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The first day on the road for Commissioner Sue Mountstevens was a success after nearly 100 people stopped to chat about Bristol’s first Police and Crime Plan.
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens visited the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and Easton Community Centre speaking to and hearing from members of the local community on their local policing priorities.
As part of the consultation process, Ms Mountstevens wants to hear from as many voices as possible and is encouraging people to go online and also to come and meet her face-to-face, to ensure the Plan addresses local people’s policing and community safety needs.
The day began at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery where Ms Mountstevens was joined by members of her team and a PCSO from the local Neighbourhood Beat Team to answer any operational queries.
Local Bristol artist Susan Taylor, who designed the artwork for the Police and Crime Plan, also visited the Museum to see the public reaction to her designs.
Ms Mountstevens then went onto the Easton Community Centre; the second consultation location of the day where she engaged with members of the BME community.
Speaking after the day, Ms Mountstevens said: “I am really happy with the way the day has gone and the turnout from people wishing to speak with me and share their views on their local policing priorities.
“It is vital that residents tell me what is important to them in their area so that it becomes our Police and Crime Plan.”
The PCC will also be visiting Bath, Bridgwater, Hanham, Midsomer Norton, Patchway, Taunton, Wells and Yeovil to listen to more local community views face-to-face.
While out on the road Ms Mountstevens is also asking for people to tweet their policing priorities at #ourplan.
To take part in the online consultation for the Plan please visit http://www.consultation.avonandsomerset.police.uk/aspola/plan-consultation-13-14/consult_view You can also pick up printed surveys from local libraries or call 01275 816377.
The consultation closes on Friday 22 February 2013.
Posted on Tuesday 29th January 2013