TOWN and parish councils in north Worcestershire believe West Mercia Police is doing a good job, according to a recent survey – but they say rural crime is a big issue.
The verdict comes after Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion sought the views of the community to shape future policing in their area.
More than two thirds of respondents rated the force as doing a fair or good job in their area.
The majority felt the level of contact the councils had with the police was good, fair or excellent, as were the results for police response to crime and disorder.
There were mixed responses when asked about police visibility and road safety and rural crime was flagged as being very big and fairly big problems.
PCC Campion said: “It is reassuring to see improvements from last year, particularly with police response and contact with local policing teams.
“I note the concerns raised about road safety and rural crime and I will continue to work with the police and partners to address these.”