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Author Topic: One of many delays on the motorway network today, 5th August 2017  (Read 739 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2017, 11:23:49 AM »

Keeping the Avon name but referring to the river, how about:

Avon River, Severn Estuary and Somerset Constabulary.

I'm sure an easy to remember acronym is there... 
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2017, 11:57:14 AM »

Perhaps rename the police force the, "Bristol, Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Constabulary."

Atrebatia Constabulary?   

http://www.atrebatia.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/atrebatia.uk/

Just leave it as Avon, I'm picturing the Police smashing a door down shouting "Avon calling"!
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2017, 11:58:45 AM »

Could also be CUBA (Counties that Used to Be Avon). "Avon calling!" might Clash with CUBA; goes better with Nicaragua and the Sandanistas!
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2017, 12:01:49 PM »

Serious answer: leave it as Avon & Somerset. It's descriptive, it's known, it's not too long or too silly or too focused on one place.
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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2017, 02:38:52 PM »


Not quite sure why Wiltshire Police were issuing statements.


Roads policing comes under the Tri Force Operations Unit which is a collaboration between Wiltshire, Avon & Somerset and Gloucestershire forces, so the original statement could well have come from the Wiltshire press office.

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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2017, 02:54:14 PM »

So they're Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon, Gloucestershire: the SWAG Force!
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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2017, 10:43:41 PM »

Perhaps rename the police force the, "Bristol, Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Constabulary."

Atrebatia Constabulary?   

http://www.atrebatia.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/atrebatia.uk/

I'd like to see that tattooed on their truncheons !
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2017, 09:28:02 PM »

Keeping the Avon name but referring to the river, how about:

Avon River, Severn Estuary and Somerset Constabulary.

I'm sure an easy to remember acronym is there... 

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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2017, 10:14:05 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2017, 07:01:40 AM »

I assume the standard greeting from the Tri Force operatives is 'Ello, 'Ello,'Ello, what 'ave we 'ere?"
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2017, 12:41:39 AM »

A debate to be had about public bodies persisting with 'Avon' in their names. Perhaps rename the police force the, "Bristol, Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Constabulary."

That wouldn't work, either: North Somerset Council would probably opt out (again).  Roll Eyes

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