Wareham North & Upton

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Wareham North and Upton NPT area covers Sandford, Holton Heath, Organford, Lytchett Minster, Lytchett Matravers, Upton, Morden, Bloxworth, Bere Regis, and Hyde. This is a mixture of rural villages and towns edging on to the greater conurbation area of Poole, also encompassing Wareham forest.  The team encompasses PCSOs Phil Murray, Mike Gowans, PC Jon Stuart and is led by Sgt Barry Gosling. We deal with a wide variety of incidents, which range from poaching and the rural types of crime, to attending shed and garage breaks, dealing with neighbour complaints and anti-social behavior. We also carry out a large number of crime prevention and reassurance visits and work very closely with partner agencies on all types of matters.   

Local priorities

November 2017

You said .... anti-social behaviour in Lytchett Matravers is a priority

Unfortunately we are having ongoing anti-social behaviour problems in Lytchett Matravers at the moment. We have received reports of small groups of young people throwing things at properties, knocking on doors and running off and causing minor damage in the area. If you see or hear anything whilst you are out and about/at home, please let us know.

You will notice an increase in police patrols as we try and deal with the problem. Help us to help you by reporting any incidents of ASB at the time at which it is happening.

Persons found committing ASB will have their details taken and their parents will be informed. Continual ASB will lead to further action being taken against the perpetrators using current ASB legislation.

You said...Anti-social behaviour in Upton rec. is a priority


We have received complaints about anti-social behaviour from the Upton recreation area. This has included groups of young people being abusive and shining 'laser' pens / pointers in to resident’s houses. Dorset Police will increase patrols in the areas specific to the ASB. Persons found committing ASB will have their details taken and their parents will be informed. Consistent ASB will lead to further action being taken against the perpetrators using current ASB legislation.

We did....as a result of police patrols, we have managed to identify some of those involved and have made their parents aware. We have been working closely with partner agencies such as the housing associations, Purbeck District Council and the Town Council and we continue to look at our options.

Meet the team events have been held and local residents spoke to us about their concerns.

We have seen a decrease in reported ASB and will continue to patrol the area.


You said...Anti-social behaviour in Station Road, Holton Heath.

The Upton NPT have received a number of reports from concerned members of the public that young people have been trespassing on the enclosed premises containing dangerous derelict buildings on Station Road. The NPT will be conducting additional patrols in the area, have liaised with the land owners to improve security and will deal robustly with any persons found causing ASB at this location.

***Update*** Since the NPT have been checking the location we have already identified a number of young people who have been putting themselves at risk by entering the site. Their details have been taken and parents were informed.




Resolved priorities and actions taken:       

  1. You said ...ASB Lytchett Matravers was an issue.

    We did.... additional high visibility patrols and positive action have curtailed the behaviour of those responsible and the situation has now calmed some what.

  2. You said...Dangerous Parking outside the primary school was an issue

    We did... The no excuse team have visited and reports of such parking have reduced. 
  3. You said ...theft from motor vehicles is an issue

    There have been a number of reports of cars being broken in to and contents stolen across Purbeck. Items stolen have been tablet computers, mobile phones, hand bags, satnav's and cash. The public are reminded to not leave any valuable items in their car when they leave it unattended. A car boot is not a safe place to leave items as 'someone' may be watching and subsequently take the item.

    Please be on the lookout for our crime prevention road shows being held at various rural car parks across the area.

    We did….Your local police team have been very busy conducting crime prevention engagement events across the area to make the public aware of the need to secure their vehicles and not to leave valuables inside. I am sure you will have seen the marked police vehicle around the area with the crime prevention message on to raise awareness. Our team have been using this vehicle to patrol all our rural car parks every day to reassure the public, disrupt the criminals and ensure that our rural car parks are a safe place for visitors. We will continue to monitor these areas to ensure we maintain focus on reducing vehicle crime in Purbeck.   As a direct result of our increased vigilance there has been a 33% reduction in thefts from motor vehicles since April 17.



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Inspector Andrew Keel
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Wareham Police Station, Worgret Rd, Wareham BH20 4PW. Email: warehamnorthanduptonnpt @dorset.pnn.police.uk

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Wareham North & Upton

Neighbourhood Policing Team

PCSO Phil Murray
PCSO Phil Murray
PC Jon Stuart
PC Jon Stuart
PCSO Mike Gowans
PCSO Mike Gowans
PS Barry Gosling
PS Barry Gosling
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: Wareham Police Station, Worgret Rd, Wareham BH20 4PW. Email: warehamnorthanduptonnpt @dorset.pnn.police.uk.

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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