WEST Mercia's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) wants to consult with the public ahead of his budget-setting for the next financial year.

PCC John Campion wants to hear questions and ideas from the public about how they think the money should be spent within the police force.

Mr Campion wants to know how residents across the county would like to see the resources prioritised and wants to know what they think should be done differently.

He will be interacting with the public on a live question and answer session on Facebook.

The next live session will focus on budget and resources, and will take place on the PCCs Facebook page @WestMerciaPCC on Monday, January 20 at 7pm.

There are opportunities to submit questions in advance or live during the broadcast.

The PCC and his deputy Tracey Onslow will put the questions to West Mercia Police Chief Constable, Anthony Bingham and new deputy Chief Constable, Julian Moss.

Mr Campion said the public should make the most of the opportunity to have their say.

“It’s important that taxpayers have a say in how their money is spent, and that resources are used wisely on the issues that matter the most," he said.

“In previous years the public have helped to shape decisions leading to an uplift in officer numbers making the police more visible and accessible.

“This is an opportunity to have your say at the highest level, in the most open and transparent way.”

Questions can be submitted in advance by Facebook comment or private message or by emailing getinvolved@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

For more information on how to take part visit https://www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/questions