Police Crime Commissioner visits Burnham-On-Sea groups
and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens
has visited Burnham-On-Sea during a special community day.
met with local residents, volunteers, community groups and police
cadets during the day, which she holds once a week to meet people
across the region.
first stop in Burnham was BIARS (Burnham Information and Rescue
Support), which operates the town's tourist information centre,
where she heard from volunteers who help run the facilities.
PCC also visited Burnham's Coastguard Rescue Station to find out
more about how the team help people in difficulty along the local
Ms Mountstevens then stopped off at BARB Search & Rescue on
The Esplanade where she met several of the volunteers. She
said: "My first meeting with the BARB team was during the
flooding crisis and I instantly saw how paramount their services
are to the local communities of Somerset. I was delighted to be
able to meet them at their base and find out more about how they
help people on a daily basis."
went on to meet Burnham and Highbridhe Mayor Cllr Martin Cox,
Town Crier Alistair Murray, Ian Jefferies from BIARS and Sam Nicol,
Manager of Burnham's Princess Theatre.