Building a safer
West Mercia


If you’re a resident in Shropshire, 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:



Community Ambassador

graham-oliverEach 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 Shropshire is Graham Oliver.

If you want to talk to Graham, he can be contacted in the following ways:

Email –
Phone – 07976 948 870
Twitter – @GrahamMonitor    

For more information on the Community Ambassadors, click here.

Latest news

John Campion appoints Community Ambassadors

Making a difference in Shropshire

Neighbourhood Watch

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.

County Sports Partnership

If you’re looking to get involved in sports and activities in your area, the County Sports Partnership for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin offers information to those who are looking to get active. Their vision is to enable sport and physical activity to be a part of everybody’s everyday life in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Find out more about what they do, and what you can take part in, here.

Community Safety Partnership

The Safer Stronger Communities Partnership is the community safety partnership (CSP) in Shropshire. Crime, disorder and substance and alcohol misuse have a direct impact on both individuals and communities in Shropshire. The following partners work together to ensure these crimes don’t affect the communities of Shropshire: Shropshire Council; Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group; Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service; West Mercia Police, National Probation Service; Community Rehabilitation Company; and the Youth Offending Service.

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

RecipientInitiative and purposeTotal award allocatedGeographical area
Alcohol ConcernReduce street drinking and improve the interventions provided to street drinkers themselves£4,000.00West Mercia
Axis CounsellingIndependent Sexual Violence Parent Advisor Service – pilot of a new advisor to meet the gap in services to child victims of sexual abuse aged 0-19 years£40,000.00Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire
Bluestone CICReferral 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£110,000.00West Mercia
Cedar Education C.I.CLife Lessons Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Programme – development of a website and text book that helps young people understand and accept death, dying and loss within their peer group, families and communities£10,000.00Shropshire (Telford) initially, with wider roll out across West Mercia in future
CCTV in ShropshireCCTV in Shropshire – contribution to the CCTV systems across Shropshire to ensure
delivery of CCTV as a tool to address crime and disorder and provide evidence to help with prosecutions
Craven Arms Area Youth GroupCraven Arms Area Youth Provision – a weekly programme of activities for young people aged 9+£2,981.00Shropshire
CrimestoppersSafer communities – encourage people who cannot and will not talk to the police to safely and anonymously provide information to fight crime£20,486.00West Mercia
EnergizeWest 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£60,000.00West Mercia
Harper Adams UniversityReducing farm crime – carry out research to reduce this crime£5,000.00West Mercia
Horse Watch for West MerciaHorse Watch (HW) – raise awareness of Horse Watch and other rural crime. Identify volunteers, crime hotspots etc£1,840.00West Mercia
i58 Social Enterprises CICWest 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£33,000.00West Mercia
Inside Products LtdInside Products – create a social enterprise which will create purposeful activity for current offenders, to create better employment opportunities for ex-offenders£30,000.00West Mercia
Mentor LinkFeeling Safe Project – provide additional support to the project in order to triple the delivery outcomes£17,000.00West Mercia
Riversway ElimRiversway – The Bridge Community Project – community resource to reduce high levels of loneliness and isolation£12,000.00Shropshire
Safer Stronger Communities Partnership (DiP)Criminal Justice Pathway – work in an integrated way with the Police, Community Rehabilitation Company and Probation Service to support the delivery of both voluntary and mandated treatment to substance misusing offenders£108,000.00Shropshire
Shrewsbury & Oswestry Crucial CrewShrewsbury & Oswestry Crucial Crew – securement of the professional alcohol training of ‘Shifty’s’

Shrewsbury & Oswestry Crucial Crew – support delivery of two 2 week initiatives providing life skills education and training to up to 1,500 year 6 primary school children in the Shrewsbury and Oswestry areas






Shrewsbury Street PastorsShrewsbury Street Pastors – to extend the pastors’s working practices through a support vehicle£20,000.00Shropshire
Shropshire CSPCSP Core Funding – support the delivery of local projects and initiatives which are designed to reduce crime and disorder, and improve community safety£6,000.00Shropshire
Shropshire Youth AssociationBroseley & Kynaston Road (Shrewsbury) Youth Groups – continuation of funding to youth workers to work in the area’s youth clubs£11,121.00Shropshire
South Shropshire Youth ForumREACH Personal development programme – to work with young people at risk of being excluded from their learning environment£17,639.00Shropshire
SPHWWest 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£60,000.00West Mercia
St Mary’s Youth ProjectConfidence Building (Bushcraft) Courses – build upon the work St Mary’s Youth Project (SMYP) are currently doing with children and young people in the local schools and out in the community, to build greater relationships with their parents and carers through positive activities£2,000.00Shropshire
The Music PoolSound 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 LimitedThe 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£7,600.00West Mercia
United Pack Pony ClubEndurance riding – a programme for young riders with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other disabilities to work in teams and compete in endurance riding£500.00Shropshire
Warwickshire & West Mercia Police CadetsTo finance 28 cadets on each of the five policing areas£36,750.00Warwickshire & West Mercia
West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support CentreSELFIE 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£31,000.00West Mercia
West Mercia Women’s AidChildren 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£32,972.00West Mercia
Young SolutionsSomething’s Not Right Project – full engagement with the Force strategy and link with the Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs)£39,520.00West Mercia


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