Following on the news from the Police & Crime Commissioner in his newsletter that there will be 800 extra officers recruited for the West Midlands, I have some news for our readers in Sheldon. We recently lost a very good PCSO Steve McGrath, however, the good news is that PCSO Amanda Conlon is joining the Sheldon team from Acocks Green. I have it on good authority from David Treadwell that she will be sadly missed in Acocks Green, as I have the greatest of respect for David, I think Sheldon may have acquired a very good PCSO.
I recently made contact with Sergeant David Lilwall regarding police numbers for Sheldon, his reply was as follows. “In total we have been allocated 6 PCSO’s in the new build, but will not have them all join the team immediately and it will be staged over the next 6-8 months”.