PCC for Avon and Somerset Constabulary Sue Mountstevens ready to hear South Gloucestershire's views on new police and crime plan

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THE POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset will tour the region to meet with residents and address their safety needs.

In her swearing in speech Sue Mountstevens pledged to introduce a Police and Crime Plan for each of the six policing districts of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset West, Somerset East and South Gloucestershire. To shape these action plans, she will be touring the force’s six districts and ask locals directly how tackling crime could be improved.

Each blueprint will then set out the vision, aims and objectives for that particular area during her time in office.

Ms Mountstevens said: "For the first time ever there will be a Police and Crime Plan for each of the six policing districts of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset East, Somerset West, and South Gloucestershire. "Each plan will set out the vision for the local area following consultation with you. Policing and crime affects us all and only by working together and tackling the priorities that matter to you can we make Avon and Somerset be safe and feel safe."

She added: "It is really important that residents tell me what is important to them so it becomes our Police and Crime Plan. "Everybody who makes up Avon and Somerset whether they live or work in the area will all have a view. I would particularly like to hear from the people that would not normally respond to surveys, the quiet voices, because policing and crime affects us all."

The PCC will be visiting South Gloucestershire on Thursday, February 7.

She will be at Coniston Community Centre between 10am and 12pm and at Hanham Library between 3pm and 5pm.

Ms Mountstevens is also encouraging people to tweet their policing priorities at #ourplan.

Last month an online consultation for the Police and Crime Plan was launched on www.consultation.avonandsomerset.police.uk The deadline to submit comments is Friday, February 22.

Printed surveys are also available from local libraries across South Gloucestershire or on 01275 816377.

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