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Mountstevens-02Welcome to the personal blog of PCC Sue Mountstevens.

I am proud to have been re-elected to represent you as your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

I have lived in this area all my life, I went to school here and I was a director of the family business, Mountstevens Bakeries, for more than 20 years. At its peak, we had 93 shops and employed more than 1,300 people. I have been a magistrate in Bristol for 15 years, chairing the bench on adult, youth and family cases.

I was an independent member of Avon and Somerset Police Authority for two years and vice chair of the Independent Monitoring Board at Bristol Prison for four years.

I thoroughly understand the criminal justice system. During my time on the Police Authority, I learnt how to challenge and question aspects of policing, but obviously to listen.

This blog will be partly about my diary and the things I have coming up as well as my own views on things that might be happening in the area or in the policing and criminal justice landscape. It will also include blogs from other people maybe members of my team or partner organisations we work with on subjects that are topical or relate to policing and crime.

I cannot promise that it will get updated every week and if I haven’t posted anything for a while then you will know that it’s been an extra busy time but I will still be listening.

Sue

Bridging the funding gap and recognising our policing hereos

Bridging the funding gap and recognising our policing hereos

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Friday 19th January 2018
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Over the past year, I have been lobbying hard for the best possible funding arrangements for policing.
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Council tax, police, Government, Police and Crime Panel, New Year's Honours, QPM, awards
New Year, new you? How we can all make a difference in 2018

New Year, new you? How we can all make a difference in 2018

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Friday 5th January 2018
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Happy 2018! Before we look to the year ahead, I would like to say a massive thank you to those emergency services that were required to work throughout the holidays, to keep our local communities safe. It is always incredibly appreciated.
A message for Christmas and New Year

A message for Christmas and New Year

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Friday 22nd December 2017
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At this time of year out thoughts are always with our families, relatives and friends. It's a time when we reflect on the past year, look forward to the opportunities the forthcoming year has in store, and most importantly think of those in our lives who make everyday a blessing.
Guest blog: A thought for the festive period

Guest blog: A thought for the festive period

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Friday 8th December 2017
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December is here and the preparations for the festive period are now well underway for most of us. As I go about my daily routine, I see decorations going up in homes and public places and even see the return of those Christmas jumpers that have been languishing at the back of everyone's wardrobes for the last 11-months.
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December, Age UK
Guest blog: Soroptomists Railing against Abuse

Guest blog: Soroptomists Railing against Abuse

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Monday 4th December 2017
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The purpose of the Railing against Abuse event isto raise awareness of domestic abuse andto distribute 'Loves me, Loves me not' bookmarks more widely.
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domestic abuse, soroptomists
Breaking the silence on domestic abuse

Breaking the silence on domestic abuse

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Friday 1st December 2017
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Last Saturday marked the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and saw the launch of our joint campaign, with the police and our wider partners, to shine a light on domestic abuse.
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domestic abuse, stalking and harrassment, coercive control, honour based abuse, forced marriage, hate crime
CSE is happening and together we need to stop it before it starts

CSE is happening and together we need to stop it before it starts

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Friday 3rd November 2017
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This week young people, Barnardo's, Bristol, and my office hosted an event that brought together leaders, influencers and other young people, to encourage them to talk about CSE and healthy relationships.
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CSE, funding, Drugsland, burglary, Tipping Point
Guest Blog: The AVoice Volunteer Project

Guest Blog: The AVoice Volunteer Project

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Friday 20th October 2017
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What motivated you to get involved with AVoice volunteering? I got involved with AVoice for a number of reasons. I wanted to do something meaningful alongside my normal part-time job, which is convenient and flexible but not very fulfilling.
Let's work together to tackle hate crime

Let's work together to tackle hate crime

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Friday 20th October 2017
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Let's end hate crime. A very small sentence with the potential to have a huge impact if we work together to tackle hate crime once and for all.
Guest blog: Slavery, men are victims too

Guest blog: Slavery, men are victims too

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Wednesday 18th October 2017
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Sleeping rough on the streets of Bratislava, age 19, Mariusz was approached by a man who offered him work, with food and accommodation, and the chance to build a new life in the UK.
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