|Sergeant Ashley Bennetts - moving |
to Wandle Valley
Sergeant Bennetts told the blog:
"I have really enjoyed my 15 months at Worcester Park. I think we achieved a lot despite having 50% of my officers taken away. I had plans post Local Policing Model to utilise the extra staff, 2 x Police officers, 4 x Special Police officers. These plans can be carried forward with Sergeant Buchan. Of course there is continuity as PC Luke Lazell remains at Worcester Park and PC Haining remains at Nonsuch."Anyone who has worked with Ashley Bennetts in Worcester Park will know what a professional and dedicated man he is and I know we will all miss him and wish him well.
|Sergeant Colin Buchan - joining|
the Worcester Park team.
The changeover of Sergeant coincided with the new Metropolitan Police's local policing model which kicks in today. Neighbourhood policing in Sutton is now divided into three different areas, with each area headed up by a neighbourhood inspector. Worcester Park’s area covers the northern band of 6 Sutton wards including St Helier and (perhaps ironically) Wandle Valley where Sergeant Bennetts is now posted to. It neatly covers two Council local committee areas and is headed overall by Inspector Neil Tyre.
Readers will be happy to know that Worcester Park police office will continue to open as usual from 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday and that we will be getting 2 more Police officers, 4 more Special Police officers, as per Sergeant Bennetts’ quote above.