residents encouraged to give views about local police
in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area are being invited to
have their say on the region's policing service.
and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, right,
has today (Friday) launched a consultation exercise to address
the policing and community needs of the area.
Mountstevens wants the views of residents, community groups, businesses
and partners to inform the strategic policing priorities, which
will help shape and develop the next Police and Crime Plan for
Avon and Somerset.
strengthening and improving local policing teams are just some
of the areas that Ms Mountstevens believes should be a strategic
priority for the police and she wants to hear your views.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Everybody who makes up Avon and
Somerset will have a view on what should be a policing priority
in the area they live and work."
to local people is the most important part of my role and its
only by hearing from you, that I can truly be your voice in policing.
Its your police service so its only right that your
thoughts are represented in our Police and Crime Plan."
has the right to be safe and feel safe in their community and
I want local people to have the upmost confidence in the police.
This is your chance to tell me what is important to you and I
look forward to receiving your responses."
Police and Crime Plan sets out the strategic priorities, aims
and objectives for the Constabulary for policing Avon and Somerset.
can respond to the consultation on-line by clicking
here or alternatively by calling 01275 816377 for a hard copy
survey. Copies of the consultation will also be available at police
stations, libraries and on request.
consultation closes on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016.
Police and Crime Commissioners have a statutory responsibility
to produce a Police and Crime Plan. The findings of the online
consultation will be used to inform the strategic policing priorities,
aims and objectives in the next Avon and Somerset Police and Crime
will then be presented to the Police and Crime Panel for review,
before being published in October.