Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has initiated a £150,000 Safer Roads Fund in West Mercia. Aimed at reducing traffic accidents and offences, the fund invites communities and partners across the three counties to put forth initiatives for local road safety improvements.

The Safer Roads Fund supplements John Campion's earlier investment of £900,000 into West Mercia Police for road safety measures. With this £150,000 fund, local communities can launch innovative campaigns, interventions, and initiatives that aim to lessen collisions and enhance driver awareness. Notably, the fund cannot be used for initiatives already supported by taxpayers.

John Campion expressed his commitment to road safety, stating, "As PCC, road safety is at the heart of my Safer West Mercia Plan. It’s a sad fact that too many people die or are seriously injured on our roads. I am committed to addressing this and want to empower communities to play their part in a journey of change."

He further added, "While I continue to provide record levels of resources and tools to West Mercia Police to invest in vital road safety measures, I understand the role communities play in making roads safer. That’s why I am proud to be making £150,000 available through my Safer Roads Fund."

John Campion encourages community members and local partners interested in enhancing road safety to complete their applications by midday on Friday 3 November.

For those keen on applying for the Safer Roads Fund or seeking more details, all pertinent information is accessible on the West Mercia PCC website at www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/saferroadsfund.

This newly launched Safer Roads Fund stands as a pivotal part of John Campion's comprehensive strategy to promote road safety and community participation across West Mercia. Through this fund, the Police and Crime Commissioner aims to set a new benchmark in community-led road safety initiatives.