New PSCO on the Alderley Edge beat

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Alderley Edge will have a new PCSO from next week as Sarah Stanley is moving on to a new role within the police.

Sarah took over the Alderley Edge beat from Jim Newns in September 2014 having spent seven years working in Lacey Green and Styal. She leaves on Sunday, 16th April.

Sarah said "I have worked for Cheshire Police as a PCSO in Wilmslow, for the last ten years. Over the last two and a half years I have covered Alderley Edge and have thoroughly enjoyed my time being part of the community.

"I would like to thank all of those who have taken an active part in helping me make Alderley Edge a nice safe place to live and work and I hope that this continues well after my departure.

"I shall be moving on after the Easter holidays to become an Area Intelligence Officer for Cheshire Police."

She will be replaced with PCSO Chris Hopkins who will be responsible for Wilmslow Town Centre and Alderley Edge.

Chris commented "I will be taking on Alderley Edge as Sarah moves on to new pastures. I look forward to continuing the progress made by Sarah, and working with the residents and businesses. I have previously covered Wilmslow town centre. I look forward to meeting people in due course."

Chris Hopkins, Sarah Stanley


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Duncan Herald
Saturday 15th April 2017 at 9:34 am
One PCSO, to share with Wilmslow; shall we see much of Chris in A.E. ?

How will the salary and add-on costs be divided between Wilmslow and Alderley Edge?
Did the A.E.P.C., who (as far as I know) pay a part of the salary for a PCSO, opt to discontinue a PCSO some time back ?

Will the PCSO 'sign in' each day in Wilmslow? or A.E. ? or Macc. ?

Will the PCSO be expected to 'man' the counter at Wilmslow Police Station? Is the Police Station closing anon ?
Pete Taylor
Sunday 16th April 2017 at 10:02 am
All good questions Duncan.
What about the rest of Wilmslow which is not the "town centre"?
Lisa Reeves
Sunday 16th April 2017 at 2:16 pm
I think this is correct:

PCSO Chris Hopkins covers Alderley Edge, Wilmslow East and Town Centre, Wilmslow West and Chorley.

PCSO Emma Darroch covers Wilmslow Dean Row.

PCSO Gareth Harding covers Handforth, Lacey Green, Colshaw and Styal.
Pete Taylor
Sunday 16th April 2017 at 5:55 pm
Thanks for the clarification; I've never seen any of them!