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Out and about in North Somerset

Meeting Weston College Students

Meeting Weston College students

Working together was the theme of today’s visit to North Somerset by Avon & Somerset’s Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens.

In her second community day Ms Mountstevens visited the new Town Hall and police co-location, the multi-agency team working with offenders and the early intervention accommodation programme. As well as hearing from students on a public services course at Weston College about their policing priorities.

After meeting the students Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “It is brilliant to have engaged with young people asking really insightful questions, it is really important for us to celebrate the success and creativity of young people.”

After visiting the college Ms Mountstevens was accompanied on a visit to Weston-super-Mare Town Hall by North Somerset’s District Commander Chief Superintendent Julian Moss. Here she met local councillors and was shown around the latest council and police co-location office.

C/Supt Julian Moss said the following about the co-location: “By providing a joint enquiry team with the council at the Town Hall our aim is to provide a better and more joined-up service and to continue to serve effectively the communities of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas.”

In the afternoon, Ms Mountstevens visited the IMPACT team; a multi-agency team made up of police, probation workers, prison staff and drug workers. IMPACT aims to identify the causes of repeat offending by particular criminals within a specific area. 

Ms Mountstevens spoke with ex-offenders and was also briefed on the Early Intervention Accommodation Project by the Alliance Homes Community Involvement Manager before returning to Weston-super-Mare police station to join the South Ward neighbourhood team and for an area patrol. Ms Mountstevens was joined on patrol with PC Andrew Vallender and Community Policing Award nominee PCSO Kylie Channing.

Posted on Friday 30th November 2012
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