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19th February 2024

Safety Survey
 

West Mercia Police, Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury BID and Shrewsbury Town Council have collaborated on a campaign to make the streets of Shropshire safer for women and girls.

Autumn 2022 saw the introduction of Town Rangers, Taxi marshals and Quarry security, and the enhancement of the Street Pastor provision to include a new ‘Safe Place’ within the town centre. We have installed new and improved lighting along the river footpaths, and Shropshire Youth Service have been doing targeted outreach work. West Mercia Police, together with Shropshire council, have worked together to create a ‘Safe Night out’ social media campaign aimed at challenging the behaviour and attitudes of men. You can watch the video on TikTokInstagram, or YouTube. Funded as part of the Government’s Safer Streets 4 initiative, the campaign specifically targets younger people, including students, highlighting verbal abuse, drunken behaviour, and assault.

 

 

Work is ongoing, with a focus on sustainability and we are committed in our efforts to keep women and girls safe. We ran a survey in 2022 which helped us understand the feelings of women and girls who work, live, and socialise in Shrewsbury Town Centre and as we near the end of the Safer Streets delivery period we are keen to capture again your thoughts and feelings and thank you for your time to complete this short survey - survey link. Survey will close 9th March 2024.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sergeant 21053 Zoe Wigley
Problem Solving Hub 
| Shropshire West Mercia Police

 

 

Monkmoor Police Station, Clive Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5RW

 

 

 

 

12th February 2024

The second consultation for the development of Smithfield Riverside in Shrewsbury

The  second round of consultation on Smithfield Riverside in Shrewsbury is now open until 5 March!

Come along to the Shropshire Local Unit on the top floor of The Darwin Centre to see the plans and have your say, or visit smithfieldriverside.com

You can find out more, and how to get involved here: https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2024/02/consultation-launched-smithfield-riverside-shrewsbury/

 

5th February 2024

Support service helping to keep people well this winter 2023/24

Shropshire Councils winter support service is running until the 31st March 2024. During the coming months the service will assist residents (18+) who may need a little additional support to maintain their independence and remain well at home or following a hospital discharge.

The aim is to support people to avoid a health and care crisis over the winter period.

Shropshire’s Winter Support Service will be run by Shropshire Council, in partnership with British Red Cross, Shropshire Mental Health Support, Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Qube (in Oswestry), Mayfair Community Centre (in Church Stretton), Royal Voluntary Service and, new to the partnership this year, we are delighted to welcome Hands Together Ludlow.

For more details and information on the range of support that the service can connect residents to, please see here: Winter Support Service | Shropshire Council

5th February 2024

Roads Focus to drive change in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

Having driven change in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion’s Roads Focus events will be travelling across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

Working in partnership with West Mercia Police, which includes the local policing team, local councils and council highways teams, Roads Focus will see drop-in sessions take place across the county throughout February and March.

Giving the public an opportunity to voice their road safety concerns to the PCC and partners, as well as learn what is already taking place to tackle key issues, drop-in sessions will take place between 6pm and 8pm:

Wednesday 7 February – Craven Arms Community Leisure centre, Shropshire, SY7 9PS

Wednesday 14 February – Ford Village Hall, Shrewsbury SY5 9LU

Wednesday 6 March – Brookside Central Community Centre, Telford, TF3 1LP

The campaign will also see free driver awareness sessions, ran by TTC, to give the public the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the Highway Code and overall driver behaviour.

Two free driver awareness sessions will also be taking place 6pm – 7:30pm via zoom.

Thursday 15 February – Book your spot here

Wednesday 28 February – Book your spot here

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “I hear regularly from residents across West Mercia about road safety concerns. Building on the successful relaunch of the campaign across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, I have identified key areas to visit following correspondence where the public can have their say.

“At the heart of my Safer West Mercia Plan is a commitment to make roads safer in West Mercia as it’s a sad fact that too many people are killed or seriously injured on our roads.

“Each roadshow event will bring together key partners and West Mercia Police to ensure residents have a platform to have their voice heard and play a key part in making change in the community.”

Superintendent Steph Brighton from West Mercia Police said: “Protecting people from harm remains a key priority for us, and our ongoing work to achieve safer roads is a 24/7 commitment.

“Engaging with our communities and working alongside our partners to address local road safety concerns is an important part of this work. Our operational Road Safety Team will be supporting Roads Focus events and they look forward to meeting members of the public to talk about issues that are affecting their local area.”

1st February 2024

This consultation is about how you all access Shrewsbury town centre. For us in the south there could be no direct route to the station. We will have to drive around and come in from the north. Please take a look at this and take part. This tries to make the town centre a place for walking and cycling which could be good. You can use the following link to give your views:

https://shrewsburymoves.commonplace.is/

From the website

Shrewsbury Movement and Public Space Strategy

Shrewsbury Moves builds on the Big Town Plan and presents our ambitious Strategy for the town, working towards making Shrewsbury one of the most inclusive, accessible, successful and economically vibrant towns in the UK.

Over the past year, a range of local stakeholders have played their part in developing this Strategy, and we are now opening this up to the wider public.

This is your opportunity to help shape future movement and public space in Shrewsbury/

Heather

Heather Kidd MBE

Liberal Democrat Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury & Worthen

Eastville

Chirbury

Montgomery

SY15 6BH

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