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"If you pay more, you ought to be able to get more"

"If you pay more, you ought to be able to get more"

Published by KLFM
1:32pm 14th January 2020.

Lorne Green wants your views on his tax precept proposals.

It's the last week of the Police and Crime Commissioner's consultation so you have until Friday to voice your opinions.

The PCC is setting the budget for the Norfolk Constabulary and part of this is deciding how much you contribute through council tax.

female norfolk police officer in king's lynn

 

He said if you're going to pay more, you ought to be able to get more:

"I have a special ear for what people have to say in the King's Lynn area to give me their views on whether they think that a small increase in tax precept would be money well spent."

The increase last year saw 138 more officers throughout the county. 

One local issue he's seen and would like to target is the impact of mental health on the levels of crime in the area:

"Mental health is featuring more and more in issues surrounding criminality. 

"The fact is that we have an invisible community in our county and in our country of vulnerable people and often what may present itself as a criminal act may in fact be a product of a mental illness and this consumes a great deal of police time so that partnership between the Norfolk Constabulary and other agencies involved in such issues as mental health is really important. 

"We have an excellent early help hub which brings together these partners here in our community in West Norfolk but none of this comes for free and I think we need to, if possible, find a modest increase in resources for the police to allow them to deal with the exponential growth in demand and the complexity of the issues we're dealing with."

You can read the full consultation and fill out the survey here.

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