~ Neighbourhood Watch ~

Everyone tries to look out for each other in this Parish, plus there is a local Neighbourhood Watch scheme run by Peter Bradley. Anyone wishing to know more can be in touch via this website, or with Peter direct.

Beneath is the Live Feed, as issued by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary, for those interested in knowing more about the broader West Country region.


Live Feed, Issued by Devon & Cornwall Police :


Arson, Axminster

Police have launched an investigation following a report of arson at Atkins Auctioneers, Lyme Street, Axminster. 

The incident took place on Thursday 1 November between 11pm and 11.30pm where it was reported an accelerant was poured through the letterbox of the premises and ignited. This caused damage to the door and had the potential to spread throughout the building. 

Police would like to speak to a man seen in area driving a dark coloured Nissan Terrano 4x4. 

A police spokesperson said: “We’d like to hear from anyone who might have seen this vehicle or have any dashcam footage of the area at that time.” 

Anyone who was in the area at the time or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact quoting crime reference CR/101344/18. 

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

No excuse for driving without insurance

Just short of 60 vehicles were seized by police in Devon & Cornwall in the seven days of the Motor Insurers Bureau supported  Operation Drive Insured, 12 – 18 November 2018.

Of the 57 Vehicles seized using Section 165A of the Road Traffic Act, 54 were for having no valid insurance and three because the drivers did not have a valid license.

As a minimum the drivers of uninsured vehicles will receive six points on their licence and a £300 fine. There is also a minimum charge of £150 to get their vehicles back which owners have 14 days to do. They must insure it and prove to the police it is in order before going to the garage to pay for its release.

Numerous other drivers were stopped for insurance offences but allowed to reinsure at the roadside.

The No Excuse team was supported by officers from the Alliance Roads Policing Team, Armed Response Vehicles (ARV) and by neighbourhood officers throughout Devon and Cornwall.

Follow the roads policing teams on Twitter:

Devon & Cornwall Police No Excuse team: @DC_NoExcuse

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance Roads Policing: @RoadPolAlliance

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Alliance Specials Roads Policing: @SC_RPU

(ARV officers have suitably equipped vehicles and training to assist with this operation, they were not used because an armed response was required.)

Wanted: Steven 'Smee' Keeling

Police are trying to trace a 32 –year-old man from Uffculme who is wanted on recall to prison.

Steven Keeling was sentenced to one year in prison in December 2017 for taking a vehicle without consent and possession of a weapon. He was subsequently released on licence from prison. He has since breached his release conditions.

Local enquiries are being carried out to locate and arrest Keeling and members of the public are being asked to report any sightings.

Keeling has links to Cullompton, Tiverton and possibly the Bampton area.

He is described as a white male, around 6 ft 2 inch tall and of heavy build. He has short ginger hair and is clean shaven.

Anyone that sees Keeling or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 or email quoting police log 113 28/8/18.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.