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PCC hears how local community combats concerns in their area

Knowle Visit

PCC speaking with young person from Re-Work

Listening to how the local community tackles challenging issues was the focus of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens visit to Bristol on Wednesday, March 13.

Ms Mountstevens met with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Creative Youth Network followed by a meeting with Bristol Women’s Voice before travelling to Knowle West to hear from and about local community projects.

Ms Mountstevens began the morning meeting with the CEO of the Creative Youth Network - a charity inspiring young people through creative arts.

The Commissioner then travelled to Easton where she met with representatives of Bristol Women’s Voice to discuss their work on women’s equality in Bristol.

In the afternoon, Ms Mountstevens travelled to Knowle West where she engaged with different local community groups hearing about how they work together to create a better environment for residents.

Throughout the visit the Commissioner heard about the fantastic work undertaken by the Bristol Drugs Forum, the Knowle West Health Association, Re-Work and the Neighbourhood Renewal Group, as well as how they work alongside the Police.

One project at Knowle West Health Association was the ‘Plot to Plate’ scheme which encourages people of all ages to grow their own produce at the local allotment before being taught how to cook it at a session in the community kitchen.

Speaking during the day, Ms Mountstevens said: “I feel privileged to be in the role that I am. I get to hear about these fantastic projects organised by the community for the people and about the rapport between local community groups and the police. All working together to achieve the best environment for local residents.”

If you would like the Commissioner to visit you, to hear about to the work you do within your community, please email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or call 01275 816377.


Posted on Thursday 14th March 2013
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