A vehicle parked and unattended in Churchill Court had its window smashed overnight of the 18th December. If you witnessed anything, please contact police quoting KE/11/3291.

Between the 9th and 13th December a bike, which was secured, was stolen from the Railway station. The bike is a black and red Marin mans mountain bike. If anyone has any information regarding this theft, please contact Police quoting KE/11/3245.

I am sure Father Christmas visited Lympstone over the Christmas period and there are lots of lovely new bikes around. The neighbourhood team will be holding a bike marking session in the near future where we will property mark your bike with your postcode. This is good crime prevention and we encourage residents to take up the opportunity and best of all its free! Dates will be released in the future.

I am aware that scooters are very popular at the moment with the young. Can I ask parents just to be mindful that if they are using them on the road the highway code still applies. I have received a few complaints from concerned drivers who have had near misses.

Dog walkers – please can I ask you to ensure that you have proper control over your animal whilst out walking. In the area of Frog Meadow there have been several attacks on chickens. It is up to the dog owner to maintain proper control at all times and I would advise that the animal be put on a lead. Allowing dogs to worry livestock or cause injury is an offence and can lead to prosecution and in some circumstances the animal being destroyed. Please work with local farmers and landowners to prevent these incidents.

I have had complaints regarding the parking of vehicles on the slip way onto the estuary and the double yellow lines at Sowden end. Vehicles have even been parking on the estuary. I will be making enquiries and speaking to the local Enforcement officers to ask them to attend and ticket offending vehicles. This is a very narrow piece of road and causes congestion as well as blocking the slipway and preventing access to other users.

And finally… I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to working with you in 2012. If you have any issues or concerns that you would like to discuss, please contact me on the details below or stop me whilst on patrol and say hello!

Sarah Trayhurn

General Enquiries 101

Sarah.trayhurn@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk