West Mercia Police have agreed to delay the process of the relocation of Ross-on-Wye police station in order to allow for further consultation with local people following a meeting with local MP Jesse Norman.
Jesse met with members of the police force on Friday morning. Superintendent Sue Thomas was present, along with West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore, Inspector Paul Crumpton and Deputy Police Crime Commissioner Barry Sheldon. The strong concerns felt within Ross regarding the move of the police station and the loss of the counter service were discussed. The front counters at all of the market town police stations, including Ross, are due to close in September.
Jesse encouraged the officers to look at a central location in Ross that would be easily accessible for local people. Speaking after the meeting, Jesse said "I am delighted that the Police have now agreed to look at a town centre location. It is vital that police officers are available and accessible to the public, and a town centre location will send an important signal that the Police will not tolerate disturbance or anti-social behaviour in Ross.”