Canford Heath

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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.

Current NPT Priorities

Current priorities (last reviewed August 2017):

  1. Anti-Social Behaviour in the Mitchell Road and Chaldon recreation ground areas. Following several reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage committed at the Canford Heath Library and the Doctors surgery on Mitchell Road, officers are proactively patrolling the area and engaging with those persons responsible.

  2. Operation Heathland. We have received several reports of small fires established in the Verity Crescent and Ashdown Close areas along with reports of unauthorised motorcycle usage on Canford Heathland. To combat this pro-active heathland patrols are ongoing in conjunction with Dorset Fire and Rescue service.

If you want your say on what should be the next priority:-

  • You can attend a PACT meeting
  • Join us on our next live chat
  • Vote

Meet the team

Meet the team and members of your PACT panel to raise local issues at the following events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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Inspector Andy Edwards
Inspector Andy Edwards

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Canford Heath

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO Chris Bolland
PCSO Chris Bolland
PCSO James Somerville
PCSO James Somerville
PCSO Samantha Holmes
PCSO Samantha Holmes
PS Jamie Heath
PS Jamie Heath
PC Steve Donaldson
PC Steve Donaldson
PC Simon Young
PC Simon Young
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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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