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:
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 Shropshire is Graham Oliver.
If you want to talk to Graham, he can be contacted in the following ways:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 07976 948 870
Twitter – @
For more information on the Community Ambassadors, click here.
Making a difference in Shropshire
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
|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|
|Axis Counselling||Independent 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||£40,000.00||Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire|
|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|
|Cedar Education C.I.C||Life 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||£10,000.00||Shropshire (Telford) initially, with wider roll out across West Mercia in future|
|CCTV in Shropshire||CCTV 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 Group||Craven Arms Area Youth Provision – a weekly programme of activities for young people aged 9+||£2,981.00||Shropshire|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Mentor Link||Feeling Safe Project – provide additional support to the project in order to triple the delivery outcomes||£17,000.00||West Mercia|
|Riversway Elim||Riversway – The Bridge Community Project – community resource to reduce high levels of loneliness and isolation||£12,000.00||Shropshire|
|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||£108,000.00||Shropshire|
|Shrewsbury & Oswestry Crucial Crew||Shrewsbury & 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 Pastors||Shrewsbury Street Pastors – to extend the pastors’s working practices through a support vehicle||£20,000.00||Shropshire|
|Shropshire CSP||CSP Core Funding – support the delivery of local projects and initiatives which are designed to reduce crime and disorder, and improve community safety||£6,000.00||Shropshire|
|Shropshire Youth Association||Broseley & Kynaston Road (Shrewsbury) Youth Groups – continuation of funding to youth workers to work in the area’s youth clubs||£11,121.00||Shropshire|
|South Shropshire Youth Forum||REACH Personal development programme – to work with young people at risk of being excluded from their learning environment||£17,639.00||Shropshire|
|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|
|St Mary’s Youth Project||Confidence 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||£2,000.00||Shropshire|
|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|
|United Pack Pony Club||Endurance riding – a programme for young riders with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other disabilities to work in teams and compete in endurance riding||£500.00||Shropshire|
|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 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|