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Please read our latest blog posts below and comment on them if you like. If you want to add a new blog topic of your own choosing just email me the content or use the contact page and I will post it asap, please also let me know if you would like to be directly informed of updates via email. You may be also interested in our Community NewsBe Involved, Whats New, Events and Classified/Lost andFound blog pages. Also, please remember that historical posts can be viewed by selecting the drop down menu at the top of the blog home page. 


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Police Newsletters (including some old versions) and other usefull advice leaflets.

See blog posts below for latest information and also the links above

Protecting Your Garden and PropertyChristmas Advice LeafletNo Halloween LeafletHalloween Code Advice
2016 Spring Newsletter2016 Autumn Newsletter2017 Spring NewsletterSenior Citizen Liaison Team
2013 - Issue 12013 - Issue 22013 - Issue 32013 - Issue 4
2012 - Issue 1 2012 - Issue 2 2012 - Issue 3 2012 - Issue 4


Also National 'Our Watch' Newsletters and information can be found via their Document Library


For further details and your street representative please contact:

Lindsey Stone, Somerset Watch Scheme Administrator, Bridgwater Police Station, Northgate, Bridgwater, TA6 3EU lindsey.stone@avonandsomerset.police.uk Tel: 01278 644 799 (old numbers 01823-363348 Fax: 01823-363389)


Latest Posts

Vulnerable Victim Frauds

Posted on 15th August, 2018

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This message is put out at the request of the police's corporate communications department following a spate of vulnerable victim frauds. There are a number of `stories' that are used, one describes being from the NCA investigating the bank, others refer to errors on computers etc.


Scammers are quick-witted and their stories are very convincing. We urge you to read this advice from @GetSafeOnline and start a conversation with older relatives, neighbours and friends to make sure they are confident to say no to #TelephoneScams https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/telephone-banking-fraud/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn




If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via the website link https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/

Public Appeal Successful

Posted on 13th August, 2018


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Following a recent public appeal, police have now identified next-of-of-kin for the man whose body was found in a tent off the A370 near Weston-super-Mare. 



It follows a great response from the public to an appeal that was issued.



PC Andy Henderson said: “I’d like to thank all those who called in with information after seeing our appeal. 



“We had struggled to track the man’s next-of-kin down but we have now managed to speak to them and put them in touch with the coroner. 



“We will now continue to provide them with support while the formal identification process takes place.”


Police Assistance Required

Posted on 10th August, 2018

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Police appealing for the public’s help to identify the next-of-kin of a man whose body was found in a tent off the A370 near Weston-super-Mare. The man’s body was located on 15 August last year and despite extensive enquiries we’ve been unable to confirm his identity.


Inside the tent were a newspaper dated August 2016 and a driving licence and birth certificate.


Investigating officer PC Andy Henderson said:


“This is a really sad case of a man who appears to have been sleeping rough and whose death seems to have gone unreported.


“It would appear he had been dead for up to a year before he was found and due to the condition of the remains it has been extremely difficult to establish for certain who he is. Based on the documentation found, we believe the man to be called Peter Thomas Harrison who was born in Birmingham and would either have been aged 59 or 60 when he died. We also believe he was a driver by trade and had spent recent years in and around the Weston-super-Mare area.


Police would rather his next-of-kin not find out about his death in this manner but feel strongly that given the length of time, it is important they know."


If you are the man's next-of-kin, or have any information which could us identify them, please contact Investigations via 101 providing the call handler with the reference 5217187006.



If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via the website link https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/

Emergency Services Open Day Sunday 16 Sept

Posted on 27th July, 2018

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This is an important message to those of you who still wish to book tickets for the Emergency Services Open Day on Sunday 16 September at Police and Fire HQ Portishead.


The previous round of tickets made available were snapped up via the on-line booking system in only 3 minutes.


There will be 2 more issues of tickets and we expect them to be just as popular. These will be released on the following dates:


At 1pm on 8 August, and

At 7pm on 28 August


The link to book these tickets is: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emergency-services-open-day-2018-tickets-45970002515


PLEAE NOTE - This is a ticketed event only and you will need a valid ticket to attend.

Summer Newsletter

Posted on 8th June, 2018

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This message is sent with the following attachments which you are welcome to forward/copy for your members:


Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Summer 2018

Letter from ACC Stephen Cullen


If you have previously requested paper copies of the newsletter, these will be forwarded to you very shortly.


If you wish to be added to the list for paper copies of the newsletter please contact Lindsey at the NHW office (01278-644799) who will arrange this for you – please note paper copies of this publication are produced on the basis of 1 per 5 households registered to your scheme.



Bleadon Burglary

Posted on 16th May, 2018

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During the morning of 11 May a burglary occurred at Celtic Way, Bleadon. Entry gained by forcing open a UPVC door. Search was made inside and jewellery items stolen.


If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via the website link https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/

Police Misconduct Hearing Panels

Posted on 1st May, 2018

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The Avon and Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Sue Mountstevens, wishes to appoint some additional independent persons to sit on Misconduct Hearing Panels. Hearings take place when there is a case to answer for Gross Misconduct against a Police Officer and this is part of an open and transparent disciplinary process. The purpose of the independent person’s role is to provide an independent and impartial voice as one of three people who sit on a Misconduct Panel and to assist the Panel in coming to a fair and evidence-based judgement about a Police Officer’s conduct in deciding on an appropriate sanction.


To download an application pack please visit https://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Take-Part/Job-Opportunities.aspx or contact the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner on 01275 816377. Closing date for applications is 12noon on 1 June 2018.

Police Report - April 2018

Posted on 20th April, 2018

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It's three years since the last National Rural Crime Survey revealed the huge cost of crime to rural communities – both financial, at £800 million per year, and fear, with chronic under-reporting, anger and frustration at the police and government. 

The National Rural Crime Network produced a series of recommendations and, in many areas, the police took steps to improve matters. So, now, we want to know what's changed. 

Do you think crime has gone up or down in? Do you feel safer? What's your view of the police in your community? 

In short, we want to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across the country – and the impact it has where you live or work.

The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete.

Click Here to Start the Survey

Thank you for your time and feedback. 

Julia Mulligan
NRCN Chair

Police - Webchat

Posted on 12th April, 2018

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What questions should the Police and Crime Commissioner ask your Chief Constable?


Rural crime, serious violent crime, stop and search and vehicle crime are the topics that Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is inviting local people to submit their questions on, to put to Chief Constable Andy Marsh.


Local people across the Avon and Somerset police force area are once again being asked for their policing questions ahead of the next Facebook live on Tuesday, April 24 at 11am and this is your opportunity to have your say.


PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “These live webchats are an opportunity for me to hold the Chief Constable to account on behalf of our local residents.


“People will undoubtedly have local concerns about serious violent crime given the national headlines as well as have questions about rural crime, vehicle crime and stop and search.


“Holding these sessions regularly means that I can put live and timely topics and your questions to the Chief Constable and get the answers our communities want.”


The webchat will be broadcast on Facebook live via the following link – http://www.facebook.com/AandSPCC


You can submit your questions by emailing them to pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 01275 816377. You can also send us your questions on Facebook and Twitter using the hash tag #PCCinconvo.


Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “It is important to the Commissioner and I that we are as open with local people as possible and it’s vital that we hear your concerns.


“In the latest webchat you raised some really valid points about police funding and resources, stalking and harassment and rape and serious sexual assault.


“I hope my answers helped give a better understanding of these areas of policing and I look forward to seeing what you have to ask regarding this sessions topics.”


Chief Constable Andy Marsh is responsible for day-to-day operational policing and has direction and control of the Constabulary’s officers and staff. It is the PCC’s responsibility to set the strategic direction for policing in Avon and Somerset and hold the Chief Constable to account for delivering policing.


To view previous Facebook live videos visit – http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Openness /Reports-and-meetings/PCC-in-conversation.aspx


Should you submit a question to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner which is not answered in full on the Facebook live, we will look to further respond to you in due course.