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New council leader opens Yate forum

Yate public forum 07.06.18

South Gloucestershire Council’s new leader Toby Savage opened the latest forum with residents held by the area’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens.

On Thursday, June 7, residents packed into the Shire Way Community Centre, Yate to hear from Cllr Savage, PCC Sue Mountstevens, Chief Constable Andy Marsh and Chief Inspector Mark Evans.

Having their say on policing issues, local residents were given the opportunity to share their concerns. Some of the topics discussed included visibility of neighbourhood teams, county lines drug dealing, terrorism and dangerous driving.

Following Cllr Savage’s opening introductions; the panel of speakers each gave a short presentation to attendees, before opening up the meeting inviting questions from the audience.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “Being able to have meaningful discussions about policing is vital in ensuring that we are doing everything we can to keep the residents of Avon and Somerset safe and feeling safe.

“The local policing issues raised at the forum have been well and truly heard. It is only by working together, with South Gloucestershire council, local residents and other partner agencies that we will continue to build safer and stronger communities.

“It’s clear the residents who take the time to attend our public forums care about their communities and want to make a positive change. Thank you for attending our forum and for taking the time to listen to the Chief Constable and I.”

You can watch a recording on the forum, and notes from the question and answer session will be published on our website - www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Take-Part/PCC-Public-Forum.aspx

The next public forum will take place in Bridgwater on Wednesday, September 19.  Details of the venue will be confirmed in due course.

Posted on Wednesday 13th June 2018
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