The Uplyme Neighbourhood Watch
organisation attempts to both distribute police messages to
residents and collate information from the local district.
As one of the founder co-ordinators,
could see the benefits of the rapid exchange of messages
concerning criminal and unwelcome behaviour throughout our
community because, although we are fortunate to live in a
relatively crime free area, nowhere, sadly, is immune from
Initially information was distributed by
good old-fashioned leg work and telephone but subsequently
the benefits of an email system became obvious. To this end
I set up a system called UPLYME WATCH where interested
residents could register their e-mail addresses at a central
point and receive police messages about local issues as soon
The system can also register and
forward concerns and queries from any individual who
has doubts about suspicious or unwelcome behaviour in our
local area. These may not be serious enough for immediate
police involvement, but putting them on record may just help
the police in their subsequent investigations.
The e-mail address is
firstname.lastname@example.org please register today. It
doesn't cost anything and your e-mail address is held
confidentially for Neighbourhood Watch purposes only. We can
all do our bit not only to help ourselves and our
neighbours, but also by supporting the police in their
efforts to maintain Uplyme as a trouble free area.
Dial 999 to contact the police
If immediate action is required
Uplyme's community police officer is PC 4924
Andy Carmichael (Officially your Neighbourhood Beat Manager),
based at the Axminster police station.
Andy is part of the
Devon and Cornwall constabulary and can be contacted on
08452 777 444 at Axminster Police Station, or by email
To report a crime or for information and
advice, please use the 24 Hours general enquires number - 08452
777444 (local rate call) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 (free
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