Generally Exmoor and surrounding beats have been fairly quiet, we have had a few incidents of thefts from motor vehicles mainly at beauty spot areas where people have left bags and wallets on display. This has resulted in the vehicles being broken into and items stolen. I aim aiming to do some patrols in the beauty spot areas to offer advice to motorists and take note of any vehicles with items on display so that we can contact them to offer advice. This generally is more of a summer season type crime when there are more people about taking walks, but we have had this occur recently.

On Exmoor I offer a Farm and Horse watch scheme, this is a free service and involves me registering the person on the scheme to receive updates just as you do as coordinators, advising them of any farm or horse related thefts and crimes. If you or anyone you know would be interested in this scheme please pass on my details

We have had reports of suspicious vehicles in the past driving around farm yards looking for scrap that type of thing. We are always interested in any vehicle registration numbers as we can do a lot with these in trying to identify the possible offender and build intelligence.

I also have a work Facebook account under PCSO Linda Brooks and can easily be contacted on here. The Facebook site is not to report crime on but general enquiries and a place where I can advertise beat surgeries and any information of relevance. Feel free to add me.

PCSO Linda Brooks

Telephone number -work mobile 07889659856

General enquiries 101

Emergency 999

Email –

Plastic Recycling

Did you know that plastic pots, tubs and trays – including black plastic – can now be recycled at the Minehead Recycling Centre?

Summer opening times start on 1st April 2019. The Minehead site will be open:

9am to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

9am – 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Closed all day Tuesday.

Minehead Literary Festival

The first-ever Minehead Literary Festival will be taking place on Saturday 27th April at the Methodist Hall, Minehead, with an impressive line up of four leading writers with ties to the area who will explore the importance of place in their writing.  The Festival is also complemented by a short story writing competition and an art exhibition, with all details at;  we’d also like to alert people to the Early Bird discount for the Festival Day, open until 15th March.

The Festival also has twitter & Face Book accounts now – see   &