Ferndown Central is a small metropolitan area in amongst the largely rural area of East Dorset. Based on the 2011 census we have a population of 26,559.
Ferndown Central is mostly residential with an emphasis on detached properties. There is a busy shopping district with diverse outlets serving the local population and visitors. There are also several sizeable industrial estates, drawing shoppers and workers from miles around.
With a main trunk road bisecting this neighbourhood, road safety will always be an issue to focus on.
With its high population within East Dorset, Ferndown Central has higher crime rates than the more rural areas of the section. However, in perspective, it is still very much a low crime area when compared with the rest of Dorset. On average, Ferndown Central suffers just over 500 recorded crimes per year.
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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: Ferndown Police Station Ameysford Road Ferndown BH22 9HQ.
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.