Fears Honiton could lose Pc Ian Atyeo
Cutbacks could see departure of town’s most experienced police officer, councillors fear.
HONITON Police Station is to benefit from extended opening hours - as it rises to the challenge of becoming the main front desk for the entire district.
Counters at stations in Axminster, Seaton, Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth are set to close. Inspector Antonia Weeks told The Midweek Herald she expects the changes to take effect from around April next year.
Meanwhile, concern has been expressed that Pc Ian Atyeo, Honiton’s most experienced police officer, could be forced into retirement as part of a spending review.
Honiton Town Council was dismayed to hear the news at a meeting on Monday.
You may also want to watch:
Councillors are concerned that Pc Atyeo is a figure people know and trust in the town and cannot be replaced.
- 1 More grants dished out to groups providing crisis support
- 2 Honiton town council confirms Beehive car park changes
- 3 Sunday parking charge for Honiton, Axminster and Ottery
- 4 Seaton needs to 'gear up' for life after Covid
- 5 Seaton and Beer say farewell to vicar and his family
- 6 Championship memories with Dunkeswell Rovers
- 7 Town's u3a group celebrates publicity coup
- 8 New premises for Project Food at Axminster
- 9 Council hopes residents will warm to new heating project
- 10 New blueprint for rail travel in East Devon