The Police and Communities Together group no longer exists. The Local Police now hold regular surgeries which allow the community to raise any concerns with them. They encourage residents to join Community Messaging – this helps the Police and Community share information.

You can find out more about Community Messaging here

The local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is Sarah Trayhurn who been the PCSO for Lympstone Village for nearly seven years. She patrols the village and is available in the village on certain dates. These dates are advertised on the Police neighbourhood website.

Sarah can be contacted as follows:
PCSO Sarah Trayhurn 30110
Mobile – 0845 656 7853 (this number is only available when on duty and for non emergency enquiries only)
Email –

Neighbourhood Beat Manager – PC Simon Evans

Emergency – 999
General Enquiries – 101 (this has changed)

Devon & Cornwall

Clyst Valley, Woodbury & Lympstone Police

How to avoid becoming the victim of scams

On receipt of a letter e-mail or call you consider to be a scam, our best advice is to throw it in the bin or delete it.

We regularly liaise with the Office of Fair Trading regarding complaints about cash prize draws. They monitor and can investigate this type of scam if it breaks the criminal law, many of which originate abroad.

If you receive a communication purportedly from your bank asking for security details, report the matter to your bank.

Complaints about misuse of premium rate numbers should be made to ICSTIS (The Independent Committee For The Supervision Of Telephone Information Services).

Should you receive an excessive amount of junk mail, telesales calls or prize offer faxes, you can do something to stop it by contacting one of the following organisations:

Mail Preference Service: 0845 7034599
Fax Preference Service: 0845 0700702
Telephone Preference Service: 08450700707