It has indeed been a momentous couple of months for the country. I hope that these changes will be for the better but I cannot and will not be drawn on the ins and outs of that so will contain myself to writing about issues that I can comment on.

Recently, myself and my colleague Lawrence from the Crime Reduction Department spent a Saturday morning security marking bikes and delivering safety advice to residents in Marksbury. (I am hopeful that pictures and a full write up will be available later this week.)

Colleagues from the Midsomer Norton beat are working hard this week with St. Johns School to deliver Mini Police. This is a fantastic scheme that works with our Year 5 pupils that encourages them to be better citizens and make a lasting and positive difference to their peers. This will run alongside an existing scheme at Peasedown St John Junior School that has been running for the last few years.

Over the last few days myself and latterly Glyn (who has temporarily joined the Paulton beat) spent a large part of our shift looking for a missing person who was having a crisis. Sadly, at this point I cannot give you an update on this but we are ever hopeful that we will be able to scoop him up and get him the help that he needs.)

Our neighbourhood watch coordinator, Trevor, has sent out again messages again to remind us to keep our property safe after a series of shed breaks and garden thefts in our area.

We will continue to work to make our society a better place and I will encourage you in these uncertain times to keep yourself and other safe. Remember that we all contributors to community life so let’s make sure that our contributions are the right ones.

Rob Hendra