Final few days of consultation on police council tax rise proposal

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As Stephen Bett, Norfolk’s police and Crime Commissioner, gears up to present his budget, there is still time to have your say on them.

The PCC has been running a consultation on whether the amount Norfolk’s residents contribute to funding policing through their council tax should be increased by two per cent or be frozen at last year’s level.

That consultation closes on Friday ahead of a meeting with Police and Crime Panel on February 3.

Should Mr Bett decide to go with the increase in the policing element of the council tax, households in Norfolk would see their contribution increase by an average of £4 per year (based on a Band D property).

Mr Bett said:“It’s one of the most important decisions I have to make as PCC.

“We have had an excellent level of response so far with over 1,000 people sharing their views through my online survey or by attending one of our public meetings.

Mr Bett added: “I’ve been asked more than once why I am bothering with a public consultation when we are only talking about £4 more per year.

“While it may be a relatively small increase, I do recognise that, financially, times are tough for our communities and they deserve the opportunity to consider and respond to what is being proposed.”