Hearing from the local residents of Berrow and the surrounding villages was the aim of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ latest community day, when she visited the area on Thursday, July 27.
Throughout the day the PCC held a public drop-in session at Berrow Village Hall, before meeting with several campsite owners across the busy tourist spot, to find out from them first-hand their views on local policing in the area.
Several homeowners took the time to visit the PCC, who was accompanied by members of the neighbourhood policing team, and put their questions ranging from a reduction in visible police presence to crime rates in the vicinity to Ms Mountstevens.
PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “I appreciated having the opportunity to meet with members of the local Berrow community. It’s important I take the time to meet with residents across the whole of Avon and Somerset. It is great to see people so invested in the safety and wellbeing of their neighbourhood.
“These visits always give me extensive insight into the fantastic work that is happening in local communities. Only by listening to local people and finding out more about what’s going on in our communities can we make sure that the police are concentrating on the things that matter to residents.”
Following the public drop-in session at the Village Hall, the PCC then went on a walkabout of Brean, meeting with several of the owners and managers of the local holiday park sites, touring their facilities and being updated on their experiences.
One site owner said: “Being a holiday location, Brean requires different policing measures due to high levels of tourists. Sue listened carefully to our concerns and hopefully the meeting lead to a better understanding of our situation.”
PCC Sue Mountstevens is committed to visiting the residents of Avon and Somerset. If you would like the PCC or a member of the team to visit you, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01275 816377.
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Posted on Friday 28th July 2017