Norfolk PCC asks people to consider council tax rise

Norfolk PCC asks people to consider council tax rise

Published by Grace Mcgachy
5:33am 18th December 2019.

Would you support an increase in council tax to help fund Norfolk Constabulary? 

That's one of the questions our Police and Crime Commissioner is asking us. 

Lorne Green has launched his annual budget consultation setting out the challenges facing the county's police and asking for peoples' views on how best to tackle them.


To inform this decision, each year Lorne has consulted with people across the county on whether or not this should increase. 

The three options being put to people are; no increase, an increase of 2% (£5.06 per year based on a Band D property) or an increase of more than 2pc a year.

This year's consultation will run from today Monday 16 December until Friday 17 January 2020 and will see Lorne touring the county to seek the views of Norfolk residents. 

"It is imperative to me I hear the views of as many Norfolk residents as I can to ensure I make a fully informed decision.

 

"Every year, a large majority of the Norfolk public has supported an increase in the police precept to ensure the Norfolk Constabulary can continue to provide a high-quality service.

Based on the needs set out by the Chief Constable for Norfolk, and with the support of residents, I have previously continued to raise the police precept to invest in a number of areas identified as priorities by the Norfolk public."

Raising taxation is a decision no-one wants to take, particularly at a time when, for so many, incomes are stretched.

However, we are faced with some stark choices and I need to fully understand how supportive you are of the different options available to keep Norfolk safe and build long-term resilience."

 

People can have their say by taking the online survey or by getting in contact with the Norfolk PCC office by post, telephone on 01953 424 455 or by emailing: tellLorne@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

The full consultation document is available on request, and hard copy survey forms can be found here.

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