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Sue sees first-hand how a small bit of funding is making a big difference


PCC Sue Mountstevens meeting those involved with the Youth Outreach Bus in Weston-super-Mare

Visiting Commissioner Community Action Funded projects and initiatives was the focus of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens latest community day on Tuesday, April 1.

A community centre in Bath, recreation ground in Radstock and Youth Bus in Weston-super-Mare all played host to the Commissioner, who spent the day finding out how the initiatives are helping the local community.

Ms Mountstevens began the day visiting the Percy Community Centre which has received funding by her Community Action Fund.  The financial help is providing young people with a safe environment to learn urban sports in Bath city centre.

Sue then travelled to Radstock to hear how the Norton Hill Miners are going to use their funding.  They are planning a regeneration project to transform Norton Hill recreation centre in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour. 

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “We are fortunate to have many voluntary organisations committed to working hard in support of their local communities.  To see the difference that a small bit of funding can provide is also very encouraging.

“I think that all the community groups that I have seen today should feel very proud of what they have and continue to achieve.  They are going a long way towards tackling local issues and ensuring communities are safe and feel safe.

“Hopefully others will see the difference my Community Action Fund has made to these organisations and will also look to apply for some financial support.”

In the evening, Sue was on the Oldmixon Estate in Weston-super-Mare finding out more about the Youth Outreach Bus.  The converted single decker bus is part of a youth project offering help and support to young people in need.

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 Thursday 3rd April 2014
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