Police Commissioner looks for feedback

The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) covering Bruton,  Sue Mountstevens, is looking for feedback on the policing priorities for our area via a questionnaire.

A key part of the role of the PCC is to set the Police and crime priorities for the area in the Police and Crime Plan.

The new plan will cover the period 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2021 with regular updates during the term. Once adopted, this plan will replace the current one.

This consultation on the priorities, which will run from 24 June 2016 to 30 August 2016, is an important part of the process as it enables the PCC to hear your views and be your voice in policing.

Sue Mountstevens said: “I want people in the communities of Avon and Somerset to be safe and to feel safe. I want them to have confidence in the police. I want to be assured that the most vulnerable people in our communities are protected and supported, and that local policing is able to meet the needs of victims as well as prevent crime effectively. Where people are victims of crime, I want them to receive the support they need, and for their experience of the criminal justice system to be a positive one.”

Complete the questionnaire here:


New site has Somerset roadworks information

New site has Somerset roadworks information

Somerset County Council has recently launched a new traffic and travel website – www.travelsomerset.co.uk.

This runs alongside the @TravelSomerset Twitter account, which provides live updates from the Council’s traffic control team.

The aim of Travel Somerset is to improve how we tell people about what’s happening on the roads in Somerset – from planned roadworks and public events to unplanned incidents, accidents or congestion.

The website provides updates 24/7 and also has a searchable map showing current and future roadworks. You can sign up for travel alerts or subscribe for emails about roadworks in an area of your choice.

The new website also has information about public transport, cycling and walking, and will be developed and improved over time.