More police officers for our streets
Ahead of schedule to recruit 20,000 new police officers in England and Wales
Avon and Somerset Constabulary had 3,089 police officers in December, up from 2,963 a year before
At an increase of 4.3%, this was greater than the average rise of 3.5% in officer numbers across England and Wales
Safer neighbourhoods and tackling crime
Expanded Avon and Somerset’s Rural Crime Unit by 50%, focusing on farmland trespassing, farming and agricultural theft including machinery and livestock, and speeding.
More than half a million pounds approved to keep neighbourhoods clean, tidy and better lit, such as better street lighting in Lyefield Park.
Hosted public surgeries with the Police and Crime Commissioner in our rural villages, including Wickwar, Iron Acton and Frampton Cotterell.
Improving road safety
Supporting road safety campaigns in new neighbourhoods in Ladden Garden Village, Park Farm in Thornbury, and in Charfield.
Increasing police presence in rural villages, including along Wotton Road in Rangeworthy and through Horton and Acton Turville.
Progressing with plans for safer roads and pedestrian crossings through rural villages including a pedestrian crossing in Old Sodbury, improved crossing point on Woodend Road in Frampton Cotterell, and a zebra crossing in Pucklechurch.