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Communities and CCTV feature in PCC's Bristol visit


PCC at community centre in Cutler Road

Meeting the local community and speaking with residents about their policing views was the focus of Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens out and about visit to Bristol today.

Ms Mountstevens began the day meeting with the areas District Commander Chief Superintendent Jon Stratford before visiting Bristol’s emergency control centre to see how the CCTV system works.

Ms Mountstevens then visited the Gatehouse Community Centre to meet with Chief Executive Pat Mundy and hear about Hartcliffe and Withywood Ventures. 

Hartcliffe and Withywood Ventures was set up in 1985 by a group of local people and workers who wanted to tackle the issue of youth unemployment in the area. The centre continues this good work making sure the local community are well equipped with the appropriate skills they need to find employment.

In the afternoon Ms Mountstevens attended a Family Intervention Project briefing with one of the service users before exploring the Hartcliffe area further with the local dog warden.

This was followed by meeting residents at the local community building on Cutler Road. Ms Mountstevens spoke with members of the community and asked for their views and experiences of the police and also discussed the Police and Crime Plan which she is currently consulting on.

Speaking after the day, Ms Mountstevens said: “It’s such a pleasure meeting and speaking with the local community, they are the people that matter and it’s their views that count. By speaking to residents we can make sure as many views as possible are fed into the Police and Crime Plan.”

Posted on Friday 21st December 2012
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