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West Mercia PCC announces summer roadshow date

Communities are getting the opportunity to talk to their Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, at a number of events taking place across West Mercia this summer.

As with previous years, the ‘summer roadshow’ will give communities the chance to talk to the PCC about concerns and local issues. However, this year, anyone dropping by the stand can also receive a free Smartwater kit to protect their home and property as well as raise concerns about road safety.

As part of the Commissioner’s drive to reduce crime and make communities safer, he will be joined by representatives from Smartwater and the West Mercia Police ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ team at the events. They will be on-hand to talk to people about the water-based solution which allows property to be marked that can be traced by the police. People will then have the opportunity to sign up to the ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ scheme to receive a free Smartwater kit.

The Commissioner also wants to hear from the public about their road safety concerns. After announcing an investment of £500,000 to be spent on road safety initiatives, working in partnership with local authorities to improve roads and introducing 70 ‘mini officers’ to police speeding and inconsiderate parking outside schools across West Mercia, this is an area he is keen to talk to people about.

The event programme for this year is as follows:

The Shropshire County Show, Shropshire – Saturday 25 May
Hereford Food Festival, Herefordshire – Saturday 8 June
Bromyard Steam Rally and Gala, Herefordshire – Saturday 29 June
Newport Show, Telford & Wrekin – Saturday 13 July
Bromsgrove Police Station open day, Worcestershire – Saturday 31 August
Ludlow Food Festival, Shropshire – Saturday 14 September

PCC John Campion said: “This year I am focusing on two central parts of my commitment to making West Mercia Safer, but I want to hear from anyone – whatever the subject. I want to make sure that people get the opportunity to have a strong voice around policing and crime, and it is my role to capture all that is said. So, if you’re planning on coming to any of the events, please drop by and say hello.”

Issued on: Thursday 16th May

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