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Speeding and officer visibility were among the issues raised by Herefordshire residents in an online engagement event held by the PCC.

With PCC John Campion’s public engagements taking a somewhat different approach during the pandemic, the Town Hall was instead brought to Zoom! Residents of Herefordshire were invited to join an online call with the PCC and his expert panel, and many took the time to give their views on a range of local policing issues and crime prevention measures.

Good discussion was generated amongst those in attendance, with the public having their say on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Consequently, as part of the PCC’s road safety commitment, a successful funding application has been granted to purchase a new Speed Indicator Device (SID) in the area. The PCC-funded SID will help tackle the issue of community speeding, with Lyonshall Parish Council the beneficiaries in this instance.

Attendees were also given access to their local policing teams, and provided with contact details for the people best equipped to help deal with the respective issues raised.

PCC John Campion said: “As Commissioner, I’m committed to ensuring that the views of the communities that make up West Mercia are at the heart of my decision making. This public engagement with the residents of Herefordshire has given me a valuable insight into what matters to people, and what their areas of concern are.

“With Covid placing an impact on how I engage with our communities, I want to thank people for taking the time to join and contribute to the session.”

Issued on Monday 21st December 2020