The Walk and Talk initiative is now available to women aged 18 or above who live or work in Bath and North East Somerset. Avon and Somerset Police are inviting women to meet with female police officers or PCSOs to show them areas in which they feel vulnerable or unsafe in their local communities.

Walk and Talk lead for Bath and North East Somerset, Police Sergeant Michelle Munro said,

“We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer Walk and Talk experiences to women over the age of 18 who live or work within the Bath and North East Somerset area.

“This initiative is a way for women to share any concerns they have in their local community with a female police officer or PCSO during an informal chat. We will be able to answer any questions they have, and can respond to any concerns they raise by increasing patrols in certain areas, or working with our partner organisations to make improvements where possible.”

The Walk and Talk initiative was initially launched as a trial in Somerset in September 2023 and is now available throughout the Avon and Somerset area.