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Thanks and farewell to Sergeant Lovegrove

Thanks and farewell to Sergeant Lovegrove
Sgt Tony Lovegrove at the Hampton Wick Festival

After 32 years in the Police our own Sergeant Tony Lovegrove is retiring on the 1st November.

Tony has been our Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant for many years and will be greatly missed. His calm presence and tremendous good humour have contributed greatly to many of our events here in Hampton Wick.

One little anecdote: one Christmas Carols evening we had a last minute panic when we heard that Father Christmas’s magic car wouldn’t start. Tony simply said “How about a magic police van?” and promptly radio-ed his colleagues. (In the end, the elves succeeded in starting Santa’s car!)

On behalf of the Association and everyone in Hampton Wick we thank Tony for all he has done over the years, and for the manner in which he has done it, and we wish him all the very best for his retirement.

And Tony has now replied as follows—

Dear Mark [Merrington],

Thank you for sending me this lovely entry and for those very kind words.

Mate, I have been blessed. Hampton Wick is such a gorgeous part of London.

I have loved every minute of my service here and will remember my time as the Neighbourhood Sergeant with so many fond memories.

Please pass on my thanks to everyone,

Stay safe and I wish you all well in the future,

Kindest regards,


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