Broadstone & Merley
The Broadstone and Merley areas of Poole house a largely affluent population who are regularly involved in community led initiatives including the local popular Neighbourhood Watch schemes.
Located in the heart of Broadstone is the Broadway shopping district in which numerous commercial properties are located, including numerous cafes in which our public surgeries are often held.
Officers are regularly conducting foot patrols within the area and would welcome you to come and speak to us.
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Frequently Asked Questions
ASB Merley & Broadstone
- ASB has stopped after proactive patrols and targeting of local youths identified by officers patrolling the area. There are known links to Wimborne for some of the group and liaison with officers in Wimborne has seen the instances of ASB and damage drop off. Our patrols will continue in Merley to ensure the issue remains dispersed. There are reports of drug related ASB in parts of Broadstone that we are working on
ASB Culvert Castleman Trailway
- Reports from residents that the culvert and trail way are used as a gathering point for ASB amongst groups of young people. Risk to health from playing in a water culvert and the ASB is disturbing residents.
- Increased police patrols to the area
- Council have agreed to undertake a review of the fence and consider clear signage to indicate the risks
- Local schools updated to explain the risks
- There have been no calls in respect of this issue as a result of this activity
ASB prevention Lower Blandford Road (The Broadway)
- Historic issues with youths gathering and causing ASB and disturbances after school on the Broadway and outside Tesco; as well as litter and general ASB in the community shelter at Dunyeats Roundabout
- Increased Hi Vis Patrols in the area by officers on foot
- Patrols expanded to surrounding areas - cricket pitch and the memorial park
- Corfe Hills supported by police to manage behaviour of the kids out of school
- Reduction in ASB at this area compared to previous years.
Police priorities for the NPT are set for us at the Safer Neighbourhoods Panel Meeting which occurs approximately every 6 weeks. These priorities are chosen based on current statistics - hotspots, crime series, community issues etc. and your views and concerns raised with us through your NHW, via email or face2face survey.
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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: Poole Police Station Joint Emergency Services Building Wimborne Road Poole BH15 2BP.
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