A NEW scheme has been designed to find out what Rastrick people want from the police.

A community advocate project officer called Fiona Pearson will be working in the area and consulting with people to find out their needs.

Other project officers will be working in the Todmorden, Shelf and Northowram areas of Calderdale and there are already others in Wakefield.

The scheme is a Government- funded one-year pilot scheme and aims to explore issues that affect people's quality of life and their environment.

Chief Insp Bill Hall, head of community safety for the police in Calderdale, said: "The project officers are keen to get out and about and meet members of their local communities.

"They are going to be doing some initial consultation work with a wide range of people, including local councillors, church groups, schools, businesses and youth clubs to ascertain what they feel they need from their local police.

"This should lead to the development of local solutions to local problems for local people. It is also about encouraging communities to get more involved themselves and share in the pride that follows achievements."

Fiona, 33, lives in Wakefield.

She has had a diverse career studying hotel management at college before working on cruise ships and then as sales and marketing manager for a hotel group.

Fiona has also run a hotel in Greece and spent some time travelling before returning again to the UK. Before coming to West Yorkshire Police, she worked for a local television company.

Fiona can be contacted on mobile phone 07736 086358.