Ellesmere Town Council has extended an invitation to the police and crime commissioner of West Mercia Police to attend one of their upcoming meetings.

It is likely that John Campion will attend the meeting on Monday, April 1, to which the public are invited.

Should Mr Campion attend the meeting, councillors will raise police matters with the aim to resolve with him.

Councillor Judith Williams spoke about how she feels now is the right time for the council to meet with the PCC.

“The main reason we hope to bring John to one of the meetings is because there have been growing concerns about policing in the area,” she said.

“We don’t really see policemen around Ellesmere anymore.

“For a number of years, we have accommodated members of the police in the clerk’s office since the police station was closed. This is something that is unsatisfactory for the police as well as the clerk.

“There are a number of road safety incidents in the area and several near miss accidents that could have been even worse.

“On top of that, there are concerns about speeding in the area, especially outside the school – there doesn’t seem to be much we can do to control it.

“Understandably these are issues that affect a lot of small communities like ours.

“So, we want to raise these with Mr Campion and I’m sure it will be a good discussion.

“Some of us feel as though Ellesmere is a bit disregarded sometimes because the crime rate is quite low in comparison to other areas, but the community here still requires the safety and security of knowing they are being looked after.

“It’s nice to know someone is there to help just in case something does arise.”