Canford Heath is a largely residential suburb located within Poole and bordered by a large area of heathland. The Canford Heathland itself is known for being the largest heathland in Dorset, and the largest lowland heath in the UK.
The residential areas within Canford Heath do vary throughout and contain both highly affluent areas and large areas of council owned properties. The Nuffield Industrial Estate also sits nestled within the area and houses numerous commercial properties.
With a large heathland such as that found within Canford Heath, regular patrols are conducted by the team in an effort to prevent people from starting fires and to apprehend those committing unauthorised use of motor vehicles.
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ASB Chaldon Park. Work has been undertaken with the core group of identified individuals and many have now received letters or ABCs from Poole Council in respect of their behaviour and the impact on the community. Patrols have been conducted regularly in the area and as a team we now have 2 new members of staff which will increase visibility and effectiveness.
Speeding. Special Constabulary tasked to speeding patrols and the ANPR team have been in the area with some success – no stats available. Community Speed Watch in Broadstone is highly successful and there have been efforts by the team to get a Canford Heath and Creekmoor one up and running with limited take up so far but with the continued increase and development of the NHWs it is hoped that there will be a group in these areas soon. CSWs are effective and provide a realistic view at the issue of speeding on an area.
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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