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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

Guest blog: Mental health & wellbeing - The older male and how a Men's Shed can help

Guest blog: Mental health & wellbeing - The older male and how a Men's Shed can help

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Thursday 16th May 2019
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For a long time, research has shown that loneliness and isolation can be as hazardous on our health as obesity and excessive smoking. Mental health charities are finding that millions of people report feeling lonely on a daily basis. Find out how Street Men's Shed supports older men in Somerset.
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Speaking out about mental health

Speaking out about mental health

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Friday 10th May 2019
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On Sunday I ran the Bristol 10k something I try to do almost every year. I don't have a lot of time for hobbies in this role but I do like to make time to run. I find it gives me space to think and always makes me appreciate the wonderful area we live in that little bit more.
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Sue's news, mental health
Guest blog: Transforming Criminal Justice

Guest blog: Transforming Criminal Justice

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Friday 3rd May 2019
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Michael Flay, Senior Responsible Officer for the Criminal Justice Transformation Programme, tells us more about how he hopes to make a difference
Treat 999 call handlers with respect

Treat 999 call handlers with respect

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Friday 26th April 2019
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I'm under no illusion how difficult policing is and the challenging circumstance our police officers and emergency services face on a daily basis to keep us and our communities safe. However, it's not just our colleagues on the frontline who face abuse; abusive calls to 999 and 101 call hande are on the rise.
Guest Blog: Young Bristol's Youth Club on Wheels

Guest Blog: Young Bristol's Youth Club on Wheels

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Tuesday 16th April 2019
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Young Bristol is a youth led charity
Sue's News: Stronger... and safer

Sue's News: Stronger... and safer

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Friday 12th April 2019
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Stronger communities are safer communities. However, strong communities can only thrive if we continue to develop our relationships, working together as residents, local people and the police.
Understand the daily workings of our police force

Understand the daily workings of our police force

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Friday 5th April 2019
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The Citizens Academy is a fantastic engagement tool that we, Avon and Somerset Police, use to educate the communities that we serve. With these academies, we hope to teach the local people in Avon and Somerset about what we do, why we do it and to provide them with an opportunity to see first-hand the daily workings of our police force.
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Citizens Academy, Avon and Somerset Police
As a mum I'm worried about…

As a mum I'm worried about…

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Friday 29th March 2019
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We asked the mums in the PCC's office to share their worries and concerns that they have about the challenges children and young people face. We've provided some useful tips, links and resources to help keep kids safe.
Rise to pay for more officers

Rise to pay for more officers

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Friday 29th March 2019
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The sun has started to shine and it feels like spring is finally here. The much appreciated warmth and light also marks the start of a new financial year in the public sector from April 1, and I'm sure you've all been receiving your council tax bills.
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Bristol, knife crime, diversity
Guest Blog: Bristol Women's Voice: Supporting and empowering women across Bristol

Guest Blog: Bristol Women's Voice: Supporting and empowering women across Bristol

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Wednesday 20th March 2019
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With over 267,000 women living in Bristol, the city is a thriving hub for female voices. I'm Hannah Hier, Youth Mayor of Bristol, a reporter for Bristol Women's Voice (BWV) and a 16 year old young woman who has grown up in Bristol.
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