The Grange

Find your neighbourhood

The Grange NPT policing area covers the Christchurch Borough Ward of The Grange and is predominantly a residential area that according to the 2011 census contained 2,077 households and a population of 4,875. The ward is bisected by the B3059 Somerford Road. To the north the Somerford estate is an area of residential housing, originally developed as a council estate in the 1950s and to the south of Somerford Road is the Airfield Industrial Estate, which is the 2nd largest industrial estate in East Dorset. 18% of the ward land area is given over to educational and recreational use and includes Watermans Park, The Grange Comprehensive School, Somerford County Infant School, Somerford County Junior School and St Josephs Primary School.

Local priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed July 2019):


1 - ASB

High Visibility patrols targeting well known ASB hotspot areas.  Liaising with the local council, housing associations and youth services to bring regular offenders to justice.


2. Drugs

The disruption of drug use and related issues.  Through regular patrols and speaking to members of the local community.


You said - we did

This section is for us to share some of the daily work we do on your behalf.

You said
There was a problem with ASB and drug use in Watermans park.
We did
We have conducted regular patrols, worked with the local community and council. This has led to fewer reports being made.

Get involved

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

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Your inspector

Inspector Richard Bader
Inspector Richard Bader

Your local station

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

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The Grange

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Sarah Burton PCSO 6093
Sarah Burton PCSO 6093
Mark Creasey PC 0207
Mark Creasey PC 0207
Karl Stark PCSO 5994
Karl Stark PCSO 5994
James Layfield PC 1797
James Layfield PC 1797
Nick Lee PS 2525
Nick Lee PS 2525
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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