Keep to our rules and laws

PUBLISHED: 02:01 28 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 June 2010

I refer to your article Police reject teen harassment jibe" in last week's Journal it was one-sided, inaccurate and did our police a disservice. Lympstone is hardly a hot bed of crime, but there has been an unwelcome increase in vandalism and ant-soc

I refer to your article "Police reject teen harassment jibe" in last week's Journal - it was one-sided, inaccurate and did our police a disservice. Lympstone is hardly a hot bed of crime, but there has been an unwelcome increase in vandalism and ant-social behaviour in the village within the last year, largely attributable to a few trouble makers. I am delighted to say that the police and, in particular PCSO Sarah Trayburn, have done their job and got to grips with the culprits and dealt with them in a disciplined but fair manner. Three police cars attending an incident is a record that would be the envy of many communities in this country! Within the village there is an active youth club, Sea Scouts, sailing club and youth football team, all run by hard working volunteers - maybe some more parents would like to become involved with these and thus honour their parental responsibilities? In passing, I would point out that the football goalposts on Candys Field had to be removed for repair due to vandalism! The majority of the youth in Lympstone are polite and well behaved so don't brand them all with the same brush just because of the actions of an unwelcome few. Lympstone is a vibrant, cosmopolitan community and welcomes tourists and new residents. However, there is a "but" - keep to our rules, laws and moral standards - anti-social behaviour is not tolerated. If these are too puritanical for your taste, then leave - the choice is yours - most of us like it the way it is. Cllr Rob Longhurst,Redcliff, Burgmanns Hill,Lympstone.

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