Farewell to Robby the Bobby

A community is bidding farewell to a policeman who has become a legendary figure in the area for his work with young people.

His full name is PC Robert Pritchard but he is known to everybody as Robby the Bobby.

For the last 20 years he has worked in the Croxteth, Norris Green and Clubmoor areas. During that time he has organised discos which have raised thousands of pounds for charities, youth club and football events which have involved hundreds of young people. He is to retire in the New Year.

And this week, when he was running his last half term activities, he was presented with a gift at Croxteth Sports Centre on behalf of the local community.

Croxteth Councillor Anthony Lavelle said: ‘I want to send warm wishes to Robby the Bobby on his planned retirement in January next year.

“He’s been a massive part of the community in Croxteth, the positive work he’s done over the years in the community has shaped a lot of young people’s futures.

“I hope that one day I’m as successful in my career as Robby the Bobby has been in his. His retirement is our loss and his absence in Croxteth will be felt by the community.”

Pictured (left to right): Colly Whitty (Croxteth Sports Centre Manager),Sam Turner, Louis Roberts and PC Robbie Pritchard – Robby the Bobby.