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Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

East Dorset is one of the larger policing sections in Dorset, covering an area of approximately 157 square miles with a resident population of 85,000. It incorporates the historic market town of Wimborne with its large number of retail outlets, Ferndown with an expanding residential population and localised town centre, and Verwood - an increasingly popular location with a rapidly expanding housing market and retail outlets. There are also a number of villages spread across the section, which include Corfe Mullen, Sturminster Marshall, West Moors, Six Penny Handley and Pentridge. Each village has its own unique infrastructure incorporating residential areas, schools and businesses, and as such, has its own policing requirements. Much of the section is rural countryside whilst the main arterial route, the A31 which crosses the section, provides the 'gateway' to Dorset. Each of these communities represents a different challenge.

Like all Sections across the County each ward area within East Dorset has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Team who work to combat local issues raised through our PACT (Partners and Communities Together) processes. We also share a very close and effective working relationship with our partners in East Dorset District Council as well as many other locally based agencies and groups. Community policing is vital to our success and as such we will continue to develop our partnerships and initiatives with every effort to keep the residents, businesses and visitors to East Dorset safe. To find out more about our partnership process and how you can become involved in policing the area please follow the link below.

Inspector Mike Darkin

East Dorset Neighbourhood Inspector

Visit Police Neighbourhood Page 101

Map of the Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Dorset Police.

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Towns and Villages within the Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

The Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team is policed by the Dorset Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Chalbury Common Village Dorset
Furzehill Village Dorset
Gaunt's Common Village Dorset
Gussage All Saints Village Dorset
Gussage St Michael Village Dorset
Haythorne Other Settlement Dorset
Henbury Village Dorset
Hinton Martell Village Dorset
Holt Village Dorset
Holt Wood Village Dorset
Horton Village Dorset
Lodge Copse Estate Village Dorset
Long Crichel Village Dorset
Mannington Village Dorset
Manswood Village Dorset
New Town Village Dorset
Shapwick Village Dorset
Sixpenny Handley Village Dorset
Stone Village Dorset
Sturminster Marshall Village Dorset
Three Legged Cross Other Settlement Dorset
Wimborne Minster Town Dorset
Witchampton Village Dorset
Woodyates Village Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Sturminster MarshallvillageDorsetOn or near Station Road6
Sixpenny HandleyvillageDorsetOn or near The Hollow2

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Sturminster MarshallvillageDorsetOn or near Tattershall Gardens3
Sixpenny HandleyvillageDorsetOn or near The Hollow2
Gussage St MichaelvillageDorsetOn or near Manor Road2
Holt WoodvillageDorsetOn or near Queen'S Copse Lane2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Sturminster MarshallvillageDorsetOn or near High Street3
Sturminster MarshallvillageDorsetOn or near Haycock Way3

Neighbourhood Events for Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

TitleDescriptionDates
Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=837 for full information on forthcoming events we will be attending

Start: 31/01/2014 00:00

End: 01/01/2020 00:00

Police Officer Information for Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Louise Hamilton PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Simon Hallam PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Steve Willis PCSO

I am a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and work as part of my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is extremely important that I am out and about in the community, talking to people about local issues.

PCSOs work to increase public confidence by reducing not only crime but also the fear of crime. We aim to deter anti-social behaviour and improve the physical appearance of towns and villages as well as to provide reassurance to the community. We are also a main point of contact between members of the public and the police.

Tom Clements PC

I work as a Police Constable for my local Safer Neighbourhood Team. My role is varied and typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes.

As an officer I am expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise while they are on duty.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

IssueActionDates

Dorset is one of the safest counties in the UK in which to live. Dorset Police is one of the highest performing Police Services in the United Kingdom. We are totally committed to working to make our county an even safer and better place in which to live, but we can't do it on our own. Throughout history policing has been most effective when the community and the police work together, helping each other to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

We have set our operational priorities which have been based on today's risks and from our communities have told us are areas of concern. Each year these priorities are reviewed and throughout the year leaders work to ensure the force is focussed on them.

This year's operational priorities are to:

•Reduce serious violent crime.

•Reduce the crimes most affecting local communities.

•Protect vulnerable people and communities.

•Tackle serious and organised criminals.

•Counter terrorism and domestic extremism.

•Reduce road casualties.

•Bring offenders to justice.

•Secure the trust and confidence of people in Dorset in their Police Force and the wider criminal justice system.

•Be prepared for major incidents and events

Each Safer Neighbourhood Team will have their own local priority which are set by the community and regularly updated. Your local priorities can be found by visiting our web site at www.dorset.police.uk and entering your postcode into the "My Area" section.

Issue dated: 17/09/2009

Action dated: 17/09/2009

Street Crime Within Wimborne Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A354 Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
B3078 Anti-social behaviour
Ball'S Lane Anti-social behaviour
Front Lane Anti-social behaviour
High Close Anti-social behaviour
High Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Holt Road Other theft Under investigation
King'S Street Anti-social behaviour
Mill Street Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Paradise Road Anti-social behaviour
Parkelea Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Burglary Under investigation
Parking Area Burglary Under investigation
Parking Area Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Parking Area Vehicle crime Under investigation
Parking Area Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Parsonage Hill Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Poole Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Poole Road Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Rushall Lane Vehicle crime Under investigation
Station Road Anti-social behaviour
Station Road Shoplifting Under investigation
Station Road Shoplifting Under investigation
Station Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Station Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Station Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Tattershall Gardens Violence and sexual offences Offender given a caution
The Hollow Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
The Hollow Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Uppington Close Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Vine Hill Anti-social behaviour
Vine Hill Burglary Under investigation
Vine Hill Burglary Under investigation