
  2. TARGETTING THE  RECENT INCREASE OF ASB, GRAFFITI IN THE FRIARS CLIFF AREA - The NPT will enhance patrols, especially around weekends in and around the area of the park at the end of Seaway Avenue and Cliff Drive. This will also incorporate the roads of Vecta Close, Glengarry Way, Cliff Drive and the disused Pinebeach Nursing Home on Southcliffe Road

Resolved priorities and actions taken:


  1. Awareness of scams and garage breaks have been increased with leaflet drops and door knocks in the affected areas.
  2. With increased patrols in the ABS hotspots, as mentioned above we are seeing a decrease in the number of calls we are receiving about ASB in the area.



Get involved

Speak with the team at one of the following local events.

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Your inspector

Inspector 1919 Shawn Whitley
Inspector 1919 Shawn Whitley

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Dorset Police NPT Office Fire Station Fairmile road Christchurch BH23 2LB

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Mudeford & Highcliffe

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PC Mark Creasey
PC Mark Creasey
PS Kerry Shelley
PS Kerry Shelley
PCSO Karl Stark
PCSO Karl Stark
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: Dorset Police NPT Office Fire Station Fairmile road Christchurch BH23 2LB.

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.

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