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Commissioner out and about in South Gloucestershire

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Sue Mountstevens

Today Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens began her day with callers on BBC Radio Bristol before a jam-packed visit to South Gloucestershire.

Sue Mountstevens met with local partners at Aspire Bristol, before visiting Survive a charity that provides support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. This was followed by a meeting with the Sudanese Community Association of Bristol and then  Hanham Friday Night Project.

In the morning residents were invited to call BBC Radio Bristol with a question and answer session with the Commissioner, where she discussed items from PCSO’s to burglary.

At Aspire Bristol she meet with Paul Tipler, Managing Director of Aspire and Paul Harrod from Bristol Together. Aspire Bristol is a social enterprise which helps those who are disadvantaged to find employment. They also work closely in partnership with Bristol Together and Restore Trust.

In the afternoon, Ms Mountstevens met with the Chief Executive and service users of Survive. Survive is a charity that provides support for women and children experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

After visiting Survive, Ms Mountstevens said: “Domestic violence and abuse can affect anyone. It is vital that we step in and help those that need it, in particular with young people. Everyone has the right to be safe and feel safe.”

This was followed by a meeting with Dr Adil Dafa’Alla from the Sudanese Community Association of Bristol and Mr Mohammed Elsharif, the Vice Chairman of Building the Bridge.

Tonight Ms Mountstevens will attend the Hanham Friday Night Project where she hear from young people and the initiatives they have set up to tackle anti-social behaviour in their area.

Posted on Friday 25th January 2013
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