Police and Crime Commissioner visits Yate

October 31 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has met local residents at a drop in session at Yate library.

She talked about local policing, with specific local questions answered by PCSO Helen May and local beat manager Angharad Baynham. 

The key issues raised were speeding, and concerns about changes to neighbourhood policing. Mrs Mountstevens said: “I enjoy getting to meet with local residents and hear about their concerns. These public sessions help me to be the bridge between the police and local people. It is only by listening to our communities that I can be your voice in policing.”

The PCC also visited a housing site for vulnerable young people provided by South Gloucestershire Youth Housing, where CCTV has been installed.  It was paid for by the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. 

Mrs Mountsteven’s visit also included meeting representatives from the Developing Health and Independence group in the Ridgewood Community Centre. The organisation helps over 650 people with drug and alcohol addiction. 

Her final visit was to the new Southern Brooks hub at Tyndale Primary School. The hub offers a community facility where minority groups are made welcome, as part of an attempt to address racially motivated hate crime.