I am pleased to report that we have had no crimes in the village since my last update.

However, parking in Lympstone Village continues to be a concern for residents and can I please remind people not to park on the yellow lines, on junctions or to block drop curbs. Parking on pavements or private grounds without permission is also prohibited. Civil enforcement officers attend the village regularly and will issue tickets for the yellow lines and limited waiting, however I will be looking at any vehicle causing obstructions and this could result in a ticket.

The Rural Neighbourhood Policing team is currently managed by two Beat Managers and three PCSOs from Exmouth Police Station. This covers all the rural villages from Sowton Village through to Colaton Raleigh. As of the 20th May the rural patch will be run by one Beat Manager and three PCSOS. Myself and PC Simon Evans with be responsible for the Neighbourhood Policing of Lympstone Village. We will be your main contact should you wish to discuss any matters or have any problems or concerns. Exmouth Police station is manned 24 hours a day by our colleagues.

We have experienced a number of thefts of gardening and farm equipment from rural areas throughout East Devon recently. Please can I remind residents to secure your property and make a note of any identifiable marks and serial numbers. If you see any person or vehicle acting suspiciously, please contact the Police. Can I ask the Boat/sailing community to be particularly vigilant as we have experienced a number of thefts from boats in the Exmouth area recently.

PCSO 30110 Sarah Trayhurn

Email: sarah.trayhurn@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Mobex: 0845 656 7853