POPULAR PCSO Julie Wright retired from her role with Bromsgrove Police today after serving the district for more than a decade.
Julie has been a familiar face around the town for 12 years and will be missed by the public and her colleagues.
Julie lived in Hartlebury when she first took the job and said she knew little about Bromsgrove when she arrived.
“I remember my first walk down the High Street, I had so much to take in but I fell in love with the place almost straight away.
“It’s a lovely town to work in.”
Julie moved to Bromsgrove and still lives there now with her husband and mum.
She said the best part of the job had been working with people, traders, charities and other organisations on different projects.
“There are so many good people doing good things and they are so generous with it.
“This 12 years has been an incredible time which I have really enjoyed.
“The time has absolutely flown by – I can’t believe how quickly it has gone.”
PC Anna Harding from Bromsgrove Police paid tribute to her colleague.
“Julie was a really popular member of the community and always got involved in local events.
“She was always a friendly smiling face for everyone on the High Street.
“Julie was a fantastic PCSO and will be hugely missed by the whole Safer Neighbourhood Team.
“We wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement.”
Julie added she did not have any cast iron plans for what to do with the extra time she now had.
“I will take my time, get used to it and have a think about what I want to do.”
And she said she planned to stay in the town she had come to know and love.
“You will still see me in and around Bromsgrove – just not in uniform.”