Police chiefs to face public’s questions on local policing

PUBLISHED: 08:07 06 November 2018

Sue Mountstevens has called for fairer funding for police forces.

Sue Mountstevens has called for fairer funding for police forces.

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People living in North Somerset will be given the opportunity to ask questions of Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable next month.

Nailsea School is hosting the next PCC and Police public forum on December 4.

People will be able to put their questions about policing issues to Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Andy Marsh.

The public forum will take place in the school’s auditorium in Mizzymead Road and will be attended by North Somerset Chief Inspector Leanne Pook as well.

The forum will begin with a welcome from the PCC and the Chief Constable, before a presentation on policing in the area, by Ch Insp Pook.

This will be followed by an open question and answer session with the trio.

Speaking ahead of the forum, Sue Mountstevens said: “I am delighted to return to Nailsea, as the public forum is a fantastic opportunity to meet with local people and the surrounding areas.

“It’s incredibly important to me to hear resident’s views about policing in their area and answer any questions that they might have for me.

“Local people tell me that they see these meetings as an opportunity to share their concerns and to help make the communities of Avon and Somerset safer and stronger.”

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “Events like this are a great opportunity to hear first-hand about how local people feel about their police service and neighbourhood policing teams.

“It also provides the chance to talk face-to-face about some of challenges we’re experiencing in policing and how our local communities can help us.”

The forum will take place between 6.45-9pm.

People can email questions to pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk ahead of the meeting. This is advised for queries which may require research.

You can also tweet questions to @AandSPCC using the hash tag #YourPCCYourVoice

Register for a free ticket at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pcc-police-public-forum-nailsea-tickets-52091827057 or reserve a seat by emailing pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or on 01278 646188.

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