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PCC hears of positive praise for local policing on latest community day


PCC Sue Mountstevens with Ben and Dan

Positive relationships between police and young people and the good work of local policing were just some of the comments made to Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens on her latest community day.

Ms Mountstevens spent Wednesday April 9, in South Gloucestershire and Somerset. She visited a youth project funded by her Community Action Fund in Thornbury and held a public drop-in session in the town, before heading to Somerset to attend a public question and answer session for those who have been affected by flooding.

The first stop of the day saw Sue visit Thornbury Street Space, who received £2000 from the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund for their mentoring programme aiming to support young people before their behaviour escalates to anti-social behaviour.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the project leads and hearing not only how my action fund is helping the project, but also hearing from young people about how the project is supporting them.

“One of the things that really stood out to me was the praise from the young people for their local police community support officers of the local neighbourhood beat team. Who are clearly building an invaluable relationship with the young people and the community.”

In the afternoon the Commissioner hosted a public drop-in session at the Turnberries community centre in Thornbury where local residents came and discussed their policing questions and queries.

Ms Mountstevens then travelled to Bridgwater where she spent the evening attending a public flooding Q&A session hosted by the police, local authorities and the environment agency.

Following the meeting, Ms Mountstevens tweeted: “Local residents telling me of the good work done by local police neighbourhood team at Moorland and Floodgate.  Well done Elaine and team.”

The Commissioner is committed to spending at least one day a week out and about in the community that she serves.

If you would like PCC Sue Mountstevens to visit you please email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or call 01275 816377.

You can find out more about all the projects funded by the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund and how to apply by visiting www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk




Posted on Monday 14th April 2014
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