PCC consults on the Police and Crime Plan in South Glos

The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens visited South Gloucestershire yesterday (Thursday 7th February) on her fourth day consulting on the area’s first Police and Crime Plan. Residents were invited to visit the Commissioner in Patchway and Hanham to discuss their local policing priorities. Ms Mountstevens spoke with many groups of people including students, a mother

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PCC attends Hanham young people’s project

Young people demonstrated how they spend their time supporting the local community to tackle anti-social behaviour when Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens visited South Gloucestershire and attended the ‘Friday Night Project’. The Project was set up in 2009 by Hanham and Hanham Abbots Parish Council. It was initiated after several groups of youths had begun gathering in public

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More ‘No Cold Calling Zones’ launched

Trading standards officers in South Gloucestershire have stepped up their efforts to combat incidents of rogue trading in the area with the introduction of four more ‘No Cold Calling Zones’. The zones were set up by trading standards at the request of residents and Neighbourhood Watch groups, who have chosen to say ‘no’ to uninvited doorstep callers. The new zones

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Schools to take part in UK engineering challenge

Budding young engineers from five schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire are set to take up the task of researching, designing and building solutions to real engineering problems. Hanham High School (Bristol) will host the Faraday engineering challenge day on Thursday 4th November. Teams from Yate International Academy (Bristol), Mangotsfield School (South Glos), Sir Bernard Lovell School (South Glos) and

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Joint operation to tackle under-age drink sales

Teenage volunteers helped police and Trading Standards officers check whether licensees were prepared to sell alcohol to children. The operation on Friday April 16 2010 checked a dozen off-licences and convenience stores in Hanham, Kingswood, Oldland Common, Soundwell, Staple Hill, Warmley and Willsbridge. The two clearly underage volunteers – one male, one female – were only able to buy alcohol

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More investment in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire Council has started a £600,000 programme of improvements to the district’s libraries. Extensions to the existing facilities will be taking place at Bradley Stoke, Hanham and Winterbourne libraries and later in the year Kingswood Library will have an upgrade to its interior. Since many of the libraries were built new services have been introduced such as internet access,

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