Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset Sue Mountstevens visits local groups with Somerset Community Foundation
Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens visited Somerset Community Foundation’s office on the Bath & West Showground during the show this week as part of a ‘Community Day’ in the Shepton Mallet area. The PCC stopped to have a working lunch with staff before being taken to visit two groups funded by the Foundation – Mendip YMCA’s Shepton Mallet Youth Club and Windsor Hill Wood, a residential community refuge.
At Shepton Mallet Youth Club the PCC and Somerset Community Foundation staff met some of the young people who benefit from the activities and educational sessions held there, and chatted to them about growing up in the area and why they attend the club. At Windsor Hill Wood the group met people who live and work there, as well as children attending the Holly and Hawthorne Woodland School on the site (pictured).
SCF Senior Programmes Manager Tessa Hibbert went along on the visits with PCC Mountstevens and said “the Community Day visit gave us the chance to demonstrate how money raised here at the Foundation is used to help groups from across Somerset – including those on our doorstep! It was a pleasure to accompany PCC Mountstevens to these groups who are carrying out such fantastic work”.