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.

Local priorities

Updated July 2019


Current Priorities:

Anti-Social Behaviour.  Anti-social behaviour (ASB) affects everyone; it can be personal and targeted at an individual, it could be environmental such as graffiti or can just be general behaviour in an area which affects how residents feel about an area.  ASB is large area of work and it is a force priority which we tackle it through Partnership working, Court orders, and intervention methods.

On Canford Heath we have dedicated an officer for a three month period to focus on ASB and the main offenders linked to ASB.  Their aim is to tackle three priority offenders and hot spot areas.  They will use the powers open to them as well as engaging with the council and Young persons Services to engage Diversion tactics to limit their impact on the area.  PC 2288 Steve Donaldson will be seen on the heath so please engage with him.

Youth Engagement: We are working with the youth club, ASB team and Children and Yong Persons Services to develop a series of diversion opportunities for young people to manage their behaviour.  This will include reviewing the WIFI capacity, youth provision and sports.  The desired outcome is to engage them in positive activities and increase their support and behaviour within the community. 

You said - we did

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

You said
Updated July 2019* Anti Social Behaviour Canford heath
We did
Updated July 2019* Work has been undertaken with the core group of identified individuals as we enter a new phase of ASB management. We have introduced a Consequences scheme for the area to look at the social issues within the backgrounds of those involved to reduce the risk of new individuals becoming involved in ASB whilst tackling those committing offences. This involves diversion schemes with the council and youth services as well as targeted policing. The local authority continue to seek injunctions on the key offenders supported by the NPT
You said
Updated July 2019* Lack of visibility by police in the community
We did
Updated July 2019* A new PCSO joined the team in March - PCSO Simon BAKER.
You said
Updated July 2019* You are having regular issues with Anti-Social behaviour throughout Poole.
We did
Updated July 2019* We have started a new scheme run by BCP Youth Services called the Pop-Up Bus. The small bus will be parked at 5 different locations, on a rotation, on Fridays during the summer. The first one was at Verity Park on Friday 28th June. On the bus will be Youth Services, Poole NPT, Safer Schools Communities Team and the ASB team. The aim is to encourage young people in the area to come and get involved in some activities and hopefully prevent them from getting bored and potentially causing ASB.

Get involved

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

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Inspector Adrian Thompson
Inspector Adrian Thompson

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Poole Police Station Joint Emergency Services Building Wimborne Road Poole BH15 2BP

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Canford Heath

Neighbourhood Policing Team

Samantha Holmes PCSO 5517
Samantha Holmes PCSO 5517
PC 2689 Simon Young
PC 2689 Simon Young
Chris Bolland PCSO 6789
Chris Bolland PCSO 6789
Ellie Meteau PC 0361
Ellie Meteau PC 0361
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: Poole Police Station Joint Emergency Services Building Wimborne Road Poole BH15 2BP.

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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