Businesses rally round Barnstaple food bank after break-in

Food bank co-ordinator Steve Copland and M&E Alarms' Dean Lewis.

Food bank co-ordinator Steve Copland and M&E Alarms' Dean Lewis. - Credit: Archant

The Barnstaple branch of Northern Devon Foodbank has had new security fixtures donated and fitted after a Christmas break-in

Businesses in Barnstaple have helped the town’s food bank bolster their security in the wake of a break in.

The Northern Devon Foodbank branch in Rose Lane has had security fixtures donated and fitted after it was broken into over the Christmas period.

An estimated £1,000 of damage was done to the property, which is now back to full health.

Food bank co-ordinator Steve Copland said he was thankful for the support of M&E alarms, as well as Camel Glass and the local police.

“It’s great that the community is helping each other,” he added.


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M&E Alarms’ Martin Masters said: “We are happy to install the security equipment for Northern Devon Foodbank to assist with their good work.

“We’re also thankful to Edmundson Electricals at Roundswell who donated a security light.”

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