Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Candidate, Mark Shelford, was in North-East Somerset last week to talk to local people about the crime challenges being faced in the area. He held talks with Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, as well as meeting residents in Keynsham. Mark said: “Residents are very concerned about the increase in dangerous driving in recent weeks, including youths on motor-bikes in several towns. Anti-social behaviour was another repeated worry, raised time and again.
“There is also concern about a rise in drug-dealing, sometimes in broad daylight. The terrible impact of drugs is not restricted to the users. This criminal activity also damages families and communities.”
Mark Shelford has said there needs to be a refocusing of the police on crime fighting, with a greater presence on the streets and in all communities, “I also want to see much more active multi agency working on social and mental support issues - allowing the police to focus on what we pay them for, to fight crime,” he added.
Mark Shelford is asking all residents to fill out his online crime survey at www.markshelford.org.uk to help him build up a clear picture of what residents across Avon and Somerset want to see the Police focus on in the future.