April 2018: On The Beat
You speak, we listen
It’s April and the longer, brighter days are upon us. I for one will be glad to see the back of March and all that snow. If the mercury could also rise, just a little, then everyone will be happier!
My theme for this month’s article is that when you speak, we listen. Firstly you have been reporting anti-social behaviour (ASB) to us, telling us about the effects this has on your daily lives, and we have listened. Due to information we received, we have made several arrests in relation to drug dealing in Royate Hill in Eastville and Lodge Road in Kingswood. A significant quantity of Class A drugs has been seized and taken off our streets. Three people have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing. So great work!
We listened when you reported a burglary
A 39-year-old man from Brislington was sentenced in March to nine months in prison for a burglary in Whitefield Road in Speedwell in which house and vehicle keys were stolen. The break-in happened at about 7.30 on a weekday morning. The householder went to investigate after hearing a noise and saw someone make off. They did the right thing by reporting it straight away. Officers responded immediately and a suspect was arrested nearby.
We listened at school
Charlotte, Rick and Kelly all PCSO's from Bridewell Station in the city centre, were invited into a Bristol school to participate in 'Read Aloud Month'. It’s a fantastic initiative set up by Bristol schools, which has even been adopted by our Scandinavian friends. The day was enjoyed by officers, teaching staff and children alike and it gave the children a great boost. We are always pleased to hear from local schools about how we can engage with young people in our area, so if you have an idea about a project we can be involved in, please get in touch.
We listened at the beat surgery.
I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who have been attending our local beat surgeries. Coming along is a great way to get your voice heard. It would be great to see a few more faces at the next one. Follow us on Twitter @ASPFishponds for details, or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org