FROM nuisance youths to speeding motorists, rural villages will soon have a dedicated officer to tackle local crime and disorder issues, thanks to police restructuring.

PC Rob Fisher of the Western Rural Community Action Team will be local officer for the Kelsall, Ashton Hayes, Delamere, Utkinton and Oakmere areas of Chester district.

He said: 'I am absolutely made up with it, I am looking forward to the challenge of covering more of a rural area than I have covered in the past - it will be a different way of policing and I am looking forward to it.'

PC Fisher, 34, continued: 'Previously we were on the beck and call of the radio, having to attend 999 emergency calls that came in.

'Now they are taking that aspect of policing away from us so we are going to be more accessible, spending more time working visibly in the community and targeting what the community feels are their local policing issues.

'It will mean dealing with the likes of nuisance youths and speeding drivers in the community rather than car crashes and domestic incidents.'

PC Fisher, 34, lives in Chester and is married with a 14 month old son.

He is a keen cricketer, playing for the Cheshire Minor County Cricket team as spin bowler.

He joined Cheshire Police 10 years ago in a sharp change of career direction after studying construction in Sheffield.

PC Fisher said that although he will be the main officer responsible for the beat, other officers will always be ready to help.

'I work as part of a team, so even if I am not on duty there should be other members of the community action team who will be accessible.'

PC Rob Fisher will take over officially on June 13.