Newtown & Branksome

Find your neighbourhood

Updated July 2019*

The Newtown and Branksome area is located in the east of Poole and shares boundaries with Alderney, Canford Heath East, Oakdale, Parkstone and Westbourne areas. In the east of the ward are the industrial areas of Mannings Heath Industrial Estate and Newtown Business Park, as well as the Tower Park leisure complex. Ashley Road is the second largest local centre in Poole after the town centre. Ashley Road and the Redlands retail park run along the southern boundary and contain a large amount of large retail outlets with high footfall.

Officers are regularly patrolling this demographically diverse area on foot or by car and cycle and will always be more than happy to assist with any enquiries that you may have.

Local priorities

Updated August 2019

Current Priorities:

Anti-Social Behaviour, Drug dealing & Street Drinking in Ashley Road.  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.  ASB is large area of work and it is a force priority which we tackle it through Partnership working, Court orders, and intervention methods. This is a Section priority due to the Impact on the Community and vulnerable people in the area.  This means that in addition to the local officers we will seek to utilise specialist police units and enforcement via partner agencies to tackle issues and reduce problems in the area.  We work with the local authority Safer Communities Team, St Mungos, Children and Young Persons Services and the schools to tackle these issues and will deploy officers from other areas in support of issues. 

To do this we need your help; if you have any information on any of the priorities for Poole please get in touch with Dorset Police via 101; through the ‘Do It Online’ link from the force website and pass your information to the NPT.  The more we know about; the more we can do.  Let’s work together to make Poole safer.

Insp Adrian THOMPSON

You said - we did

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

You said
Updated August 2019* Ashley Road patrols
We did
Updated August 2019* Further police presence provided for the Ashley Road area to deter crime and support residents, shoppers and local businesses. We have run days of action with specialist units and work closely with the licensing team to reduce the availability of high strength alcohol. Paul Cleal is the dedicated PC for Ashley Road so please make him aware of any issues.
You said
Updated August 2019* Alexandra Park drug use and rough sleeping
We did
Updated August 2019* The council have cut back the large bushes to make it more open and reduce opportunities for drug use in the area. There are plans in place to make further cutbacks to the area behind the Bowls Club building when the cutting season begins. There have been enhanced patrols in the area and we have seen a reduction in calls although we will maintain the on going work to reduce further

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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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Newtown & Branksome

Neighbourhood Policing Team

 Daisy Lawrence PCSO 5426
Daisy Lawrence PCSO 5426
Paul Cleal PC 2066
Paul Cleal PC 2066
Ellie Meteau PC 0361
Ellie Meteau PC 0361
Pete Raymond PCSO 5191
Pete Raymond PCSO 5191
PS 0654 Phil Lee
PS 0654 Phil Lee
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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