November 3, 2010
Police appeal for new volunteers to run Highbridge's popular pod
Police in Highbridge have this week appealed for more volunteers
to come forward to help run the town's popular information pod.
Since opening in April last year, the pod in the car park of
the town's Asda supermarket has dealt with over 1,000 enquiries
But people's circumstances change and a fresh influx of volunteers
is therefore needed to work alongside the Highbridge beat team
to keep it running.
Police have re-advertised the volunteering role this week in
the hope that people will step forward and offer their time.
role is extremely flexible and involves supporting crime prevention
initiatives, property marking and speaking with members of the
public, passing advice and liaising with the Beat Team for action
where necessary," PCSO Claire Finch told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for individuals
to use their skills, experience and local knowledge to make a
positive contribution to their community by supporting the work
of the constabulary."
"The Highbridge Beat Team are thrilled with the positive
impact the Pod has had on our community and would like to thank
the volunteers, past and present, for all the hard work and dedication
they have shown in helping to make the Pod a success."
Anyone who feels they could help at the pod should get in touch
by calling 0845 456 7000 or filling in the job advert online here.
Our photo, top, shows the first anniversary celebrations at
the Highbridge police pod earlier this year