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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

Priorities for the year ahead

Priorities for the year ahead

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Wednesday 27th May 2020
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My main priority over the last ten weeks has been supporting the police and other partners during the global health pandemic. However, as restrictions gradually ease and life starts to return to some kind of 'normal', I wanted to tell you more about my key priorities for the year ahead and how my team and I are working to keep local people safe.
Our priorities for the next year

Our priorities for the next year

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Friday 22nd May 2020
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Reflecting on the last ten days, many of us are trying to navigate our way through the easing of some of the restrictions. Although parts of the lockdown regulations are starting to be relaxed, I know our communities are still finding the current circumstances confusing, stressful and tough
My first month as Deputy PCC

My first month as Deputy PCC

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Monday 18th May 2020
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This week, PCC Sue Mountstevens is taking a well-earned break and, as the new Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, I will be taking the reins.
Keeping our communities safe

Keeping our communities safe

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Friday 15th May 2020
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Last weekend, the Government outlined a conditional, gradual plan to reopen our communities, businesses and society. I know that the Prime Minister's statement created more questions than it provided answers and many of you are still confused, concerned and anxious.
A celebration like no other

A celebration like no other

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Thursday 7th May 2020
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This year's May Day Bank Holiday was changed to Friday to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE day and I'm sure many us had commemorative events planned to mark the occasion.
Five things I've learnt during lockdown

Five things I've learnt during lockdown

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Tuesday 5th May 2020
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As we all start to think about Government announcements on Sunday about their restrictions "exit strategy", and how we live our lives safely until we have a vaccine, I want to take a moment to talk about a few of the things I have learnt over these rather strange few weeks:
I urge you to think twice before speeding

I urge you to think twice before speeding

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Friday 1st May 2020
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Speeding is never acceptable but especially in the current circumstances. Our neighbourhoods and streets are busier than usual as adults and children use their local area for their daily exercise, and those who are speeding are putting themselves and others at risk.
Our efforts cannot be wasted

Our efforts cannot be wasted

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Monday 27th April 2020
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Today, on his return 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister explained that social distancing and restrictions have flattened the peak, and have prevented the NHS from being overwhelmed.
National Stalking Awareness Week

National Stalking Awareness Week

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Tuesday 21st April 2020
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This week is National Stalking Awareness Week and the theme is See Stalking Clearly. The message serves as an important reminder that victims must remain visible and supported during these uncertain times.
Heroic effort by all

Heroic effort by all

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Monday 20th April 2020
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As we all anticipated, last week the Government announced that the current coronavirus restrictions are to be extended for another three weeks.
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