WYCHAVON residents are being reminded to make sure they are registered to vote in the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

The election, taking place on November 15 is for the whole of the West Mercia area.

Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected by the public to hold chief constables and the police force to account – essentially making the police accountable to the people they serve.

In order to have your say, you must be registered to vote.

To print off a form visit aboutmyvote.co.uk, the website of the independent elections watchdog, the Electoral Commission, or telephone Wychavon District Council on 01386 565162.