Friday, 23 August 2019

Rural policing newsletter

Dear Blogger

Message forwarded by Sue Hackett, Ruyton XI Towns Parish Clerk.

From: John Campion, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner <>
Date: 22 August 2019 at 14:42:56 BST
To: <>
Subject: PCC Newsletter- Record Number of Police Recruits
Reply-To: John Campion, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner <>

Update from West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner
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Record Number Of New Police Recruits: 
The streets of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Herefordshire and Worcestershire are set to be even safer as a record number of new police officers have joined West Mercia Police this month. Recruitment and training is well under way, with policing numbers set to be at their highest level since 2012.  
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Greater Reassurance For Worcester Through CCTV

As part of my continued investment in improving CCTV,  I have allocated funding in Worcester in an area known for anti social behaviour, ensuring communities are safe and feel safe. 

Read more on my website ╗
Government Action On Serious Violence

The Government's actions around Serious Violence are both welcome and necessary. Violent crime has increased nationwide and is a reflection of society as a whole. It isnÆt therefore a problem that we can simply æpoliceÆ our way out of. It needs a whole society solution to address the root causes of violence.

Read more in the Worcester News ╗

Domestic Abuse Bill
VIDEO - Putting Victims First: I was pleased to welcome the Domestic Abuse Bill which was brought to Parliament this month.  This Bill highlights the important work that still needs to be done for victims of this horrendous crime.  

Decrease In Burglary

Burglaries of dwellings have fallen 6%, and of non-dwellings have fallen 7%, ahead of the national trend of a 3% decrease. I made a commitment to make our communities safer, and this is just one example of how this is being achieved. 

Read more in the Express & Star ╗

Specials' New Equipment Benefits Communities

I am extremely pleased to invest in our Special Constables to ensure they receive the same equipment and support as regular officers. This technology has proven it's benefits to both West Mercia Police officers, and the communities they serve. I am certain the same benefits will apply to our Special Constabulary.  

Read more in the Shropshire Star╗

"Guardian Angels" For Victims

It is so important that victims of domestic abuse are getting the support they need early on, and I remain committed to ensuring that that happens. I have increased funding to Women's Aid for Dedicated Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) in hospitals across West Mercia to provide victims with early support.

Read more from Free Radio╗ 

Tackling Business And Rural Crime

I have invested in new vehicles for officers, travelling around the large swathes of countryside that makes up West Mercia û supporting communities and businesses to prevent crime, and cope and recover quickly when it does occur.

Read more in the Shropshire Star╗ 
Making Our Roads Safer: I was really pleased, and grateful, to see over 100 people come along to the drop-in sessions in Shropshire as part of the Roads Focus campaign. Concerns were raised about speeding, lack of pedestrian crossings, inconsiderate parking.  We rely on communities letting us know where the problems are, particularly for large areas like this. We want to hear them so we can make a difference. 
Support For Victims Of Modern Slavery

I have allocated funding to provide victims of modern slavery, human trafficking and forced marriage that are in crisis with immediate support. I hope that the funding, to be used when victims need temporary accommodation, will help bring them comfort and support before more permanent living arrangements can be made.

Read more on my website ╗

App Brings Communities Together

I welcome the use of The We Alert App as part of Neighbourhood WatchÆs modern approach. The app brings communities together, helping people to be involved in keeping themselves safe, through the sharing of real time information which enables them to take sensible precautions and work with the police to reduce crime.

Read more in the Hereford Times ╗
Young Citizens Celebrated 

My deputy Tracey presented badges to a group of community minded young people as part of this yearÆs Young Citizenship Celebration Evening. The young people at this event represent some of the best values and spirit in our society and it is absolutely right that we celebrate their contributions and achievements.

Read more in the Kidderminster Shuttle╗
Support For International Police Cricket Carnival 

Nine Police teams from around the world competed in The international Police T20 Cricket Carnival which took place across Worcester and West Midlands. The festival is testament to the loyalty, commitment and values within the policing family and I thank all those who gave up their time to make the event happen. 
Would you like to see where the Commissioner will be this month? Check out his public engagements and community meetings on his website.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Can you help - WANTED five barrowloads of soil

Dear Blogger

Message from Claire Vuckovic, Pevery Close.

We need about 5 barrow loads of soil to level off our lawn - can anyone help please?   We can collect!  Cheers    Claire Vuckovic

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Autumn courses at Qube, Oswestry

Dear Blogger

Message from Qube in Oswestry.

Welcome to our new courses programme! We hope you enjoy the creativity and wellbeing events we have lined up for you.

We are excited to introduce a number of new tutors and speakers. Environmental artist and winner of the Qube Arts Open, Tim Pugh will immerse us in his natural world, Wirral based Ian Fennelly guides us in vibrant pen and wash and Judith Farnworth in watercolour. We welcome Ludlow Letterpress artist, Dulcie Fulton with her wonderful adana printing press and Emily Wilkinson, artist and poet shows us how to create unique and beautiful art books.

Qube is proud to be taking part in this year's Big Draw Festival. Check out special events, including Zen Calligraphy and 'First Time' Life Drawing. New for autumn is a series of evening events, including Fetch Theatre Company, seasonal poetry with Suzanne Iuppa and Chris Kinsey and a fascinating series of art history lectures by Sarah Gathercole.

We're encouraging you to get crafty this Christmas with Qube's festive workshops. Why not make a funky teapot or personalised tile as a gift? And finally, to keep you feeling positive, balanced and focused we have wonderful tuition in tai chi, yoga, pilates, mindfulness and herbal remedies.

Our events programme helps fund Qube's services including Arts, Dial-a-Ride, Tuesday Social Club, Befriending, Home Shopping and Volunteering.

Thank you from Qube
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