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Commissioner sees the positive effects of local initiatives on community day

BCfm

PCC Sue Mountstevens at BCfm

Local initiatives to help those in need were at the heart of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens latest community out and about day to Bristol on Thursday April, 4.

Throughout the day Ms Mountstevens travelled across Bristol meeting with staff, volunteers, charities and local communities to hear about the extraordinary work they do in their community for their community.

The PCC began the morning meeting with the Bristol City Community Trust, hearing how they are improving lives through football and learning, using football as a vehicle to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Commissioner then travelled to meet the staff and clients at Chandos House – a treatment centre dedicated to helping those who are committed to recovery from addiction by means of a residential treatment programme and aftercare package. 

In the afternoon Ms Mountstevens heard from the trustees, charity secretary and key individuals involved with the production and extensive broadcast coverage of BCfm; community radio station for Bristol.

The PCC then visited One25; a charity that reaches out to women trapped in street sex work, where she heard about their initiatives to support women to break free and to build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “The community days provide me with great insight into the local communities. It was interesting finding out about the breadth and depth of BCfm reaching out to so many different groups in Bristol.

“Likewise I am very supportive of vital charities such as One25 for their work in helping women who are sex working to leave the streets and find a better life.”

The Commissioner ended the day at Avon Club for Young People, speaking with staff and service users hearing from them about the activities that the club has to offer. The Avon Club for Young People is just one of the many youth clubs under the Young Bristol umbrella.

 

Posted on Friday 5th April 2013
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