PCC Mark Shelford travelled to Glastonbury and Wells last Friday, for an action packed day of meetings with local leaders, organisations and police teams.
The day began bright and early in Glastonbury, where the PCC met with Councillor’s Clive Bishop and Terry Napper to discuss local policing challenges, such as traffic related offences and anti-social behaviour. The PCC then met with Hidden Voices, a local campaigning and action group working to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, to talk through early intervention and diversion.
Today has been truly action packed and as ever I want to thank everybody who took the time to meet with me. I would also like to congratulate PCSO White on his commendation for his heroic actions. These engagement days present me with a golden opportunity to listen to local people about local policing issues.
Rural crime remains a priority for me and I understand that this is an issue which touches the lives of the residents of Glastonbury and Wells.PCC Mark Shelford
At midday, Mark attended a meeting in Wells with James Heappey MP. The meeting was covered a range of policing issues, from rural crime to public confidence in the police.
In the afternoon, the PCC visited Wells City Police Station where he met with the Neighbourhood Policing team (NPT) and went on a local tour of the area. He then attended the presentation of a commendation to PCSO White, for saving a member of the publics life. The commendation was presented by the Chief Superintendent and was a proud moment for the NPT.
To finish, Mark attended Glastonbury Town Hall for a meeting with the Mayor of Glastonbury, Councillor Jon Cousins and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Laiqa Browne to discuss key local challenges, including drugs and police resources.