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Less than one week to have your say on your policing pounds

Police Pounds

How would you like your Police £ to be spent? Have Your Say

There are only a couple of days left to have your say on how much you would be prepared to pay towards policing next year.

Since May this year, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has been carrying out consultation on the policing part of the council tax, ensuring the views of residents are considered when making next year’s budget decision.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “It’s really important that residents tell me what they would be prepared to contribute towards policing. For the past three years the policing part of the council tax has been frozen. 

“Now I have the choice to freeze again and put 200 posts at risk, to increase by up to 2%, costing the average resident £3.36 extra a year, or go higher and risk a referendum. These are difficult decisions and I need to be sure that I have heard from as many local people as possible before I make them.”

The budget consultation involves the completion of an on-line questionnaire at www.consultation.avonandsomerset.police.uk Copies are also available in local authority and other public buildings, including library.

For further information or to request a copy of the survey please call 01275 816377.

The consultation period will close on Friday, November 15, 2013.

 

Posted on Monday 11th November 2013
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