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PCC travels across Bristol and Glastonbury on latest community day


Finding out about the Life Cycle project, hosting a public drop-in session and speaking at Glastonbury U3A were just some of the items on Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ latest community day.

The day began with the PCC visiting members of the Tri-force policing team in Almondsbury, before visiting HMP Bristol to find out more about the Life Cycle Project which helps offenders become skilled in repairing broken bicycles.

Life Cycle also deliver a number of ‘Inclusive Cycling Projects’ supporting individuals with disabilities, mental health illness, isolated older people and disadvantaged young people to improve their lives through cycling and bikes.

The PCC then met with members of Phoenix Social Enterprise to find out more about the programmes they offer including Community Work Placements, Digital Second Change Opportunities and Handling Multiculturality in Care.

Over lunchtime, the PCC hosted a public drop-in session at The Buzz in Lockleaze, where she was joined by members of the local neighbourhood policing team, to speak with local residents’ about their local policing views.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “It is great to be out and about, travelling the patch on my latest community day.  These days always give me extensive insight into the fantastic work that is happening in local communities.

“Contact with local people is essential to improving policing.  Only by listening to local people and finding out more about what’s going on in our communities can we make sure that the police are concentrating on the things that matter to residents.”

In the afternoon, the PCC was invited to attend and speak at Street and Glastonbury U3A about her role, before taking part in an interview on Glastonbury FM.

If you would like the PCC to visit you on an out and about community day email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk and you can find out where the PCC will be next visit the Events Calendar at www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

Posted on Friday 28th October 2016
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