A POLICE presence has returned to Lyme Regis and Charmouth with Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Amanda King now based in the area.
Residents expressed concern after Lyme Regis was left without police presence last year, when officers were moved out of the town.
PCSO King is part of the Neighbourhood Policing Team in Bridport but with an outreach base used by emergency services next to the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis. She is committed to Lyme Regis and Charmouth, patrolling both on foot and by vehicle.
PC Kirsti Frecknall is also part of Lyme Regis Neighbourhood Policing Team and works in the town on a regular basis, although she also has commitments in other areas.
With the cut-backs in police funding and consequent reduction in staff resources, Amanda relies heavily on public support and information about concerns regarding public safety, anti-social behaviour and possible criminal activity. The Neighbourhood Policing Team is also encouraging residents to consider setting up Neighbourhood Watch schemes where they do not already exist.
LymeForward will be providing more information about this in the next few weeks.
You can contact Amanda King by calling non-emergency number 101 and giving her name and/or number (6090), or you can email through the website www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online/message-an-officer or www.dorset.police.uk/contact-us/email-us. Always call 999 in an emergency.
Those interested in meeting Amanda informally are welcome to attend coffee mornings at Hallett Court in Queen’s Walk between 10am and 11am on Wednesday, February 7th and Wednesday, February 21st.