If you’re a resident in Herefordshire, this is where you can find all the information that is relevant to the area you live in.
To find out where your nearest police station is and who your Safer Neighbourhood Team is, visit the West Mercia Police website:
Each county in the West Mercia force area has its own dedicated Community Ambassador who represents the Commissioner. These four individuals act as additional ‘eyes and ears’ for John and ensure community concerns and issues are fed back and dealt with accordingly.
Your Community Ambassador for Herefordshire is Dan Guerche.
If you want to talk to Dan, he can be contacted in the following ways:
Email – email@example.com
Phone – 07976 948869
Twitter – @danguerche
Hear from Dan in the video below about what he aims to bring to his role as Community Ambassador:
For more information on the Community Ambassadors, click here.
Making a difference in Herefordshire
If you want to work with your neighbours in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, find out where your local Neighbourhood Watch group is based here.
If you’re looking to get involved in sports and activities in your area, the Sports Partnership for Herefordshire and Worcestershire aims to create more active and healthier counties. Find out more about what they do, and what you can take part in, here.
Community Safety Partnership
The CSP for Herefordshire consists of: Herefordshire Council; Clinical Commissioning Group; West Mercia Police; Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service; Warwickshire and West Mercia; Community Rehabilitation Company; National Probation Service; and West Mercia Youth Offending Service.
The chairs of the safeguarding boards (both adults and children), the chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board and a representative from the Police and Crime Commissioner are also invited to attend meetings.
More information about the CSP can be found here.
Community Speed Watch
If you want to play an active role in reducing speeding within your community, contact the Safer Roads Partnership for West Mercia and Warwickshire here to find out how you can help.
Commissioning and grants
|Recipient||Initiative and purpose||Total award allocated||Geographical area|
|Alcohol Concern||Reduce street drinking and improve the interventions provided to street drinkers themselves||£4,000.00||West Mercia|
|Bluestone CIC||Referral and Mentoring Pathway – working in partnership to create a process for accessing and developing a range of activities in all areas with a target age 17 to 24||£110,000.00||West Mercia|
|Brightstripe – Cultural Health C.I.C||y.Art + y.Sport: Be All You Can Be – contribute to diverting young people in Herefordshire away from anti-social and negative behaviour through a sustained series of creative and sports sessions||£20,000.00||Herefordshire|
|Close House Projects||Getting EPIC after school – continuation of a volunteering programme for under 18s who are at risk and next extra support in order to engage||£20,000.00||Herefordshire|
|Courtyard Arts Centre||Transforming the lives of young people attending pupil referral units – use of arts activities to help young people build self-confidence and self-esteem||£11,000.00||Herefordshire|
|Crimestoppers||Safer communities – encourage people who cannot and will not talk to the police to safely and anonymously provide information to fight crime||£20,486.00||West Mercia|
|Eardisley Group Parish Council||Village Gate project – promotion of road safety and speed awareness through Winforton village||£7,076.00||Herefordshire|
|Energize||West Mercia: Right on Track – work in partnership with Sports Partnership Hereford and Worcester (SPHW) to use the power of sport to engage, inspire and support local ex-offenders and people at risk of offending into changing their behaviours, assisting them into a more positive way of life||£60,000.00||West Mercia|
|Harper Adams University||Reducing farm crime – carry out research to reduce this crime||£5,000.00||West Mercia|
|Herefordshire CCTV Partnership – CCTV (3yr grant)||Herefordshire CCTV – contribution towards funding of Herefordshire CCTV||£252,000.00||Herefordshire|
|Herefordshire CSP||CSP Core Funding – to support the delivery of local projects and initiatives which are designed to reduce crime and disorder and improve community safety||£42,500.00||Herefordshire|
|Herefordshire Public Health (DiP)||Drug Intervention Programme – to provide timely rehabilitative treatment and therapy for offenders in order to reduce reoffending, reduce violent crime and reduce the harm caused by drugs and alcohol||£86,720.00||Herefordshire|
|Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Services (HVOSS)||Herefordshire Opportunities for Positive Engagement (H.O.P.E Project) – the project will aim to reduce re-offending by encouraging them to volunteer or get involved with other positive activities|
No Wrong Door – piloting a new network approach to collaborative working to develop model of sustainable youth provision offer a “No wrong Door” for mentoring young people
|Home Start Herefordshire||New Beginnings Project – improve the life chances and emotional health and wellbeing for 40 families (90 people including parents & children aged 0-18yrs) who are victims of domestic abuse/violence||£18,988.00||Herefordshire|
|Horse Watch for West Mercia||Horse Watch (HW) – raise awareness of Horse Watch and other rural crime. Identify volunteers, crime hotspots etc||£1,840.00||West Mercia|
|i58 Social Enterprises CIC||West Mercia Diversionary Support Worker – recruit community and prisons support worker to provide specific interventions for offenders attending i58’s training programmes that target rehabilitation, education, training and employment||£33,000.00||West Mercia|
|Inside Products Ltd||Inside Products – create a social enterprise which will create purposeful activity for current offenders, to create better employment opportunities for ex-offenders||£30,000.00||West Mercia|
|Longlands Care Farm CIC||Longlands Care Farm – education for young people who are challenged, disaffected and excluded, experiencing learning difficulties, suffering from stress, or who have physical or mental health issues, through farm based activities||£90,000.00||Herefordshire and Worcestershire|
|Mentor Link||Feeling Safe Project – provide additional support to the project in order to triple the delivery outcomes||£17,000.00||West Mercia|
|South Wye Police Boxing Academy||South Wye Boxing Academy – educate and occupy young people, both male and female, through the sport of boxing and ancillary fitness programmes and educational training sessions||£12,500.00||Herefordshire|
|SPHW||West Mercia: Right on Track – work in partnership with Energize STW to use the power of sport to engage, inspire and support local ex-offenders and people at risk of offending into changing their behaviours, assisting them into a more positive way of life||£60,000.00||West Mercia|
|The Music Pool||Sound Pathways – help to provide a positive path to rehabilitation by enhancing self-esteem, collaborative skills and creativity amongst young adults of the Probations Service|
Livewire – increase self-esteem, collaborative skills and musical ability amongst Herefordshire’s young people
|Herefordshire, Shropshire and South Worcestershire|
|U17 Drivers Pathfinder Limited||The Under 17 Car Club Pathfinder Project – the programme provides a five-day course designed to reduce the number of road traffic collisions, casualties and convictions amongst young drivers||£7,600.00||West Mercia|
|Vennture||Hereford integrated community management, including daytime street pastors – development and pilot of a new approach that will transform outcomes for the most difficult and extremely hard to reach groups of people|
Lean on Me & Emilia’s Place – establish Lean-on-Me as a permanent feature of Hereford’s night time economy and develop its replication across West Mercia
|Warwickshire & West Mercia Police Cadets||To finance 28 cadets on each of the five policing areas||£36,750.00||Warwickshire & West Mercia|
|West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre||SELFIE Plus programme (sexual violence prevention resource pack) – delivery of a project to a minimum of 960 additional 11-18 year olds pupils across West Mercia||£31,000.00||West Mercia|
|West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre||Hereford Family Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (FISVA) – development and pilot of a FISVA service that allows the service to take a whole family approach to supporting survivors of sexual violence and start to address the identified gap in support for children under the age of 11||£28,300.00||Herefordshire|
|West Mercia Women’s Aid||Children and Young People’s Project – a children and young people’s worker will engage with those aged 5-19 years who are identified as being at risk from domestic abuse and violence||£32,972.00||West Mercia|
|Young Solutions||Something’s Not Right Project – full engagement with the Force strategy and link with the Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs)||£39,520.00||West Mercia|