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Deputy PCC visits Glastonbury Festival

DPCC Claire Hiscott, Local Police Officer and Festival Goers

Last Saturday (24 June), Deputy PCC Claire Hiscott had the pleasure of doing a walkabout of Glastonbury Festival.

Deputy PCC Claire Hiscott started her afternoon at the Avon and Somerset Police briefing – which gave an overview of activity – before joining Avon and Somerset Police’s Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Jon Reilly for a walk around the grounds.

“This was my first time to Glastonbury Festival and, I will be honest and admit that, I was shocked at the sheer size and number of people attending. I enjoyed walking around the site and meeting many of the festival goers, who were clearly enjoying the day.

“I also had the pleasure of meeting numerous festival support staff and volunteers, including the fantastic people at the SARSAS stand, who offer support for people affected by rape, any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the Avon and Somerset Police Officers and staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the festival safe and enjoyable for all”

Deputy PCC Claire Hiscott

Claire and ACC Jon gave out mobile phone holders to festival goers, support staff and volunteers to encourage everyone to keep hold of their personal items. Claire stopped at many of the information stands and was impressed by the friendly, efficient and knowledgeable individuals who provided easy directions to service stands, such as SARSAS.