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Police praise community spirit
Article date: 22 Nov 2010

Members of staff at two Wetherspoon pubs have won praise from a community policeman for their efforts in improving the life of those elderly people who have been victims of crime.

Staff at both The Staple Hill Oak and The Kingswood Colliers (both in Bristol) volunteered to paint and maintain the outside of three properties, belonging to burglary victims.

Neighbourhood police officer Mike Smith (pictured) covers both Wetherspoon pubs and has worked closely with Helen Bull, manager at The Staple Hill Oak, for the past two years.

He said: “Helen kindly volunteered to carry out the work, with other members of staff from her pub and those at The Kingswood Colliers.

“In addition, Wetherspoon also covered the cost of the materials.

“I would like to thank all of the members of staff, who carried out the work professionally and with a friendly attitude, to make all of the victims feel very comfortable.”

The volunteers were Helen Bull, Phil Opoku, Martin Cole and Rhianne Shellard (The Staple Hill Oak), along with Matt Gough, Andy Morris and Richard Hamon (The Kingswood Colliers).

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