Residents quiz PCC Sue Mountstevens

Sue Mountstevens.

Sue Mountstevens.

First published in Taunton

PEOPLE in Taunton had the chance to put their views to the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

Sue Mountstevens called into the Wellsprings Leisure Centre for a two-hour drop-in session.

One of those who spoke to Ms Mountstevens was Avril Hooley from Blackbrook, near Taunton.

She said: “She was asking me a lot about where I lived. She’s been gathering information from each area she’s visited. I will be interested to see how she gets on.”

She added: “I think she is still trying to find her feet, she has only been in the job a short time but I think she will have to be tested.

“The other system seemed to be working before but the proof of the pudding will be when Sue has been in the job at least a year.”

To have your say on policing in your area, visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

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10:40pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Mi_Coc says...

She got rid of Colin Port so she isn't all bad bad but for 100-150k a year she cost I would rather 3-4 more full time police on our streets, making cuts to front line staffing And then making a 150k public servant post is madness!
She got rid of Colin Port so she isn't all bad bad but for 100-150k a year she cost I would rather 3-4 more full time police on our streets, making cuts to front line staffing And then making a 150k public servant post is madness! Mi_Coc
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4:52pm Sun 10 Feb 13

FreeSpeech? says...

I agree with your first comment, but by the looks and sound of her I think she will be shedding quite a bit of chaff within A&S Constabulary which I'm sure will add up to quite a bit more than her salary. Have to admit that I wasn't keen on the idea of of PCC's but when I heard smug git Port had resigned I was elated.
I agree with your first comment, but by the looks and sound of her I think she will be shedding quite a bit of chaff within A&S Constabulary which I'm sure will add up to quite a bit more than her salary. Have to admit that I wasn't keen on the idea of of PCC's but when I heard smug git Port had resigned I was elated. FreeSpeech?
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10:33pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Mi_Coc says...

I find magistrates to be a very difficult bunch so I am not thrilled about her wining the lion share of the handful of people who voted.

The seem to hand out conditional discharges to repeat offenders but will heavily fine and ban/issue points for minor speeding infractions. They tend to be part of the problem not part of the solution.
I find magistrates to be a very difficult bunch so I am not thrilled about her wining the lion share of the handful of people who voted. The seem to hand out conditional discharges to repeat offenders but will heavily fine and ban/issue points for minor speeding infractions. They tend to be part of the problem not part of the solution. Mi_Coc
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2:41pm Fri 15 Feb 13

localmcnocal says...

The Goverment thinks she's worth it, someone to blaime for police failures,because of course any bad press is down to her and not ne Conservatives any more.
The Goverment thinks she's worth it, someone to blaime for police failures,because of course any bad press is down to her and not ne Conservatives any more. localmcnocal
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