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Following the Community Conversation event that took place in Pershore in May, PCC John Campion is using his powers to address concerns raised by residents.

This webpage is full of the work taking place in Pershore.

Delivering on calls to return to Pershore, a follow-up Community Conversation event will take place on Wednesday 15 November at Pershore Town Hall from 6pm to 8pm. The PCC looks forward to seeing you there!

Public survey

A bespoke survey has taken place in Pershore, funded by the PCC.

The survey was carried out by SMSR, a research and analyst company. 400 residents from the Pershore ward were are contacted over the phone and invited to face-to-face sessions.

Results concluded:

  • 52% of respondents said the visibility of police officers is poor or very poor, which is more than 17% reported in the wider West Mercia perception survey.
  • 22% of respondents had contact with the police in the last 12 months, with 78% not having any experience or contact with the police. The majority who did have contact said they received a good or excellent service from West Mercia Police.
  • The majority of respondents perceived crime and anti-social behaviour as a serious issue.

View the full results from the survey here

This is the first survey to take place, with another one set to take place in October before the PCC hosts a follow-up engagement in November.

West Mercia Police report

The PCC has sought reassurance from the force about issues and perceptions raised at the Community Conversation event.

West Mercia Police has responded with a document outlining its work to address concerns. It also includes details about improving the way the local policing team communicates to residents and builds closer relationships with partners and organisations.

Read it here

Conversation with Superintendent Rebecca Love

PCC John Campion had a conversation with Superintendent Rebecca Love, area commander, focused on the document from West Mercia Police and the public’s priorities.

The conversation is in five parts: setting the scene, ASB, drugs, visibility and accessibility and looking to future – you can watch the videos below.