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Communities believe that West Mercia Police are doing a good job, according to respondents of a recent survey. Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion sought the views of Town and Parish councils, giving them a voice and the opportunity to shape policing in their area.

Over two thirds of respondents rated the force as doing a fair or good job. The majority of councils felt that the police worked well alongside them to identify and address local crime and disorder and that it was fairly easy to contact their local policing team. Road safety and rural crime were highlighted as being a fairly big problem.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said “In my role as Commissioner I want to ensure that the views of the communities are listened to and acted upon. The feedback provided by Telford & Wrekin Town and Parish Councils help to inform decisions and provide a clear indication of what’s working and where further improvements need to be delivered.

“It is reassuring to see improvements from last year particularly with police visibility and familiarity of local policing teams. I am committed to challenging and supporting the force to improve services around West Mercia. I note the concerns raised about road safety and rural crime and I will continue to work with the police and partners to address these.”

A full summary report can be found here.