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Road Safety a definite priority for all at Keynsham PCC police public forum


PCC Sue Mountstevens and Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters at Keynsham Public Forum

Passionate concerns for road safety was the feeling portrayed by Bath and North East Somerset residents and local people at Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) latest public forum on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

The meeting, which took place at Keynsham Methodist Church, saw around 30 local people take the time to venture out on the cold February evening, to put their questions to the PCC and Area Commander Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters.

Other questions and feedback for the PCC and Area Commander included that on police stations and the wider estates plan, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and neighbourhood policing teams and the current policy on Tasers.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "I am really grateful to all those who attended our latest Keynsham public forum. I want to be open and honest with local people about how the policing service is changing and these forums give me the opportunity to do so.

"It is only by hosting these meetings that I can hear from local people and do something about their concerns. I have received the message loud and clear that road safety is something residents are incredibly passionate about and I will continue to work with the police to ensure these issues are being addressed."

At the forum, residents heard from the PCC on this year’s planned budget proposals, the Police and Crime Plan priorities, ways of getting involved with local policing and wider Commissioning work. Road safety is a priority in the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan following consultation with local people.

During the meeting Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters presented on local policing in Bath and North East Somerset and as part of this also shared the Constabulary’s Road Safety Plan with attendees. This was followed by questions from the floor.

A recording of the meeting, the local policing presentation and notes from the question and answer session are available at www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

The next PCC Police public forum will take place in North Somerset at a location to be announced on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Posted on Monday 9th February 2015
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