Just Five Days Left to Share Your Views on the Policing Precept for 2015/16
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Marytn Underhill, is urging residents to have their say in a public consultation on the precept (the policing part of the council tax) for 2015/16 with the survey set to close this Saturday at lunchtime.
The PCC has a statutory obligation to set the police budget and is looking at freezing the precept for 2015/16, however he would like people to have their say in his public consultation survey. Despite financial challenges ahead, Dorset Police is on track to achieving the savings required by 2015.
Martyn Underhill said: "I have sought to balance the needs of our police service with the demands on families across Dorset. I am proposing to freeze the precept for the next financial year, however it is important that I collect people’s views in a public consultation which I will then feed back to the Police and Crime panel so I can make a considered decision.”
The online survey can be accessed HERE and will be open until lunchtime on Saturday 31st January. So far over 2,500 residents have shared their views and once the deadline passes, results will be published on the Dorset PCC website at www.dorset.pcc.police.uk
The PCC is duty bound to inform the Police and Crime Panel of his deliberations and the consultation will help inform a decision, which will be reviewed by the Panel in early February.
Hard copies of the survey are also available from the OPCC. T: 01202 223966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org