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Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team Police Local Neighbourhood

The Bridport Section covers the rural towns of Bridport, Lyme Regis and Beaminster, and is not only one of the most visually attractive parts of Dorset, it is also one of the safest in terms of crime and violence against the person.

However, this means any crime trends that emerge tend to have a dramatic impact as everyone in that locality gets to hear about it.

We also have significant policing issues at the height of the season, which now seems to stretch from Easter to mid-October! During the season we assist in policing many locally arranged events. These include Bridport and Lyme Regis Carnival, and the Melplash Agricultural Show.

By working with our partners and the community and building on the wealth of knowledge we have, the officers working within the stations are able to target our main problems and maintain a very high success rate. This success rate is further enhanced by the hard work performed by our Special Constabulary and Police Community Support Officers

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Map of the Marshwood Vale 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 Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team Neighbourhood

The Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team is policed by the Dorset Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team
Name Type County
Bridport Town Dorset
Charmouth Village Dorset
Chideock Village Dorset
Lower Eype Village Dorset
Marshalsea Village Dorset
Melplash Village Dorset
Morcombelake Village Dorset
Netherbury Village Dorset
Pymore Village Dorset
Ryall Village Dorset
Salway Ash Village Dorset
Symondsbury Village Dorset
Tatworth Village Somerset
Thorncombe Village Dorset
Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Dorset
Wootton Fitzpaine Village Dorset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
ChideockvillageDorsetOn or near Foss Orchard3
MarshalseavillageDorsetOn or near B31652
ThorncombevillageDorsetOn or near Tansee Hill2
MarshalseavillageDorsetOn or near Marshalsea Estate1

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
CharmouthvillageDorsetOn or near Kidmore Close3
PymorevillageDorsetOn or near Mordae Grove2
Salway AshvillageDorsetOn or near Pitchers2
ThorncombevillageDorsetOn or near Gribb View1
SymondsburyvillageDorsetOn or near Mill Lane1

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed

Neighbourhood Events for Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Meet your local officers

meeting

Please visit our Force website at http://www.dorset.police.uk/default.aspx?page=1081 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 Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team

NameRankBio
Timothy Poole 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.

Paul Miners 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

Luke White 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.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team

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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: 16/09/2009

Action dated: 16/09/2009

Street Crime Within Marshwood Vale Safer Neighbourhood Team

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A35 Anti-social behaviour
B3165 Anti-social behaviour
B3165 Vehicle crime Under investigation
Brighthay Lane Anti-social behaviour
Chard Street Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Downside Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Ellesdon Anti-social behaviour
Foss Orchard Shoplifting Under investigation
Foss Orchard Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Foss Orchard Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Kidmore Close Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lower Catherston Road Other theft Under investigation
Marshalsea Estate Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Pitchers Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
St James Road Other theft Under investigation
Tansee Hill Vehicle crime Under investigation
Tansee Hill Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
The Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Twinways Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Watton Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Wesley Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
West Mead Anti-social behaviour