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Parish councillors raise concerns over “lack of police resources” in Stoke Gifford

Posted on Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 7:27 pm by SH (Editor)

Sue Mountstevens, police & crime commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

Parish councillors in Stoke Gifford have raised concerns over policing levels after it emerged that the local beat team currently has just one member of staff on active duty.

A meeting of the Community Engagement Forum in March was told by Chief Inspector Mark Evans that beat manager PC Julie Rudyard was currently the sole officer covering Stoke Gifford because one of the two PCSOs assigned to the beat was on maternity leave and the other was unavailable.

The matter surfaced again at a parish council meeting in April, when Cllr Keith Cranney raised concerns about “the lack of police resources in the Stoke Gifford police beat team”. The parish clerk was requested to write to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon and Somerset, Sue Mountstevens, “about the force’s future commitment to neighbourhood policing in the local area”.

In his letter to the PCC, the clerk wrote:

“There have been numerous staffing changes over a number of years, leading to instability amongst the neighbourhood team, with councillors questioning the commitment to neighbourhood policing in the immediate area.”

“At the time of writing we are grateful for the support offered by our beat manager, Julie Rudyard, who is seen by the council as an excellent police officer for the local community.”

“I would be grateful for the opportunity to discuss these concerns in more detail.”

More: Response from Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner

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UWE to host count for Mayor and PCC elections

Posted on Wednesday 14th November 2012 at 5:03 pm by SH (Editor)

UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol.

The UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre will be the focus of the media this Friday (16th November) when it hosts the count for two important elections taking place the previous day.

Despite being outside the City boundary, the Centre has been chosen by Bristol City Council to accommodate the counts for both the Bristol Mayor election and the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election.

Polling takes place on Thursday (15th November), between 7am and 10pm.

Around 2,000 people are expected at the count, which will start at 9am on Friday.

The City Council has employed around 1,000 people to work at the count, including several hundred UWE students. They will be joined by up to 1,000 others, including the candidates, their supporters, political representatives and the media.

Information about the candidates standing in the local PCC election can be found on the Avon and Somerset page of the Choose My PCC website.

The local PCC candidates are:

  • Pete Levy (Liberal Democrat)
  • Ken Maddock (Conservative)
  • Sue Mountstevens (Independent)
  • John Savage (Labour)

Both elections will employ the supplementary vote system in which electors are asked to select their first and second choices for the role.

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