Police precept consultation

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High Peak residents are being asked for their views on Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles’ proposal to increase the police precept by two per cent – which could help to pay for continuing police officer recruitment.

At £3.30 per annum, this increase is less than a penny a day for a Band D property.

Mr Charles said: “Due to the continual funding cuts that are being inflicted upon Derbyshire police by the government I need to increase the amount of council tax collected locally in order to maintain, as far as possible, the policing service provided to Derbyshire residents.

“I know that this is especially important around the numbers of police officers and PCSOs on our streets.

“I am seeking the views of those I represent before I finalise the police precept and present it to the Police and Crime Panel for consideration at the end of January.”

The closing date for the survey, which can be found at www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk, is Monday January 20.