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Roads Focus to drive change in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
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.”

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