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Speeding, anti-social behaviour and officer visibility were among the issues raised by North and South Worcestershire 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 North and South Worcestershire 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.

Some passionate and lively 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 road safety commitment, he has arranged to visit an area of Hollywood which frequently sees speeding on its roads. The visit will take place in the New Year, alongside two local councillors who attended the online session, and means the PCC can witness the problem of community speeding in the area first hand to determine the best course of action to help tackle the issue going forward.

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 Worcestershire 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