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Public Engagement

This is a statutory part of the PCC’s role, and performance in this area is continually monitored.

Public meetings

The PCC aims to be a strong and powerful voice for the people of West Mercia, representing their views about how crime and disorder is prevented and its consequences are tackled.

Consultations

Below is a comprehensive list of all consultations and their outcomes since 2016.

Road Safety Strategy (21st February 2020 – 20th March 2020)

The Road Safety Strategy sets out the vision for reducing harm on the roads of West Mercia. The consultation will enable people to comment on the proposals. You can read the final strategy and take part in the online consultation.

Budget Consultation (6th January 2020- 24th January 2020)

This public consultation was to enable people to comment on budget proposals. Precept consultation 2020/21 summary report

Rural Crime Strategy Consultation (10th October 2019- 8th November 2019)

You can read the final strategy and summary report here.

Serious Organised Crime Strategy Consultation (9th July 2019- 15th August 2019)

You can read the final strategy and summary report here.

Drugs Strategy Consultation (7th March 2019 – 24th March 2019)

This consultation related to proposals to fulfil PCC duties and work with others to effectively tackle drug abuse in West Mercia. This shaped the final drugs strategy which you can view  here.

Budget Consultation (17th December 2018- 20th January 2019)

This public consultation was to enable people to comment on the PCC’s proposal to increase officer numbers, and to increase the council tax precept. Precept consultation 2019/20 summary report

Budget Consultation (20th December 2017- 19th January 2018)

This public consultation was held to enable people to comment on the PCC’s proposal to increase the council tax precept. Precept consultation 2018/19 summary report

Fire Governance Consultation (12th June- 11th September 2017)

This public consultation was held to enable people to comment on the PCC’s proposal to take on the roles of our two local Fire Authorities. Consultation results, analysis and the PCC’s responses

Budget Consultation (9th – 23rd January 2017)

This public consultation was held to enable people to comment on the PCC’s proposal to freeze the policing precept. Precept consultation 2017/18 summary report

Safer West Mercia Plan Consultation (1st August- 16th September 2016)

This public consultation was held to shape the draft Safer West Mercia Plan. Associated documents:

Have your say on making your community safer (3rd– 17th June 2016)

There were two versions of this survey, one for public and one for personnel with West Mercia Police. Both sought opinions on policing priorities to help inform the Safer West Mercia Plan. The Consultation is now closed but you can read a summary of the consultation results here: Summary report on public survey Summary report on police personnel survey.

PCC Commitment to Victims (May to July 2016)

The responses were used to form the Victim’s Charter which can be viewed here.