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Committed to making West Mercia’s roads safer, PCC John Campion’s campaign to give communities a platform to voice their road safety concerns has returned.

Working in partnership with West Mercia Police, which includes local policing teams and the Road Safety Team, local councils and council highways teams, the PCC’s ‘Roads Focus’ campaign will see drop-in sessions taking place from November.

Working its way around West Mercia, the campaign will kick-start in Ledbury, Herefordshire. The drop-in sessions will give people an opportunity to talk to the PCC and partners about their road safety concerns, as well as learn about what is being done to address them.

The confirmed events taking place from 6pm to 8pm, with more to follow, are:

  • Thursday 30 November – Ledbury, Ledbury Community Hall
  • Tuesday 12 December – Leominster, Leominster Community Centre

Two free driver awareness sessions will also be taking place:

  • Thursday 7 December – The Kindle Centre, Herefordshire
  • Thursday 14 December – Online via Zoom

These sessions, which will be run by the TTC Group, will give people an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of the Highway Code and improve their overall driver behaviour.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “I hear regularly from residents across West Mercia about road safety concerns so building on my successful Community Conversation events, I have re-launched Roads Focus. From correspondence into my office, I have identified areas of the highest concern.

“At the heart of my Safer West Mercia Plan is a commitment to make roads safer in West Mercia as it’s a sad fact that too many people are killed or seriously injured on our roads.  

“Each roadshow event will bring together relevant partners and West Mercia Police to ensure residents have a platform to voice their concerns and play their part to shape the changes they want to see in their community.”

Superintendent Steph Brighton from West Mercia Police said: “Protecting people from harm remains a key priority for us, and our ongoing work to achieve safer roads is a 24/7 commitment. Engaging with our communities and working alongside our partners to address local road safety concerns is an important part of this work. Our operational Road Safety Team will be supporting Roads Focus events and they look forward to meeting members of the public to talk about issues that are affecting their local area.”