New sergeant for villages

PUBLISHED: 11:01 07 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

A NEW sergeant has joined the police team covering a number of North Somerset villages.

A NEW sergeant has joined the police team covering a number of North Somerset villages.

Sgt Deborah Budd has taken on the role as head of the team that covers villages including Cleeve, Claverham, Congresbury, Yatton, Wrington and Redhill.

Antisocial behaviour and other community priorities will be the focus of Sgt Budd's work.

She said: "I am delighted to join such a committed and dedicated team and look forward to meeting members of the local community as I settle into the role.

"I would particularly like to encourage local residents to contact us with their concerns, whether it is via telephone, email or coming along to a PACT meeting or beat surgery. We are keen to address the issues that matter to you."

Sgt Budd, aged 43, lives in Weston.

She has been a police officer in North Somerset for 23 years and has experience in a range of roles including emergency response in Clevedon, beat manager in Churchill and prisoner handling.

Sgt Budd has taken on the role from Sgt Gareth Starr, who left the role after two years.

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