Rachel has welcomed police funding totalling £298 million for West Mercia Police which is an increase of £18.5 million on last year.
This funding is part of a total of £843 million to better protect the public and to help make sure that crime is effectively tackled by the police in Redditch and the Villages.
This new funding is a 30.7% rise in cash terms compared to 2019-20, as part of the Conservative Government’s long-term efforts to cut crime and keep our communities safe.
It follows the introduction of five new pieces of legislation to keep our streets safe. These will ensure criminals are locked up for longer, victims are protected, with police and intelligence services given further powers to protect us, delivering on the promise to clamp down on crime.
The Government has also delivered on its commitment to recruit 20,000 more police officers, with police officer numbers in West Mercia now at their highest level on record.
Redditch is also getting a brand-new Blue Light Hub, a fit-for-purpose facility bringing together the police and fire service under one roof, which is currently under construction on Birmingham Road.
“With police officer numbers at their highest level on record and with Redditch getting a brand-new Blue Light Hub, our commitment to protecting my constituents is crystal clear.
“A top priority for me is keeping Redditch and the Villages safe, and this funding boost will help our brave officers to make our streets and roads safer and cut crime.”