PCSO leaving to train as a constable
A FAMILIAR face is to disappear from the streets of Wadebridge as PCSO Phil Chanter heads off to begin living his dream.
PCSO Chanter, 52, will start basic training in November to become a regular police constable.
He will initially spend 15 weeks at police HQ in Exeter and is then likely to be posted to a larger station such as Newquay or St Austell.
Sergeant Robin Moorcroft said Mr Chanter would be sorely missed.
"Phil's hugely popular with everyone in Wadebridge, and highly respected by everyone, from the youngsters to the business community and town council," he said. "He's been a PCSO in Wadebridge for seven years, and has worked tirelessly for the town.
"To be honest, it's a bit of a blow to lose him, but all the neighbourhood policing team wish him every success."
Sergeant Moorcroft said he hoped that money would be found to replace PCSO Chanter.