Communities across West Mercia will again help shape local policing aims this year.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is inviting public views on police visibility, accessibility and local crime priorities.

Town and parish councils across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire are being contacted and asked to provide their feedback in the annual survey.

Feedback from last year’s survey showed most councils felt local police were doing a good or fair job, with areas to improve including officer visibility and rural crime.

Mr Campion said: “Feedback from both the public and local councils last year helped inform my decisions to increase officer numbers in West Mercia by 215. The Chief Constable has committed to delivering key improvements as a result of that additional investment, such as faster response times, more police visibility, greater access to police, and increased public confidence.”

Links to the survey are being circulated to councils by email, and via Associations of Local Councils with a closing date of August 11. Postal versions are available from the PCC.