Falmouth is losing a member of its neighbourhood policing team.

PCSO Ellie Grey is leaving the force to take up a new role with Falmouth University.

She will not be replaced by another officer.

PC Matt Cummins made the announcement at a meeting of Falmouth Town Council last night (Monday January 28).

He said: "PCSO Ellie Grey is leaving the police family, obviously she's going to be really missed."

Councillor for Boslowick ward Patricia Minson asked PC Cummings: "Is Ellie going to be replaced or is it another body down?"

PC Cummings replied by saying: "The second one, I believe."

Although she is leaving the police force, Ellie will still run the police cadets.

Ellie's policing work has had a big impact on the community over the years, and in April of last year she was recognised for her contributions to the town with an invite to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

Sector Inspector John Hannaford said: "It is true that PCSO Ellie Grey is leaving the force, she has been an outstanding member of the team and she will be missed.

"We will not be replacing her as this departure will see us with six PCSO’s within the Falmouth and Helston sector, which is the current threshold we have for PCSO’s within this area."

When the officer moves on to her new role at the university, Falmouth's neighbourhood policing team will be reduced to seven officers including one sergeant, two constables and four PCSOs.

Falmouth will be continue to be policed by Sergeant Mark Cooper, PC Helen Newton, PC Matt Cummins, PCSO Bill Wood, PCSO Liam Brannigan, PCSO Becky Bromley and PCSO Andy Huddlestone.