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Listening to local people on PCC community day

Milestones Trust
Travelling across the local communities of Bristol, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens met with local people, councillors and local charities on her latest community day.

Starting the day, the PCC met with Jim Hodgson, Partnership Manager of Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership to discuss local issues and multi-agency working in tackling crime and making our communities safer and stronger.

Ms Mountstevens then went on to visit the Milestones Trust; a charity with over 30 years history of offering safe, person-focused support to vulnerable people.  As a charity they also specialise in support of those with learning difficulties, dementia and people experiencing mental health crisis.

Speaking after the visit, Sue said: “In such times of austerity, it is refreshing to see what our local charities are still doing to protect and support those in their darkest hour. I’m very grateful for all they do, as no doubt are our local communities.”

Over lunchtime, the PCC then joined members of the local neighbourhood policing team for a two hour public drop-in session at the Broadwalk Shopping Centre, inviting local people to come and ask their local policing questions.

The PCC is clear about the importance of speaking with local people, she said: “I cannot possibly represent the views of Avon and Somerset if I am not out listening to local people. I will always do my best to hold a public drop-in surgery on my community days to give residents the opportunity to bring their problems forward so we can aim to provide a solution.”

The PCC ended the day with a visit to Age UK Bristol to find out more about their commitment to working with and for older people in the area, enabling them to maintain their independence and quality of life.

You can stay up-to-date with the work of your Police and Crime Commissioner by following her on Twitter - @AandSPCC and @SuMountstevens – liking us on Facebook or Instagram or by signing up online to receive regular newsletters.

If you would like the PCC to visit you on an out and about community day email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or you can keep up-to-date with the PCC’s diary by visiting the Events Calendar on our website - www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

Posted on Friday 24th March 2017
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