Cannock Chase Parish Forum

Policing matters

Cannock Chase Parish ForumParish Clerks attending a quarterly meeting with the Chief Executive Stephen Brown of Cannock Chase District Council when local issues relating to Parishes were discussed.

Also in attendance was Matthew Ellis, Police Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire who discussed local policing matters.  Should anyone have any questions, comments or issues about crime and policing in our village then Matthew would be glad to hear from you either on 01785 232385 or

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Community Speedwatch Initiative

The Parish Council, in partnership with the police are promoting a Community Speedwatch initiative in the village.

We now have 3 volunteers but are looking for a few more volunteers to come forward to enable the training to commence and get the project up and running.

If you are interested in volunteering and helping, please contact Linda Florence on 01543 276812.

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Staffordshire Police Citizens’ Panel

Staffordshire Police Citizens’ Panel provides a genuinely representative ‘voice’ for the diverse communities of Staffordshire in key decisions of Staffordshire Police and the development and review of its services.

The Panel is currently made up of 3,000 people from across Staffordshire who regularly share their views and ideas on a wide range of policing issues.

We would like to increase our panel membership so that we can give even more people living in Staffordshire a strong and credible voice in the decisions we make. Increasing our panel membership will also provide us with the opportunity to ask questions that are much more local to where people live.

We can only be successful if we understand and deal with what matters to the public.  However, we recognise that opportunities for you to let us know your views must be as convenient to you as possible.

By joining our Citizens’ Panel you can let us know your views from the comfort of your own home.  You will simply be required to complete three short surveys a year to inform key decisions of Staffordshire Police.  You can complete these surveys in a method of your choice including on-line, via Facebook or via traditional post.

We will keep you updated with Panel newsletters and keep you informed about workshops and events that you can get involved in if you wish to do so.

To join please visit our website at and complete the online recruitment form.

For further information, please contact Natalie Wilford on 01785 232284 or email


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Neighbourhood team

The Norton Canes neighbourhood team include police sergeants, constables, police community support officers (PCSOs) and special constables, who work closely with local authority colleagues to make your community an even safer place to live.


It’s easy to keep in touch with your local beat bobby or PCSO via their digital Airwave radio.

  • dial 0300 123 2345 and listen to the instructions
  • when prompted enter their Airwave number (shown next to their photo)
  • a recorded message asks you to ‘state your name so the call can be announced’ – just say your name so the officer knows who’s calling

If the officer is on duty, their radio rings like a mobile phone and you’ll be connected. If they’re off duty or dealing with victims, witnesses or offenders, your call goes to the officer’s individual voicemail box.