Notes of the SW Region meeting held on 24th October 2014 at the Somerset County Cricket Club, Taunton
1. Attendance: Hilary Jordan - West Dorset / Weymouth & Portland (& SW regional convenor); David Evans - West Dorset / Weymouth & Portland, and POS President; John Silvester - POS / John Silvester Associates; Brian Glasson - South Gloucestershire; Lisa Bartlett - Bath and North East Somerset; Tristan Peat - Teignbridge; Nick Bryant - Taunton Deane / West Somerset; Mike Wilmott - Wiltshire; Marj Green - Somerset; Emma Snow - Devon & Cornwall Police; Paul Taylor - Devon & Cornwall Police; Kevin Field - Cotswold; Tim Burton - Taunton Deane / West Somerset; Marshall Plummer - Cornwall; Andrew Goodchild - West Somerset / Taunton Deane.
2. Welcome/ Introductions: Hilary Jordan introduced herself as new South West Regional Convenor for POS, welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked Tim Burton and colleagues from Taunton Deane and West Somerset for arranging the venue and Hinkley Point presentation.
3. National POS Update: David Evans and John Silvester gave an update on national POS issues. The Cabinet has now turned into a Board, and quarterly Forum meetings are being held, as a chance for all members to contribute to the development of POS policy on key issues. The next meeting was due to take place on 5 December and would focus on the Lyons report.
Steve Quartermain was attending these meetings regularly, and POS was providing a good opportunity to influence the development of national policy.