THE Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Mercia wants to ensure that the voice of the public is being heard through a public survey launched this week.

The survey, which will be open until Monday, July 11, has been launched by PCC John Campion, who is attempting to understand the community concerns and seek to learn whether they are happy or not with how accessible and visible West Mercia Police are.

He is trying to gather as much feedback as possible in advance of setting next year's budget and in order to help his decision making.

“While it may seem early, I want to start the process of understanding how communities are feeling well ahead of setting the budget in a year’s time," he said.

Mr Campion stated that he will be using the responses to improve a lot of areas, such as where the funding will go for community projects, and holding the Chief Constable to account.

He added: “The feedback I gain from surveys like this is used to shape the decisions I make on behalf of the public.

"This is your way of ensuring your voice is reflected in policing.

“So please take this opportunity to share your views, so I can ensure they are reflected in the service you receive. I look forward to getting out and meeting you.”

The PCC will be actively engaging with communities across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Telford and Wrekin, over the next few months.

To complete the survey, head to