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Avon and Somerset’s ‘Best on the Beat’ competition is back!

Posted on Saturday 18th April 2015 at 11:29 am by SH (Editor)

PCC Sue Mountstevens and Acting Chief Constable John Long promote the 2015 Neighbourhood Policing Awards.

Local communities from Thornbury to Yeovil, Williton to Wells and all those in between are being asked once again by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens and Acting Chief Constable John Long for their help in searching out the best in local policing.

Neighbourhood policing comes in all shapes and sizes; police officers, police staff, special constables, police community support officers (PCSO’s), volunteers and police cadets – however all have the same ambition to keep the communities of Avon and Somerset safe and feeling safe.

That is why if you have a neighbourhood team making a difference where you live, or a police officer, member or staff or volunteer has changed your life for the better, we want to hear from you and now is your chance to nominate them for a Neighbourhood Policing Award.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said:

“I am delighted to be announcing the launch of the Neighbourhood Policing Awards 2015.  When I speak to residents and local people I hear many stories of how officers, staff and volunteers have gone above and beyond their duty or how a team has really made a difference.”

“I hope that these people and the wider communities of Avon and Somerset take the time to nominate their local policing teams and tell us why they mean so much to them.  It is because the nominations come from local people that these awards are so valued by the officers, staff and volunteers who work hard to keep us safe.”

More: Closing date for nominations is 4th August 2015 »

Source: Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner

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Public forum on local policing to be held in Yate

Posted on Thursday 6th November 2014 at 3:05 pm by SH (Editor)

Avon and Somerset PCC.

Residents will have the chance to put their questions to Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and Area Commander Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters at a public meeting on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

The forum, which is due to take place at the Shire Way Community Centre in Yate between 7pm and 9pm, will give people living and working in South Gloucestershire the chance to share their views on local policing and raise any questions they might have.

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said:

“This will be the second time we have hosted a public forum in South Gloucestershire. I hope that people will once again take the time to come and share their views on local policing.”

“At the last South Gloucestershire forum, local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and residents’ perceptions of crime were hot topics. I am interested to see what areas of community policing will be raised for us to discuss this time.”

Following a welcome by the Commissioner and an overview of policing in South Gloucestershire, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a question and answer session.

Anyone wishing to ask a question can email it in advance to pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn. police.uk (it is recommend that you do this if you have a question that might need some research, e.g. regarding a specific issue in your area).

Area Commander for the North East, Chief Superintendent Caroline Peters, said:

“I’m thrilled to have taken up the new position of Area Commander for the North East and I’m grateful for the chance to meet people who we serve.  One of my priorities will be to ensure that all our communities receive the best possible service from our police officers and staff.  We’ve seen some changes in our organisation, but I’d like to assure everyone that policing across the area will continue as usual and our communities should have every confidence that we’ll continue to do all we can to keep them safe.”

To make sure a seat is reserved for you, please visit the event booking page (on Eventbrite). You can also email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn. police.uk or call 01275 816377.

You can also tweet your questions to @AandSPCC using the hashtag #YPCCYV.

For more details about the role of the PCC or about the South Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Plan, visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk.

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Have your say about policing in South Glos

Posted on Monday 19th August 2013 at 8:43 pm by SH (Editor)

Avon and Somerset PCC.

South Gloucestershire residents will have the chance to meet two of the top police chiefs in Avon and Somerset on Tuesday 3rd September at Kingswood Civic Centre.

The Public Forum at Kingswood Civic Centre will give people living and working in South Gloucestershire the chance to meet Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Nick Gargan and ask them their questions.

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said:

“I regularly visit South Gloucestershire and I am looking forward to the opportunity of hearing directly from residents on their views on local policing.”

“These forums provide the perfect opportunity for me to engage with the local community and find out what they think about how their area is policed. I strongly welcome residents to come along and share their thoughts.”

The session will also include an overview of policing in South Gloucestershire by Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer and people will get the chance to ask any burning questions.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask you can also email them in advance to pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk. It is recommended to do this if you have a question that might need some research (e.g. regarding a specific issue in your area).

You can also tweet your questions to @AandSPCC using the hash tag #YPCCYV.

Chief Constable Nick Gargan said:

“I’ve met the officers and police staff working to keep South Gloucestershire safe. Now I’m eager to hear what local people think. What’s your view on the service we provide? What do you think our local policing priorities should be?”

“Although the forum is being held in Kingswood, we want to hear the views of people from across South Gloucestershire – whether they live in a rural hamlet or new-build estate, urban area or market town. I know not everyone will be able to come along to see us in person, but we’re more than happy to take questions in advance and you’ll be able to watch the session streamed live over the internet.”

The public forum will be held at the Kingswood Civic Centre between 7pm and 9pm on 3rd September. To make sure a seat is reserved for you, please email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or call 01275 816377.

For more details about the role of the PCC or about South Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Plan visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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PCC consults on the Police and Crime Plan in South Glos

Posted on Friday 8th February 2013 at 9:41 am by SH (Editor)

Avon and Somerset PCC.

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 and toddler group as well as local residents in Coniston Community Centre and Hanham Library.

In the evening, Ms Mountstevens visited Hanham Youth Club where she gathered young people’s views on South Gloucestershire’s first Police and Crime Plan.

Ms Mountstevens said:

“As the first police and crime commissioner for Avon and Somerset, I want to make sure I listen to and hear from as many people as possible.”

“There has never been a Police & Crime Plan for the six policing areas of Avon and Somerset before and it is vital that the residents of South Gloucestershire have a say in their areas Plan. I need to know what is important to people so it becomes our Police and Crime Plan and together with local communities, the police and partners we are tackling the things that matter to you.”

While out on the road, Ms Mountstevens is also asking for people to tweet their policing priorities at #ourplan.

To take part in the online consultation for the plan, visit:

Police and Crime Plan Consultation 13-14

Printed survey forms can be picked up from local libraries; alternatively, call 01275 816377.

The consultation closes on Friday 22nd February.

Source: Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner

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