Local MP meets with Thornbury Police Team

Local MP Luke Hall met with local PC Natalie Jones in Thornbury last week, where they discussed residents' feedback in the MP's recent community survey.

Luke said  it was good to hear about the positive steps being taken by Natalie and the team to help tackle local concerns in the town.

The meeting followed the recent announcement by the Home Office that that Avon and Somerset Police are set to recruit 137 police officers, as the Government aims to increase the numbers in UK ranks by 20,000 over the next three years.

Luke welcomed the news, saying, "“The new police officers will be tacking the anti-social behaviour in Thornbury, speeding in Yate and rural crime around our villages.  Recruitment is already underway and the 137 new officers on the beat next year is just the beginning, with more being recruited the following year. Tackling crime is a priority and we are putting more police on the streets to keep our community safe.”

The Thornbury Police team hold regular surgeries at the Town Hall, Dobbie's Garden Centre and Castle School. For more information, visit: www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/your-area/thornbury