Police and Crime Commissioner hosts public forum on policing

May 29 2018

South Gloucestershire residents are being invited to have their say about local policing at a special meeting held in Yate.

The PCC Police Public Forum takes place at the Shire Way Community Centre in the town on Thursday, June 7 between 6.45pm-9pm. 

The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Andy Marsh will host the event, with a presentation on policing in the area by Chief Inspector Mark Evans. This will be followed by a question and answer session. 

PCC Sue Mountstevens said; “Listening to local people’s views about policing is a vital part of my role as PCC and I’ve been holding these public forums for over five years now.  Residents tell me they see these meetings as an opportunity to share their concerns and to help make the communities they live and work in safer and stronger.  

“I’m delighted to be returning to the Shire Way Community Centre.  The last time I was here topics raised by residents included police visibility in the Kingswood and Staple Hill area, reported crime figures, burglary, and questions on neighbourhood policing in Frampton Cotterell.  I hope local people will take the time to join us once again.” 

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “This is my first forum at the Shire Way Community Centre and I am keen to talk about the current policing landscape with residents, as this will have undoubtedly changed since the last forum Sue hosted here.  

“I welcome the opportunity to discuss what you think is important to ensure the safety of our communities. Our force covers a very large area with a diverse range of policing needs and it is imperative we hear from local people to use their views to help shape policing.” 

Register for your free ticket via the event website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pcc-and-police-joint-public-forum-tickets-45334148659?aff=es2

You can also reserve your seat by emailing pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or calling 01275 816377.