Leader of North Somerset Council, Councillor Nigel Ashton, opened the latest public forum in Nailsea, hosted by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens.
On Tuesday, December 4, residents packed into the auditorium at Nailsea School to hear from Cllr Ashton, PCC Sue Mountstevens, Chief Constable Andy Marsh and local Chief Inspector Leanne Pook.
Local residents were given the opportunity to have their say on policing issues as they were invited to ask their questions. Those who attended put questions to the PCC, Chief Constable and Chief Inspector. Topics raised included road safety, Community Speedwatch, the importance of volunteers including Special Constables and improvements in technology in policing.
Speaking after the forum PCC Sue Mountstevens: “It’s important for the Chief Constable and I to have these meaningful discussions about policing with local people to ensure we know what residents care about and what is and sometimes what is not working for them in their local area.
“It’s clear that residents who take the time to attend our public forums care about their communities and want to make a positive change. The local policing issues that they raised have been well and truly heard.
“Thank you to those who attended our forum and for taking the time to listen to the Chief Constable and I.”
The next public forum will be in East Bristol at 7pm on March 7, 2019. The venue will be announced in the New Year.
Posted on Thursday 6th December 2018