Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has engaged with thousands of people in communities right across West Mercia this summer, in a programme of events that draws to a close on Monday in Worcestershire.
The Commissioner has been a part of some of the area’s biggest events over the last three months, which have included:
- The Royal Three Counties Show in Worcestershire
- The Shropshire County and Oswestry Shows in Shropshire
- Newport Show and Cosford Air Show in Telford & Wrekin
- Shobdon Food and Flying Festival and Bromyard Gala in Herefordshire.
Attending these events has allowed the Commissioner to meet local people, discuss his role, local policing and crime, listen to peoples’ priorities and concerns and act upon them where necessary.
John Campion said: “I feel these events have been incredibly valuable, and it’s been excellent getting out and about meeting with so many people in our communities. It’s given me the chance to hear about local concerns first-hand and I hope that it’s been equally useful for the people I’ve met and spoken to”.
“A common theme has been how much people value their police officers and want to see more of them in our communities. I’m working hard to deliver this by reforming and modernising the West Mercia force. By ensuring the police make better use of technology, we are preventing officers being tied to the office and freeing up significantly more time for them to spend in the communities where they are needed most.”
Bank holiday Monday sees the last event of the PCC’s summer programme; the Pershore Plum Festival. The team, which includes Deputy Commissioner Tracey Onslow and South Worcestershire Community Ambassador Phil Grove, will be in St Andrews Garden in Pershore from 9.30am until 5pm on Monday 28th August.