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Speeding, anti-social behaviour and burglaries were among the issues raised by Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin residents in two respective online engagement events held by the PCC.

With PCC John Campion’s public engagements taking a somewhat different approach during the pandemic, the Town Hall was instead brought to Zoom! Residents of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin were invited to join two respective online calls with the PCC and his expert panel, and many took the time to give their views on a range of local policing issues and crime prevention measures.

Good discussion was generated amongst those in attendance, with the public having their say on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Consequently, as part of the PCC’s commitment to keeping the people of West Mercia safe, information was given to attendees on how their community can follow many other areas by signing up to the ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ scheme. As a result, more members of the public now know how they can Smartwater protect their valuables from being stolen, which will further prevent crime from taking place in the region.

Attendees were also given access to their local policing teams, and provided with contact details for the people best equipped to help deal with the respective issues raised.

PCC John Campion said: “As Commissioner, I’m committed to ensuring that the views of the communities that make up West Mercia are at the heart of my decision making. These public engagements with the residents of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin have given me a valuable insight into what matters to people, and what their areas of concern are.

“With Covid placing an impact on how I engage with our communities, I want to thank people for taking the time to join and contribute to the sessions.”

Issued on Monday 21st December 2020