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A follow-up Community Conversation is being hosted by Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion on Wednesday 15 November.

Following a visit in May, the PCC is delivering on his promise to host another Community Conversation with a question-and-answer session taking place from 6pm to 8pm at Pershore Town Hall.

Local residents are invited to attend and talk about their views, experiences and confidence in local policing as well as the changes they have seen over the past six months.

The PCC will be joined by West Mercia Police’s Temporary Chief Constable Alex Murray.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “After my visit to Pershore in May, I heard loud and clear the concerns of more than 60 residents. I promised action and I have delivered on this.

“Following the meeting, I used all the powers available to me to galvanise change which included raising concerns at the highest level with the Chief Constable as well as funding a bespoke survey to greater understand the public’s views.

“Before I return, I will receive the results of the second survey which I hope shows public perceptions have changed. I look forward to speaking to residents in and around the town who will have an opportunity to talk about local policing and whether they feel there’s been improvements over the past six months.”

Temporary Chief Constable Alex Murray said: “I’m looking forward to being in Pershore. Particularly to listen to feedback and talk through the work we’ve carried out with our partners.

“Through the work of the local team we’ve seen a continued reduction in anti-social behaviour in the town and significant drops in crime types, such as criminal damage and drugs offences. Where crimes are reported we are dealing with them robustly and, following the feedback from the initial meeting, we’ve increased our engagement with the community.  However, we don’t always get things right and we are committed to improving the service we deliver in Pershore and across the three counties of West Mercia.”

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