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PCC visits South Gloucestershire

PCC Mark Shelford held a series of joint surgeries with Chris Skidmore MP, last Friday, to hear from residents across South Gloucestershire.

The day began with a public surgery at Asda in Longwell Green, followed by further surgeries in venues in Kingswood and Lyde Green. The surgeries were attended by over 30 people throughout the day and covered local policing issues, such as fraud, anti-social behaviour, street drinking, substance-misuse and traffic-related offences.

“Thank you to everybody who took the time to meet with me at the joint public surgeries in South Gloucestershire. Residents raised some important concerns which I have heard and will be carrying forwards with my team.

“I also want to thank the Avon and Somerset Police interns for their hard work and dedication. It is so important that we continue to provide opportunities for the next generation to shape the future of policing and criminal justice.”

PCC Mark Shelford

The PCC has taken on-board the issues raised by local residents and will be writing to each person, to ensure that their concerns are escalated to their local neighbourhood teams and any other relevant organisations.

In the afternoon, Mark visited Bridewell Police Station, where he met the first cohort of the Black Interns Project who had just completed their internships with Avon and Somerset Police. The PCC congratulated the interns and presented them with thank letters and certificates.